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Gas Monkey Garage 1st eBay Car: 1972 Mustang Convertible

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We recently acquired a 1972 Ford Mustang Convertible 302 V8 that’s begging for the Gas Monkey touch. It’s not in bad condition by any means, but it could definitely use a little TLC.

Gas Monkey Garage eBay car #1 1972 ford mustang convertible

The Mustang is showing 26,754 miles and is a medium yellow gold with a white convertible top and white interior. In 1972, only 6,121 Mustang Convertibles were produced, so the one we have is relatively rare. To own a 1972 Mustang Convertible was to own the freedom that came from open air motoring whether cruising the interstate or Historic Route 66. And with the Oil Embargo right around the corner, 1972 was the next to last year for the first generation Mustang (which had grown in size & weight each year since its introduction in 1965).

Gas Monkey Garage eBay car #1 1972 ford mustang convertible

The convertible top is torn and there’s a problem with the electrical wiring, so the blinkers and gauge lights don’t work. The Mustang could also benefit from a new set of wheels and tires. After we’re done with it, this Mustang will be restored to its natural beauty.

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24 Comments
 
  1. Terry July 22, 2013 at 4:41 pm Reply

    Awesome car!!!!

  2. Jeffrey Brigman July 22, 2013 at 4:43 pm Reply

    Very cool car, low mileage a big plus. Also really like the fact that it a Mustang from my birth year. Can’t wait to see it when you’re done “Monkeying” with it!

  3. Heather Green July 22, 2013 at 4:55 pm Reply

    Glad to see a big Mustang getting some love….used to own a 73′ Grande’ myself 😉

  4. Mary Valentin July 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm Reply

    Nice! I even like the color 🙂

  5. Jim July 22, 2013 at 5:11 pm Reply

    This car has been repainted and from the looks of it it has way more mileage on it than shown. The odometer has most likely rolled over.

    Still it’s not a bad car for the right price.

  6. stuart July 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm Reply

    Cant wait too see this on our uk tv guys, looks like a good rare find.

  7. eBay Motors July 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm Reply

    Great choice! We love Mustangs here at eBay, especially with given that was the car most sold in 2012.

    • Roger Creasy July 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm Reply

      The first car I drove was my Moms Baby Blue 72′ Mustang, what stories that car could tell. Blew the engine and as soon has it was repaired I smoked the tires! Wona few street races. Raised alot of hell in that Stang. One of my favorite cars of all time for sure. Ah the good ol days…..

  8. Amanda small July 22, 2013 at 5:41 pm Reply

    I love mustangs, they are my favorite car. I wish I could get this one. That would be the perfect fist car to have. Love you guys watching you tonight on discovery channel.

  9. Bj Adams July 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm Reply

    Heck I like it as is, but what car can’t benefit from the gas monkey garage touch.

  10. Howie Lloyd Restorations July 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm Reply

    I have a Glass rear window for that car, if you need it.

  11. Brian Gough July 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm Reply

    I can’t wait to see it… I’ve got a 73 convertible

  12. Cary Cummings July 22, 2013 at 7:09 pm Reply

    That is a great car,Mustangs are my all time favorite

  13. Al Ellis July 22, 2013 at 10:50 pm Reply

    Keep the Magnum wheels. Just get a larger size. They look awesome on the car.

  14. Mike Porcenaluk July 23, 2013 at 1:38 am Reply

    Looks like a solid start. I would suggest a black top to match the stripe and wheels… the white is kinda stark. Or switch to white paint and make it a “cookies-and-creme” theme all around…

  15. Chuck July 23, 2013 at 4:15 am Reply

    The color is perfect to make the car look less bulky than it is. The stripe is attractive as well as the wheels so change them at your own risk. A white interior insists that you retain the white top (and black is a no-no in Texas because of the heat). I hate the ridiculous rear spoiler because it makes the car look cheap. I’d add a Shelby rear spoiler and tail lights. Might as well give it a 428 or 429 while you’re at it! 🙂

  16. Mark Williams July 23, 2013 at 4:38 am Reply

    Flare the arches, lowered with nice big and wide wheels, make it look like a racer, I’ll bid on it if you do 😉

  17. Rob Ferns July 23, 2013 at 5:18 am Reply

    Two of my friends had hard top versions of this car back in high school in the 80’s, I had a couple great summers in them, Mustangs are chick magnets!!!

  18. Edgardo Domínguez July 25, 2013 at 6:02 am Reply

    hola, soy de Uruguay, Sudamerica, y me gusta mucho el programa de tv de Gas Monkey. me gustaría mucho poder comprar un mustang y traerlo a mi pais.

  19. Laura August 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm Reply

    I own a 1972 mustang 2. I love the car so much! But I could never get the thing running right. It would be my dream to get it running or buy another one like it!

  20. wilco August 6, 2013 at 4:26 am Reply

    dag jullie doen mooi werk netjes heb zelf een dodge w200 . i’m love it !!

  21. 73Mach1 August 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm Reply

    The spoiler is mounted backwards. Should be an easy fix…

  22. Bill April 4, 2014 at 11:01 pm Reply

    could be a great car, not enough of this year being restored. should turn that rear spoiler around, it’s on backwards.

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