1972 Dodge Charger
1972 Dodge Charger

1972 Dodge Charger

Again in 1972, the Charger was considered an intermediate model. In 1971, all two-door Coronets became Chargers. It's the same for 1972— if you want a two-door Coronet, you buy the Charger. Charger coupes and two-door hardtops now span a 115-inch wheelbase, as against 118 for Coronet sedans and wagons. Sheet- metal differences distinguish the Charger and leave it looking quite a bit flashier and more sporting than the Coronet. Dodge dropped the Super Bee and 500 models and a new Rallye model was added. The Charger SE was still the top Charger and the Rallye was the high performance model. You could still get the 440-cid "Six Pack" but only on the Rallye. The Rallye had all the standard Charger equipment plus front and rear sway bars, F70-14 white sidewall tires, special instrumentation, louvered taillights, and different exterior badging. The Charger came with Chrysler's economical slant Six as basic standard equipment, however most were ordered with the two barrel 318-c.i.d. V8 which averaged between 14 and 17 mpg.
Factory Specifications & Production
Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Charger - Six-Cyl
WL 21 2 Dr Coupe $2,652 3,245 lbs Note 1
WL 23 2 Dr Hardtop $2,913 3,260 lbs Note 2
Charger - V-8
WL 21 2 Dr Coupe $2,759 3,318 lbs Note 1
WL 23 2 Dr Hardtop $3,020 3,325 lbs Note 2
Charger SE
WH 23 2 Dr SE Hardtop $3,249 3,325 lbs 22,430
Notes: The combined production of Models WL21 was 7,803. The combined production of Models WL23 was 45,361. Additional Charger R/T Information: The "440 Six-Pak" was installed into 2 hardtops but more may exist. Chassis Specifications From 1966 to 1974, the Charger was based on the Chrysler B platform.
Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Charger 6-Cyl/V-8 115 in 205.4 in 76.9 in 59.7 in 61.6 in E78 x 14
Charger Rallye 115 in 205.4 in 76.9 in 59.7 in 61.6 in F70 x 14
Options & Accessories
Description Description
340-cid 4 BC V-8 Power Steering
400-cid 2 BC V-8 Power Windows
400-cid 4 BC V-8 AM Radio
440-cid 4 BC V-8 Multiplex AM/FM Stereo
440-cid "Six Pack" Rear Speaker
4-Speed Manual Transmission Hood Tie Down Pins
TorqueFlite Transmission Chrome Dual Exhaust Tips
Vinyl Bucket Seats Body Side Tape Stripe
Air Conditioning Rear Tape Stripe
Tinted Glass Sill Moulding
Cigarette Lighter "TUFF" Steering Wheel
Electric Clock Full Vinyl Roof
Console Canopy Vinyl Roof
Center Armrest & Cushion Deluxe Wheel Covers
Rear Window Defogger Wire Wheel Covers
Instrument Panel Mounted Hood Release Rallye Wheels
Headlight "ON" Warning Buzzer Road Wheels
Rim Blow Tilt Steering Wheel White Sidewall Tires
Inside Day/Night Mirror Raised White Letter Tires
Sun Roof Track-Pac Package
Tachometer Performance Axle Package
Upper Level Fresh Air Ventilation Sure Grip Differential
Bumper Guards Trailer Towing Package
Door Edge Protectors Light Group
Variable Speed Windshield Wipers E-Z Order Package
Undercoating & Hood Insulator Pad Deluxe Package
Power Front Disc Brakes Brougham Package
Engine Options Location Of Engine Code: 6-Cyl - Right front of block, below cylinder head. Small-Block V-8 - Left front of block, below cylinder head. Big-Block V-8 - Left rear of block, near oil pan flange. Available Transmissions Axle Decoding Location Of Axle Codes: A metal tag is bolted to the assembly, giving the axle ratio or tooth count (if tooth count - divide the larger number by the smaller number, this is the ratio.) Locking axles have a metal tag with the letter "S" on it. Note:Since tags can easily be missing, the approximate ratio can be determined by marking both the a wheel and the driveshaft; turn the wheel one complete turn and the number of times the driveshaft rotates is the ratio. Locking axles can be identified by raising the complete axle assembly and turning one wheel; if the other wheel turns the the same direction it is a locking axle and if it turns the opposite direction it is a non-locking axle.
Charger Axle Ratios
Engine   6-225 8-318 8-340 8-400 8-440
Locking / Non-Locking   L NL L NL L NL L NL L NL
Ratio 2.45               x    
2.71       x     x x    
2.76     x x     x x    
2.94   x   x       x    
3.21   x   x            
3.23 x x x x x x x x x x
3.54                 x  
3.55   x   x x   x x x  
4.10                 x  
Interior and Exterior Paint Chips 1972 Dodge Exterior Paint Codes. The first Paint Code identifies the roof or accent color. The second Paint Code identifies the body color. (For example, the combination W1-B5 on a Dodge would indicate the roof or accent area is in White and the body is finished in Bright Blue Metallic.) Paint code plates are located in the engine compartment on the left wheel housing, the fender side shield, or the radiator yoke. 1972 Dodge Interior Paint Codes
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