|Car's approximate birthday:
|November 30, 1971
|eBay Motors mazurkiewicz123
|988 Steel Cities Gray
|400 Black (Vinyl)
|Delivery Dealer Zone:
|Delivery Dealer Code:
|Base Corvette Sport Coupe (200hp)
|Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
|Factory job nr.:
|Non Export Car
Added to Registry 02/25/2011
|1972 Corvette Stingray numbers matching 350 auto.
This Corvette was last registered and inspected in 1988. I purchased this car from
a local Corvette guy on ebay as a non-running project car that was sitting for
many years and had a few parts taken from it. (emblems, interior door panels,
door locks, antenna and a/c compressor). It is a great foundation for a restoration
as it has the original motor drive train. (I did not inspect the tranny myself but
have no reason to believe it has been out of the car).
Upon getting the car to my house I began by putting gas in the tank and found
that it was rotted out. I purchased a new tank, sending unit and rubber fuel lines
for the back of the car. I did not install yet. I hooked a fuel line to the carb and
put a new battery in it. Turned over nice. I put new points and found that the
timing was off. I set the timing, put a new cap and rotor and plugs and wires and
this car fired up after 23 years without so much as a puff of smoke. (I also
changed the oil first). The car runs smooth as can be, very tight, did not run hot
after 1/2 hour of running. The carb will probably need to be redone because if you
touch the top of the pump it will stall.
The car was low on tranny fluid so I added some and found a leak in the rubber
tranny line. I replaced and added fluid and the car goes right into forward and
reverse without hesitation. The car does have a brake pedal right now but the
lines are probably in need of change.
I did not attempt to drive the car due to I was told it had some frame rust I
needed to deal with and upon having this thing delivered I found that the frame is
infact shot. I do not know if this frame can be pieced together but I did purchase
another rolling chasis from a 1970 LT-1 Corvette which is in pretty good shape but
does need the area in front of the driver rear wheel replaced. I was told by a
welder that it will cost a few hundred dollars to make nice then it can be blasted
and painted. This frame is available for $1500 as a roller with a big block rear or
$1100 without suspension. (I am supposed to return parts to the guy I bought it
from or pay for the suspension) I have not got a chance to dismantle and I don't
really have the time too.
The odometer reads 70,500 miles. I have no way of knowing if this is correct or if
the speedo is working but hearing how tight and smooth the motor runs i would
not be surprised if its accurate. This could be a perfect restoration car for the right
person. (I have lost my garage space and have no time to work on this car) so I
will let it go to someone who has the time and money to make it nice. I did not get
a chance to check out the lights and wipers but it seems everything is intact.
Again from what I can tell is the car is missing, the Corvette emblems, the interior
door panels, the a/c compressor and small directional light in the front. The interior
is black. The car has been sitting for a long time but could make a very nice project.
Last year of the full chrome bumper Corvette!!!
Serious buyer are more than welcome to come inspect this car.
This car was originally Steel City's Grey with a Black Vinyl interior. The body is in
good shape with no signs of damage just in need of a good sanding and painting.
I have a transferrable New York registration for this car.
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