The iconic Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car that has been produced since 1965 to date. With the introduction of the new models at the time, it set new sales records with 53,807 produced for the 1979 model year. In May 1970, MotorTrend clocked an LT1 covering the quarter mile in 14.36 seconds at 101.69 mph and remarked, “There is the Corvette and there is Porsche. One is the best engineering effort of America, the other of Germany”. Their glowing statement about the car only served to further bolster sales and cement it as one of America’s favourite performance models that could content with the challengers from Europe. This 1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT1 is up for sale and is located in Florida with just over 78,500 miles on the road. It’s an unrestored example that is reported to have zero rust on its chassis, and includes all documents pertaining to it since day one.
Fender flares were built into the body contours beginning in January 1970 to prevent wheel-thrown debris damage. Eggcrate grilles with matching front fender side vents and larger squared front directing lighting were also among the new features. The formerly circular twin exhaust ports were also enlarged and reshaped to become rectangular. Redesigned seats and a new luxury interior option that integrated wood-grain wood accents and higher-spec carpeting with leather seats were also included, giving this 1970 example its striking interior and exterior outlook. This vehicle is painted in original Elkhart Green, and is reported to be one of just 111 of its kind, making it not only a stunning looker but a very rare one to boot. This car features a pop-out rear window and a stunning saddle-coloured interior that complements its sleek appearance. It’s also got a period-correct push-button radio.
This 1972 Corvette is powered by a 5.7L 350ci small-block V8 engine with original Holley 4-barrel carburettor. The engine produces 255bhp that is sent to the rear wheels via the M21 4-speed manual transmission. Power steering and power disc brakes all round are present and correct, and the rear axle is a 3.70 ratio example.
-Car Location: Florida
-Original Holley 4BBL
-M21 4-speed transmission
-4 wheel disc brakes
-Pop out rear glass
-All numbers match
-Very rare Elkhart Green reported to be 1 of 111 made
-Original Saddle interior
-Reported to have zero rust on chassis
-Have all documents since day 1
-Heavy duty battery