1972 Chevy Nova

1972 CHEVY NOVA CARRIES OVER
The 3rd-generation of Nova had begun in 1968 and was well underway and selling well. “Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke”, and they didn’t. They had a winning formula in the Nova lineup and Chevy wasn’t about to screw it up. So the ’72 Nova was pretty much carried over from prior years, with the usual minor trim and detail changes. Clearly they did something right because 1972 was one of the Nova’s best-selling years ever with 349,733 units. Carmakers would kill for numbers like that today. For perspective, that’s about how many Accords Honda will sell this year. Nova production moved to Norwood OH, alongside the Camaro, which which it shared platforms.
1972 CHEVY NOVA GETS LOADS OF NEW OPTIONS
12,309 Super Sports were built this year in coupe only. A new Rally Sport (RS) option package came with upgraded suspension for improved handling and found 33,319 takers. It was possible to combine the RS with other models including the SS. Sunroofs became available for the first time midyear. The high-backed Strato-Bucket seats from last year’s Camaro and Vega became optional.

1972 Chevy Nova SPECIFICATIONS

Body style

Model # / Body style #

Production

    Nova SS

    Nova V8s

Price when new

Wheelbase

Length

Width

Weight

Track, front

Track, rear

Tire size

Fuel capacity

V8 ENGINE OPTIONS

307

350

350

PERFORMANCE

200hp 350 V8

2-door Coupe

Nova series 14-V8 / 27

 all  1972 Novas 349,733

12,309

209,964

$2,503

111.0 in

189.4 in

73.0 in

3,175 lbs / 1440 kg

59.0 in

58.9 in

E78-14

16.1 US gal / 61 L


307ci OHV V8, 1X2bbl

350ci OHV V8, 1X2bbl

350ci OHV V8, 1X4bbl


1/4-mile ET @ MPH
















130hp @ 4000 rpm / 230 lb/ft @ 2400 rpm

165 hp @ 4000 rpm / 280 lb/ft @ 2400 rpm

200 hp / NA


15.47 sec @ 88.93 mph


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