Ford Mustang sales for the year of 1972 were significantly down, and Ford was in need of a boost in sales, especially for their standard mustangs. The springtime promotion was on the horizon, as was the 1972 Olympics. From this emerged the 1972 Sprint. The 1972 'Sprint USA' trimmed inside and out with red, white, & blue" with a special decal on the rear quarter panels. Standard features included dual sport mirrors, hub caps with trim rings, whitewalls, large 'USA' decals on the quarter panels, and a mach 1 grille. Cars sold in Canada featured "Maple Leaf" decals & Canadian colors were applied. For Mustangs, only the coupe and sportsroof models were eligible. Although there were 50 Sprint convertibles produced.
As in 1968, the packaged equipment was different for 6-cylinder and eligible V-8s. But this was an upgrade over and above engine cost, so a Mustang "B" package cost about $ 350 - more than double the cost of package "A". For the additional cost, a buyer received a set of Magnum 500s, F60 x 15" RWL tires, and the competition suspension. The Sprint package was also available on the Maverick and Pinto as well.