Chevrolet's Chevelle is a legendary nameplate in classic car circles now, but back in its heyday, it was just another Chevy, competing in the mid-size segment from 1964 to 1972. Chevy offered the Chevelle in a dizzying array of body styles, including two- and four-door sedans, two- and four-door hardtops, convertibles, coupes, coupe utilities, and station wagons. There was a Chevelle for everyone, with a choice of in-line six or V8 power. Of course, Chevy wanted to go after the muscle car crowd as well, hence the Super Sport or SS models. This 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is one of those, a survivor of the muscle car era and a highly desirable classic in 2023.
Showcasing a classy blue exterior, this 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS sees black racing stripes adorning the exterior for added sportiness. Being of the second generation which debuted in 1968, the 1972 model year saw a new single-unit side marker and parking lamp design, plus a revised grille design. This was typical of Chevy at the time, to create some small revision or update to their cars for every model year. Inside, this 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS sports a black leather upholstered interior that's reportedly original, with blue floor mats and a set of bench seats. You'll also note that the radio is the original unit, and everything else looks period-correct. You won't find automatic dual-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or any of the other technological fripperies that we enjoy on contemporary automobiles, as the Sixties and Seventies were a totally different era. Instead, people talked to each other, listened to songs via the radio, and opened a window when it turned warm.
Of course, you'd also want to open a window of this 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS each time you awaken its 402ci (6.6L) big-block V8, with its thunderous roar under full throttle. The 1972 Chevelle SS was rated at 270hp net, which refers to power at the wheels. Calculating backward, the actual power output of the engine at the crank must have been nearer 350hp. A 700R4 automatic transmission sends drive to the rear wheels, allowing you to exert maximum control over how much rubber is laid with each takeoff.
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