1972 Chevelle Parts and Restoration Information

1972 Chevelle Information

Changes to the 1972 Chevelle

The 1972 Chevelle was pretty much the same as the 1971 Chevelle. Slight changes included a new grille and one piece side marker lights. The 1972 Chevelle was available in several different trim levels. These included the base Chevelle, Chevelle Malibu, Chevelle Concours Estate, Chevelle SS396, and SS454, and the all-new Heavy Chevy. Body style included 2 door sports coupes, 2 door sedans, 2 door convertibles, 4 door sedans, 2 door wagons, and 4 door wagons. About 450,800 Chevelles were produced in 1972.

Power Plant Changes to the 1972 Chevelle

To complement the wide variety of available colors were the available drive train combinations that could be opted for on the 1972 Chevelle. The mighty big blocks were still available in the Super Sports models but, emissions and high insurance rates caused horsepower numbers to dwindle even more in 1972. Base models had the option of two available six cylinders engines. For buyers who wanted more power, they could opt for a V-8 Big Block engine. In 1972 Big Blocks were in abundance and both 396 and 454 cubic inch engines were regular availability.

To complement the vast availability of engines there were also a wide variety of drivetrain combinations that could be ordered on the 1972 Chevelle. Manual transmissions were either 3-speed or 4-speed and automatic transmissions were either the 2-speed Powerglide or 3-speed Turbo Hydramatics. Horsepower was now measured in net horsepower rather than gross horsepower, so performance numbers seriously declined. Most experts would agree that this was considered the last of the muscle car era.

Interior & Exterior Changes to the 1972 Chevelle

Interiors could be optioned with either bucket seats or bench seats and were available in many different colors. The most popular interior colors in 1972 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 also available in a variety of colors including white, black, blue, green, and covert tan. Convertible tops came in a black or white option.


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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
    • 2 Door Sport Coupe
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • 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 (base)
    • 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 Information (Super Sport)

  • Body Styles
    • 2 door sport coupe
    • 2 door convertible
  • Engine Options
    • 454 cubic inch 270 horsepower V-8 (optional)

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