1972 Chevrolet Chevelle – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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1972 Chevy Chevelle front side 1972 Chevy Chevelle front side
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1972 Chevy Chevelle engine 1972 Chevy Chevelle engine

Affordable muscle; cheap when you compare what 70s Aussie stuff is going for

1972 saw the final year of Chevrolet’s best-remembered second-generation which originated in 1968.

To many, this is the arguable end of the US’ golden era of muscle cars; with 1973’s redesigned Chevelle moving the model in a vastly different direction to the popular mid-size muscle cars popularised through the 60s.

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The 1972 range of Chevelles had broad enough appeal to earn the claim of ‘America’s second-best-selling car’ with bodies ranging from wagons, to sedans to coupes.

A bevy of engine and powertrain options were available from an economical six-cylinder through numerous V8s including the popular 307ci, 350ci Chev and even bigger 402s and 454s.

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This ’72 Chevelle sedan comes in mid-spec Malibu trim, factory gold in colour with cream/brown trim. The car is a genuine V8 body with a 307ci (5.0lt) V8 – although not indicated whether that is the original motor block.

The 307 is complimented by a few aftermarket niceties including manifold, and carburettor – backed by a three-speed automatic gearbox and a 10-bolt differential.

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The Chevelle remains in its native left-hand drive configuration, which may dissuade some. But as an overall, four-door V8 package with arguably more road-presence than some of our local models – it’s a compelling package at a listed $24,990.

The Chevelle is based in New South Wales, and you can check out the full listing here!

 

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