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1972 Dodge Challenger

1972 Challenger

The 1972 Dodge Challenger represented the beginning to the end of the once powerful Dodge. By this time the Challenger, like most other muscle cars has suffered the performance crunch and gas crises that are sweeping the country. Gone are the R/T packages and the big blocks. The only high performance model available to the 1972-1974 Dodge Challenger was the Rallye package.

Models:

Base: slant six or 315 2bbl. However, options included the 340, and 383. However, at this level don't expect a performance image.

Rallye: Heavy duty supsension, cooling, stronger brakes, and striping/decorative package. Also, included 340 engine.

Powertrain options:

Cid Compression Horsepower Torque
225 8.4 145 @ 4000 215 @ 2400
340 8.5 240 @ 4800 340 @ 3500
318 8.3 180 @ 4400 255 @ 2400

 

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