The 1972 Corvette marked many “lasts” for the Vette.

 

*  Last to have chrome bumpers front and rear

*  Last to offer air conditioning with a solid lifter engine

*  Last to have a removable rear window

*  Last to have the hidden windshield wiper feature

*  Last to have a metal grille

 

The horsepower ratings dropped in 1971 (mostly due to terminology) but was a signal that the Corvette was on its way down as a high powered sports car.  The gas crunch of the 1970’s was just around the corner as well as pollution controls.

 

In my opinion, 1972 was one of the last years of the performance era of the Corvette (at least for a decade or more).  I am partial to the classics anyway.

 

After finally finding my “perfect” car, I decided to start performing a frame-on restoration.  I’m not interested in NCRS judging.  I want a car that is fun to drive but still close to original.

 

This website will document my restoration process.

 

 

My Vette:

 

VIN  1Z67W2S503323

 

Options

 

RPO

Description

Qty Produced

MSRP

 

19467

Base Corvette Convertible

6,508

$5,296.00

 

A31

Power Windows

9,495

85.35

 

A85

Custom Shoulder Belts

749

42.15

 

C60

Air Conditioning

17.011

464.50

 

J50

Power Brakes

18,770

47.40

 

LS5

454 ci, 270 hp Engine

3,913

292.90

 

N37

Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column

12,992

84.30

 

N40

Power Steering

23,794

115.90

 

P02

Deluxe Wheel Covers

3,593

63.20

 

PU9

White Letter Tires, F70 X 15, nylon

16,623

43.65

 

U79

AM-FM Radio, stereo

7,189

283.35

 

421

Custom Interior Trim, Saddle

8,709

158.00

 

972

Classic White exterior

2,763

n/c