1972 Chevelle Parts and Restoration Information

The 1972 Chevelle was pretty much the same as the previous year which the exception of a new grille and one piece side marker lights. While the mighty big blocks were still available in the Super Sport models, emissions and high insurance rates caused horsepower numbers to dwindle even more for 1972. Power was now measured in net horsepower rather than gross horsepower, so performance numbers seriously declined. Most experts agree that this was the last of the muscle cars.

The 1972 Chevelle was available in several trim levels including the base Chevelle, Chevelle Malibu, Chevelle Concours Estate, Chevelle SS396, SS454 and new Heavy Chevy Each configuration could be ordered with a six cylinder (except SS) or V8 engine. Body style included 2 door sport coupes, 2 door sedans, 2 door convertibles, 4 door sedans, 2 door wagons, or 4 door wagons.

Interiors could be optioned with either bucket seats or bench seats and were available in many colors. The most popular were Black, Dark Blue, Jade Green, Sandalwood, and Dark Saddle. The buyer could have ordered a number of different exterior colors including Antique White, Pewter Silver, Dusk Gray Poly, Tuxedo Black, Ascot Blue Poly, Mediterranean Blue Poly, Mulsanne Blue, Fathom Blue Poly, Spring Green Poly, Gulf Green Poly, Oasis Green Poly, Sequoia Green Poly, Covert Tan, Placer Gold Poly, Desert Gold Poly, Cream Yellow, Golden Brown Poly, Turin Tan, Driftwood, Mohave Gold Poly, Orange Flame Poly, Midnight Bronze Poly, Aegean Brown, Cranberry Red. Vinyl tops were available in white, black, blue, green, and covert tab. Convertible tops came in black or white.

To complement the wide variety of available colors were the available drive train combinations that could be opted for on the 1972 Chevelle. Base power was had by one of two available six cylinder. Buyers who wanted more power could opt for a V-8. Big block were in abundance with the regular availability of both 396 and 454 cubic inch engines. Manual transmissions were either 3 speeds or 4 speeds and automatic transmissions were either the 2 speed Powerglide or 3 speed Turbo Hydramatics.

About 450,800 1972 Chevelles were produced.

Model Options

1972 Chevelle Nomad Wagon Information

Body Styles

4 door wagon

 

 

 

Engine Options

250 cubic inch 145 horsepower 6 cylinder (base)

307 cubic inch 130 horsepower V-8 (base)

350 cubic inch 165 horsepower V-8 (optional)

350 cubic inch 175 horsepower V-8 (optional)

402 (396) cubic inch 240 horsepower V-8 (optional)

 

 

1972 Chevelle Information

Body Styles

4 door sedan

2 door sport coupe

4 door wagon

 

 

 

Engine Options

250 cubic inch 145 horsepower 6 cylinder (base)

307 cubic inch 130 horsepower V-8 (base)

350 cubic inch 165 horsepower V-8 (optional)

350 cubic inch 175 horsepower V-8 (optional)

402 (396) cubic inch 240 horsepower V-8 (optional)

 

 

1972 Chevelle Malibu Information

Body Styles

4 door sedan

4 door sport sedan

2 door sport coupe

2 door convertible

4 door Concours Wagon

 

 

 

Engine Options

250 cubic inch 145 horsepower 6 cylinder (base)

307 cubic inch 130 horsepower V-8 (base)

350 cubic inch 165 horsepower V-8 (optional)

350 cubic inch 175 horsepower V-8 (optional)

402 (396) cubic inch 240 horsepower V-8 (optional)

 

 

1972 Chevelle Malibu Concours Estate Wagon Information

Body Styles

4 door wagon

 

 

 

Engine Options

250 cubic inch 145 horsepower 6 cylinder (base)

307 cubic inch 130 horsepower V-8 (base)

350 cubic inch 165 horsepower V-8 (optional)

350 cubic inch 175 horsepower V-8 (optional)

402 (396) cubic inch 240 horsepower V-8 (optional)

 

 

1972 Chevelle Heavy Chevy Information

Body Styles

2 door sport coupe

 

 

 

Engine Options

307 cubic inch 130 horsepower V-8 (base)

350 cubic inch 165 horsepower V-8 (optional)

350 cubic inch 175 horsepower V-8 (optional)

402 (396) cubic inch 240 horsepower V-8 (optional)

 

 

1972 Chevelle SS (Super Sport) Information

Body Styles

2 door sport coupe

2 door convertible

 

 

 

Engine Options

350 cubic inch 165 horsepower V-8 (base)

350 cubic inch 175 horsepower V-8 (optional)

402 (396) cubic inch 240 horsepower V-8 (optional)

 

 

1972 Chevelle SS454 (Super Sport) Information

Body Styles

2 door sport coupe

2 door convertible

 

 

 

Engine Options

454 cubic inch 270 horsepower V-8 (optional)