When the original owner was in the showroom picking out this 1972 Chevrolet Corvette, he checked a lot of boxes on the options list. From there, it has been upgraded with an era-correct 454 and a nice restoration, adding performance and curb appeal without reducing its comfort and stock-look. This is a heck of a lot of car for the money!
Repainted not that long ago, this finish on this Corvette is in excellent condition. They kept the original code 987 Ontario Orange color (why wouldn't you, it's so unique and lays perfectly on a chrome bumper 'Vette) but restored it to better-than-stock condition, cloaking the dramatic Corvette curves in one of the most vibrant of Corvette colors: orange. They spent a lot of time and effort on the fiberglass, getting all the gaps to line up just so, making sure the hood fits flush, and generally smoothing all the surfaces with far more care than the factory could afford. The result is a great shine and eyeball-searing color that glows in the sunlight and shows no sign of stress cracks anywhere on the body. The delicate chrome bumpers have been polished and fitted snugly against the fiberglass, and the headlights snap to attention every time the switch is pulled. The most imposing upgrade to the car was the addition of the big block hood, but nothing sets an aggressive tone any better. Bright badges and crisp taillight lenses add to the sharp look. Go ahead, just try to find a prettier one!
The code 421 Saddle leather bucket seat interior is a welcome change from all the black we see in these cars, and it's an excellent choice for a car that's going to see a lot of sun. Resilient seat covers, clean door panels, and correct carpets with the right weave and nap are fitted, and as I mentioned, it's loaded with options. There is, of course, A/C, but you'll also find a tilt/telescoping steering column, power brakes, and power steering, all of which make this car a true pleasure to drive. All the gauges, including the clock, work properly, and the automatic transmission snaps through the gates courtesy of the original shifter. The lone non-operable part is the AM/FM/Cassette radio in the dash, but they never worked great from factory anyway, so an upgrade would be very welcomed. And lest we forget to mention this is a T-top car, so pop those panels off and soak up the sun!
The engine is a period-correct replacement 454 cubic inch V8, that was installed in lieu of the original small block 350. It's probably the best choice if you want a cruiser, thanks to a decent cam and street-friendly manners. With plenty of horsepower on tap, the motor runs beautifully with a smooth idle and a mountain of torque available at virtually any speed. It has a long list of factory-correct parts, including a set of stock exhaust manifolds and a stainless steel exhaust system underneath. There are signs of recent maintenance throughout, so it's 100% ready to rumble. The master cylinder, brake lines and e-brake cables were just replaced, and as a lifelong southern car, there's exactly zero rust on the frame in any of the usual trouble spots. And most of the suspension pieces have been addressed recently too, so it rides and handles like it should. Bright Rally wheels were standard-issue, and wear fat BFGoodrich performance radials.
This beautifully finished Corvette is exactly what you want: fully sorted, awesome to look at, comfortable to drive, and packing big block power. This is the way Corvettes were meant to be. Call today!