For Sale: 1972 Ford Mustang in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1

The Mustang Mach 1 models spanning from 1971 to 1973 were marked by more powerful engine options and a larger, longer, lower, and heavier body style than the previous models. The next iteration of the first generation Mustang Mach 1 was introduced in 1971. The '71 Mach 1 featured a unique hood design with dual scoops on all models. While still sporting a SportsRoof fastback body style, this model features a longer hood and shorter rear deck with almost no decklid in the back. The front grille was redesigned to drop the horizontal vents and move the headlights out to the edge of the grill. It still retained the classic matte black Mach 1 graphics and added a mid-body stripe back. In terms of performance, the model came standard with a 302ci V8 capable of only 210hp. Unfortunately, the added weight and decreased power of the '71 model ended up hindering the overall performance greatly. With that being said, the '71 Mach 1 could still be majorly upgraded with the option for a 429ci V8 Cobra Jet engine for a much more respectable 370hp and 450 lb.-ft. of torque.

Fast forward to 1972 and we give you this consignment, benefiting from a prior restoration and a Cleveland engine, we give you this fine Mach 1. Some minor modifications were performed along the way in the form of a well done conversion from automatic to a 4-speed manual transmission and donning its original Gold Glow color in a respray form along with a snappy restored ginger interior, this big pony draws your attention with ease. If the looks aren't enough to get you hooked then dig deeper into the car's history plus a deluxe Marti report and we are ready to make a sonic boom with this Mach 1.

Draped in its eye-catching Gold Glow respray with clear coat then add in some black graphics on the NACA ram air hood and some side striping and we are looking fast. We note some peeling of the hood stripe as was applied with peelable paint, but a correct stencil kit for painting a new stripe is included. Also, we can add some more black in the badges, which are stick on, and a rocker stripe. A few frowns are found in the form of some front bumper damage in spider crack form and some inclusions in the paint, as well as bubbling at the upper rear quarter panel to roof seam, none of which is noticeable from 15 feet away. A rakish rear deck with black louvers over the glass angles its way downward gracefully all the way back to the rear spoiler. Underneath the spoiler we see the triple brake lights residing in a blacked-out panel and bordered by another stripe above and a clean bumper below. 15-inch polished Ansen Sprint aluminum slot wheels are on all four corners. The 1972 front grille is one of the most menacing of all the Mustangs and has been emulated even in newer versions of this moniker with the deep-set honeycomb motif. Lastly, worth noting this year we lost the hockey stick cove on the side panels and doors.

Turning our attention to the interior, correct high back ginger knitted vinyl buckets with ginger accenting stitched in are in front, and a 2 plus 2 seat is in the rear. The original dash, in the factory ginger and black color, with its deep round dual gauges, displays the factory tachometer on the left and speedometer on the right. In the dash center there is another trio of gauges surrounded by wood applique and below in a field of black is the factory AM/FM stereo, AC and heat temp control levers, and a clock. In the center console we note a white ball topped chrome arm Hurstshifter and a deep storage compartment that doubles as an armrest for the front passengers. The carpeting is ginger gold and clean, and above we see a gold headliner that is hanging tightly with a working dome light. A shout out to the trunk with its Mach 1 embroidered black carpeted mat.

A 351ci Cleveland V8, the correct engine, was recently rebuilt but there is no paperwork to back up this statement. This beautiful blue mill also has a high flow intake courtesy of Edelbrock and a Holley 4-barrel carburetor lurking under the chrome open element air cleaner assembly. Strapped to the back is a non original RUF Toploader 4-speed manual tranny now installed. On the rear is a Ford 9-inch pumpkin with a 3.25 TracLoc gearset. Helping you reach Mach speed is the factory equipped NACA hood duct assembly with the correct Ram Air under hood parts but the car is not a Ram Air car and was not so equipped. 5 stars on the engine bay presentation with nary a hint of patina or rust.

All cleaned up and showing with the factory applied rustproofing and undercoating. The suspension shows slight surface rust, the floor pans are nice, and rockers have no rust. Welded in subframe connectors have been added for structural integrity and headers and glasspack mufflers are equippedfor exhaust as it makes its way rearward from the Cleveland. Up front the ride and stopping is provided by an independent coil spring arrangement with power disc brakes and in the rear we see leaf springs and a ladder bar style add on suspension and power drums. All presenting very nice down below.

While visually complete we found out that the starter is in need of replacement so no test drive was completed. Also, our consignor states valvetrain noise is heard when the car is running. Some wrenching and TLC is required here.

Nicely restored and save for a few minor flaws in the exterior and some mechanical gremlins under the hood but otherwise we have a nice example of the snarly Mach 1! A rebuilt 351ci Cleveland V8, the manual transmission swap and that go fast NACA hood, all you need to do now is "pony" up the dough and you can drive it right out of here...BOOM!


F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
05-Mach 1 Sportsroof
H-351ci V8 2bbl
111983-Sequential Unit Number


BODY 63R-Mach 1 Sportsroof, Standard Buckets
COLOR 6F-Gold Glow
TRIM GF-Medium Ginger Knitted Vinyl
AXLE K-Ford 9" 2.75 TracLoc
TRANS X-FMX Automatic
DSO 15-Newark

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 850 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 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

  • 1972 Ford Mustang
  • Listing ID: CC-1677894
  • Price: $27,000
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang
  • Exterior Color:Gold Glow
  • Interior Color:Ginger
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:95097
  • Stock Number:4822
  • VIN:2F05H111983
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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