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Rides from the Readers: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette
Today’s featured vehicle is a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette. This year marked only incremental changes for the C3, though the very next model year would usher in the era of “rubberized” bumpers on each end; 1972 marked the last year for the trim chrome bumpers. Overall you’d need to be an eagle-eyed Vette fan indeed to distinguish between this model year and the two preceding ones. Mechanically, the big news for ’72 was a standard positraction rear, the withdrawal of the LS6, and the downward tick in horsepower ratings thanks to the adoption of SAE Net calculations.
This particular Vette belongs to reader Robert Defraeye, who bought the silver coupe when he was 21 years old ...