Stored Since 1991: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette

Christmas has come, and maybe you didn’t get your certain someone that special gift they were hoping for? Well nothing says “I love you” like a project car that will involve time and money like this 1972 Chevrolet Corvette. Stored in a barn since 1991, this Corvette is a complete project that does run, but needs to be revived. With the clock ticking down, this Corvette is currently bid up to $6,300. Check it out here on eBay out of Montgomery City, Missouri.

Dingy, dirty, and all there, the 350 V8 is a runner. I imagine this engine was bottle fed to get it going again. Although this project is in need of work, this ‘Vette is equipped with air conditioning. The brake system definitely needs attention, and the seller says that the frame will need to be replaced. There is a fair amount of surface rust underneath, even a few crispy areas, but I do not see any blatant rot on the frame.

Although a bit tattered, the interior is quite acceptable for its age and storage. The dash looks quite nice and worthy of being used again upon this car’s restoration. The passenger side door panel is missing, but otherwise this interior is complete.

The paint is chipping off of this ‘Vette, but I do not see any broken or cracked fenders. The only “body” damage I see is that the tire well cover has a section broken out of it. I imagine a good sanding and a little body work would have this ‘Vette ready to spray. The underside of this car is well covered in surface rust, so I would also suspect that you will spend a lot of time bead blasting and painting/coating the suspension and frame components. Could this Corvette be the perfect project for the coming New Year?


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  1. MFerrell

    This ‘Vette could be a good buy for up to $10k, but would warrant an in-person inspection to determine the extent of frame rust. I wouldn’t worry about making a “concours correct” show car of it, that would be a complete waste of money and car. But a clean driver, definitely!

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  2. Mark R.

    How does anyone do this to a Corvette?

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  3. 1st Gear

    Another piece of “body damage” is spelled “luggage rack”. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE.

    • Frank Sumatra

      Good point. The rack would certainly be the first item addressed during a restoration. Right after the frame, brakes, engine, fuel lines, bodywork, interior , weatherstripping, and paint.

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      I loved having a luggage rack on mine. Came in handy for anyone who wanted to use their car for anything but a short drive.

      I think the rack adds a bit of 70’s “flair” to the car.

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  4. Vincent Zebraitis

    I’m rebuilding a ’69 350 convertible in Monoco orange.

    These things eat money. Unless you have found personal memories of 1972, the effort for a hard top is just not worth it.

  5. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Ended: Dec 29, 2018 , 11:40AM
    Winning bid:US $7,100.00
    [ 12 bids ]

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