Mecum Spotlight

Corvette to be Sold at Indy

Larry Jewett - May 08, 2012 10:27 AM


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This 1972 Corvette convertible is Lot S57 and is scheduled to cross the block on national television on Saturday, May 19 as part of the Mecum Spring Classic.
Only one Corvette received factory-applied Black paint in 1972, and this is it. Known simply as “The Black 72”, this 1972 Corvette convertible was built by an executive special order placed by GM President Pete Estes. It was factory equipped with a 350/200 HP V-8, Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, air conditioning and an auxiliary hard top and retains all that original equipment today in addition to the original paint, interior and soft top. Notable for its appearance in Jessica Simpson’s 2004 music video "Take My Breath Away", the car was also awarded the NCRS 4 Star Bowtie and Top Flight awards - the latter with a score of 96.6% - in 2011. Truly a collectable, museum quality piece, the “Black 72” is extensively documented with multiple build sheets, tank sticker, window sticker, Protect-O-Plate, shippers copy, owner's manual and complete ownership history.
More than 2,100 cars are expected to cross the block at the event, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, May 15-20. Complete details can be found at