|1972 Sprint Mustang|
The 1972 Mustang Sprint was created to promote the 1972 Olympics and to participate in the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Parade. All Sprints were painted white with blue and red accents. There were over 6200 Sprint hardtops, almost 3100 Sprint Sportroofs, and 50 Sprint convertibles built. They came with two different Sprint Decor options. The "A" Sprint package defined the white paint with red and blue accents, color matched seats and carpets, white wall tires, and the 1972 Olympic flag decal on the rear fender. A "B" Sprint package added mag-type wheels to the "A" option list.
|Examples of a 1972 Sprint Mustang|
White 1972 Mustang Sprint convertible owned by Rex Turner form Vienna, Virginia. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for January 20th, 2008. Rex tells us more, "I have owned this 1972 Sprint convertible for four years. It is one of fifty made for the DC Cherry Blossom Parade. The 72 sprints were made to commemorate the 72 Olympics. I am the 2nd owner and the car is unrestored." Check out the National Cherry Blossom Festival license plate on this car and the blooming cherry trees. Looks like Rex took this picture on a busy street. See the car coming in the background? Hurry up Rex and get out of the way! We also have a photo of this car and Rex's 1972 yellow Mach 1 together.
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White 1972 Mustang hardtop with "A" package or Sprint Decor option. As the patriotic fever swept through Ford in 1972, this was one series of red, white, and blue Mustang color schemes. The base color was white, with a light medium blue paint all around the lower perimeter with two wide blue stripes on the hood, one on the lower back panel and a red pinstripe along the lower body emphasizing the white to blue color transition. Other Sprint A options include a two tone white and blue interior, dual white racing mirrors, white side wall tires and color-keyed hubcaps and trim rings. Although this car has been repainted, the color and placement is right except for the blue stripe around the hood stripes. A "B" Sprint option substituted mag-type wheels, F60-15 raised white lettered tires and a competition suspension.
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1972 surfing advertisement showing a fastback (sportsroof) and hardtop White with blue stripes Sprint Decor optioned Mustangs. The stripe has red outlines and the white interior seats have blue inserts and red piping. This advertisement says that the sprint comes with dual racing mirrors, white sidewall tires, and red white and blue bodyside insignia.