1972 Chevrolet Chevelle

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Overview


The base Chevelle consisted of the sport coupe and 4-door sedan. One change, however, was the introduction of a suspended accelerator instead of the hinged one at the bottom.


The majority of the styling remained for the 1972 Chevelle, but included a new grille and new parking lights mounted on the leading edges of the fenders.

Lower displayed performance was evident because GM required all performance numbers to be reported as net engine ratings.

The base Chevelle consisted of the sport coupe and 4-door sedan. One change, however, was the introduction of a suspended accelerator instead of the hinged one at the bottom.

The Heavy Chevy that was released late 1971, was basically the economy version of the SS. It could be had with any of the V8s, except the 454, which was exclusive to the SS.

The SS Package showed little change from the previous year. It still had the unique black grille and a domed hood with lock pins. This was the only package the 454 was available with.


Production Numbers


Greenbriar 9,345
Chevelle Standard 49,352
El Camino and El Camino Standard 57,147
Concours 94,363
Malibu 290,008
Monte Carlo 180,819
Nomad 10,724
Heavy Chevy Package (inc. in std. Chevelle) 9,508
Total Production 701,266

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
I-6 250ci 1x1bbl 145hp 230 lb-ft - -
C8 307ci 1x2bbl 130hp 230 lb-ft - -
V8 350ci 1x4bbl 175hp 280 lb-ft - -
V8 350ci 1x2bbl 165hp 280 lb-ft - -
V8 402ci 1x4bbl 240hp 345 lb-ft - -
V8 454ci 1x4bbl 270hp 390 lb-ft 8.0 sec 15.1 sec @ 93 mph

Transmission


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Powerglide
  • Turbo Hydro-Matic

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Antique White
Pewter Silver
Ascot Blue
Mulsanne Blue
Spring Green
Gulf Green
Sequoia Green
Covert Tan
Placer Gold
Cream Yellow
Golden Brown
Mohave Gold
Orange Flame
Midnight Bronze
Cranberry Red

Interior

Black
Blue
Covert
Dark Green
Tan
White

OEM Brochures


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