1972 Dodge Challenger



In 1972 Dodge redesigned the Challenger. It was basically the same body but with a different look.

In 1972 Dodge redesigned the Challenger. It was basically the same body but with a different look. The grille and taillights were the most noticeable of all the changes. The taillights were now separated from one another. The headlights were also separated from one another. The Challenger could only be ordered with two body styles, Dodge did away with the convertible. The Challenger Rallye was the high-performance option and came with a 318-cid V-8 standard. It had side scoops behind the front wheels and strobe-type stripes that ran the full length of the car.

Reminisce from the 71 Challenger still lingered when Dodge decided to go back to the chrome bumpers, instead of using color bumpers. This year was the death of the big blocks. Monster power died in 72.

Production Numbers

Challenger: 2-Dr Hardtop 16,017
Challenger: 2-Dr Rallye 6,902
Total Production 22,919

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP 0 to 60 Quarter mile
225 I6 225ci 1x1bbl 110 - -
318 V8 318ci 1x1bbl 150hp @ 3600 - -
340 V8 340ci 1x1bbl 240 8.5 16.0


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • TorqueFlite

Paint & Colors


Light Blue
Bright Blue Metallic
Light Green Metallic
Dark Green Metallic
Eggshell White
Light Gold
Gold Metallic
Dark Gold Metallic
Dark Tan Metallic
Light Gunmetal Metallic
Medium Tan Metallic
Super Blue
Hemi Orange
Top Banana



OEM Brochures

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