1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye

This 1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye was the high-performance option of the two-car series that year. It is painted in the TX9 black finish and has the distinctive performance hood that was unique to the Rallye.

The biggest engine available for the Challenger was the 340V8 (fitted to this car) with no big blocks offered any more.

There were just two types of Challenger available for 1972 - the standard Hardtop and the Rallye, JS23 body style (which replaced the R/T).  After poor sales over the previous couple of years the Convertible was no more. In fact, we wouldn't see another Dodge convertible until the early 1980s.

1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye - rear view

Rear view

Interiors included all-vinyl bucket seats and simulated wood-grain inserts in the door panels and instrument panel. This car is fitted with comfort weave bucket interior with console (and slap shifter) and the dealer upgraded comfort weave dash pad.

1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye Interior

Interior shot

Power comes from the factory 340 cubic inch V8 engine with 4-barrel carburetor (H CODE - 340 1-4BBL 8 Cylinder "LA" engine - High Performance). This is paired with a Torqueflite automatic transmission.

This had an extra cost of $223.30 for the Torqueflite and  a further $209.70 for the 340 V8 over the standard 318 cubic inch V8 and 3-speed transmission that came standard with the Charger Rallye. It was worth it though for the extra 90 horsepower! Plus that engine cost on this car is the E55 option that included a high rise Edelbrock manifold and heavy duty suspension.

1972 Dodge 340 V8 engine

340 cubic inch V8 with 4-barrel carburetor

Dodge made 8,123 Challenger Rallye Hardtops for the 1972 model year at a base price of $3,082.

Factory options installed when this car was made at the Hamtramck Assembly Plant in Michigan include: power steering at $104.10 and power disc brakes (front) costing $62.30, center console at $51.60, vinyl roof at $80.20 and an AM/FM radio for $191.40. In fact the on the road price of this car became $4,548.45.

This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

Recommended Reading

The Complete Book of Classic Dodge and Plymouth Muscle

The Complete Book of Classic Dodge and Plymouth Muscle by Mike Mueller

Features every Model from 1960 to 1974 including: Road Runner, Dodge Daytona, Hemi ’Cuda, Challenger T/A, Charger, Super Bee, Super Bird, and GTX

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