With the arrival of the 60's, cars started changing drastically when compared to the 50's. The years of the muscle car had arrived and in 1964 Ford introduced the iconic Mustang. Now dubbed "pony cars" the Mustang brought along the long nose/short deck exterior that many manufacturers would follow along with in the upcoming years. These were sporty performance oriented cars and the look is synonymous with the 60s.
This 1972 Mustang still belongs to the 1st generation and although it retains some similarities to earlier 1st gen cars the design styling changed quite a bit. Consumers were wanting larger, heavier, luxury styled cars and the rework of the Mustang was meant to answer that demand. Ford wanted to experiment with different trim levels at the time and the "Grande" was introduced as the luxury trim level. They were only available as hardtops and incorporated a smoother more refined ride, imitation wood trim on the interior and additional sound deadening material. This '72 Grande is a very clean example of one of these cars and has had a frame on restoration. It was repainted 1 year ago in a very nice looking White with Blue racing stripes on the dual scoop hood. These originally came with a vinyl top but this one has been redone without it for a more sporty appearance. The Grande badging was also removed along with the wheel moldings and a rear spoiler added. The floors underneath the car are all solid and during the rebuild the trunk pan was replaced. The front and rear bumpers are nicely chromed and have a nice shine as does all of the stainless trim throughout the car. Under all four corners are American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels which always suit muscle cars nicely and they are wrapped in Cooper Cobra Radial G/T tires.
Pop the customized hood and you will find the fully rebuilt 351 Windsor motor. These are great motors and this one starts up and runs strong. Everything under the hood has been kept very stock looking with a majority of the components being painted either Black or Ford Blue. It is topped off with a 2 barrel carburetor and single snorkel air cleaner. On the bottom side of the hood a nice Mustang insert with logo was added to complete the clean appearance. The motor is combined with a C4 automatic transmission that shifts smooth. The suspension system has also been totally gone through and everything on the car works properly. It has power steering and power brakes (front disc) making it a very comfortable car to cruise around in.
The interior of the car has been completely redone in White with Blue inserts to match the body. It has nice high back bucket seats which sit to each side of the Black humphugger center console. The dash features a new Blue dash pad and has a mostly stock layout except for the added JVC AM/FM/CD/Bluetooth stereo. The sound system has been completely redone and sounds great. It has been completely rewired and all of the stock style gauges, knobs and switches are working correctly. The odometer shows 67,539 miles and in front of the driver is a woodgrain steering wheel. The trunk has been redone in nice Black carpeting and offers plenty of storage space for all that car show gear.
This fun Mustang is a great driver that needs nothing. It has been totally redone so the new owner can hop in, turn the key and start cruising.
- Transmission Automatic
- Exterior Colour White & Blue
- Number of Doors 2
- Interior Colour White & Blue
- Drive LHD
- Year of manufacture 1972