1972 Chevrolet Camaro

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Overview


It was a rough year for GM, but especially the Camaros.


1972 was a low-production year due to a strike at the plant where the cars were being produced, and the ’72 was one of the lowest production years ever. Sales were also declining due to the drop in performance options, and on top of all of that, over 1,000 Camaros were scrapped because they did not meet the new federal safety standards with the bumper.

Distinguishable for the new year was a grill with a large egg crate. Three-point shoulder belts were installed for the first time, and this year would be the last year SS models were produced until 1996.

The RS package included numerous cosmetic changes including a distinctive front-end look that most noticeably featured two front bumpers on the left and right of the nose of the car instead of the normal full-width bumper. Virtually identical to the previous year.

The SS package contained a modified 350 V8 producing 200hp, along with distinctive trim including a blacked-out grill with the SS emblem. It was possible to order a RS/SS.

The Z/28 came standard with a 350ci, 255 hp V8.

Production Numbers


Sport Coupe 58,544
RS 11,364
Z/28 2,575
Total Production 80,015

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
L22 I-6 250ci 1x1bbl 110 185 lb-ft - -
Z/28 350ci 1x4bbl 255 280 lb-ft 7.7 sec 15.2 sec @ 86.6 mph
Std. V8 307ci 1x2bbl 130 230 lb-ft - -
L48 350ci 1x4bbl 200 280 lb-ft - -
L65 350ci 1x2bbl 165 280 lb-ft - -
LS3 396ci 1x4bbl 240 345 lb-ft - -

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
Flame Orange
Midnight Bronze
Cranberry Red

Interior

Black
Blue
Green
Tan
Covert
White

Transmissions


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • Special 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Powerglide Automatic
  • Turbo Hydra-Matic

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