The 1972 Rallye gadget cluster was optional for base Challengers but standard on the Challenger Rallye models. The polished two-spoke unit steering wheel was standard on all models. The Interior colors included Black, Dark Green, Bright Blue, White and Gold.
1972 Dodge Challenger interior
For the 1972 Dodge Challenger, interior options especially leather seats, luxury items such as power seats and power windows options were eliminated. Vinyl bucket seats became standard although cloth or leather inserts weren’t available.
1972 Dodge Challenger colors
1972 Challenger exterior colors included Bright Blue Metallic, Light Blue, Bright Red, Dark Green Metallic, Light Green Metallic, Eggshell White, Gold Metallic, Black, Light Gold, Dark Gold Metallic, Light Gunmetal Metallic, Dark Tan Metallic, Medium Tan Metallic, Hemi Orange, Super Blue and Top Banana.
1972 Dodge Challenger specs
With increasing insurance tariffs and new EPA emissions directives, more alterations were effected on the Dodge Challenger 1972.
It was the opening year that the government mandated car companies to report “net horsepower” instead of “gross horsepower”. The outcome was a score that was nearer to the power essentially given by the engines, but appeared to point to less dominant cars, albeit the performance was in effect precisely unchanged. The peak offering in 1972 models was a 340 CID V8 rated at 240 horsepower.
Merely three engines were obtainable in the Dodge Challenger 1972: the 225-cubic-inch Slant Six producing 110 horsepower, the 318-cubic-inch V-8 producing 150 horsepower and the 340-cubic-inch V-8 producing 240 horsepower. All were outfitted to run on the new unleaded fuel, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 2-door coupé body style. Each engine could be fixed to a 3-speed manual or automatic transmission, whilst the 340 could in addition be outfitted with a 4-speed manual transmission if required.
With the gradual decline in sales of convertible models over several years, the 1972 Challenger was available in only hardtop model with either six-cylinder or V8 power. It also had a sun roof option that had become a more admired choice, and was obtainable as an option for a little over $400.
The new front-end design in 1972 models had a bigger “egg-crate” grille painted an argent color for base Challenger models and black on the Challenger Rallye model, which substituted the R/T. The Challenger’s tail lamp styling incorporated twin lights on either side, with the center panel painted an identical color as the grille.
The base model cars produced was 18,575, which signified a decline of almost 20 percent from the previous year. This is notwithstanding the truth that the base price slumped over 2 percent over the same period to $2,790.
1972 Dodge Challenger RT
For the 1972 Dodge challenger model the R/T name for the performance model Challenger was changed to Rallye model. The V8-powered Challenger Rallye hardtop was the most up-to-date model obtainable from 1972 to 1974, and the 340 small-block continued as the most powerful engine throughout those years.
Standard features included a sports instrument panel, sports tires, a performance hood, and tape stripes. The Rallye model also possessed new side louvers with four small scoops on the front fenders and strobe-like stripes that ran the entire length of the car. The year’s production figures stood at 8,123, which was roughly twice the assembly of R/T models in 1971. The Rallye base price was $3,082.