Vehicle Description

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.

Exterior
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 nicely.

Interior
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 tire cover.

Drivetrain
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.

Undercarriage
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.

Drive-Ability
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.

VIN DECODE
2F03Q157753
2-1972
F-Dearborn MI Assy Plant
03-Convertible
Q-351c Cobra Jet 4bbl 266hp
157753-Sequential Unit Number

DOOR STICKER
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
DSO 16-Philadelphia

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.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1415697
  • Price:$30,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang
  • Exterior Color:Bright Blue Metallic
  • Interior Color:White
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:48766
  • Stock Number:2258
  • VIN:2F03Q157753