1972 Chevelle Regular Production Options by Series/Model*

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Options not listed by series/model codes as in previous years, only by Chevrolet Division car lines. This page will only list the RPO code, quantity sold, possible number of units the option was available on, and the percentage of those sold vs. possible. One exception is when the figure 180,819 is shown in the Units Possible column, that is exclusive to the Monte Carlo.

Chevrolet did not retain any records on combinations of options. This means it is impossible to know how many of any particular series and model came with any combination of options such as how many convertibles were built with a 4-speed and/or a specific optional engine or how many 2-door sport coupes came with a radio.

Line items with orange bar are items shown on some dealer new car records but not shown as options reported by GM.

RPODescriptionQuantity
Reported Sold
Units
Possible
%
AK1Seat Belts & Front Shoulder Harness - Deluxe112,998638,13418
AU3Electric Door Locks10,683638,1342
A01Tinted Glass - All Windows479,960638,13475
A02Tinted Glass - Windshield10,965638,1342
A31Windows - Electric Control17,449180,81910
A33Tail Gate Window - Electric23,64940,998 58
A39Custom Deluxe Seat Belts, Front & Rear6894,85314
A41Front Seat Electric Control 4-Way3,317180,8192
A46Front Seat Electric Control 4-Way Bucket1,831180,8191
A51Strato-Bucket Seats61,566453,84514
A85Deluxe Shoulder Harness984,8532
B37Floor Mats178,186631,66128
B84Body Side Molding Equipment143,687447,57732
B85Body Side Molding Upper45,201180,81925
B90Door Window Frame Molding14,570130,39011
B93Door Edge Guards226,406628,39636
C05Folding Top4,8534,853100
C08Exterior Soft Trim Roof Cover284,926578,94649
C50Rear Window Defroster45,131574,5148
C51Rear Window Deflector10,68354,33520
C60Air Conditioning - Deluxe427,097611,61370
D35


D33
Outside Mirror - Remote Control (shown on build sheets) (3)
n/a when SS Equipment ordered as this was part of the SS Equipment option package.
(GM's Options When Installed By Chevrolet worksheet (3)
190,321638,13430
D34Vanity Visor Mirror44,732638,1347
D55Front Compartment Console (requires A51)56,495453,84512
D88Sport Stripes14,772273,02614
F40Special Front and Rear Suspension26,479402,9807
F41Special Performance Front and Rear Suspension19,595317,2516
G67Rear Shock Absorber Level Control621180,819--
G80Rear Axle - Positraction40,564638,1346
JL2Front Disc Brakes131,991413,70432
J50Vacuum Power Brake Equipment187,151413,70445
K30Cruise Master Speed Control11,510611,6132
K85Alternator, 63 Amp, when A/C not ordered
Alternator, 63 Amp, when A/C ordered
4,918638,1341
LS3Engine - V8, 400 Cu. In., 4-bbl carburetor (1 - Excluding Monte Carlo)
Engine - V8, 400 Cu. In., 4-bbl carburetor (2 - Monte Carlo only)
Engine - V8, 400 Cu. In., 4-bbl carburetor (total)
10,071
9,960
20,031
424,470
180,819
605,289
2
6
3
LS5Engine - V8, 454 Cu. In. Hi Performance (1 - Excluding Monte Carlo)
Engine - V8, 454 Cu. In. Hi Performance (2 - Monte Carlo only)
Engine - V8, 454 Cu. In. Hi Performance (total)
4,065
1,268
5,333
268,236
180,819
449,055
2
<1
2
L48Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In.125,708611,61321
L65Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In., 2-bbl carburetor274,178611,61333
MC1Heavy Duty 3-speed Transmission272430,794--
M11Floor Shift Transmission4,025430,7941
M204-Speed Transmission10,201430,7942
M224-Speed Transmission - Heavy Duty1,513268,2361
M35Powerglide Transmission (1 - Excluding Monte Carlo)
Powerglide Transmission (2 - Monte Carlo only)
Powerglide Transmission (total)
43,369
546
43,915
457,315
180,819
638,134
9
<1
7
M38Three Speed Automatic Transmission, TH350 (1 - Excluding Monte Carlo)
Three Speed Automatic Transmission, TH350 (2 - Monte Carlo only)
Three Speed Automatic Transmission, TH350 (total)
390,927
150,942
541,869
430,794
180,819
611,613
91
8
89
M40Three Speed Automatic Transmission, TH400 (1 - Excluding Monte Carlo)
Three Speed Automatic Transmission, TH400 (2 - Monte Carlo only)
Three Speed Automatic Transmission, TH400 (total)
10,200
11,227
21,427
430,794
180,819
611,613
2
6
4
NK2Deluxe Steering Wheel9,556631,6612
NK4Sport Steering Wheel20,486638,1343
N33Steering Wheel - Tilt Type55,301638,1349
N40Power Steering418,747457,31592
PA3Special Wheel Trim Cover24,132180,81913
PK2G70-14B G/B White Stripe25,92954,33548
PL3E78-14B 2x2 White Stripe225,900402,98056
PM6G78-14D G/B White Stripe11,01254,33520
PM7F60-15B G/B White Letter25,695268,23610
PU8G78-15B G/B White Stripe137,178180,81976
PX5F78 x 14 Belted Tiresn/an/an/a
PX6F78-14B G/B White Stripe78,323402,98019
P01Wheel Trim Cover223,492457,31549
P02Deluxe Wheel Trim Cover18,167631,6613
P90G70-15B G/B White Stripe34,960180,81919
T58Rear Wheel Opening Skirt17,941180,81910
T60 Heavy Duty Battery39,907638,1346
UM1AM Push Button Radio & Tape Player35,637574,5146
UM2AM/FM Push Button Radio & Tape Player7,403574,5141
U14Instrument Panel Gauges25,179471,7685
U35Electric Clock49,062457,31511
U63Radio - Push Button478,309638,13475
U69Radio - AM/FM Push Button63,234631,66110
U76Windshield Antenna626,027638,13498
U79AM/FM Stereo Equipment15,366574,5143
U80Auxiliary Rear Speaker126,641574,51422
V01Heavy Duty Radiator36,249638,1346
V30Front & Rear Bumper Guards72,663638,13411
V55Roof Luggage Carrier26,70654,33549
YD1Axle For Trailering2,821561,2541
YF3Heavy Chevy Package9,50822,71442
YF5California Assembly Line Emission Test58,689624,1669
ZJ7Special Wheel, Hub Cap & Trim Ring180,852576,01931
ZJ9*Auxiliary Lighting Group54,605638,1349
ZL2Special Ducted Hood, requires SS option and LS3 or LS53,659268,2361
ZP5**Appearance Groupn/an/a--
ZQ2Operating Convenience Groupn/an/a--
ZQ9Rear Axle - Performance Ratio296317,251--
Z15SS Group24,946262,8109
Z35300 Deluxe trim option - Canada only on 13437 series Chevellen/an/a-
703Interior Trim Vinyl34,259285,15512
721Interior Trim Vinyl4,81410,72445
731Interior Trim Vinyl16,958180,8199
956Color Combination - Two Tone6,321515,3261

Notes:
I've seen numerous build sheets with RPO D35 CUST RV MIRROR listed even though this was supposedly a Camaro mirror.

(1) Excluding Monte Carlo
(2) Monte Carlo only - Reference http://www.firstgenmc.com/tech/productionnumbers.shtml

(3) GM Options When Installed By Chevrolet
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In research the majority of D35 option codes are on SS optioned Chevelles when D33 seems to be arbitrary between SS and non-SS optioned Chevelles and varies by plant and time of production although at least one non-SS Chevelle from Baltimore shows the D35 RPO code. Further conflicts with these two RPO codes as the Accumulative Production Report only shows RPO D33 for Chevelles and RPO D35 is shown for Camaros.

* ZJ9 included:
(A) Ashtray Light, (B) Courtesy Lights, (C) Glove Compartment Light, (D) Luggage Compartment Light, (E) Mirror Map Light, (F) Underhood Light;
Malibu Convertible includes A, D, E, & F
Malibu Sport Coupe or Sedan includes A, B, D, E, & F
Chevelle Coupe or Sedan includes A, B, C, D, E, & F

**ZP5 included:
(A) Bumper Guards, (B) Door Edge Guards, (C) Floor Mats, (D) Vanity Mirror; available on coupe, convertible, 4-door sedan, & sport sedan.

RPO Z15 is now simply SS Group since any optional 8-cylinder engine is offered with the SS option. Different plants will display the Z15 option in different ways on their build sheets such as Z15 SS PACKAGE and Z15 SS EQP PKG.

>> Operating Convenience Group (RPO ZQ2) is not shown on Chevrolet's report. This option has been found on several build sheets as well as a dealer's order form.

* Figures based on Len Williamson's Tailfins & Bowtie publication.

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Vintage Vehicle Services documentation shows 588 13637 Malibu sport coupes ordered with Z15 and 124 of those Z15-optioned Malibu sport coupes were ordered with the LS3.