Since the Mustang had undergone a major restyling in 1971, the 1972 models saw no big styling changes, only minor cosmetic ones. Probably due to increasing governmental fuel economy regulations, all of the Boss cars were dropped from the 1972 lineup. The Boss 351 and both versions of the 429 engine were dropped.
During the early part of '72, a special 351HO model was offered. It featured a low compression version of the Boss 351 engine, with a special high-lift cam, mechanical lifters, forged aluminum pistons and a special 4-barrel manifold. The only "performance" model that remained for the entire '72 model year was the Mach 1. The Mach 1, like all other '72 models, were virtually unchanged. Production for 1972 topped out at 125,813.
Very few 1972 Shelby Mustangs were built. Those that were built were exported to Europe. Find out more information by clicking here. Credit for some of the above information goes to ClassicPonyCars.com
- Last digit of model year F - Assembly plant (F-Dearborn)
01 - Body code (01-2dr hardtop, 02-2dr SportsRoof,
03-convertible, 04-2dr hardtop Grande, 05-2dr SportsRoof Mach 1) H
- Engine Code 100001 - Consecutive unit number Example: