1972 Chevrolet Corvette Barn Find, LT1 Factory A/C, 1 Owner, Doc's,#'s, Original
- Location: Mobile, Alabama, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- SubModel: 1 of 286 / LT1 Factory Air Conditioning
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: LT1 / Factory A/C
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 91,000
- VIN: 1Z37L2S518302
- Color: White
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1972 Chevrolet Corvette 1 of 286 / LT1 Factory Air Conditioning description
Sorry but EBay cancelled my listing the other day because I put our website in the listing, can't do that. So to all the bidders, watchers, etc. again sorry.
Corvette Collectors know what this is. I am going to try and list as much information as I can. I cannot answer a text! I do not have anymore photos I can send.
Guaranteed numbers matching ( Original Drivetrain ), One Owner, Documented, Original Paint still in place, etc.True Survivor 1 of 286 per NCRS.Would make someone a heck of a restoration project for a future Investment.
If you are interested in this super rare Corvette just give me a call please, between 8 am and 8 pm central time @ 251-769-1639, Dennis Lasseter, Jr. Please send any inspector that you would like. I cannot hold this car.
I can put a Buy-It-Now on this auction if we can make a deal before the auction ends.
I purchased this car 3 weeks ago from a dear friend of mine's mother who is the widow of the ORIGINAL OWNER. This is a 1 owner car since new for 44 years, not counting me. Original Owner name and all info is on the other side of the Protect-O-Plate. Sold new at Roy Buckner Chevrolet in Bessemer, Al. ( Near Birmingham )He lived in Hueytown where the Nascar "Alabama Gang" lived and raced. The selling dealer logo sticker is still on the back of this car!
Its original owner was going to start a restoration on it about 5 years ago, got sick and could not do it. He had taken the original engine out and put it on an engine stand, that is all he got done. See Photo:
I have since put the engine back in the car, boltedto the transmission to make it easier to transport.It will not run. We did take the pan off and the motor is just great, turns over easy, 4 bolt mains in place, oil tray is with the car in one of the boxes. I have boxes of the original parts that will go with it. Please look at the photos. I installed 4 good tires for transportation also. A few of the photos are when I first looked at it at her house, hence the dirt and blown out front tires still in place. We did wash the outside, pressure washed the bottom and engine compartment only to kill all the spiders, insect nest, etc. It's bottom was actuallyas clean as the photos show!
It is amazing that any of these cars are still sitting in someone's garage today. I call it a barn find, but actually it was in his garage. I have all the original glove box paperwork, Original Manual, Original Protect-O-Plateincluded with a few Alabama tag receipts from the 90's with original ownersnameon them and more.I was a new G.M. dealer for 40 years and we called these the Warranty Plate, not sure how they got to be called Protect-O-Plate?
Important Numbers :::
Tank Sticker is still on the tank! I got a scope and looked down by the gas cap, it is there just could not read it. The black painted LT1 stripes on the hood are the originals also and you can still see the imprint where the LT1 decals were in between the stripes, they just wore off.
Car Build date I-07 / April 7th
Trim Tag - 404 Black Deluxe Leather Interior / 972 Classic White
Engine - Very Rare 3970014 - Dated C 15 7, 4 Bolt Mains
Engine Stamping on front pad ; 12S518302 / VO 327 CK, Broach marks on the engine pad arePerfect !! This is also what some Corvette books list as a mystery block, 3970014 casting number, do some research on this one. This is the guaranteed ORIGINAL ENGINE BLOCK, Matches Protect-O-Plate
4 Speed Transmission is the Original with vin numbe, Matches Protect-O-Plate
Rear End is the Original with AA ( 3:55 gears ), Matches Protect-O-Plate
Heads 3973487X Both B-28-2 / C10 2
Intake 3959594 Winters Aluminum / Carb - 3999263-GA List 6239-1 Dated 231
Distributor 1112101 Dated 2 B 22
Exhaust Manifolds - 39324621 Both
The Original Air Conditioning Compressor I have also with all the original brackets stored in bags.
The Original screen printed breather top and bottom are still here.
Spare wheel ( AZ ) andthe original Uniroyal Tiger Paw F70x15 Nylon belted White Letter tire are here.
Rally wheels on ground are all 15X8 AZ code.
It is equipped with Factory Power Steering and Power Brakes. Alarm horn is still under the left rear quarter panel.
Look at the photos of the frame and floors please. Frame is perfect with very lite surface brown because of it being bare metal, don't even need tobead blast the frame, just a sanding would do fine. That is how good the frame is! Fiberglass floors are amazing, you can see the raw glass strands just perfectly! No undercoating ever! Only place I found with any rust at all are the front windshield lower corners ( windshield leaked over 44 years ),this is common, can be fixed easily, that is it!
The body is near flawless. One small placebehind the RR tire has been repaired, maybe 3 inches by 2 inches, wheel lip are all nice, all bonding strips in place. Best old body I have ever seen with the original paint still on it. You can still see the non-quality controlwhite paintmissing on the headlight buckets!That is how it came fromChevrolet.
Original emissions sticker under the hood is the original and says code "LP" 350 V8 high performance
I have so many parts that go with this car, the alternator and starter are not the originals but I have the ones taken off the car. I am sure they wore out in the 80's and were replaced. I have clutch, plate, shielding, fan, fan clutch, original radiator with the original foam still glued to the top which A/C cars had, 2 more Holley carbs, bolts, brackets, original A/C condenser, etc. etc.I know I have many other parts just can't remember them all.Being an ordered car going to Alabama I am not sure if it hadsmog or not. It probably did and I am sure that was taken off 2nd week after the owner bought it new, that is what we did all the time. Original Exhaust manifolds have plugs.
I appreciate you looking at thisvery unique and very rare Corvette LT1 Coupe withFactory Equipped Air Conditioning! Sold asIs but exactly like I say. I reserve the rightto close this auction at anytime for any reason.
Ihave full insurance on this car and can store itin our secure lock-up until your shipping can be arranged, no problem.
I ameasy to deal with and will help anyway I can to make this fun for both of us.
Finding 1 of the "286 built per N.C.R.S. books", this 1972 Corvette LT1 with Factory AirConditioningsitting in a garage that is totally unrestored bought from the Original Owner with Original Documentation is a veryrare find and un-heard of in todays market. Remember it is the Original Paint too. Just want it to go to a good home. To a true Corvette collector this is a "Holy Grail"find.Like the GTO is to the Ferrari collector. True blue chip investment.
Please call Dennis Jr. with any questions: 251-769-1639 8 am to 8 pm central time.