This numbers-matching 1972 Corvette Stingray is an unusual combination of beauty and brawn, and includes some nice options like factory A/C as well as a matching-numbers drivetrain. Clean, original, affordable Corvettes are still out there, and there just cant be many nicer than this, especially with a full ownership history and a classic look.
Code 924 Pewter Silver is handsome, not too light, not too dark, but a subtle color that looks great on the timeless Stingray shape. Its also the rarest of all 1972 colors with only 1372 Corvettes built in this color, and it suddenly looks pretty up-to-date with todays sophisticated color pallets. All the panel gaps are factory correct, and it has a fantastic gloss to the finish with none of the cracking in the usual spots. Aside from a small nick on the top of the drivers front fender, this sucker looks absolutely fantastic. And when it comes to C3s, youre either a chrome bumper guy or a rubber bumper guy; this one sports the original style chrome units that frame the egg crate grilles up front and add interest to the flat rear panel with CORVETTE block letters above. The stainless trim is in excellent shape and the lenses are so clear and bright that they have to be reproductions. This is one clean-looking Vette!
Believe it or not, that code 412 blue interior is how this car was ordered, and you have to admit that the combination works extremely well. Its also likely to be one of only a handful of cars in this color combination, making it a standout at shows and Corvette events. As a well-maintained car, the line between the original components and new pieces is blurry, but thats a good thing, with new carpets working in conjunction with what appear to be original seat covers. The entire interior shows just the right amount of patina, and its very difficult to determine what has been replaced. We know for certain that the dash pad, console, and maybe even the door panels are original, and the gauges are all crisp and their lenses are scratch-free, more proof that someone cherished this car from day one. This Corvette is nicely optioned with functioning factory A/C, an AM/FM radio, and an automatic transmission, making it the kind of car you can drive cross-country without a second thought. Heck, even the original jack is still in its spot!
The engine is the original, matching numbers ZQ3 350 cubic inch V8, which was the base engine in 1972. Nevertheless, it makes an impressive 360 pounds of torque and moves the Corvette with enough potency that most cars are still advised to leave it alone. The engine bay shows signs of loving care throughout its life with lots of recent work, including bright Chevy Orange paint on the original valve covers. The original TH400 3-speed automatic transmission still shifts power to a set of 3.36 gears in back, and a new stainless dual exhaust system was installed not too long ago. Its not detailed, but its in excellent driving condition with evidence of clean living everywhere you look. Rally wheels ride on a set of 245/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials.
Clean, honest Corvettes dont get much nicer than this, especially if youre the kind of guy who likes to just jump in and go. Thanks to the rumbling small block under the hood, its a party to drive, and there arent many cars that will generate more attention than this one on a warm summer day. Call today!