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1972 Corvette

Wheelbase: 98" Track: 58.7" Front / 59.4" Rear Height: 47.8" Coupe
Length: 182.5" Width: 69" Curb Weight: 3,305 lbs.
Tire Size: F70x15" Plant: St. Louis

The appearance changes were again minimal for 1972. The 1972 Corvette was the last to feature front and rear chrome bumpers, a bright "egg crate" grill, side fender grills and the removable rear window. This was the last year for the RPO-LT1 and RPO-ZR1, although the ZR1 code was again used in 1990 and the LT1 designated a new base engine in 1992.

1972 Options:

Code

Description

Quantity

19437

Base Corvette Sport Coupe

20,496

19467

Base Corvette Convertible

6,508

Custom Interior Trim

8,709

AV3

Three Point Seat Belts

17,693

A31

Power Windows

9,495

A85

Custom Shoulder Belts

749

C07

Auxiliary Hardtop (Convertible)

2,646

C08

Vinyl Covering For Aux. Hardtop

811

C50

Rear Window Defroster

2,221

C60

Air Conditioning

17,001

Optional Rear Axle Ratio

1,986

J50

Power Brakes

18,770

K19

Air Injection Reactor

3,912

LS5

454ci 270hp Engine

3,913

LT1

350ci 255hp Engine

1,741

M21

4 Speed Manual Close Ratio

1,638

M40

Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission

14,543

N37

Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column

12,992

N40

Power Steering

23,794

PO2

Deluxe Wheel Cover

3,593

PT7

White Stripe Tires F70x15

6,666

PU9

White Letter Tires F70x15

16,623

T60

Heavy Duty Battery

2,969

U69

AM/FM Radio

19,480

U79

AM/FM Radio Stereo

7,189

YF5

California Emissions Test

1967

ZR1

Special Purpose LT1 Engine Package

20

Serial Numbers: 1Z37K2S500001 through 1Z37K2S527004

For Convertibles, the third digit is a "6"


Fifth digit varies as follows: K=350ci - 200hp, L=350ci -225hp, W=454ci, 270hp

Suffix:

CDH: 350ci, 200hp MT EC CPH: 454ci, 270hp MT
CDJ: 350ci, 200hp AT EC CPJ: 454ci, 270hp AT UU
CKW: 350ci, 200hp MT CRS: 350ci, 255hp AR AT
CKX: 350ci, 200hp AT CRT: 350ci, 255hp MT AR UU
CKY: 350ci, 255hp MT CSR: 454ci, 270hp MT AR
CKZ: 350ci, 255hp (ZR1) MT CSS: 454ci, 270hp AT AR

MT=Manual Trans, AT=Automatic Trans, PS=Power Steering, AC=Air Conditioning, SD=Second Design, IG=Transistor Ignition, EC=Emission Control, EP=Early Production, AH=Aluminum Heads, UU=Uncertain Usage

The ZR1 included the LT1 Engine, M21 Transmission, heavy-duty power brakes, transistor ignition, special aluminum radiator, and special springs, shocks, and front and rear stabilizer bars. 1972 ZR1's generally had no fan shrouds..

Base Engine: 350ci V8 200hp

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