1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT-1

"LT1 4-Speed with Factory Air"

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$49,900

Year
1972
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Sub Model
LT-1
Stock
P2816
Vin
1Z37L2S523277
Miles
451
Engine Size
LT1 350 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Color
Ontario Orange
Interior Color
Brown
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

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Like all manufacturers during the late '60s and early '70s, Chevrolet faced increasing pressure from the insurance industry, government regulators, and safety advocates. Suddenly, bigger (in terms of motor) was not better. When the big block, 454-cubic inch V-8 became available, the 1970 model year also offered a new solid-lifter, 350-cubic inch small block LT-1 option for Corvette. With 370 horsepower, the LT-1 had numbers more commonly associated with big block motors but without the additional nose-heavy weight of the larger powerplant.

Like the big block cars, compression ratios were reduced in 1971 to allow for the use of unleaded fuels, and horsepower was reduced to 330. Car & Driver quoted 0–60 mph in 6.0 seconds, completion of the quarter-mile in 14.57 seconds, and a top speed of 137 mph from the four-speed-equipped Corvette they tested. The LT-1 engine option made its final appearance in 1972. Horsepower was now quoted at 255 in SAE net terms, and engines were detuned to meet new Federal emission control standards, yet performance remained excellent. Sales totaled 27,004, with 20,496 coupes and only 6,508 convertibles. Chevrolet proudly proclaimed the Corvette “America's only true production sports car.”

Just out of a private collection, GR Auto gallery is pleased to offer this rare and stunning, 1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT-1 Coupe 4-speed coupe. Records document that this LT1 coupe was delivered new at Felix Chevrolet of Los Angeles, California dressed in Ontario Orange Metallic exterior paint over Saddle leather interior. According to the original build sheet or tank sticker, the car came highly optioned with: 4-Season Air Conditioning, Power Windows, LT1 Special 350 V8, Tilt Telescopic Steering Wheel, Power Steering, F70 X 15 White Lettered Tires, Power Brakes, AM / FM Push Button Radio, 97 97 Ontario Orange Exterior Paint and Saddle Leather Custom Interior. Since its original purchase, records and receipts indicate that the car remained in southern California and has had 4 responsible owners until acquired by one of our local clients in 2014. The car remained completely original until approximately 2006 where a targeted, selective style restoration using only NOS or original parts was performed on a rust free, no hit car. No expense was spared and a huge amount of detail was applied during this process to while preserving the overall integrity and originality of the car. As a result, the overall presentation of this LT1 is excellent. The performance of this LT1 is amazing. It pulls strong in every gear, shifts smoothly, demonstrates a tight suspension, and brakes straight.
We all know that 1972 was the last year for the front and rear chrome bumper for the C3 Vettes making them more desirable than the later years, and the LT1 option is the top of the food chain for that year. The car offered here is rare, as only 6.4 percent, 1741 units, of total Corvette production were the LT1 package. This car, given its color and options is believed to be 1 of only 286.
Documentation includes the original build sheet, the original owners manual, a news paper article from 1991 where the car was entered in a show, an appraisal from 2004 noting the car still in all original condition, many of the original parts that were replaced including the original wheels with correct NOS raised letter bias ply tires, many receipts documenting the restoration work and service history, owner transactions, sales literature and other paraphernalia.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1972
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette
Hobby Segment
Classic
Miles
451
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Body Color
Ontario Orange
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Brown
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
LT1 350 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual

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