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Vehicle Specifications

1972 Corvette Specifications

Vehicle Specifications
Convertible Coupe
Wheelbase, inches
98.0 98.0
Length, inches
182.5 182.5
Width, inches
69.0 69.0
Track, inches
front: 58.7 rear: 59.4
front: 58.7 rear: 59.4
Height, inches
47.9 47.9
Curb weight, pounds
3,593 3,593


 
Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible/coupe)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, antiroll bar
rear: Independent, lateral leaf springs, struts, U-joint halfshafts, trailing arms, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers

Wheels/Tires
8 X 15

Brakes
front: 11.75-inch disc
rear: 11.75-inch disc

Transmission
3-speed Hydra-Matic
4-speed manual

Standard axle ratio
3.36:1

Engine Specifications

Type ohv V-8
ohv V-8
ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cubic inch
5.7/350 5.7/350 7.4/454
Bore X stroke, inches 4.00 X 3.48 4.00 X 3.48 4.25 X 4.00
Fuel management
1 X 4-bbl. 1 X 4-bbl. 1 X 4-bbl.
Horsepower @ rpm
200 @ 4,400
255 @ 5,600
270 @ 4,000
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot
300 @ 2,800
280 @ 4,000
390 @ 3,200


 
Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration 200 hp, 4-speed manual
255 hp, 4-speed manual
270 hp, 4-speed manual
0-60 mph, second
8.5
6.8
6.9
0-100 mph, second
NA
NA
NA
1/4-mile, second @ mph
15.2 @ 83
14.1 @ 93
14.3 @ 92

(Source: Motor Trend)


Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production Price
2-door coupe
20,496 $5,533.00
2-door convertible
6,508 $5, 296.00


 
Options and Production

Option Production Price
Custom Interior Trim
8,709
$158.00
Three Point Seat Belts
17,693 $0.00
Power Windows
9,495
$85.35
Custom Shoulder Belts (std w/coupe)
749
$42.15
Auxiliary Hardtop
2,646
$273.85
Vinyl Covering
811
$158.00
Rear Window Defroster
2,221
$42.15
Air Conditioning
17,011
$464.50
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
1,986
$12.65
Power Brakes
18,770
$47.40
Air Injections Reactor
3,912
$0.00
270 hp Engine (NA California)
3,913
$294.90
255 hp Engine
1,741
$483.45
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
1,638
$0.00
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
14,543
$0.00
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
12,992
$84.30
Power Steering
23,794
$115.90
Deluxe Wheel Covers
3,593
$63.20
White Stripe Tires, F70 X 15 nylon
6,666 $30.35
White Letter Tires, F70 X 15 nylon 16,623 $43.65
Heavy Duty Battery (std w/LS5)
2,969
$15.80
AM/FM Radio
19,480
$178.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo
7,189 $283.35
California Emission Test
1,967
$15.80
Special Purpose Lt1 Engine Package
20
$1,010.05


 
Color Choices and Production

Color Choice
Production
Sunflower Yellow
1,543
Bryar Blue
1,617
Classic White
2,763
Targa Blue
3,198
Steel Cities Gray
2,346
Pewter Silver
1,372
Elkhart Green
4,200
Mille Miglia Red
2,478
Ontario Orange
4,891
War Bonnet Yellow
2,550


 
Interior Color Choices

Color Choice Production
Black Vinyl NA
Red Vinyl NA
Blue Vinyl NA
Saddle Vinyl NA
Black Leather NA
Saddle Leather NA


 
Convertible Top Color Choices

Color Choice Production
Black NA
White NA