Survivor Stingray: 1972 Corvette LT1 Coupe – SOLD!

Nov 2020 | Classifinds, Sports Car Saturday

Update – we just confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Corvettes featured many-storied versions of Chevrolet’s small-block V8 over the years and arguably one of the more memorable units installed in the C3 was the original LT-1.  First available in 1970 the optional 350 cubic inch V8 relied on solid lifters, 11.0:1 compression, a high-performance camshaft, and a 780 cu ft/min Holley four-barrel carburetor on a special aluminum intake combined with a low-restriction exhaust for a factory rated at 370 horsepower. Two years later, a combination of a lower compression ratio and a change to SAE net horsepower ratings meant only 255 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. not only would 1972 be the final year for full chrome bumper C3 Corvettes, but it also was the end of the line for the original LT-1 motor.

This Classic White over black 1972 C3 Corvette Coupe featuring its original Lt-1 motor with only 35,000 original miles was last listed in Randolph Center, New Jersey, with an asking price of $38,500. Researching the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the private seller has their Corvette priced just this guide’s #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $38,975.  Similarly, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a second data point confirms this private seller has his C3 priced between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $53,200 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $35,500.

Here’s the second owner’s brief description:

“1972 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1 w/ 35k miles, matching #’s & T-top. Beautiful car that runs perfectly. Barely been driven, only 35,000 miles in almost 50 years.”

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