1972 Chevrolet Corvette

Frame Off Restored LS2 V8 Tremec T56 Wilwood Discs Leather/Suede Interior AC PS
Stock #
135927
Body Style
Coupe
Engine
LS2 V8
Exterior Color
Burgundy Metallic
Interior Color
Beige
Miles
1

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Why Buy
  • The beneficiary of a professional, ground-up restoration
  • Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission / Dana 44 differential
  • Powder-coated SRIII Motorsports chassis / Custom Corvette suspension
  • Tastefully modified body / 18 and 19-inch Forgeline RB3C wheels
  • Featured in the February 2017 edition of Corvette Online Magazine
  • Custom ultraleather and suede interior / Modern audio
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering
  • 6.0 liter GM LS2 V8 / 400 horsepower
  • Vintage Air conditioning
  • Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes

SUMMARY

  • The beneficiary of a professional, ground-up restoration
  • Featured in the February 2017 edition of Corvette Online Magazine
  • 6.0 liter GM LS2 V8 / 400 horsepower
  • Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission / Dana 44 differential
  • Custom ultraleather and suede interior / Modern audio
  • Vintage Air conditioning
  • Powder-coated SRIII Motorsports chassis / Custom Corvette suspension
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Tastefully modified body / 18 and 19-inch Forgeline RB3C wheels

There are quite a few reasons why we sell so many top-notch Corvettes. For starters, the Corvette is, in many enthusiasts’ minds, the quintessential American classic. Given the marque’s big production numbers, they’re pretty easy to find. And, thanks to broad aftermarket support, they’re fairly easy to build and maintain. That said; every classic takes patience. And building a project to the level of this magazine-featured Stingray can quickly fall into a lifelong saga. That’s why, increasingly, enthusiasts are walking directly in to our showroom and kicking the words “finding” and “building” right out of the conversation. Wrapping silky aesthetics around a custom chassis, a custom cockpit and a spry LS2/6-speed drivetrain, this coupe is all about the phrase “quintessential American classic”!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Sourced from the dry plains of Texas, this Stingray is just weekend miles out of a professional, ground-up restoration that was conducted by Keith Standish of Keith’s Auto Repair Service. That reboot planted solid fiberglass under Ford Ruby Red 2-stage that’s trimmed in Ford Caribou Black Metallic war paint and finished with gold and gray stripes. And that pigment shines well against stylish yet subtle customization. At the front of the car, a custom fascia incorporates seventh-generation Corvette winglets between a custom, LED-lined grille and a custom, textured chin spoiler. That widened clip seamlessly flows into a picturesque profile, which plants custom rockers beneath vertical fender gills, seventh-generation Corvette marker lamps and a full suite of seventh-generation Corvette badging. At the top of that fuselage, a tucked and smoothed bumper reflects seventh-generation Corvette cross-flags, which lead the eye to a C7-inspired hood. At the back of that hood, stainless-trimmed glass hoists factory T-tops above sixth-generation Corvette mirrors and sleek, body-matched door handles. And at the back of the car, a one-piece bumper, sourced from a first-generation Camaro, reflects LED taillights, more seventh-generation Corvette badging and a modified roll pan that fairs polished exhaust tips around a tweaked tag frame.

ENGINE

Check the car’s custom engine bay and you’ll find six liters of LS2 small block that combines a sturdy aluminum casting with a hot cam and lightweight 243 heads to twist stout 10.9 to 1 compression in to 400 horsepower and 400 lb./ft. of torque. At the front of the engine, Billet Specialties Tru Trac components spin a polished Powermaster alternator next to a polished air filter and polished AC compressor. High octane fossils are provided by GM electronic fuel injection. Sparks are sequenced through fresh AC Delco plug wires. Cooling comes courtesy of a polished Be Cool radiator and two electric puller fans. Everything communicates well thanks to Speartech LS wiring. And details like a custom plenum cover, polished Billet Specialties valve covers and a polished master cylinder ensure the color-keyed mill shows every bit as good as it performs.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Bottom-side, a powder-coated SRIII Motorsports Stage II chassis proves the perfect foundation for the car’s inspired resurrection. That curve-carving skeleton rides a custom suspension that’s comprised of a fifth-generation Corvette front-clip, a fourth-generation Corvette rear-half and Viking coil-over-shocks. Behind the LS2, a Stage 1 Street Ceramix clutch kicks a Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed, which spins a Dana 44 pumpkin. Power rack-and-pinion steering works well with Wilwood disc brakes, which clamp two 6-piston calipers around 14-inch drilled and slotted rotors, and two 4-piston calipers around 13-inch drilled and slotted rotors. Spent gases traverse GM manifolds and large-diameter pipes to vibrate an X-shaped crossover and polished Magnaflow mufflers. And torque meets the pavement through Forgeline RB3Cs, which spin 255/40ZR18 Michelin Pilot Super Sports in front of 295/35ZR19 Michelin Pilot Super Sports.

INTERIOR

Inside this Chevy you’ll find a stylish, custom cockpit that was installed by Palmas Upholstery of McAllen, Texas. Sixth-generation Corvette buckets center Keystone suede in creamy Mocha ultraleather. In front of those seats, a Marquez Design dash trims Vintage Air climate control and Auto Meter American Muscle telemetry and attractive carbon fiber accents. Under that dash, a K.A.R.S.-tweaked console stacks Pioneer touchscreen audio in front of a billet Bowler shifter, pushbutton ignition and switches for power windows. And in front of the driver, a stylish Billet Specialties steering wheel laps a tilting Ididit column.

With its spry small block, custom suspension and custom furnishings, this awesome Corvette combines explosive horsepower with excellent handling and classic American appeal. Nothing’s simply ‘adequate’ about this car; it’s an exceptionally well-done street machine that’ll provide years of invigorating performance and turn heads anywhere it goes. If you’re looking for a stunning Detroit super star that has the muscle to back up its killer good looks, this clean Chevy is your next cruiser!

Basic

Year
1972
Make
Chevrolet
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Corvette
Secondary Model
n/a
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Resto-Mod
Mileage
1

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
LS2 V8
Engine Number
n/a
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission Type
6 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
T56
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM/CD/DVD
Battery Location
RH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes

Interior

Interior Color
Beige
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Ultraleather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Burgundy Metallic
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat
Stripes
Yes

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Independent
Rear Suspension Type
Independent
Axle Specification
Dana 44
Front Wheel Specification
18"
Rear Wheel Specification
19"
Front Tire Specification
255/40ZR18
Rear Tire Specification
295/35ZR19
Front Brakes Specification
Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Disc
Spare
n/a
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
MagnaFlow

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
http://www.corvetteonline.com/features/car-features/ls-powered-restomod-1972-src3-corvette-by-k-a-r-s/

Our Service Programs

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