1972 Corvette

Corvette 101 - Year Specific Datasheet

1978 Corvettes



Production:


Coupes 20,496
Convertibles 6,508
Total: 27,004
   

VINs:


1Z37K2S500001 - 1Z37K2S527004
* Convertibles: Third Digit is 6
* Fifth Digit is Engine ID:
   K=350/200 hp, L=350/255 hp, W=454/270 hp
 

Highlights:

The 1972 Corvette was the fifth production year of the 1968 - 1982 "C3" generation. The 1972 corvette was the last corvette to feature front and rear chrome bumpers. The 1968-1972 corvettes are called "steel bumper corvettes". The car was very little changed from 1971 to 1972. The 1972 corvette was also the last to have a removable rear window. The ZR1 package and the LT1 engine were offered for the last time until Chevrolet resurrected these designations in the 1990s. To reduce the possibility of shredded fan belts from high rpm runs, the LT1s with air conditioning had the base engine's 5600 rpm redline tach instead of the 6500 rpm tach. In 1972 the measuring of horsepower was changed from gross horsepower to net horsepower, thus the lower horsepower rating. Approximately 27,000 corvettes were produced in 1972. A ZR1 (ZR-1) was available in 1972. The ZR1 had the LT1 motor, the M22 transmission, heavy duty brakes, a transistor ignition, special aluminum radiator, special springs, shocks and sway bars.

Original pricing for the 1972 Corvette Coupe was $5,533. The 1972 Corvette Convertible was priced slightly lower at $5,296.

The 1972 was available with 454 cubic inch engines except in California. There were three engines available for the 1972 Corvette:

350 ci 200hp base engine
350 ci 255 hp (LT1)
454 ci 270 hp (LS5)

Regular Production Options:


RPO DESCRIPTION PRICE TOTAL
19437 Base Coupe $5,533.00 20,496
19467 Base Convertible $5,296.00 6,508
N/A Custom Interior Trim $158.00 8,709
AV3 Three Point Seat Belts NA 17,693
A31 Power Windows $85.35 9,495
A85 Custom Shoulder Belts (std. w/ coupe) $42.15 749
C07 Auxiliary Hardtop $273.85 2,646
C08 Vinyl Covering for Auxillary Hardtop $158.00 811
C50 Rear Window Defroster $42.15 2,211
C60 Air Conditioning $464.50 17,011
ZQ1 Optional Rear Axle $12.65 1,986
J50 Power Brakes $47.40 18,770
K19 Air Injection Reactor N/A 3,912
LS5 454ci, 270hp Engine $294.90 3,913
LT1 350ci, 255hp Engine $483.45 1,741
M21 4 Speed Manual, Close Ratio Transmission $0.00 1,638
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission $0.00 14,543
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column $84.30 12,992
N40 Power Steering $115.90 23,794
P02 Deluxe Wheel Cover $63.20 3,593
PT7 White Line Tires F70 x 15 $30.35 6,666
PU9 White Letter Tires F70 x 15 $43.65 16,623
T60 Heavy Duty Battery (std. w/ LS5) $15.80 2,969
U69 AM/FM Radio $178.00 19,480
U79 AM/FM Radio Stereo $283.35 7,189
YF5 California Emission Test $15.80 1,967
Z49 Canadian Base Equipment Package N/A 1,059
ZR1 Special Purpose LT1 Engine Package $1,010.05 20

Colors:

10 Exterior colors were available (Paint code in parenthesis):

Sunflower Yellow (912)
Pewter Silver (924)
Bryar Blue (945)
Elkhart Green (946)
Classic White (972)
Mille Miglia Red (973)
Targa Blue (979)
Ontario Orange (987)
Steel Cities Gray (988)
War Bonnet Yellow (989)


1972 Corvettes for Sale:

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17

1972 Corvette Coupe

Gray
Miles: 8390
PA

$36,500.00

32

1972 Corvette T-Top

Ontario Orange
Miles: 101000 (possibly actual)
FL

$28,990.00

1972 corvette for sale

1972 Corvette Coupe

White
Miles: 60,000
NY

$57,500.00

12

1972 Corvette Convertible

Pewter Silver
Miles: Unknown
FL

$29,990.00

11

1972 Corvette T-Top

Mille Miglia Red
Miles: 48105
FL

$39,990.00

11

1972 Corvette Coupe

Steel Cities Gray
Miles: 80500
PA

$24,500.00

15

1972 Corvette T-Top

White
Miles: 20000
PA

$26,999.00

9

$27,999.00

9

1972 Corvette Convertible

Mille Miglia Red
Miles: 0
GA

$54,999.00

9

1972 Corvette Coupe

Ontario Orange
Miles: 0
GA

$47,999.00

7

1972 Corvette Convertible

Ontario Orange
Miles: 44067
GA

$54,999.00