1972 Corvette Coupe Project Car

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 90000
  • VIN: 1Z37K2S504652
  • Engine size: 350
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Twin Bridges, Montana, United States


1972 Corvette Coupe Project Car. Numbers matching, restoration started. Car is apart now, frame is done and plumbed with new gas and brake lines. Front suspension is mostly done. Includes all the original parts plus new Factory press-molded fiberglass top surround and inner fenders to correctly fix front end. Includes original numbers matching motor and transmission, Includes new professionally built 425hp 383-stroker crate engine as I was going to put that in and leave the original engine on the shelf if someone wanted to go completely back to NCRS original. Started frame off restoration, I've done a lot of Corvette restoration but health forces sale. Restoration started according to NCRS guidelines. All parts are boxed and labeled. Includes GM factory Assembly manual. Basically selling for the price of the crate motor and new fiberglass parts, the car is almost free because you must come get it. Interior is ratted, seat frames are good, has all chrome, original headlights and grilles. New wiring loom and many other replacement parts. Trailing arms are boxed, was just getting ready to send them in to have them professionally rebuilt. Third member is good, needs factory rear spring. Feel free to ask questions.
Revised: To clarify some questions, the pictures of the car complete in the garage are how I bought it. Not running, but rolling. I have since taken it apart in the process of restoring it, once I found all the matching numbers. The other pictures are of the work completed so far. I pulled the orignal engine out, sent it to a rebuilder, he found a scratch in one cylinder and bored it 30 over BEFORE consulting me. I had him stop at that point as NCRS people told me they would recommend sleeving the original engine rather than oversize pistons. I decided to leave that issue to the eventual buyer, I bought the crate engine to put in to make it a driver. I pulled the body off the frame and have redone the frame replacing all fuel and brake lines. I rebuilt the front a-arms and replaced all bushing etc with original parts. Was just getting to the rear end rebuild when doctor told me 40 years of fiberglass dust and paint is enough, my lungs are finished. So, this project I will not finish, but to a person with the right set of skills, this is a great project to finish.
Revised again: To answer duplicate shipping/hauling questions. Since this is not a rolling frame, and the body is not on the frame currently, the hauling method would involve something like a Uhaul box truck for the frame, engines, and loose parts, and then put the body on a trailer. One could fly up, rent the truck and trailer for a one-way trip back to your home. Just a suggestion.
Final revision: I went out this morning and took, and then added 12 more pics here. The current condition of the car is the pic of the body and frame side by side, the car is DISASSEMBLED. I do/did these restores professionally and I won't put a 40+ year old car on the road without going through every part to guarantee safety, that is why I take them apart, they are just easier to do that way and that was the plan for this one also until I got sidelined and can't finish it.I added interior pics, new radiator pic, the next to last pic is the rear trailing arms boxed to go to rebuilder plus wheels, 3rd member and pieces, etc. The last pic is of the original motor, at least most of it. All of the car, every part I got or bought is with it, just not everything is in the pics.