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VIN 1Z67L2S514846






   
Car Year: 1972
Car's confirmed production date:
(as confirmed by the
NCRS Shipping Report Service)
February 28, 1972
 
Owner: J. Darren Ings
City: Charlottetown
 
Purchase date: 07/13/2013
Status: Current Owner
 
State: Restored
 
Exterior: 973 Mille Miglia Red (9.18%)
Interior: 400 Black (Vinyl)
Softtop: White
Wheels: Silver (100.00%)
 
Delivery Dealer Zone: Atlan
Delivery Dealer Code: Unknown
 
Options: RPO Option Percentage
Sold [%]
Sales Price
[$]
  19467 Base Corvette Convertible (255hp) 24.10% 5,296.00
  A31 Power Windows 35.16% 85.35
  AV3 Three Point Seat Belts 65.52% 0.00
  J50 Power Brakes 69.51% 47.40
  LT1 350ci, 255hp Engine 6.45% 483.45
  N40 Power Steering 88.11% 115.90
  PU9 White Letter Tires, F70x15, nylon 61.56% 43.65
  U69 AM-FM Radio 72.14% 178.00
  Total   0.000922416702521%
(1 Cars)
6,249.75
 
Factory job nr.: 385
Export Car: Canada
Engine details: Matching Numbers Suffix CKY Original LT-1
Other details: Z49, GS4, M20, as documented by GM Canada Historical Services. ONE of TWELVE LT-1 convertibles made by GM for Canada in the 72 production year and the only RED LT-1 Convertible sold in Canada.
 
Car history:
This rare Corvette was ordered by Mr. Fred Sullivan in January 1972, at Clarke Chevrolet in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada's oldest Chevrolet dealership. The dealer salesman was Mr. Bob Wheaton, who placed the order into the Canadian GM sales system on behalf of Mr. Sullivan. The car was built beginning late Friday February 25 (Production #385), and finished on the morning of Monday Feb 28, 1972.

In 1975 the car was in a single vehicle accident by a Charlie Gorman, causing light cosmetic damage to the front clip drivers side and rear clip passenger's side. Due to a lack of expertise repairing these fiberglass cars by most autobody repair shops, as well as other factors involving the non-transfer of title and insurance coverage before the mishap by Gorman, the car ended up being sold to David (Doc) Rankin of Bethel, Prince Edward Island. Rankin ran his own body shop and repaired the car quickly during that summer of 1975 for a mere $800. He was a personal friend of the current owner. All of these details were spoken to me through all the parties mentioned, including Sullivan, the original owner.

The 30,000 mile - three year old Vette was driven until 1979, when it was purchased by Rankin's high school friend Mr. David Darrach of Charlottetown, PEI. Darrach, also a friend of the current owner, had great intentions to preserve the car, but his mid 1980's body-off restoration work resulted in what this NCRS member would deem a poor outcome. The car was then sold to Mr. Jack Dunn in 1990, who had the car for 23 years and was also known by the current owner.

By the 2010's, the car had hardly been driven for years and was seriously deteriorated, but was still an inspected running car that retained a rust free frame and bird cage with its original drive-train. The original LT-1 engine had been sidelined on an engine stand for 10 years during Darrach's ownership, as he knew how valuable it was, and he didn't wish to put further wear on it.

The current owner and Mr. Dunn worked an ownership deal on July 13, 2013. The odometer at that time showed only 69,660 original miles, with the LT-1 logging only 55,000 miles of the 69K. Repairing the car began in December 2013 with the idea of making the Corvette back into a nice driver. But, after attending an NCRS event in Marlborough Mass. during 2014, the current owner was cast into a spell by then Master Judge - Mr. Stan Falenski. He encouraged the new owner that this GM documented rare Corvette be brought back to its original glory.

Under the guidance of many major NCRS judges and the NCRS community in general, a full factory restoration and an continually unfolding treasure hunt for parts and knowledge was undertaken over the next 7 plus years. Essentially completed in June of 2021, nothing was spared in restoring the car exactly as it was when it left the assembly line in 1972. Final work for judging was completed over the next 2 years and completed during August 2023. All work has been performed to GM standards and the standards of the NCRS through guidance, events, and the many judging manuals.

Our little red Corvette was judged on September 13 and 14th, 2023 at the Ontario NCRS Regional event at the Canadian Warplane and Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario. Signed off by Master Judge Mr. Chuck Berge of Virginia USA, and Chief Judge Mr. Enzo Colosimo of Toronto, Ontario, it has earned the prestigious NCRS TOP FLIGHT AWARD.

A special thank you to Stan Falenski, Chuck Berge, Tom Ames, Joel Stielglitz, Andrew Goodman, John Ballard, Gary Hogg, and many others for their outstanding loyalty and guidance.

AND with most special of thanks to my Master Bodyman - Mr. Allan Stewart of Hunter River and to retired GM Master Technician Mr. Floyd Newman of Milton Station, both from PEI.
 
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