BaT Auction: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette 454
This 1972 Chevrolet Corvette is finished in gold over tan and powered by a rebuilt 454ci V8 paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission. Modifications include Hooker headers and sidepipes, a DUI high-output distributor, a fiberglass leaf spring, and an aftermarket carburetor. The seller acquired the car 18 years ago, and has added 30k miles behind the wheel. Recent work consisted of the 2017 engine rebuild as well as installation of a new radiator and brake master cylinder. This C3 is offered with receipts, a cover, and a clean Colorado title.
Chrome bumpers and removable rear windows made their final appearance on the C3 Corvette for 1972. This example is finished in gold paint, varying shades of which are evident in the photos below along with fiberglass damage. A luggage rack and side pipes are fitted, and the factory exhaust cut-outs have been covered with black material.
The car is equipped with body-colored T-tops, storage bags for which are included in the sale. Rally wheels wear polished caps and beauty rings as well as 15″ BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. A new brake master cylinder was installed in 2017, and a fiberglass rear leaf spring has replaced the stock unit.
The tilt/telescoping steering wheel fronts twin primary gauges including an odometer that shows 4k miles. Total mileage is believed by the seller to be 104k. Secondary gauges are located in the center stack above the stock Delco AM/FM radio. Leather upholstery is said to show wear under aftermarket covers. The air conditioning compressor has been removed according to the seller.
The rebuild of the 454ci V8 included a new crankshaft, pistons, bearings, oil pump, timing chain, and more as detailed on invoices below. Exhaust exits through Hooker headers with sidepipes, and a new radiator has been added. The transmission is said to be slipping despite a recent fluid change.
The stock exhaust manifolds, distributor, A/C compressor, and exhaust cut-out bezels are among the extra parts included.
Receipts for the engine rebuild, new radiator, and other parts are viewable in the gallery below.
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