|Car's approximate birthday:
||September 21, 1971
||Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
||946 Elkhart Green
||400 Black (Vinyl)
|Delivery Dealer Zone:
|Delivery Dealer Code:
||Base Corvette Convertible (200hp)
||Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertible)
||Vinyl Covering (for auxiliary hardtop)
||Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
||Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
||Deluxe Wheel Covers
||AM-FM Radio, stereo
|Factory job nr.:
||Non Export Car
||Mileage: 122,920 miles
Date code: B20 (09/21/1971)
The Elkhart Green exterior is in decent driver condition. As one can see in the
photos, the finish has nice gloss and good shine. Often many Corvettes will have
particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not. The underside of the front
end is in good condition as evidenced by the photos. The convertible top is virtually
brand new and shows no signs of wear. The rear window is perfectly clear with no
yellowing or fogginess. The top itself operates well and is relatively easy to raise,
lower, and latch down. The vinyl covered hardtop is in great condition and looks
wonderful with only a few very small blemishes. The vinyl hardtop is much more
valuable and desirable than a normal painted top, it also looks amazing with Elkhart
Green. As with many C3 convertibles, the fit of the side windows is not perfect.
There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the
photos. The paint does show some age and has some blemishes as one can see in
the photos so I would encourage anyone to view the car in person if possible. The
two most noticeable spots are the on the left door by the mirror and behind the
right rear tire; there are specific photos of both areas below. The frame looks very
solid around the key hole as one can see in the many photos of the underside of
the car. The factory original P02 wheel covers are in nice condition with a great
finish and absolutely no curb rash.
The saddle interior of the Corvette is in terrific condition. The seats look in person
just as they do in the photos with no rips, split seams, or excessive wear. We have
included photos of the areas most prone to deterioration. The carpet is in very nice
condition with no tears, holes, or major stains. This includes the rear carpet with is
often neglected. The door panels are in good condition and are not cracked in the
typical area where the driver rests his elbow. The dash is in excellent condition and
is not faded or cracked at all. The radio in the car is a refurbished original 1972
Corvette radio so most importantly the dash has never been cut for and aftermarket
installation. The car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma what so ever.
This car is in very good mechanical condition and everything on the car works.
The mechanicals and the way this car feels out on the road are some of its strongest
points. As one would expect with the modern crate engine the car starts right away
every time, runs well, and idles well. The car drives terrifically; it is tight on the road
and at highway speeds. There are no strange noises or vibrations. The transmission
shifts smoothly. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.
This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast with 100hp over the stock engine.
Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the
photos. The horn works as do all the exterior lights, all gauges (even the clock works),
and wipers. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works
correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and override switches.
The headlights come up, but sometimes the right light can be a bit slow. The car
does sits particularly low. The blower for the heater and a/c works on all speeds.
This Corvette is an original a/c car from the factory and all of the major a/c components
are included. The condenser and lines are still on the car. The compressor and
brackets come with the so it should be relatively easy for the future owner to
reinstall the a/c back on the car. Not enough can be said as to how much of a
pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with top down on a beautiful day.
Overall, this 1972 Corvette is in nice driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely
important in Corvette pricing and with the original engine included this car is quite
correct. There are photos below of the VIN stamp on the engine block and transmission
codes. In my opinion and based on our experience the Chrome Bumper cars from
1968-1972 are the most collectible and hottest in the entire Corvette market right
now and out of those year 1969 and 1972 are the most desirebale.
The originality, matching numbers, two engine, and beautiful color combination
make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. This Corvette always
gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle
has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes
have increased drastically over the past years. Pickup and shipping of the original
engine is the responsibly of the buyer. We can help load the engine onto a truck,
but be have no source for shipping it. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for
several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.
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