the 1971 Mustang had "MUSTANG" in block letters across the width of the
decklid, the 1972 model had a small "Mustang" script on the right side of
the decklid. Government regulations required changes in the way engines were
rated, and while the output remained the same from 1971, the horsepower
ratings dropped damaging the image of the Mustang as a muscle car.
Mustang celebrated the 1972 Olympics
iwith the Mustang Sprint. Sprints were white with blue rocker
panel paint, hood stripes, and seat inserts and a USA shield on the rear
quarter panel. All of the cars came with the standard "dog dish" hubcaps,
but most owners have replaced them with Magnum 500 wheels. Ford made 800 Sprint
fastbacks, and 50 convertibles were made for the Washington, D.C. Cherry
Blossom Festival. It was recently learned that 6247
Sprint coupes were also offered. Ford also offered Sprint models
of their smaller Mavericks and Pintos. Visit Daniel Russell's
Registry for more info.
1972 Shelbys were created for distribution in Europe. Visit
this site for more
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