The engine conversion appears to have been well done. The engine is numbers-matching, but the owner doesn’t mention whether the transmission and rear end share this quality. tons of torque, but my ’71 base 350 also had 270 HP. The engine has been fitted with aftermarket valve covers, but the originals are included with the car, so it will be pretty easy to return the engine bay to its original appearance. Popping the hood on the Corvette reveals a pleasant surprise. Vehicle Description. in. That this one still has its original engine and is equipped with both a 4-speed manual transmission and factory A/C makes it that bit better. But, for many, including the infamous Zora Arkus Duntov, there is none better then the often forgotten about 1970-1972 LT-1 Corvette. If my wife would let me, I’d want to buy this 454 factory a/c convertible, best of all worlds, but divorced and living in it is not a option. As part of the effort to return the car to active duty, it has been fitted with new wheels and tires. This is a fantastic example of 1972 Corvette Convertible 454 Big Block LS5. Mine was Brands Hatch Green with matching interior, 4 speed, factory air, ps, but manual brakes. This had to be a dealer’s personal car because he would be the only guy to order an LS5 with A/C. 4) Standard and Alternative Wheel and Tire Sizes. Model . Great addition! Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 V-8 Turbo-Jet 270-hp 4-speed close (man. 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Used Cars Walkerton Chevrolet Corvette. There are 46 1972 Chevrolet Corvettes for sale today on ClassicCars.com. Find great deals on eBay for 1972 corvette. The ’72 454 motor generated 270 net HP while the base 350, which appears to be under the hood now, is a 200 net HP engine. Other than the “Ahhh” factor when folks recognized the cowl induct hood and the little 454 badges it was a rough riding/only fair handling SOB. Used to get a kick out of the vacuum leaks when going full open thru all the gears, the headlights would pop up then go down each shift. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'barnfinds_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_3',106,'0','0'])); The original black interior of the Corvette presents quite well for a car of this age, and the only obvious problem is with the armrest on the driver’s door. GM recommended repacking them every 12,000 miles. Loaded with goodies like cold AC, power windows, power steering, power brakes, deluxe interior, M20 wide ratio 4spd, 3.08 rear … Peak at the driver side A-pillar and you'll find a trim tag dated January 17th – … BUT …… point that thing in a straight line and press the go pedal and the force pushing you into the seat and the noise it made were a great things to behold. After its long hibernation, the car has been kicked back into life. It is notable, however, as the last year of the classic Corvette C3 design with chrome bumpers at both ends. Previously, consumers looking to purchase a Corvette had had the option of including the 454 cubic inch big block LS-6 either on its own or as … To me, they don’t look right without it. Year from/to. Shop with confidence. RULES: No profanity, politics, or personal attacks. 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT-1 Convertible$70,000 USD255 hp, 350 cu. Distance. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'barnfinds_com-box-3','ezslot_0',143,'0','0'])); After languishing in a shed since 1986, this 1972 Corvette has been brought back out into the light of day, revived, and returned to the road. Great car though and one of the last years before the government regulation cut horsepower to reduce emissions!!! Probably needs the rear wheel bearings gone over. Distance . I would guess a lot of those who hate on the luggage rack have never owned/lived with a Corvette of that era. Used the luggage rack on my ’70 convertible to go camping. 1966 Chevrolet Malibu, Stored 10 Years: 1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible. 1971 Chevrolet Corvette - #s LS5 - 454 … View all 14 photos. The ps control valve in particular and the original copper radiators eventually rot to shreds. Make . BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!454 cubic inch V8 paired to a 4 speed manual transmission, T-Tops, Yellow with black stripe and Black interior! All options are listed, including prices and quantities shipped. The way I’ve lived my car life I’d love to have something I didn’t have to rebuild to get on the street. Notify me of new comments via email. Sometimes the wiper door, like this pic shows it raised, would do the same thing in harmony with the headlights, pretty comical when friends saw it happen from the seat 1st time watching lol. 1972 Corvette 454 Survivor It will seem inconceivable to most any reasonable human being, but this 1972 Corvette 454 survivor convertible takes the prize for lowest mileage in this high-caliber group from the Ed Foss Collection with an odometer reading of 00004. ZIP Code . Current bid:US $18,100.00 Storage is limited to a small area behind the seat, and a couple little hinged compartments… One of which is useless as it houses the battery. It was also the last year for performance options RPO LT1 and RPO ZR1. This car ... For sale in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom is the last of the dual chrome bumper Corvettes. • Early access to every find Plan on a big job and special tools needed. The original Classic White paint is looking tired and marked in a few spots, and it will be the next owner’s decision as to whether they subject the car to a repaint, or whether they choose to retain the Corvette’s originality. 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Zora Arkus-Duntov (December 25, 1909 April 21, 1996) was a Belgian-born American engineer whose work on the Chevrolet Corvette... More Add to Favorites More A Numbers matching 1972 Chevrolet Corvette 454 big block, complete with a four speed manual transmission. A turn-key classic! More listings are added daily. Year From . • Free want ads, Canadian 283 Super Sport! You can also compare prices, trim specifications, options, reviews, scores and recall history of 1972 Chevrolet Corvette … The original coded Steel Cities ... ... stock at any time, if you are Looking for a Chevelle, Camaro, Nova, Corvette or a Mustang Chances Are we Have your Dream Car. This 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray hits all the high notes: a rumbling big block 454 with reliable upgrades, factory-correct attention grabbing paint, and a very attractive price tag. This car was parked in a shed in 1986, and when it was finally revived recently, it was found to be structurally solid. Don't post your car for sale in the comments. They all went bad and again, a pain in the butt job. However, the original items are included in the sale. After that, it’s all about racking up some quality miles! I had a ’73 with the 454 and auto. To start, consumers could no longer order the optional ZR-2 package, due to General Motors elimination of the aluminum headed LS-6 from the Chevrolet engine lineup.. Corvette Center Console Shifter Plate Assembly • 4 Speed Shift Console Plate 454 Big Block w/ A/C 1972-1974 Condition: • Used About this product: • Model for sale AS IS • Ash Tray not included • 4-Speed Shifter Boot Leather not included This is a RARE 4 Speed Shift Console Plate for a C3 1974 Corvette 454 Big Block with A/C • THIS ITEM IS BEING SOLD AS IS. I had a 70 conv 350/350 M22 for 19 yrs, sold in ’99 when moved out of state, with orig Marlboro maroon paint. The bidding on this muscular classic has reached $15,700, but the reserve hasn’t been met. They don’t have deck lids. Loaded with goodies like cold AC, power windows, power steering, power brakes, deluxe interior, M20 wide ratio 4spd, 3.08 rear end, and much more. Less than 1,000 Miles on Newly Found 454 Corvette. In this article, we are going to take a look at the history of the Corvette and how the 1972 Corvette became such a popular model for car enthusiasts. You’d be sourcing quite a large hunk of fiberglass to get rid of the luggage rack that way…. The engine had a seven-day wait after being assembled but the body was hot off the press. Specifications for the 1972 Corvette, including dimensions, electrical, capacities, engine, and features. Email alerts available. 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 V-8 Turbo-Jet 270-hp 4-speed close (man. These cars are great cruisers, but they are total gas hogs and that 454 is a ton of weight over the front wheels. Find Vehicles . [ 41 bids ]. $39,900 3,703 km. Everybody else just wanted to beat every other guy from the light. 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 454 V-8 Turbo-Jet 270-hp 4-speed close (man. Both tops, Power windows, power brakes. '72 was the last year for chrome front bumpers, side bright "egg crate" grills, and the removable rear window. While not a horsepower monster it still had plenty of torque and was a blast to drive. You can also compare prices, trim specifications, options, reviews, scores and recall history of 1972 Chevrolet Corvette … Yeah, yeah, I know the correct covers for the LS5 were steel jobs painted Chevy orange, but they looked so good. The car is said to now run and drive perfectly, and the owner uses it on a very regular basis. I’d leave it as is. The shifter ball has been replaced, but the original is included with the car. Mine also had a/c. Today, they are bringing decent money. Don’t forget the emergency brake. Had a 74 big block coupe that we added a little horsepower to the 454/automatic drivetrain. Beyond the 70 net HP difference, the torque reduction is substantial. Such skewed arithmetic can lead people to do crazy, remarkable things—like stashing a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette 454 convertible with less than 1,000 miles on the clock in a … It didn’t take me long to discover that I wasn’t a Vette guy so I sold it to a Vette guy. 33548, Hillsborough County, FL. Click here to get it featured on the homepage instead. And I’d want to source a new deck lid to lose the luggage rack. This is the Vette that did away with the typical thinking of bigger is better and offered 454 big block acceleration and power without … It features a pretty desirable package of optional equipment and could either be restored or driven and enjoyed exactly as it currently stands. If you want to bring anything with you other than a case of beer (and a small case) the luggage rack is necessary. However, it is included with the car, and it will be up to the buyer to get this up and working properly.eval(ez_write_tag([[336,280],'barnfinds_com-box-4','ezslot_17',135,'0','0'])); In 1972, finding an LS5 under the hood was about as good as it got with a Corvette. I hat when they put luggage racks on Vetts too!! This currently doesn’t function, and the compressor has been removed. 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