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1972 Mustang Sprint - Production & Historical Information

In 1972, Edsel B. Ford was the Merchandising Manager for the Ford Division.  Only 24 years old, Edsel had a keen eye for automotive trends both good and bad.  He was know to be fond of special trim packages. Ford directed his staff to come up with a saleable treatment that would be tailored to the Mustang, Maverick and Pinto product lines.  The marketing boys came up with the Sprint Decor Option to celebrated the 1972 Olympics.

The Sprint Decor Option Package included; Classic white body paint with a racy splash of blue, and a sporty streak of red.  Only ( 9,383 ) Mustang Sprints of varying body styles were produced between March and June of 1972. 

The Sprint Decor Option Package represented less than ( 7.5% ) of all Mustang production in 1972.  ( 125,813 Total Mustangs Produced in 1972 ).

1972 Mustang List Price:

  • Convertible, standard $2,965
  • Coupe, standard $2,679
  • Coupe, Grandé, standard $2,865
  • Sportsroof, standard $2,736
  • Sportsroof, Mach 1, standard $3,003

Two Option Packages were available on 1972 Mustang Sprints -

PACKAGE "A"  ( Price $156.00 ) consisted of these features:

  • Special Red-White-and-Blue Tutone Exterior
  • USA Shield on Rear Quarter Panels
  • Accent Tape Stripes,
  • Color-Keyed Front Bumper
  • Color-Keyed Back Panel with Accent Stripe
  • Trim Rings and Color-Keyed Caps
  • Hood with Tutone Tape and Accent Stripe
  • Distinctive Vinyl Bucket Seats with Color-Keyed White Bolsters and Blue Lambeth Cloth Inserts, Separated by Red Piping
  • Dual Racing Mirrors
  • E70x14 White Sidewall Tires
  • Bright Blue Carpet

PACKAGE "B"  ( Price $347.46 ) included all features above plus the following:

  • Competition Suspension.
  • F60x15 Wide Oval Raised White Letter Tires
  • Magnum 500 Chrome Wheels
Mustang Sprint Production Totals
By Package and Body
Body Style Package A Package B Total
Coupe 5512 735 6247
Sportsroof 1908 1178 3086
Convertible 50 0 50
Total 7470 1913 9383
By Engine and Body
Body Style L 250-1v F 302 2v H 351 2v Q 351 4v Total
Coupe 365 4306 1486 90 6247
Sportsroof 49 1268 1471 298 3086
Convertible 0 50 0 0 50
Total 414 5624 2957 388 9383

Statistical production information provided by Ford Motor Company and Marti Auto Works
MUSTANG SPRINT - Unique VIN Numbers and Dataplate Information

All 1972 Mustang Sprints were produced in the Dearborn, Michigan plant.  Most of the Mustang Sprints were built with the 2-barrel Cleveland V8 engines.  But others were built with 302 2V Windsors, a few Q-code 351 4 barrels, and even a 6-cylinder engine.  CLICK HERE for specifications on Engines available in the 1972 Mustangs.

TRIM CODE Identification
1972 Sprint Coupes and Sportsroofs had a unique TRIM code of ( HB ).  The 50 Convertible's produced for the Cherry Blossom Parade had a TRIM code that was left ( blank ) on the vehicle dataplate. 

VIN NUMBERS
The VIN numbers for the "50 of a Kind" convertibles were sequential, ranging from 2F03F184256 to 2F03F184305.

For more information on 1972 Mustang ( VIN ) Vehicle Identification Numbers and Dataplate Information - CLICK HERE.

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