Classic Car Overview
We know there are a lot of you guys out there who love these early 70s pony cars, so when this great-looking 1972 Ford Mustang fastback showed up, we ushered it in and got busy taking some photos. A very recent freshening that includes new paint, interior, 4-wheel disc brakes, and a mildly upgraded 302 cubic inch V8, its the definitive answer to the guys who say horsepower died in 1971. The look says pro touring but in truth, it isnt too far from stock. The bright red finish looks awesome and with a satin black hood, this one doesnt need a lot of add-ons to get your attention. In fact, the fastback shape looks especially clean without spoilers or window slats. It was repainted quite recently, so it looks great with almost no signs of wear. They were careful not to over-do it, however, because the price needs to stay reasonable and youre going to want to drive it every chance you get. The shine is awesome, the bodywork is very nice, and as I said, the hood gives it a hi-po look that few cars could match in 1972. As a good original car, the panels fit together quite well and in 1972, the chrome bumpers and grille surround were standard equipment and they still look great today. As a result, it looks incredibly crisp and insanely appealing, the definitive performance look for 1972. The black interior was also replaced almost entirely. The dash is original, but beyond that, all the soft parts were upgraded to fresh parts. High-back buckets, a mini console, luxurious-looking door panels, and a taut headliner make it feel new inside and you cant argue with the style, which isnt dated at all. A factory 2-spoke steering wheel frames deeply set gauges that monitor the basics and look to be in good condition with fresh lenses. It carries factory A/C (the system is brand new but has not yet been charged), and along the way someone has added a modern AM/FM/cassette stereo system that sounds great when youre cruising, and honestly, do you really need more than a thumping 302 for fun? The folding rear seat makes this Mustang remarkably practical, and the trunk is beautifully painted to match the bodywork and needs nothing more than a repro trunk mat to be totally finished. In 1972, a 302 cubic inch V8 was the most popular powerplant in the Mustang arsenal, and its plenty entertaining today. This one was originally a 2-barrel engine but its been upgraded to make it a bit more entertaining without changing its character. It has been upgraded to a Holley 4-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake manifold to help it breathe a little better, Pertronix ignition, and a set of long-tube headers, so its definitely more potent. Ford Blue paint, finned valve covers and a matching Ford Motorsport air cleaner, and satin black inner fenders provide a great visual treat and theres a big radiator up front to keep it cool. They even added a reproduction Autolite battery topper. The C4 3-speed automatic shifts smoothly and it powers a stout 9-inch rear end with highway-friendly gears inside. The brake system is almost entirely new, including a disc brake at all four corners and a fresh booster under the hood. The undercarriage is incredibly clean, with light undercoating on the floors, a new Flowmaster exhaust system, and a new gas tank out back. Trick Ridler wheels look fantastic and carry staggered 255/35/18 front and giant 275/35/20 rear performance radials. This sucker looks amazing, but the way it drives will really win you over. Not many Mustangs looked more potent than this, and it definitely delivers on the promises the awesome bodywork makes. Call today!