YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:00 am, February 10, 2013
Earlier models might have been called Pony Cars, but by the time this 1972 Ford Mustang hardtop left the factory, it was more like a full-grown horse. Bigger, better, longer, and wider were the industry by-words from year-to-year back in the day, and the once-svelte Mustang was no exception. It still looked very much like a Mustang, thanks to the now-signature grille and triple taillights, but it had grown to what these days might be the size of an intermediate. And this example is chock-full of 1970s gee-whiz goodies: white sidewall tires, vinyl roof, color-keyed insert vinyl side moldings, and wheel trim rings with hub caps. And that’s just the stuff you can see in the photo. Also offered in 1972 were: a choice of three V-8s, wood-toned three-spoke rim-blow steering wheel, AM radio with Stereosonic tape system, and color-keyed front vinyl floor mats with carpet insert. See the 1972 Mustang brochure here.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know