1972 Chevy Chevelle SS Tribute – 1972 marked the end of the second generation of the Chevrolet Chevelle. Little was changed visually, save for an updated grille and new front parking lights to echo the removal of the split-bar grille. Trims offered were the base Chevelle and uprated Malibu. Body styles offered included sport coupe, sport sedan, four-door sedan, and convertible. The El Camino pickup was also still based on the Chevelle, and there were four wagon styles offered – Nomad, Greenbrier, Concours and Concours Estate. Starting in 1971, GM reported both net and gross horsepower output. For ’72, power was ratings were lowered to reflect only the net output. The base engine offered was a six-cylinder unit making 110 horsepower. A 307 cu in V-8 making 130 hp was offered as well as a pair of 350 cid V-8s, making 165 hp and 175 hp, respectively. The SS was still offered, and could be had with a 350 or a 402 V-8. The range-topping engine was still the SS 454, but it was now rated at only 270 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. Buyers who opted for either SS trim could also get the ZL2 package, which included the cowl induction hood, wide racing stripes, and stand-out hood pins.
By far the best part about owning a Chevelle Super Sport is driving it! After all, what good is buying one just to stare at it in your garage. With that philosophy in mind, does it really matter if the present drivetrain is the same one the vehicle had 47 years ago? Of coarse not….especially if it’s an upgrade. What’s important is that you can get behind the wheel and reallly enjoy the looks and performance of any classic you purchase. This SS tribute is one such vehicle that fits that bill perfectly. Approximatrely 9k mile ago, this coupe received a frame-off restoration and the engine was rebuilt 2k mile ago. The builder wanted to maximize his enjoyment behind the wheel so the addition of Vintage A/C system and an Alpine stereo were a must. A complete list of features and options include; Hugger Orange w/ White Racing Stripes, Black Vinyl Bucket Seats, 350 V8, Auto (TH350 Turbo), Edelbrock 650 Carb, MSD Wires, HEI Distributor, Matte Black Edelbrock Valve Covers & Air Cleaner, Vintage A/C, Power Steering & Brakes, Borla Pro XS Stainless Exhaust, Chrome Grill / Bumpers / Mirrors, B&M Shifter, Center Console Storage, Cloth Floormats, IEQUUS Gauges, Alpine AM/FM/CD, Tilt Steering, Tinted Glass, Tire Tools, Spare Tire, AMR Torque Thrust Wheels, and BF Goodrich Tires! Why spend months and far more money building a similar Chevelle when you could be driving this beauty this week!