1972 Dodge Challenger Overview


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Just Read It. by acmexx
 — i own a 1959 vette, 67 Oldsmobile Cutlass S convertable (330 Ultra High Compression) 1966 Chrysler 300 and a few other junkers (per my wife) and while the Olds is the eye opener, the Dodge is the most... Read More
Mopar Muscle by cuzzie
 — bought car when i was nineteen all of my friends had muscle cars i was working at a parking garage when car pulled in looked and sounded awesome 340 pistol grip 4speed blue with white top original cas... Read More
Tracy Challenger by Tracy
 — Just bought my dream car! Top Banana yellow with the rallye edition black stripes, has a 340, 600 edelbrock carb, 10 1/2 to 1"s, balanced and blue printed, 521 lift cam, aluminum rad, manual valve bo... Read More

1972 Dodge Challenger Overview

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1972 Dodge Challenger

Better handling, low popularity, and a need to meet government regulations probably drove the disappearance of the big block engines starting with the 1972 Dodge Challenger.  The 440 and Hemi were out (few Hemis were ever produced due to its expense), leaving the 340, 240-horsepower as the largest engine.  It now reached 0-40 in 8.5 seconds and hit a quarter mile in 16, but unlike the heavier engines, the 340 came with a rear stabilizer bar for better handling.  The standard engine was now the 318, 150-horsepower.  At that rating, can it really still be called a pony car?

The R/T was replaced with the Rallye and the SE package was no longer available.  Also gone were the convertible, and the shaker scoop options.  As for its appearance, the grille was redesigned with downturned edges, giving it the appearance of a sad mouth, perhaps in response to its ever-decreasing sales or its limited horsepower in the standard model.

Owners feel the 1972 and later models of the Challenger not only have great handling and tackle curves better, but also that they get just as much power because they are not encumbered by the heavier engine blocks.


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