Ok the bumper extensions make sense. I'll remember that. I knew a boy in high school around 83-84 that had a dark green 72 Challenger with about 70 or 80 k miles at the time. I had saw it sitting at the Mall parking lot previously and then he ended up with it. 340 4 barrel on the scooped hood. Dark green interior. Slap stick with dog dish hubcaps and rims the same color as car. I rode in the back seat of it one time. It left one black mark with the right wheel then the left wheel would catch and leave a black mark. I was impressed. He messed it up mechanically some way or the other. Fortunately a local Mopar authority and collector (that bought our hold house) got it and fixed it. Didn't take much. I think he put mags on it. I asked him about it when I saw him at the post office years later. He must have liked the car because he kept it along time among many Mopars he had.
Yeah, they're still around. The other colors are a bit harder to come by. I'd still like to find a donor red one to get the roof piece to put on the gold "convertible" I have.
They are '73-74 since they have the front and rear bumper extensions mandated by the gov't beginning with the '73 model year. To my knowledge, a '72 has never been made in die cast, though I hope Auto World changes that.
Playart is my favorite vintage brand in case you haven't guessed already