A Must-Have for Serious Collectors!
For the knowledgeable Corvette® enthusiast, this model falls into the Must Have category. Model year '72 marked the end of an era for the ultimate American sports car, as those distinctive front and rear chrome bumpers made their last appearance. The age of mirror-polished, bright metal bracelets which had been the finishing touch of this elegant and aggressive Muscle Car since its birth in 1953 would disappear from all factory Corvette® autos built to date. The Corvette® chrome bling would be replaced with a body color bumper in the front in 1973 and both front and rear by 1974. The 1972 Corvette® was also the last year for the removable rear window on the coupe and the legendary LT-1 solid-lifter, high-compression engine option, making it a must-have Corvette® for any serious car collector. The LT-1 engine designation would reappear again 1992 as a new and improved base 350 engine, much different from this '70s powerhouse. Although the horsepower rating for the 1972 LT-1 would experience a dramatic decrease from 330 hp in '71 to 255 hp in '72, she maintained her sleek profile and elegant styling, even adding for the first time on the LT-1 engine...air conditioning! The number of 1972 LT-1-air cars built is believed to be only 240.
This superb precision model sports a fully appointed interior and the definitive re-creation of the V-8 OHV RPO LT-1 engine under the hood. Working features include operable steering, spinning road wheels and functional suspension. Hard-top and soft-top included.
The Franklin Mint is pleased to offer this tribute to Corvette® history with its 1:24 scale precision die-cast 1972 Corvette® LT-1 Convertible replica.
Limited Edition of 5,000