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1972 Corvette Stingray
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 3:46 PM
Soo...I recently purchased a 1972 matching #'s corvette, with the rare 350 LT1, Muncie 4-speed, and 4.11 gears. It has the "Ontario Orange" exterior & deluxe saddle interior with the chrome bumpers, a big block hood, rally rims, & a rebuilt drivetrain putting out about 400HP & 400 lb/ft.

There were only 1,741 of these made outta the total 27,004 corvettes back in 1972. And the VIN # indicates it truely is a 350 LT1 with the 5th letter indicated by a "L". I purchased it from a collector in Alberta, who was the 3rd owner. He purchsed it from another collector in the USA a few years ago.

It has some minor imperfections but is still a nice car! Not to mention everything I was looking for at a pretty decent price. I took these pictures of the vehicle after looking at it this past weekend & working out a deal on it. I took posession of it yesterday.







1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1
2008 Chevrolet Colorado, Crew Cab, 3.7L I5, 4X4



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1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1
2008 Chevrolet Colorado, Crew Cab, 3.7L I5, 4X4


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Wednesday, March 06, 2013 3:48 PM







1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1
2008 Chevrolet Colorado, Crew Cab, 3.7L I5, 4X4


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1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1
2008 Chevrolet Colorado, Crew Cab, 3.7L I5, 4X4


Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 4:03 PM
THAT IS CLEAN!!!! very nice pick up



Skr8 Goodz in tha hood
Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 4:29 PM
Where exactly is your gas pedal? I only see the brake and clutch.


4 lug wheel covers but 5 lug wheels underneath. Sleeper status yo...
Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 4:50 PM
Looks clean, but too me that is one of the worse body styles of the vette.



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Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 6:19 PM
Beautiful



Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 6:19 PM
My personal opinion: One of the ugliest generations of Vette. Even if I did own one" Luggage rack, chrome bumpers, that interior AND exterior color would be deal breakers lol.

Now, my non-biased opinion of the car itself: VERY clean and looks like a good snag if you like them and got it for the right price. Though I personally would never shell out any kind of money for one, you like em and it looks like you got a gem.


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Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 6:41 PM
Great find! I always liked the luggage rack. Kept it on our '76 stingray too.


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Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 7:53 PM
Straight looking ride.Very nice shape for it's age.




Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Thursday, March 07, 2013 4:00 AM
Addicted to meth wrote:

Looks clean, but too me that is one of the worse body styles of the vette.







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Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Thursday, March 07, 2013 7:10 AM
boomguy wrote:

Where exactly is your gas pedal? I only see the brake and clutch.


When the guy delivered it on a trailer, he just through the floor mats in it, the gas pedal was underneath it.


1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1
2008 Chevrolet Colorado, Crew Cab, 3.7L I5, 4X4


Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Thursday, March 07, 2013 7:17 AM
To each their own.....the 1968-72 "chrome bumper" corvette stingrays have always been one of my dream cars!


1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1
2008 Chevrolet Colorado, Crew Cab, 3.7L I5, 4X4


Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Thursday, March 07, 2013 8:54 PM
^^^ agree'd

though i dont see anything LT1 about the motor , other than a sticker on the hood , and for a LT1 car its missing alot of good parts and some hard to find parts

other wise its a sweet looking ray !!!!


and to those that dislike the rack on the back , there is about enough room inside to keep a pair of socks and a thong , LOL that room was for storage of the rear window if i remember a friends old 70 correctly









Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Thursday, March 07, 2013 10:32 PM
Dont like the colour scheme but hey Beautiful car!!!! and great snag!

How much did you pay, and how many miles?


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Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Friday, March 08, 2013 7:19 AM
97cavie24ls() wrote:


though i dont see anything LT1 about the motor , other than a sticker on the hood , and for a LT1 car its missing alot of good parts and some hard to find parts

and to those that dislike the rack on the back , there is about enough room inside to keep a pair of socks and a thong , LOL that room was for storage of the rear window if i remember a friends old 70 correctly


The block & head casting numbers match to the date of the LT1, its been rebuilt and "hopped up" so it doesn't look stock anymore. And as for your othe comment, yes there isn't much space behind the back seats, the luggage rack was mainly for carrying the T-tops when they were removed.


1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1
2008 Chevrolet Colorado, Crew Cab, 3.7L I5, 4X4


Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Friday, March 08, 2013 7:20 AM
Culinary Graffiti wrote:

Don't like the colour scheme but hey beautiful car!!!!
How much did you pay, and how many miles?


Personally I like the color scheme of it...and I got it for a decent price...its got 90,000 original miles on the odometer


1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1
2008 Chevrolet Colorado, Crew Cab, 3.7L I5, 4X4


Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Friday, March 08, 2013 7:41 AM
97cavie24ls() wrote:


though i dont see anything LT1 about the motor , other than a sticker on the hood , and for a LT1 car its missing alot of good parts and some hard to find parts


And the VIN # indicates it is a 350 LT1 with the 5th letter indicated by a "L".

Had it been a "K" it would be a base 350 , or a "W" it would have been a 454.


1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1
2008 Chevrolet Colorado, Crew Cab, 3.7L I5, 4X4


Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Friday, March 08, 2013 8:07 AM
I think the chrome bumper c3's are some of the best looking vettes made. I had a 76 that was a fun car, but was lacking in the power dept.

I hope you enjoy the car and drive the hell outta it the way it was made to be driven. It's sad that most musclecars and vettes live pampered lives in climate controlled garages and are trailer queens.
Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Friday, March 08, 2013 9:14 AM
Robtco99 wrote:

It's sad that most musclecars and vettes live pampered lives in climate controlled garages and are trailer queens.

But not all of them




Sorry for thread jack!

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Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Friday, March 08, 2013 10:25 AM
My smartphone sucks for recording quality exhaust sound clips....but just to give you an idea of what the car does sound like, hear is a link to a 1969 Corvette Stingray with a 5.7L (350 cid) engine and dual Magnaflows with an X-pipe, its pretty similar to this. It's right off the Magnaflow website.

http://www.magnaflow.com/04sound/domestic/69corvette/stingray.html


1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1
2008 Chevrolet Colorado, Crew Cab, 3.7L I5, 4X4


Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Friday, March 08, 2013 10:27 AM
Y3llowCav wrote:

Robtco99 wrote:

It's sad that most musclecars and vettes live pampered lives in climate controlled garages and are trailer queens.

But not all of them

Sorry for thread jack!


No worries! Nice vette! Lol....looks like a '74-'77 from what I can tell....


1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1
2008 Chevrolet Colorado, Crew Cab, 3.7L I5, 4X4


Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Friday, March 08, 2013 11:11 AM
Man I love the sound of a chevy small block. It's a '76 by the way. I love the smaller rear window. The bigger "aerodynamic" one from the following years is hideous.


"In Oldskool we trust"
Re: 1972 Corvette Stingray
Friday, March 08, 2013 8:08 PM
Classic69 wrote:

97cavie24ls() wrote:


though i dont see anything LT1 about the motor , other than a sticker on the hood , and for a LT1 car its missing alot of good parts and some hard to find parts


And the VIN # indicates it is a 350 LT1 with the 5th letter indicated by a "L".

Had it been a "K" it would be a base 350 , or a "W" it would have been a 454.


it still doesnt look anything like a LT1 , the VIN doesnt mean anything with out the missing parts

the LT1 intake is about the best all around intake out there , and not sure what intake is on it , but its not the LT1 and holley carb, also the polished aluminum finned valve covers are missing , deep groove pulleys , chrome open air filter , oe dist , not telling what else is missing

the headers are a improvement , as is the msd bits if they went complete with it , the rest of the showy bits are just pretty items

now dont get me wrong , nothing with the way the ray is , it should be alot of fun as they should !! now a days resto mods are selling higher than original restored cars

this link will show the stock LT1's looks , granted its a a/c car - http://www.vettefinders.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/corvette.cardetail/g/3/id/14176/1972-corvette-for-sale.htm






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