1972 Corvette

1972 Chevrolet Corvette VIN Numbers

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VIN Range 1Z37K2S500001 – 1Z37K2S527004
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.

The last six digits begin at 500001 and run thru 527004, accounting for all 27,004 Corvette Coupes/Convertibles built in 1972. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car.

1972 Corvette Vehicle Serial Number Plate

For all 1972 Corvettes, the location of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is stamped on a plate attached to the left front body hinge pillar. (See Figure 1 below.)

1972 C3 Corvette VIN location
1972 C3 Corvette VIN location

 1972 Corvette Body Number Trim & Point Plate

  • Location:
    • On the driver’s side upper left-hand door hinge pillar.
  • Example:
 
  • A01 – Body build date code.
    • A – Designates the Month (See Chart Below).
      • A – Aug., 1971., B – Sep., 1971., C – Oct., 1971., D – Nov., 1971., E – Dec, 1971., F – Jan., 1972., G – Feb., 1972., H – Mar., 1972., I – Apr., 1972., J – May, 1972., K – June, 1972., L – Jul., 1972
      • 01 – Designates the Day of the Month.
      • 400 – Interior Trim code. 400 – Black (Vinyl)
      • 912 – Exterior Color Code. 912 – Sunflower Yellow1972 Corvette Engine Identification & Engine Number
  • Location:
    • All engines are stamped on the top front of the right-hand bank of cylinder and case.
  • Engine Identification Example:
    • V0127CPJ
      • 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.
  •  Engine Number Example:
    • 12S500001
      • 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 & Transmission Number

  • Location:
    • 4-Speed (Muncie) – Stamped on the top right side of the case at adapter.
    • Turbo Hydra-matic Automatic – Name plate tag on right-hand side of case.
  • Transmission Identification Example:
    • WDP2E01D
      • 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