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.

RPO Description Quantity
Reported Sold
Units
Possible
%
AK1 Seat Belts & Front Shoulder Harness - Deluxe 112,998 638,134 18
AU3 Electric Door Locks 10,683 638,134 2
A01 Tinted Glass - All Windows 479,960 638,134 75
A02 Tinted Glass - Windshield 10,965 638,134 2
A31 Windows - Electric Control 17,449 180,819 10
A33 Tail Gate Window - Electric 23,649 40,998  58
A39 Custom Deluxe Seat Belts, Front & Rear 689 4,853 14
A41 Front Seat Electric Control 4-Way 3,317 180,819 2
A46 Front Seat Electric Control 4-Way Bucket 1,831 180,819 1
A51 Strato-Bucket Seats 61,566 453,845 14
A85 Deluxe Shoulder Harness 98 4,853 2
B37 Floor Mats 178,186 631,661 28
B84 Body Side Molding Equipment 143,687 447,577 32
B85 Body Side Molding Upper 45,201 180,819 25
B90 Door Window Frame Molding 14,570 130,390 11
B93 Door Edge Guards 226,406 628,396 36
C05 Folding Top 4,853 4,853 100
C08 Exterior Soft Trim Roof Cover 284,926 578,946 49
C50 Rear Window Defroster 45,131 574,514 8
C51 Rear Window Deflector 10,683 54,335 20
C60 Air Conditioning - Deluxe 427,097 611,613 70
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)
190,321 638,134 30
D34 Vanity Visor Mirror 44,732 638,134 7
D55 Front Compartment Console (requires A51) 56,495 453,845 12
D88 Sport Stripes 14,772 273,026 14
F40 Special Front and Rear Suspension 26,479 402,980 7
F41 Special Performance Front and Rear Suspension 19,595 317,251 6
G67 Rear Shock Absorber Level Control 621 180,819 --
G80 Rear Axle - Positraction 40,564 638,134 6
JL2 Front Disc Brakes 131,991 413,704 32
J50 Vacuum Power Brake Equipment 187,151 413,704 45
K30 Cruise Master Speed Control 11,510 611,613 2
K85 Alternator, 63 Amp, when A/C not ordered
Alternator, 63 Amp, when A/C ordered
4,918 638,134 1
LS3 Engine - 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
LS5 Engine - 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
L48 Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In. 125,708 611,613 21
L65 Engine - V8, 350 Cu. In., 2-bbl carburetor 274,178 611,613 33
MC1 Heavy Duty 3-speed Transmission 272 430,794 --
M11 Floor Shift Transmission 4,025 430,794 1
M20 4-Speed Transmission 10,201 430,794 2
M22 4-Speed Transmission - Heavy Duty 1,513 268,236 1
M35 Powerglide 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
M38 Three 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
M40 Three 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
NK2 Deluxe Steering Wheel 9,556 631,661 2
NK4 Sport Steering Wheel 20,486 638,134 3
N33 Steering Wheel - Tilt Type 55,301 638,134 9
N40 Power Steering 418,747 457,315 92
PA3 Special Wheel Trim Cover 24,132 180,819 13
PK2 G70-14B G/B White Stripe 25,929 54,335 48
PL3 E78-14B 2x2 White Stripe 225,900 402,980 56
PM6 G78-14D G/B White Stripe 11,012 54,335 20
PM7 F60-15B G/B White Letter 25,695 268,236 10
PU8 G78-15B G/B White Stripe 137,178 180,819 76
PX5 F78 x 14 Belted Tires n/a n/a n/a
PX6 F78-14B G/B White Stripe 78,323 402,980 19
P01 Wheel Trim Cover 223,492 457,315 49
P02 Deluxe Wheel Trim Cover 18,167 631,661 3
P90 G70-15B G/B White Stripe 34,960 180,819 19
T58 Rear Wheel Opening Skirt 17,941 180,819 10
T60  Heavy Duty Battery 39,907 638,134 6
UM1 AM Push Button Radio & Tape Player 35,637 574,514 6
UM2 AM/FM Push Button Radio & Tape Player 7,403 574,514 1
U14 Instrument Panel Gauges 25,179 471,768 5
U35 Electric Clock 49,062 457,315 11
U63 Radio - Push Button 478,309 638,134 75
U69 Radio - AM/FM Push Button 63,234 631,661 10
U76 Windshield Antenna 626,027 638,134 98
U79 AM/FM Stereo Equipment 15,366 574,514 3
U80 Auxiliary Rear Speaker 126,641 574,514 22
V01 Heavy Duty Radiator 36,249 638,134 6
V30 Front & Rear Bumper Guards 72,663 638,134 11
V55 Roof Luggage Carrier 26,706 54,335 49
YD1 Axle For Trailering 2,821 561,254 1
YF3 Heavy Chevy Package 9,508 22,714 42
YF5 California Assembly Line Emission Test 58,689 624,166 9
ZJ7 Special Wheel, Hub Cap & Trim Ring 180,852 576,019 31
ZJ9* Auxiliary Lighting Group 54,605 638,134 9
ZL2 Special Ducted Hood, requires SS option and LS3 or LS5 3,659 268,236 1
ZP5** Appearance Group n/a n/a --
ZQ2 Operating Convenience Group n/a n/a --
ZQ9 Rear Axle - Performance Ratio 296 317,251 --
Z15 SS Group 24,946 262,810 9
Z35 300 Deluxe trim option - Canada only on 13437 series Chevelle n/a n/a -
703 Interior Trim Vinyl 34,259 285,155 12
721 Interior Trim Vinyl 4,814 10,724 45
731 Interior Trim Vinyl 16,958 180,819 9
956 Color Combination - Two Tone 6,321 515,326 1

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.