Corvettes for Sale: 1972 Corvette Stingray with LS6 454 V8


Corvettes for Sale: 1972 Corvette Stingray with LS6 454 V8

Too bad there’s no video accompanying the Craigslist ad for this 1972 Corvette Stingray coupe.

We bet the sound produced by its 454 LS6 engine, Hooker powder-coated side pipes, and headers would be music to a lot of ears, including our own.

Indeed, the seller – who says this custom red over tan leather Stingray has been in the family since 1995 – says it makes an “awesome sound.”


This Corvette is being offered out of the Bellmawr, New Jersey area for $35,000 and would seem to check a lot of the boxes for early C3 fans.

It’s an original big block car, though we aren’t told if the numbers-matching 454 LS6 engine is still residing under the hood. Regardless, the seller notes that the top end of the engine is all new and the car is “super fast” but at the same time cautions interested parties that it’s “never [been] raced or driven hard.”

Corvettes for Sale: 1972 Corvette Stingray with LS6 454 V8

We’re not always fans of custom paint jobs, but we tend to like this car’s red paint that has been tastefully accented with white stripes around the rear end and atop the hood and fenders, a la the Motion Corvettes of the era.

With its M22 rock crusher four-speed manual transmission, we’re sure this car could burn up those Eagle GTs nicely. At the same time, it has creature comforts like power steering and power brakes, and everything is said to work except for – you guessed it – the clock. Does anyone have a working clock from the old days?

Corvettes for Sale: 1972 Corvette Stingray with LS6 454 V8

The interior is described as being in “beautiful condition,” and no surprise, since the sellers say the entire car has been “meticulously maintained” during their 27 years of ownership.

With a slightly lowered stance, this is one mean Stingray that the seller says you “must-see and drive to appreciate.”

What do you think of this 1972, the last year to feature chrome bumpers, front and rear?

Corvettes for Sale: 1972 Corvette Stingray with LS6 454 V8

Several readers have reminded us that the LS6 454 V8 was only available in 1971.


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  1. The overall appeal is too controversial…The C3 body style is sexyer as convertible since the rear cab was a design disaster. The chrome bumpers are body slimming excersice for the Fat Ass but are nonfunctional. Rear tires are way too tall resulting a cartoonish look. The main positive are the side pipes with header collectors exposed.

  2. There were no LS6s made in ’72. 1971 was the only year for the LS6 in a Corvette. So, this car can’t have matching numbers.

  3. It’s super fast, but hasn’t been driven hard. Maybe if driven hard it is…I don’t know? Supersonic? 🤔

  4. Also no M22 in ’72, but probably not a M22 anyway. People think if it has a drain plug, it’s a M22. 35K? HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa

  5. Everything works. (“Bubba, quick put the 4×4 behind the rear wheel before it rolls into the street”)


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