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About 1972 Mustang

The early 1970s was a tumultuous time of change in the auto industry as government regulations changed the specifications of vehicles dramatically, such as adding seat and shoulder belts for safety and catalytic converters to control emissions. One such car caught in the massive changes was the 1972 Mustang. The pony car's manufacturer, Ford Motor Company, found itself reducing engine sizes to cope with government demands as it tried to keep appealing to those drivers seeking powerful cars. The 1972 Ford Mustang is available in three two-door styles: hardtop, fastback, and convertible. Dropped for 1972 were the Boss 351 engine and an optional 429 big block engine. Consumers were left to choose from either the 250-cubic inch, 4.1-liter Thriftpower inline-6 engine, 302ci, 4.9-liter Windsor V8 engine, and 351ci, 7.0-liter Cobra Jet and Super Cobra Jet engines. Each came with either a three-speed automatic transmission or a three- or four-speed transmission. In addition to the 1972 Mustang Convertible, a popular style of the pony car was the 1972 Mustang Mach 1, which offered three engine variants and five powertrain options. The Mach 1 gained popularity due to its appearance in the James Bond movie "Diamonds Are Forever." Mustang fans have many options to choose from for the 1972 model year, and a large inventory of 1972 Mustangs and Mustang parts are available on eBay. While not as powerful as previous models, the Mustang from 1972 has many adoring fans who are still able to enjoy this classic car.