1972 Ford Mustang Convertible
For the 1971-73 model years former GM executive Bunkie Knudson, now
the leader of Ford's product design, wanted to take the Mustang
into a bigger, heavier and more luxurious playing field. The idea
was to cash in on the burgeoning large luxury coupe market; and not
only did the Mustang grow, it also received styling cues which
exaggerated both its length and weight. Throughout the years, the
Mustang has truly been everything to everyone. It's spanned several
pricing levels, performance levels - it even shared DNA with the
Ford Pinto during the mid-to-late 70s. Through it all, the car
remained successful and nearly every early variation has found its
place in the collector market. Right now, it's all about the
pre-1971 cars, but the tide is rising for examples like this
awesome 1972 Mustang Convertible.
With aggressive styling, an original 351ci Cleveland V8 and lots of
options on the order form, this convertible with a Mach 1 paint job
and trimmings, our consignment comes at the right time. With the
pre 1970's Mustangs taking off right now, these will be next, so
you can get the aggressive styling, bigger car, and more power
early into the game. This car had been carefully ordered to be just
like a Mach 1 but in convertible form, a smart buyer.
Bright Blue Metallic covers the straight steel surfaces with their
well minded gaps on this classic. Two tones with a corresponding
silver rocker paint covers the bottom. All panels appear to be
straight, and paint in good condition. With its wide stance, thin
nose, single sport lamp headlights, wrap around trim, body matching
rubberized bumper, and iconic prancing horse on the honeycomb
grille, they will definitely see you coming...in style. Dual Mach 1
hood scoops take the hood to a clear windscreen surrounded by
polished aluminum trim. The white power convertible top, with rear
glass window presents in good condition, and all exterior lighting
is working as it should. Bringing up the rear is the short deckled
and finally the vertical back, still maintaining the 3-taillight
theme for the originals in 1964-1/2. The wheels on the car are
14-inch factory Magnum 500's (no aftermarket) and are presenting
White smoothy bolster vinyl high back bucket seats in front, and a
bench seat in back provide comfortable seating for 4. These all
have white knitted vinyl inserts with a small vertical trim
creating a "button" in the backs. Door panels are very nice white
molded vinyl with a wood veneer accent streaking above the armrest.
A very clean, angled dash in black as well, shows all the right
things in all the right places as to the original configuration,
with deep inset silver surrounds and plastic coverings, and
including a decor group with tachometer. In the center panel of the
dash are the air vents, a trio of round gauges, the AM/FM radio and
climate levers. Starting off the console is a clock, then the Hurst
shifter. All this within its own small plastic enclosed island. In
front of the dash is a working rim blow steering wheel. The factory
A/C is not functioning (will need a compressor). Black carpeting
floods the floors and is in nice clean condition. A shout to the
trunk with its black carpet and white Ford blue oval badged spare
351 cubes of correct Cleveland Cobra Jet engine is installed, and
it has the 4V head configuration. A single 4-barrel carburetor, and
a 4-speed toploader manual transmission is strapped to the rear.
For the axle is a Ford 9-inch with 3.25 Trac-Lok. All is looking
good covered in a fine mist of patina.
Excepting some surface rust, this car is very solid underneath. A
competition suspension is an added option, as are power front disc
brakes, and power steering.
Sitting inside brought me back to 1972, when this car fired right
up. The last of a dying breed in the muscle car thanks to the EPA
regs. Nice acceleration on the test track, good handling, and bias
free panic stopping. As noted, the A/C does not work due to the
need for a compressor.
A very nice Mach 1 optioned, 72 Mustang convertible that is
mechanically sound, original interior, resprayed exterior with the
two-tone paint. If hitting the highway in one of Detroit's final
muscle cars sounds good to you, take a closer look at this killer
'72 Mustang in convertible form.
F-Dearborn MI Assy Plant
Q-351c Cobra Jet 4bbl 266hp
157753-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 76D-2 Door Convertible
COLOR 3J-Bright Blue Metallic
TRIM CW-White Knitted Vinyl
TRANS 5-4 Speed Manual
AXLE R-Ford 9" 3.25 TracLoc
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.