The manual convertible top can be lowered without leaving the driver’s seat – a very convenient feature at the time
While the “Stingray” name was used throughout the previous C2 generation, the C3 launched without it. The “Stingray” name didn’t return until the 1969 model year. To this day, it is unclear why
While the body was completely different from the C2 it replaced, the rolling chassis was still the same, down to the 98″ wheelbase
The large fender mounted side louvers are fully functional, allowing exhaust heat to escape
While they scream performance, the famous exhaust side pipes (available in 1969+) were pushed by the styling and marketing team rather than the performance team. The double-walled pipes were essentially a stretched low restriction reverse flow muffler with a single baffle in the middle. The inner pipe (only 1-7/8″) proved to be more restrictive than the standard rear exit exhaust. However, aftermarket side pipes are more performance oriented, and are a popular upgrade
There was an option package known as RPO “ZR1”, which was produced in limited numbers. The ZR1 came with a “special purpose” 255hp V8 (a solid lifter LT1), a heavy duty 4spd (M22), HD suspension, bigger brakes, and aluminum radiator. Chevrolet did NOT recommend this engine package for street driving, and therefore refused to make this package available to people who wanted any non performance oriented option (A/C, power anything, radio, etc)
The C3 ZR1 is one of the rarest small block Corvettes ever produced. Only 20 were sold in 1972, as the ZR1 package cost around $1,000 and buyers couldn’t have any luxury amenities added to their cars
Key Model Year Changes:
The only engines available now are the base 350, the hi-po LT1, the 454 big block, and the ultra rare solid lifter LT1 found in the ZR1
Horsepower ratings are now published as “net” instead of “gross”
Final year of the front chrome bumper. The following year (1973) saw it removed, while retaining the rear chrome bumper
Final year of the bright egg-crate grill, removable rear window, and large body side louvers
All interior knobs are made with a new soft-feel material
The fiber optic light monitoring system was dropped
The burglar alarm is now standard on all Corvettes
37k actual miles
This is an unrestored original car
Only one repaint since new
Matching numbers L48 350. 4spd
Special Order “War Bonnet Yellow”
High option car: A/C, Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes, Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column, Deluxe Leather Interior, Hard & Soft Tops, Luggage Rack
Factory AC blows Ice Cold with new AC Compressor
New: aluminum radiator, water pump, & complete exhaust. All new brakes. New leather seating, door panels, and carpet. New soft top and weatherstripping
Vacuum system all in working order with new actuators, canisters, and relays
Headlights and wiper door work as they should
Everything works on the car except factory clock and radio
All gauges, lighting, red indicators, and even door buzzer works
Exceptional condition. Car drives incredible with no rattles or shakes like so many have
Location: Altamonte Springs, Florida – (more photos below)
Update: craigslist ad has been deleted (sold or removed from market)
*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it.
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