1972 El Camino Parts and Restoration Specifications
The 1972 El Camino received a minor frontal redesign from that of the previous year with one piece corner lights replacing the double stacks units. The grille was changed as well as the grille moldings and the bowtie emblem was replaced by a Chevelle emblem at the lower driver side corner.
The 1972 El Camino trim was available in three levels including the base model El Camino, the El Camino Custom, and the El Camino SS. The 1972 El Camino base model featured bright windshield moldings and reverse lights on the tailgate. Not much else changed. 1972 El Camino Customs were only available with a V8 engine. They also featured bright window moldings, body side moldings, wheel house moldings, bed moldings, tailgate moldings, and silver anodized lower body finish. The 1972 Chevelle Super Sport option was available on everything but 307 models. The basic Super Sport option featured a blacked out grille, a domed hood or cowl induction hood with pins, specially styled wheels, round instrument gauges, heavy duty suspension, power front disc brakes, and 15 x 7 inch wheels.
The buyer could have ordered a number of different El Camino exterior colors including Antique White, Pewter Silver, Dusk Gray Poly, Tuxedo Black, Ascot Blue Poly, Mediterranean Blue Poly, Spring Green Poly, Gulf Green Poly, Oasis Green Poly, Sequoia Green Poly, Covert Tan, Placer Gold Poly, Desert Cold Poly, Cream Yellow, Golden Brown Poly, Turin Tan, Driftwood, Mohave Gold Poly, Orange Flame Poly, Midnight Bronze Poly, Aegean Brown, and Cranberry Red. Vinyl tops were available in white, black, blue, green, and tan.
To complement the wide variety of available colors were the available drive train combinations that could be opted for on the 1972 El Camino. Base power was had by a six cylinder engine. Buyers who wanted more power could opt for a V-8.
About 57,000 1971 Chevrolet El Caminos were produced.
1972 El Camino Information
2 Door Pickup
250 cubic inch 110 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 cubic inch 240 horsepower V-8 (base)
454 cubic inch 270 horsepower (optional)