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The exterior of the vehicle was clean and in good condition with a few issues of note. The exterior of the vehicle was littered with scratches and rock chips. There was also some bubbling to different problem areas of the exterior. Both the hood and the fuel hatch were missing emblems. There were also signs of corrosion and rust to many of the rock chips. All four wheels and tires were in good condition. All four tires had plenty of tread remaining. The engine cavity was clean and in good condition. All fluids were topped off. The engine oil was clean and within operating range. All hoses and belts were in good condition. Missing door mirrors on both sides. Passenger windshield wiper blade popped off while cycling during test drive.
The interior was clean and in good condition with a few issues of note. Both seats showed signs of wear to seat cushions and upper bolsters. Both inner door panels have rips and tears. No carpet or floor mats. No rust to floors. Center console has gaps in mounting. Radio was not functional at time of inspection. A/C was not getting cold, possibly in need of freon. All dash gauges appeared to be functional. Seller has new seats and carpet for flooring. As well as other fixtures that go with the vehicle if purchased.
The vehicle would not start for test drive initially. The battery had failed and seller replaced with a new one. The engine then started and ran well. The test drive was good, the engine started promptly and idled smoothly. The manual transmission shifted in and out of gear smoothly without hesitation. The suspension performed well.
Overall this was not a perfect classic vehicle with several cosmetic imperfections. The seller is offering many of the new parts needed to correct these cosmetic defects. The vehicle appears to be mechanically sound. Please see photos and below for more info.

Vehicle Info

Year 1972
Make Chevrolet
Model Corvette
Mileage 77973
Transmission Manual
VIN Number 1Z37W25511892
Interior Leather
Interior Color Black
Body Color Grey
Engine 8 Cylinder
Drive Type Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas
Engine Number 38999289
Transmission Number 946798


Wiper Blades
The passenger side wiper blade popped off while cycling.
Body Alignment
There are several exterior scratches and rock chips.
Paint Condition
Some rock chips show signs of the beginnings of rust on the exposed body. The underside shows areas of minor surface rust.
Exterior Lights
Door Mirrors
The door mirrors are missing on both sides.
Side Moldings
Convertible Top
Frame Damage
Body Seals
Body Filler?
The hood shows areas bubbling and with rock chips, also has missing decal.
Quarter Panels


Steering Wheel
Seat Condition
There is notable wear to the seat cushions and upper bolsters.
Seat Belts
Radio not functional at time of inspection.
Inner Door Panels
There are rips and tears in both inner door panels.
Window Function
Center Console
The center console has gaps in the mounting.
Sun Visors
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
Air Conditioning
The A/C is not blowing as cold as it should. More diagnosis is needed.
Cigarette Use
Unusual Odors
Blower Motor
Interior Trim
The interior trim shows minor wear with age.


Air Filter
Battery Condition
Vehicle would not start initially. Seller bought new battery and installed just before test drive.
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Engine Coolant
Coolant Leaks
Power Steering
Steering Fluid
Engine Oil
Engine Fluid Leaks
Transmission Leaks
Brake System
Brake Fluid Leaks
Differential leaks
Muffler System
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
Ball Joints and Tie Rods

Road Test

Road Test Yes
Engine Performance
Transmission performance
Clutch Performance
Differential Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
Suspension Performance
Steering Performance
Engine Starting


Driver FrontBF GoodrichBF GoodrichPassenger Front
Driver RearBF GoodrichBF GoodrichPassenger Rear


Driver FrontP215/65/R15P215/65/R15Passenger Front
Driver RearP215/65/R15P215/65/R15Passenger Rear

Axle Count

Tire Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Wheel Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Tire Tread

Driver Front10/3210/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear10/3210/32Passenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireNo

Tire Tread Explanation

10/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!


8/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(low profile)

5/32 to 7/32

Tires will need replacement soon!

4/32 or less

Tires need replacement!

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