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1972 CORVETTE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS (VIN)
1Z37K2S500001 - 1Z37K2S527004 (Corvette Coupe & Convertible)

1 (First Digit) - Make/Manufacturer.  1 - Chevrolet
Z (Second Digit) - Model series.  Z - Corvette
37 (Third and Fourth Digits).  37- Corvette Coupe / 67 - Corvette Convertible
K (Fifth Digit) - Engine type.  K - Base Engine / L - LT1 / W - LS5
2 (Sixth Digit) - Model Year.  2 - 1972
S (Seventh Digit) - Vehicle Assembly Location. S - St. Louis, Missouri
5XXXXX (Eighth thru Thirteenth Digits) - Plant Sequence Numbers. 

VIN PLATE
1972 CORVETTE BODY NUMBER TRIM AND POINT PLATE
Location:

Example:








A01 - Body build date code.
A - Designates the Month (See Chart Below).
A - Aug., 1971B - Sep., 1971C - Oct., 1971D - Nov., 1971E - Dec, 1971F - Jan., 1972
G - Feb., 1972H - Mar., 1972  I - Apr., 1972J - May, 1972  K - June, 1972        L - Jul., 1972
01 - Designates the Day of the Month.
400 - Interior Trim code. 400 - Black (Vinyl)
(Refer to the Interior Color Codes section of the 1972 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all Trim codes.)
912 - Exterior Color Code. 912 - Sunflower Yellow
         (Refer to the Color Codes section of the 1972 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all exterior color codes.)
1972 Corvette Body Number Trim and Point Plate
BODY NUMBER TRIM AND POINT PLATE
1972 CORVETTE ENGINE IDENTIFICATION AND ENGINE NUMBER
Location: 

Engine Identification Example:

V - Engine build location.
T - Tonawanda, NY. (All big block engines.)
V - Flint, MI. (All small block engines.)
0127 - Date Code. Month and Day. 0127 - January 27.
CPJ - Type Designation. CPJ - 454ci 270hp, automatic transmission.
         (Refer to the Engine Suffix section of the 1972 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all Type Designations.)

Engine Number Example:

1 - Division. 1 - Chevrolet
2 - Model year. 2 - 1972
S - Assembly Plant Designation. S - St. Louis
500001 - VIN Sequential Serial Number
1972 CORVETTE TRANSMISSION IDENTIFICATION AND TRANSMISSION NUMBER
Location:

Transmission Identification Example:

WD - Type Designation. WD - 4-Speed / CK - Turbo Hydra-matic
P - Source Designation.
P - Muncie
2 - Year. 2 - 1972
E01D - Production Month and Date.
E - Designates Month (See Chart Below.)
A - Jan. / B - Feb. / C - Mar. / D - Apr. / E - May / H - June / K - July / M - Aug. / P - Sept. / R - Oct. / S - Nov. / T - Dec.
01 - Designates Day of the month.
D or N - Designates Day or Night Shift on Automatic only.
1972 CORVETTE FACTORY OPTIONS
CODE:
19437
19436
---
AV3
A31
A85
C07
C08
C50
C60
ZQ1
J50
K19
LS5
LT1
M21
M40
N37
N40
PO2
PT7
QRZ
T60
U69
U79
YF5
ZR1
DESCRIPTION:
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
Base Corvette Convertible
Custom Interior Trim
Three Point Seat Belts
Power Windows
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with coupe)
Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertible)
Vinyl Covering (for auxiliary hardtop)
Rear Window Defroster
Air Conditioning
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
Power Brakes
Air Injection Reactor
454ci, 270hp Engine (n/a in California)
350ci, 255hp Engine
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close-ratio
Turbo-Hydro-matic Automatic Transmission
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
Power Steering
Deluxe Wheel Cover
White Stripe Tires, F70x15, nylon
White Letter Tires, F70x15, nylon
Heavy Duty Battery (std with LS5)
AM-FM Radio
AM-FM Radio, Stereo
California Emission Test
Special Purpose LT1 Engine Package
QUANTITY:
20,496
6,508
8,709
17,693
9,495
749
2,646
811
2,221
17,011
1,986
18,770
3,912
3,913
1,741
1,638
14,543
12,992
23,794
3,593
6,666
16,623
2,969
19,480
7,189
1,967
20
RETAIL PRICE:
$5,533.00
$5,296.00
$158.00

$85.35
$42.15
$273.85
$158.00
$42.15
$464.50
$12.65
$47.40

$294.90
$483.45
$0.00
$0.00
$84.30
$115.90
$63.20
$30.35
$43.65
$15.80
$178.00
$283.35
$15.80
$1010.05
Base Corvette Sport Coupe (19437) -  The base price of the 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.

Base Corvette Convertible (19467) - The base price of the 1972 Corvette Convertible without any optional equipment.

Custom Interior ( --- ) - Optional interior trim upgrade that included a number of custom modifications to the base interior.

Three Point Seat Belts (AV3) - A three-point belt in a Y-shaped arrangement.

Power Windows (A31) - Factory installed power driver and passenger windows.

Custom Shoulder Belts (A85) - An addition to the standard lap safety belt that crosses over the shoulder for added safety.

Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertibles) (C07) - An optional hard-top that could be installed in lieu of the convertible top.

Vinyl Covering (for Auxiliary Hardtop) (C08) - This option provided an external vinyl liner application to the auxiliary hardtop.

Rear Window Defroster (C50) - An optional rear window forced air defroster.

Air Conditioning (C60) - Factory installed air-conditioning.

Optional Rear Axle Ratio  (ZQ1) - Rear axle ratio selection.

Power Brakes (J50) - Vacuum power assisted brakes.

Air Injection Reactor (K19) - Reactor assembly in the fuel/air injection system.

454ci, 270hp Engine (LS5) -  Optional high-output, big-block V-8 engine.

350ci, 255hp Engine (LT1) - Optional higher-output, small block V-8 engine.

4-Speed Manual Transmission, Close Ratio (M21) - A close ratio version of the M20 Muncie 4-speed manual transmission.

Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission (M40) - An optional, three-speed automatic transmission.

Tilt Telescopic Steering Column (N37) - An optional, adjustable steering column and tilt-angle adjustable steering wheel.

Power Steering (N40) - Hydraulically assisted power steering.

Deluxe Wheel Covers (P02) -  Optional deluxe wheel covers.

White Stripe Tires, F70 x 15, nylon (PT7) - Standard size tires with a special 3/8"  wide white sidewall stripes.

White Letter Tires, F70x15, nylon (QRZ) - Standard size tires with special raised white lettering.

Heavy Duty Battery (T60) - A larger than standard battery with added cranking power and capacity.

AM-FM Radio (U69) - A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio..

AM-FM Radio, Stereo (U79) - An optional, dealer installed Corvette radio.

California Emission Test (YF5) - An assembly line emissions test to conform with California registration requirements.

Special Purpose Engine Package (ZR1) - Optional performance and handling upgrade.

NOTES:

1972 CORVETTE VEHICLE SERIAL NUMBER PLATE
VIN PLATE
1972 Corvette VIN Plate Location
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