One-owner ’72 Baldwin-Motion Corvette had spent 26 years in a barn before enthusiast Dave Belk found it.

Baldwin-Motion’s Joel Rosen is probably best known for his NHRA record-setting 427 & 454 Camaros and small and big-block Cobras. But Rosen was a diehard Corvette enthusiast and a good friend of Zora Arkus-Duntov. Zora was a big Baldwin-Motion Corvette fan; especially the Phase III GT. He’s shown with Joel Rosen, left, at the New York Auto Show introduction of the prototype Phase III GT.

Corvettes were the halo cars of the Baldwin-Motion 427 and 454 Supercar portfolio and this ’72 Corvette, built for a highly-decorated and paraplegic Vietnam vet, is really special. A rare, exclusive ZL-X 454 engine powers it. And it is now a prized possession of Dave Belk, a serious collector and Motion enthusiast.

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