National Award Winning Chevelle SS Convertible LS5 454 TH400 12 Bolt 3.31 F41 AC
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Chevelle
- SubModel: Super Sport
- Type: Convertible
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 142
- Color: Gold
- Engine size: 454 LS5 V8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Black
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1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport
The early 70s was the pinnacle of the American muscle car movement. Too much performance just wasn't enough, nd user friendliness was exchanged for a healthy combination of style, ttitude and danger. Just take a look at this award-winning Chevelle, car that wraps rare Golden Brown Metallic paint around butch styling, erious big block power and the kind of hardware that's become the stuff of legend. 1 of only 28 1972 SS454 convertibles known to exist, nd concours restored with a roster of original and NOS components, HIS is the blue chip muscle car that EVERY octane-fueled gearhead wants to own. And now, hanks to your like-minded friends at RK Motors Charlotte, ou can drive one home in better-than-new condition! If you want to be admired by your neighbors, nvied by your car club, nd loathed by the kid at the local stoplight, ick up the phone and pick up your new Chevelle!
As muscle car enthusiasts, e all know it can be very hard to prove GM provenance. Fortunately, he folks at USA-1 had the foresight to equip 1972 Chevelles with Super Sport-specific check digits. Here's a detailed look at the car's VIN and color confirming cowl tag.
VIN: 1D67W2B6678901 - Chevrolet
D - Malibu
67 - 2-door convertible
W - 454 cubic inch LS5 V8
2 - 1972 model year
B - Assembled in Baltimore, aryland
667890 - Production sequence number
COWL TAG72 - 1972 model year
13667 - 1: Chevrolet, 6: Malibu, 7: 2-door convertible
B - Assembled in Baltimore, aryland
613334 Production sequence number
704 Black Elk coated fabric interior
A52 Bench seats
57 - Golden Brown Metallic paint
B - Black top
05C - Assembled during the third week of May, 972
0526 - Data processing number
1 of roughly 70 Chevelle SS454 convertibles produced for the 1972 model year, nd the only 1972 Chevelle SS454 convertible painted GM code 57 Golden Brown Metallic, his super cool cruiser wears its striking coat of correct two-stage exceptionally well. Under that high quality paint, n incredibly straight fuselage hangs solid panels that, arring their thorough massage during a body-off restoration, ppear to have lead a quiet, rama-free existence. Those massaged panels feature-better-than factory alignment and, hen opened and closed, ound solid and function well. That functional body's combination of excellent reflections and Kansas-flat surfaces suggests many labor-intensive hours were spent blanketing every inch of its metal with top-notch finish work. And one close look at our high resolution photos reveals a striped and polished Chevy that's ready to run the street and rule the show!
By the early 70s, he Chevelle had become one of America's best-selling cars. And Chevrolet continued to introduce subtle refinements that met increasingly strict crash standards while maintaining the model's handsome and distinct profile. At the front of this sublime drop-top, monochromatic, CHEVELLE" branded grille centers a prominent "SS" emblem between two AACA plaques, wo Power Beam headlights and a fresh chrome bumper. Above that grille, functional cowl induction hood anchors rebuilt hide-a-way wipers between new pins, ristine stainless trim and like-new glass that's capped by a fresh black top. At the sides of that hood, right badging and single-unit marker lamps perfectly complement straight wheel frames, raditional door handles and a subtle sport mirror. And at the back of the car, second chrome bumper centers a second "SS" emblem between classy tail lights, pristine "Chevelle by Chevrolet" script and spotless stainless exhaust tips.
In 1972, he biggest and baddest motor you could shove between the fenders of a Chevrolet passenger car was the mighty LS5. And this car's original 454, hich hangs a familiar 3999289 casting number behind a correct "CRW" suffix stamp and matching partial VIN, wists 270 horsepower into an impressive 390 lb./ft. of torque. At the top of the mighty mill, unctional cowl induction funnels wind into an original Quadrajet carburetor that's threaded onto fresh stainless fuel lines. Below that carburetor, sea of Chevy Orange paint spreads from the engine's original intake and original, ast iron heads all the way to its original starter and original, ast iron exhaust manifolds. At the back of those manifolds, n original points distributor shoots fire through eight Packard TV R Suppression cables. And in front of those cables, reproduction Delco battery complements an original radiator and correct plastic fan shroud. Aesthetically, his road ready Chevelle's fresh exterior paint transitions nicely into a Satin Black engine bay that features a very high level of detail. New GM hoses, ith appropriate tower clamps, nake around clean Harrison air conditioning and a correct Frigidaire compressor. And all the familiar extraneous bits, ike the car's original water pump, riginal alternator housing and factory-correct smog equipment are present, orted and fully accounted for.
The theme of 'road ready' extends under this fully restored Super Sport, here you'll find super clean floors and a rebuilt, actory-accurate chassis. Behind the stout engine, rugged GM Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed sends power to a 12-bolt, osi-traction rear end that's fitted with correct 3.31 gears. Holding that killer drivetrain off the ground is a correct option F41 double A-arm front and 4-link rear suspension that's equipped with factory power steering, eavy duty sway bars and date-correct shock absorbers. The car's rebuilt power front disc and rear drum brake system is present, ccounted for and functions exceptionally well. The aforementioned manifolds dump spent gases into high performance, rue-dual pipes that mix baritone turbo mufflers with traditional, ear-mounted resonators. And power flows to the pavement via monochromatic Super Sport wheels and correct F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs. The car's frame, ree of any major damage, s painted black to match its solid satin floors. And, n keeping with its raucous 454, uch attention has been paid to making sure everything under this Chevelle is painted, agged and virtually spotless!
Featuring a host of new components, nd decked in classic black vinyl, his coupe's fully restored interior is both comfortable and inviting. Its slick front bucket and rear bench seats, hich feature embossed weave patterns that were designed to keep passenger's backs cool, how hardly any signs of wear. In front of those seats, straight and crack-free dash hangs deluxe Chevelle gauges above a correct Delco radio. Below that dash, resh black carpet, hich is protected by rugged rubber floor mats, enters a chrome horseshoe shifter inside an attractive, tainless-trimmed console. At the edge of that carpet, lean side panels hang spotless stainless trim and prerequisite "SS" emblems above chrome door hardware and small, liable armrests. In front of the driver, simple, SS" branded steering wheel laps an optional tilting column. And behind the passengers, fully restored trunk centers a full-size tire and correct jack assembly between a fresh mat and correct decklid decals.
Naturally, his pristine Chevelle is the recipient of many distinguished awards. Here's a short list of the car's major accolades:Scored 99.75% at the 2013 Maryland Chevelle Club All Chevelle Show
Awarded First Place, est Muscle at the 2011 Kuwait Concours d'Elegance
Awarded AACA Senior Grand National First Prize at the 2010 AACA Grand National Meet
Awarded AACA Senior National First Prize at the 2008 AACA National Meet
The sale of this awesome A-Body includes a showboard, estoration photos, large display of historic marketing materials, nd lists of the car's essential numbers and accomplishments.
There's no question that this slick brown Chevy is the total package! With a king-of-the-mountain big block, nmatched exclusivity and a fresh, oncours-level restoration, t was and still remains an excellent example of 'bragging rights' muscle. If you're ready to put some first class firepower in your automotive arsenal, ick up the phone and enlist this spectacular Chevelle convertible!