1972 CORVETTE

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V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 1 Chevrolet Division
2 Z Corvette
3 & 4 67 convertible
37 coupe
5 K 350-cid V8
W LS5 454-cid V8 with dual exhausts
L LT-1 350-cid V8
6 2 1972
7 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
8 to 13 500001 to 527004 production sequence
1 to 7 0001001sequential production number
8 F or TFlint, MI or Tonawanda, NY
9 to 11Carburetion & transmission Code Engine Compression transmission Carburetor Extras
CRS 350-cid 200-hp V-8 8.5:1 K-19 automatic four-barrel  
CKW 350-cid 200-hp V-8 8.5:1 4-speed manual four-barrel  
CDH 350-cid 200-hp V-8 8.5:1 NB2 4-speed manual four-barrel  
CKX 350-cid 200-hp V-8 8.5:1 THM-400 automatic four-barrel  
CDJ 350-cid 200-hp V-8 8.5:1 NB2 (Calif.) THM-400 automatic four-barrel  
CKY 350-cid 255-hp V-8 9.0:1 4-speed manual four-barrel  
CRT 350-cid 255-hp V-8 9.0:1 4-speed manual four-barrel Air Injection Reactor (AIR) system
CKZ 350-cid 255-hp V-8 9.0:1 heavy-duty 4-speed manual four-barrel  
CPH 454-cid 270-hp V-8 8.5:1 4-speed manual four-barrel  
CPJ 454-cid 270-hp V-8 8.5:1 THM automatic four-barrel  
CPR 454-cid 270-hp V-8 8.5:1 4-speed manual four-barrel Air Injection Reactor (AIR) system
CPR 454-cid 270-hp V-8 8.5:1 THM automatic four-barrel Air Injection Reactor (AIR) system
Color Vinyl Upholstery Leather Upholstery
Black 400 404
Red 407  
Blue 412  
Saddle 417 421

IDENTIFICATION

Series No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Z 37
2-dr. Sport Coupe - 2 passenger

2-dr. Sport Coupe - 2 passenger

$5533 3115 lb 20,496
Z 67
2-dr. Conv - 2 passenger

2-dr. Conv - 2 passenger

$5296 3215 lb 6,508

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine (RPO ZQ3) Optional Engine (RPO LS5) Optional Engine (RPO LT1)
TypeV-8, Overhead valve
BlockCast iron block
Displacement 350 cid 454 cid 350 cid
Bore & Stroke 4.00 x 3.48" 4.251 x 4.00" 4.00 x 3.48"
Compression ratio 8.5:1 8.5:1 9.0:1
Brake horsepower 200 @ 4400 270 @ 4000 255 @ 5600
Torque 300 lb-ft @ 2800 390 lb-ft @ 3200 280 lb-ft @ 4000
Main bearingfive
Valve liftershydraulic Solid valve lifters
Camshaft   high-performance camshaft High-performance camshaft
Fuel supply Rochester Quadra-Jet four-barrel Model 4MV Rochester 750CFM Quadra-Jet four-barrel Holley four-barrel on aluminum intake manifold with 2.50-inch diameter dual exhaust system

TRANSMISSION

CHASSIS

Feature Convertible Coupe
Wheelbase 98 inches (2.489 m) 98 inches (2.489 m)
Overall length 182.5 inches (4.636 m) 182.5 inches (4.636 m)
Overall width 69.0 inches (1.753 m) 69.0 inches (1.753 m)
Overall height   47.4 inches (1.204 m)
Ground Clearance 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) 4.5 inches (11.4 cm)
Front tread 58.7 inches (1.491 m) 58.7 inches (1.491 m)
Rear tread 59.4 inches (1.509 m) 59.4 inches (1.509 m)
Tires F70-15 F70-15
FrameFull-length welded-steel ladder type with five cross members. Steel box sections, welded.
Front suspensionIndependent, unequal-length A-arms, coil springs; tubular shocks and stabilizer bar
Rear suspensionIndependent, trailing arms, toe links, transverse chromium-carbon steel leaf spring, tube shocks, and anti-roll bar
SteeringSaginaw recirculating ball, 17.6:1 ratio, 2.9 turns to lock, 39.0 turning circle
Rear axle typeSprung differential, Hypoid gear
BrakesHydraulic, vented four wheel discs; 11.75-inch diameter, single calipers, optional power assist
Swept area11.75" front and back
Total swept area461 sq. in.
Wheels8" wide slotted steel 15" 5-lug disc
Standard rear axle ratio3.36:1
Optional rear axle ratio3.70:1, 3.08:1, 3.36:1, 3.55:1, 4.11:1

OPTIONS

RPO Custom interior trim $158
RPO A31 Electric power windows $85.35
RPO A85 Custom shoulder belts $26.35
RPO C07 Auxiliary hardtop for convertible $273.85
RPO C08 Vinyl cover for auxiliary hardtop $158
RPO C50 Rear window defroster $42.15
RPO C60 Air conditioning $464.50
RPO G81 Positraction rear axle, all ratios $12.65
RPO J50 Power brakes $47.40
RPO LS5 454-cid 270-hp V-8 $294.90
RPO LT1 350-cid 255-hp V-8 $483.45
RPO ZR1 350-cid 255-hp V-8 $1010.05
RPO M21 Four-speed close-ratio manual transmission n/c
RPO M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission n/c
RPO N37 Tilt-telescopic steering wheel $84.30
RPO N40 Power steering $115.90
RPO P02 Custom Wheel covers $63.20
RPO PT7 F70 x 15, white stripe tires $30.35
RPO PU9 F70 x 15, raised-white-letter tires $43.65
RPO T60 Heavy-duty battery $15.80
RPO U69 AM-FM radio $178
RPO U79 Stereo radio $283.35

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