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1972 Corvette 427 engine in Classic White
Take a good look at the 1972 Corvette, as it would be the last year that chrome bumpers would appear in the front. The 1972 Corvette saw few changes over the 1971 model. Updates included:
  • The fiber optics light monitoring system was dropped. Although ingenious and simple, some thought of it as a gimmick.
  • A horn sounding alarm was part of the base price.
  • Although the LS5 454 cu. in. big block was listed on the options sheet, it was not available to California buyers. This was the start of an unfortunate trend where Golden State residents were shut out of some power train choices due to the state's more stringent smog regulations.
1972 Corvette 454 big block motor
The 454 cu. in. "big block" motor was rated at 270 hp. This may seem like a big reduction over the 1971 rating of 365 hp, but there is an explanation. Standards for measuring horsepower came into effect in 1972 and they better reflected real world conditions. Inclusion of air cleaners, accessories, stock exhaust systems along with measurement standards brought some sanity and consistency to the process.
1972 Corvette
1972 Corvette
1972 Corvette

1972 Corvette For Sale

1972 White Corvette
Price: $0 obo (Trades Considered)
Exterior: White
Interior: Saddle
Miles: 103,000
Location: Martinsburg

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1972 White Corvette Coupe Numbers matching, 4spd, factory A/C, deluxe interior, power windows, power steering, power brakes, AM/FM/cassette, rally wheels with raised white letter radials, dual exhaust, nice chrome, nice white paint (more)

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1972 Corvette, brochure illustration
GM brochure courtesy Skip Marketti of The Nethercutt Collection
1972 Corvette official GM photo
1972 Corvette: Official GM Photo.
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