America's love affair with the Corvette has continued unabated for nearly 60 years. The model is so iconic (and sexy, I might add) that it needs no introduction -- and it has stood at the very top of U.S.-made sports cars since its unveiling in 1953.
This example is a 1972 C3 in the best 'Vette color ever, War Bonnet Yellow -- correct to the trim tag and pretty rare with fewer than 2,500 cars in this color. Completely restored six years ago, and driven very little since, this car has just received a thorough "going through" in our shop. All systems are go for its next owner to enjoy.
The Corvette was always Chevrolet's technological tour-de-force, crammed with the latest innovations. Unfortunately, many of those "innovations" are trouble prone. Miles of vacuum lines control the pop-up headlights, climate control and windshield wiper door. The a/c hoses must have been routed by a contortionist. But we've gone the extra mile to make sure this car is very well sorted, with all systems working as they should. The vacuum-operated pop-up headlights work perfectly, as does the windshield wiper cover. The factory a/c has been converted to R-134 and is blowing cold, with brand new compressor, receiver drier and hoses. We've installed a new heater core, and all vacuum-controlled flaps work properly to direct the airflow where you want it. The original in-dash gauges are all functional.
Under the hood is a numbers-matching Chevrolet 350 mated to a TH400 automatic transmission. The engine was pulled, rebuilt and repainted when the car was restored; the engine compartment is nicely detailed and looks factory fresh. There's a well-tuned QuadraJet spread-bore carburetor on top, and the TH400 shifts beautifully (with the electric kickdown switch and solenoid operating flawlessly). And even with a positraction limited slip differential out back, this C3 easily breaks both tires loose from a standstill, and gives a good chirp when hitting second gear. Power steering and power brakes feel great, and handling is admirable thanks to the independent rear suspension setup.
The fiberglass body is nearly perfect, as is the paint. 1972 was the final year for both front and rear chrome bumpers; it was also the last year for a removable rear window. Chrome, trim, glass and t-tops are in great shape and panel gaps are excellent. The interior looks fantastic, with newer correct door panels and upholstery and remarkably clean dash and console. A newer CD player has been fitted. The car's steel frame is in great condition with no rust.
All in all, this is a very nicely done, very well sorted, turn-key example. Give us a call at 404-692-5250 if you're interested in learning more about this great driving, great looking Corvette.
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