WELL-PRESERVED SURVIVOR, DOCUMENTED W/ MARTI REPORT, WINDOW STICKER, 302 V8, A/C
For fans of early '70s Mustangs, this 1972 convertible is a neat find. It's got a sweet-running 302, a great color combination, and a very appealing price tag. Maintained rather than restored, it offers a lot of authenticity that's actually in outstanding condition overall.
I don't know what Ford designers were thinking when they called the color "Medium Bright Yellow" (is it medium or is it bright?) but the look is exactly right for the fun-loving Mustang, particularly in drop-top form. As far as we can tell, that's pretty much original paint on this car, although it was touched up a few years ago to really take it up a notch. It has spent its entire life outside of the snow belt, so it's quite clean overall and there's no evidence that it's ever had major reconstructive surgery. Doors fit well, the long hood fits flush, and it hasn't been subjected to add-ons like stripes or wings, which remain quite popular. Chrome bumpers add a bit of formality to the attractive pony and a blacked-out tail panel adds some welcome contrast so it's not yellow overload. The only non-stock additions are some chrome exhaust tips and a subtle '302' badge under the Mustang badge on the trunk.
Ford called the tan interior "Ginger" and it works quite well with the bright yellow paint. We're guessing that the interior has been freshened, because the seats and door panels are just too nice to be more than 40 years old, particularly in a convertible. It's possible that the carpets are original, and if so, they speak highly of the care this Mustang has received over the years. A newer center console with cup holders isn't stock but the match is so good you'd be forgiven for thinking the factory put it there. Original gauges cover only the basics, but they're in good order with clear markings, and it's worth noting that this Mustang has factory A/C. An AM/FM stereo radio is factory-issue, too, and there's a white power convertible top overhead, so sunshine is available almost instantly. A nicely fitted Ginger boot hides the top when it's down and the trunk is fully outfitted with correct mats and a spare tire cover.
The 302 cubic inch V8 is this car's original, numbers-matching engine and provides effortless cruising that suits the convertible just fine. Not really designed for hammering at the track, it's instead torquey and smooth and makes pleasant V8 sounds thanks to a recent dual exhaust system. Otherwise, however, it's quite stock, including the factory air cleaner and massive A/C compressor up top. We strongly suspect that the 33,555 miles shown are original, but there's no way to prove it aside from looking at how nicely finished the engine bay really is; just look at that Ford Blue engine enamel! The car has a lot of service records with it as well, and it shows things like a transmission service, a full brake job, and a new radiator and hoses all in the not-too-distant past, so mechanically it's sound. The 3-speed automatic shifts well and powers a 9-inch rear end with highway-friendly gears inside, making this Mustang a great highway cruiser. Ad you can count me among the folks who like the no-nonsense Ford hubcaps and trim rings surrounded by recent whitewall radials.
Documented with a Marti Report, original window sticker, and other paperwork, this is a neat survivor that offers you an affordable way to get in on the Mustang's 50th birthday bash. Call today!
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- 302 V8
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- 33,555 (Unknown)
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