1972 Chevrolet Corvette - Top Flight Flyer

Charlie Carr's '72 LT-1 was a key part of the second-coming of the high-performance small-block V8 in the Corvette

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He Found It at Carlisle Charlie Carr found his '72 LT-1 coupe at Carlisle in 1992, with just 54,000 miles on it. The Targa Blue factory hue had already been repainted in basecoat/clearcoat form, as you see here.

Data File: '72 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe
Owned by Charlie Carr, Randolph, New Jersey Body
Production '72 Corvette. Bodywork and paint preparation by previous owner
Paint: Targa Blue basecoat/clearcoat; applied by previous owner

Frame: Production '72 Corvette
Suspension: (Front) Reproduction OEM coil springs with unequal-length A-arms and tubular Delco shocks (Rear) Independent rear suspension with tubular Delco shocks and reproduction OEM steel leaf spring bundle
Steering: Restored OEM GM-Saginaw recirculating-ball, non-power-assisted
Brakes: Reproduction Stainless Steel Brakes four-wheel discs with four-piston calipers, power-assisted
Wheels: OEM-style Rally wheels, 15 x 8 inches all around
Tires: Reproduction Goodyear Polyglas Wide Tread F70-15 RWL

Chevrolet overhead-valve small-block V8 (RPO LT1)
Built by: Previous owner
Modifications: .030-inch overbore
Displacement: Just over 350 cubic inches
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Cylinder heads: Production '72 LT-1 cast iron
Ignition: Delco breakerless "SE" ignition with Delco single-breaker distributor
Induction: Holley 4150 (780 cfm) four-barrel carburetor on cast aluminum high-rise intake
Exhaust: OEM cast iron exhaust manifolds with reproduction stainless steel dual exhausts
Horsepower: 255 @ 5600 rpm (Advertised net)
Torque: 280 ft. /lbs. @ 4000 rpm (Advertised net)

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Worth The Effort harlie says replacing the old seat foam with new cushions was one of the tougher jobs on this car. He also rebuilt the center gauge cluster and put new lenses on all the gauges.

OEM Muncie M21 four-speed manual
Built by: GM-Muncie Gear Division, Muncie, Indiana
Shifter: Original Corvette four-speed shifter with spring-loaded reverse lockout
Rearend: RPO G80 Positraction with 4.11:1 rear gears

Restored production '72 Corvette with optional Custom Interior Trim package (including leather seats, woodgrain trim and cut-pile carpeting)
Seats: Restored '72 Corvette buckets
Upholstery: Black leather
Carpets: Black nylon cut-pile
Instrumentation: OEM '72 Corvette (0-160 mph speedometer, 0-8000 rpm tachometer with 6500 rpm redline, plus fuel level, oil pressure, ammeter, coolant temperature gauges and electric clock)
Sound system: AM/FM Stereo radio with dash-mounted speakers
HVAC: OEM GM-Harrison heater/defroster, no A/C


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