Hagerty readers and Hagerty Drivers Club members share their cherished collector and enthusiast vehicles with us via our contact email, firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re showcasing some of our favorite stories among these submissions. To have your car featured, send complete photography and your story of ownership to us at the above email.
Today’s featured car is a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette. This particular example packs the solid-lifter LT-1 engine, which displaced 350 cubic inches and made 255 horsepower for this model year. Notably, the 1972 Vettes are also the final year to sport chrome bumpers at each end. 1973 models received a urethane schnoz, and in 1974, both rear and front fascias were “rubberized.”
This particular ’72 Vette belongs to Ed Harrow and led him, over the course of a two-year restoration, to make several unexpected friends. Harrow wanted to unearth the car’s original ownership history, but all leads to the Massachusetts dealership that originally sold the car fell flat. So he headed to West Brookfield, Massachusetts to do some investigation. Thanks to the town’s historical commission, that very night Harrow found himself talking to his car’s original owner—46 years later.
His Vette is now fully restored, and the blue ’70s beauty is now doubly important to Harrow because of the people he’s met along the way.