1972 Chevrolet Nova



The 1972 Nova received only minor trim changes. The Rally option with special suspension returned and was a rather popular choice with 33,319 sold.

Super Sport equipment went on 12,309 coupes, some of which also had the Rally package.

Mid-year a sunroof option became available on two-door models, and production moved to Norwood, OH to be produced alongside the Camaro.

The Torque Drive transmission was dropped from the list of options, and all horsepower ratings were now written as SAE net.

Production Numbers

SS 12,309
2-Dr. Sedan 260,215
4-Dr. Sedan 89,518
Total Production 362,042

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
Turbo-Fire 307 307ci 1x2bbl 130hp - - -
Turbo-Fire 250 250ci 1x1bbl 110hp - - -
Turbo-Fire 350 350ci 1x2bbl/1x4bbl 165/200hp - - 15.47 sec @ 88.93 mph


  • Powerglide
  • 4-Speed Manual (fully synch)
  • 3-Speed Manual (fully synch)
  • Turbo Hydra-Matic

Paint & Colors


Tuxedo Black
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


Dark Blue
Dark Green
Light Covert
Medium Tan

OEM Brochures

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