Production Numbers: 27,004
Color Combinations: Pewter Silver, Targa Blue, Bryar Blue, Elkhart Green, Steel Cities Gray, Sunflower Yellow, Mille Miglia Red, Classic White, War Bonnet Yellow, Ontario Orange.
Engine Type: 350 CID / 454 CID, V-8 Overhead valve Cast iron block
Transmission: 4-Speed close-ratio transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic
Additional Stats: Last year of the LT-1 engine, the removable rear window, the front and rear chrome bumpers, and the windshield wiper door
Just like its predecessor, the 1972 Chevrolet Corvette did not see a lot of aesthetic deviations from the 1970 Corvette. It was the highest-selling model out of the three by a reasonable difference, finally finding the popularity the line hadn’t really found since 1969. By this year, however, convertibles were on their way out of the mainstream market. Only a fifth of the produced 1972 Corvettes were convertibles, a testament to the general preference for coupe models.
For the first time, the majority of the Corvette production slate featured automatic transmission (54%), and the 1972 model saw the popular key-activated anti-theft alarm system becoming a production standard. Although the iconic Stingray convertible was no longer selling as much as it used to, the Corvette, once mostly known for their convertibles, was surviving and thriving as a coupe vehicle.
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