Thurston Howell: 1972 Corvette C3 Coupe 454/Auto Original Owner 17K Mile – Sold!
You demand the best, money is no object, and frankly, you don’t care how much you have to pay to get it. If that’s how you roll, then we may have found the C3 Corvette for you: take a look at this 17,300 original mile, Pewter Silver over Black Leather, 454 LS/automatic powered 1972 C3 Corvette survivor currently offered by the original owner for $85,000 on Craigslist in Richboro, Pennsylvania. A staggering asking price as the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms that’s just over $27,000 above the current #1 “Concours” estimate of $57,900. Here’s the best part: if you read the seller’s description, he did not update it and left the original asking price of $111,000 in it. Even if you’re Thurston Howell, based on Hagerty’s estimate that’s a risk of way-over paying, and for that, the original owner wins our “NEW!” (short for “No Effin Way!) Award.
Carrying the Gilligan’s Island theme from the “Ginger” Corvette featured elsewhere this Sports Car Saturday, this is the C3 you buy if money is no object and only the best and most original will do. The original owner purchased a well-optioned example and has clearly gone to great lengths to keep his car preserved at the expense of rarely taking it out of his garage given the ridiculously low miles. While the original owner states “many trophies” have been won with his car, the pictures provided and the description below does not indicate his Corvette has been judged in the NCRS Corvette “Survivor” category, something that might help justify the asking price. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s uncapitalized description:
“Here is a new 1972 Chevrolet Corvette. Purchased 4/1/1972 from Headly Erwin Chevrolet. I am the original owner, a title. All documentation and then some. Window sticker, protecto plate, and tank sticker. battery replaced tires, and brakes. Loaded, steel cities gray, pb, steering, air, tilt,am,fm, turbine wheel covers, leather, tinted glass, auto, and many trophies.this is a special car for a special person. A chance that only comes once. by the way, the price is $111,000, not $11,000. If you still see this add then it’s still for sale. Thanks“
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