1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT-1 - Sun Worshiper

This Sunflower Yellow '72 shark soaks up the rays

Kevin Shaw Jun 25, 2007 0 Comment(s)

His car is one of the 1,543 Corvettes to leave the factory paint booth with Sunflower Yellow, the brilliant tint that glistens like something similar to the golden temples of the Aztecs. the ancient religion of sun worshipers taught that all power came from a benevolent sun god. Much like photosynthesis, they believed that man's life force, as well as all of nature, radiated from the giant middle class star central to our solar system. The truth of the sun's influence on life on earth would later be confirmed by Western scientists and astronomers, proving the ancients right.

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RIDE ::: Stunning in Sunflower Yellow, the LT-1 made for a big-block contender in affordable trim and accommodations. For the man with a lead foot on a beer budget, this was the car!

Yellow always designates light and energy. That is why yellow has always been a dangerous color for Corvette owners. Mating such an attention-drawing color to such an obvious performance machine proved problematic, as enthusiasts sometimes referred to the color as Pull-Me-Over Yellow or Look-at-Me Yellow. To see a big-powered yellow Corvette blazing by is like watching a solar flare.

Gary discovered this untouched, unrestored LT-1 in May 2000 and quickly snatched it up from the original owner. The only catch was the original owner had the car repainted the original hue in 1989.

Making sure that this '72 was the real McCoy, Gary had the yellow coupe scanned and scoured by the meticulous judges of the National Corvette Restoration Society (NCRS). The Corvette received an amazing five NCRS Top Flight Awards and two NCRS Performance Verified Awards. Highlights of this timepiece's originality include the original spare tire (never been used) and the factory tank sticker on the manufacturer's fuel tank. The interior has never been removed or repaired. the LT-1 was optioned with power steering and brakes, as well as an AM/FM radio.

This Corvette is an ideal example of what was available from the General in the last year of true Corvette performance before the woes of that generation strangled the last bit of life from the musclecar craze and ushered in a decade of low performance and unnecessary opulence.




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