New Paint, Rebuilt motor, Vintage Air A/C, Project

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1972
  • VIN: will provide
  • Engine size: 350
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Saint Cloud, Florida, United States


This is a beautiful 1972 corvette that has recently gone through many changes. I purchased it from what is believe to be the second owner who passed away while redoing the car his way. That owner cut the fenders and was going to make it a street/strip car. I simply took over the project and tried to achieve his dream. Unfortunately, I have my own dream car that I am working on now and so this one has to go and allow someone else to complete it.I'll try as list as much as possible of what Iknow of the car.
The engine was completely gone over and put back into the vehicle. My understanding is that it is the original engine which came with the car.
Here is some of what has been done to the car:
  • Body completely stripped, flares added and car painted Ruby Red Metallic (Still needs to be buffed out)
  • 4 bolt main 350 engine completely rebuilt. Engine had new pistons and rings but was taken apart and inspected as I did not know anything about the engine. Machine shop said everything was in good shape and put back together again. Heads received new valves and springs. New camshaft and lifters. New distributor, wires, valve covers, and air cleaner. Motor was broken into then sat for a short while as we completed the rest of the car. Unfortunately there seems to be a vacuum leak or maybe carburetor issue as the car doesn't want to stay on without gunning the engine. It was driven around the block only one time as the brakes were acting up, but more on that...
  • The brakes. New calipers up front, new pads all the way around. Brake hoses have been replaced. New cross drilled rotors all the way around. New master cylinder and booster. New proportioning valve. The bad: The brakes are still stiff Even though everything has been replaced. Could be it wasn't bled correctly cause everything has been redone. I'll let the new buyer figure it out or in time, I'll get back to it.
  • The exhaust was completely replaced from the headers to the side pipes. Dougs headers.
  • New universal wiring harness. Door pins and interior light has not been replaced as of yet. Headlights work in high beam position, not on low beam. Could be the floor switch.
  • Headlights were converted to electric, no more vacuum operated lights.
  • new radiator and electric fan with thermostat
  • Seats where completely redone with new foam cushion and seat covers. New seat belt and shoulder harness. Shoulder harness has not been attached as the roll bar that was added to the vehicle is taking up the original area where the belt mechanism would have sat. You'll have to redial some new holes and move it slightly.
  • new fuel tank and electric fuel pump with relay and cutoff switch
  • new optima battery with complete cutoff to the car except to the radio and clock. New alternator.
  • custom radio, looks original with cover but with turn of the switch goes to digital. Speakers are included but in a box.
  • Vintage Air Gen IV surefit A/C and heat is included with the vehicle. Most everything is hooked up inside the vehicles but the hoses and compressor still need to be attached and charged. This was a $1300.00 a/c system and is brand new with everything. I was going to have the engine running correctly and then finish the a/c.
  • New carpet and sound deadner inside most of the car floor. Some minor fiberglassing needs to be finished in the rear of the inside of the car due to the roll bar when it was attached.
  • I have new OEM style gauges as well as the equus that are currently in the car. They all seem to work except for the fuel gauge. Don't think they are matched to each other but sender and gauge are both new. I will also include the new OEM style gauges, some still in their boxes.
  • majority of the interior is there or has been replaced. Driver side door panel is missing and passenger side door panel is a different color but could be dyed to match. Locks and door handles still have to be placed and adjusted. Windows roll up and down fine.
  • most of the weatherstripping has been replaced, otherwise I probably have it ready to go in, including the passenger door. New T-top weather stripping in place as well as removable rear window.
  • Headlamps and lens up front and rear lens are new.
  • chrome bumpers are in fair condition, original.
  • new rear original style 15x10 rims with trim rings and huge tires in the back. Front tires look original.
  • Hood was replaced due to the higher intake manifold,
  • I believe I have everything for the windshield wipers but not in the car.
Again, I only drove the car one time around the block and the brakes were bad enough that I took it back home immediately and never drove it again. I don't believe it is anything major has most of the brake system has been renewed but definitely feels like it needs to be bled.
Unfortunately, for the corvette, I have another car (a convertible firebird) that is taking up my time now so my loss is really your gain. A lot of time and money has gone into this car and is ready for the next person to complete. Yes, there are things that need to be done to this car but all of the hard stuff has been completed. Especially getting to the point of having the paint look like this. Paint is beautiful but needs to be buffed out to finish.
I can provide a video of the engine running. Feel free to call or text with any questions. 407-729-9992, I am located near Orlando if you wish to view the car in person.