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1972 Chevrolet Chevelle

1972 Chevelle

Changes in emissions regulations and a gas crisis virtually ended the performance image of the Chevelle for 1972. The 1972 Chevelle remained nearly identical to the 1971 model. However, the SS option was now available to any Chevelle with a V8, no longer did SS mean superior performance.


Base, convertible, Malibu (high decorative options)

Heavy Chevy: Based on Malibu body option and included, side stripes, black-out grille, ralleye wheels, heavy chevy badging, optional cowl hood and hood pins. Could order with base 307 200hp motor or option for L65, L48, or 300hp 402 motor.

SS: Available in all models as package (all motors). Chrome wheel moldings, SS badges, cowl induction hood, heavy duty suspension, and decorative engine compartment (chrome).

SS-454: Included decorative engine compartment (chrome), dual exhaust with chrome tips, blacked out grille, dual hood pins, optional cowl induction hood, raised white letter tires, and 15 by 7 inch sport wheels. Motor options was the 454cid 270 net hp motor (LS5) .

Engine options for Chevelle SS:

Cid HP Info
350 165 L65
350 175 L48
396 (402) 240 LS3
454 270 LS5

Note: HP ratings in 1972 are net ratings. Prior ratings are gross.


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