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1972 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Stingray

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Highlights

  • Modelled after the iconic Mako Shark II concept
  • Believed to be genuine mileage
  • Incredible condition
  • Offered from a private collection of American vehicles
  • Equipped with highly sought-after 4-speed manual transmission
  • Powered by the very rare and robust 454ci V8 engine
  • Retains the fully independent suspension and disc brakes from the C2 generation

The Appeal


One of the most iconic cars in American history, the Corvette C3 is one of Chevrolet's greatest success stories. With exaggerated Stingray styling beset with slicked-back lines and a sugar-scoop roof, the car seemed to live and breathe speed - it was bold, it was innovative, and it was fast!

To this day, these show-stopping cars signify everything bold and brash about the golden age of the American motor industry - and demand attention no matter where they are. They're a true flagship in every meaning of the word.

Purchased by the vendor in March 2020, this C3 ‘astro-top’ Stingray has been cherished, cosseted and used sparingly in its current ownership, having been garaged when not in use and only driven on sunny days. That whopping great V8 - the biggest fitted to the model - is still offering a sonorous, burbling soundtrack, and the independent suspension offers a top-notch ride. If the rare engine and gearbox configuration wasn't enough, just look at it. The original factory decals, condition of the paint and all the original features suggest that the mileage may in fact, be genuine too.
Make no mistake, this is one for the serious collector.

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History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1972 in the USA
  • Sadly we know little about the car's American heritage
  • 22,000 miles displayed - this cannot be warranted
  • The finish of the paint and condition of the car however suggest that this could be genuine
  • Was based in Nevada upon export to the UK
  • Arrived on British shores in 2018
  • Since then, the car has had one former keeper
  • In current ownership since 2020
  • The last MOT was in June 2021 and has since expired
  • The VRM of the car is MFX 471G

The Condition

  • The bodywork appears in smart condition for its age
  • No sign of any dents or dings 
  • Rich orange paintwork is in good overall order, and is immediately eyecatching
  • Some minor stone chips and blemishing, though it doesn't detract from the car
  • Chromework in fair order with some gentle dulling
  • T-top pieces have a good, snug fit
  • Rear window catches can be slightly stiff
  • Pop-up headlights can be a little temperamental 
  • Arches appear clean and solid
  • The wheels and tyres are in good order
  • The interior is in fine fettle, with all controls and switches functioning as expected
  • Both seats are free from any rips or tears
  • Some light patina to the shifter, wheel and switchgear 
  • Light wear to the carpets
  • The pull switch for the headlights is loose and will need repair
  • Music player is not tested

The Mechanics

  • Powered by a ‘Big Block’ 454 cubic-inch (7.4L) V8 engine
  • Equipped with highly sought-after 4-speed auto transmission
  • Engine bay looks in fine order
  • Fitted with fully independent suspension
  • Comes with disc brakes
  • The vendor informs us that the engine and transmission are in rude health
  • The vendor is not aware of any faults with the vehicle, other than the handbrake being slightly sticky
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Chevrolet
  • Model Corvette
  • Colour Gold
  • Odometer 22,000 Miles
  • Engine size 7400
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Codicote
  • Location Hertfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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