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The LT1 small block that produces a remarkable 370 HP and the 454 big block were introduce.
The first year of the ZR1 performance option that made use of the LT1 370 HP small block engine.
The delay in the start of production cause sales to decrease only 17,316 units were sold, the lowest since 1962.
A special purpose big block engine which produces 425 HP was available.
The fiber optic warning lights that was introduced in 1968 was gone after 1971.
Last year of order the Corvette with the Muncie M-22 (Rock Crusher) transmission.
The exterior color for 1972 was the Pewter Silver only.
1972 had amber front turning lamps and chrome plating on the egg-crate grills that differs it from 1971.
The only year A/C with the LT1 engine option was accessible.
In 1972, The big block engine don't have a horsepower rating sticker on the air cleaner for the first time.
1972, the first time the horsepower was measured as "net" rather than gross.
The chrome bumper at both ends of the car lasted in 1972.
The chrome bumper was replaced by the "soft nose".
Only 30,464 units were built.
A steel beams inside the doors as a side impact safety feature has been added.
An aluminum wheels was offered in 1973 as an option unfortunately these wheels failed to maintain air pressure and were discontinued for the next 3 years.
4,000 serial numbers between 24001 and 28000 were missing in the 1973 production.
The rear bumper was made in two separate pieces for the first time.
There was an increase in the width of 10 inches in the rear view mirror.
The true dual exhaust and the Big Block engine lasted in 1974
The last year that Corvette runs on a 'leaded' gasoline.
Rear "rubber" bumper was made in 2 pieces because of some shortcomings in the manufacturing process, it was later improved in the following year, thus 1975-1982 models were using a one piece unit already.
Gymkhana Suspension Package (RPO - FE7) was introduce.
HEI distributor debuts in 1975.
Because of the declining sales and some safety concerns 1975 was the last year for the convertible until 1986.
The catalytic converter on Corvettes was introduced.
There were only 4,629 convertibles built for this year.
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