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1972 Production Volume for Convertibles
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As a new owner of a 1972 convertible, I am learning what I can about the car.  I have seen various places that the same number of convertibles (6,121) were made in both 1971 and 1972.  This information is on the Mustang Data tab (then 1971 Info and 1972 Info sub tabs) on this site and multiple other internet sources. It seemed unlikely to me that the same number of convertibles would be produced in two consecutive years.  I have also seen a number of 6,401 for 1972 in a few places.  I found under the Mustang Data tab (71-73 Buyers Guide tab) the production of convertibles was 6121 for 1971 (679 with I-6 and 5,442 with V-8 engines)  and 6,401 for 1972 (565 with I-6 and 5,836 with V-8 engines. (See below table copied from the Buyers Guide.)   This higher number is not reported nearly as often on the internet search results as the 6,121 number is.  I looked on some of the Marti reports posted on this site and found in the statistics section on some of these reports that 2,681 of the 1972 convertibles were "With Black Power Top w/Glass Backlite" and 3,720 of the 1972 convertibles were "With White Power Tops w/Glass Backlite."  This totals to 6,401. I see the same 6,401 number on classicponycars.com.

So is the 6,121 number for 1972 just a typo that has been copied from source to source?  It looks that way to me, but figured someone else had figured that out long before today.


From Buyers Guide
Production Mustang I-6/V-8*

1971
Coupe -- 12,181/53,521
Sportsroof -- 1,296/22,659
Convertible -- 679/5,442
Grandé -- 568/16,838
Mach 1 (Sportsroof) -- 36,498
Boss 351 (Sportsroof) -- 1,806

1972
Coupe -- 8,137/49,213
Sportsroof -- 614/15,008
Convertible -- 565/5,836
Grandé -- 465/17,580
Mach 1 (Sportsroof) -- 27,675
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My books say
6121 for 1971
6401 for 1972
11853 for 1973

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Thanks OMS. It seems every source has 6121 or 6401.
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#4
Marti's Mustang By The Numbers has 6401, and that is considered the most authoritative source.

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(02-16-2018, 02:48 PM)West Valley Mustang Wrote: As a new owner of a 1972 convertible, I am learning what I can about the car.  I have seen various places that the same number of convertibles (6,121) were made in both 1971 and 1972.  This information is on the Mustang Data tab (then 1971 Info and 1972 Info sub tabs) on this site and multiple other internet sources. It seemed unlikely to me that the same number of convertibles would be produced in two consecutive years.  I have also seen a number of 6,401 for 1972 in a few places.  I found under the Mustang Data tab (71-73 Buyers Guide tab) the production of convertibles was 6121 for 1971 (679 with I-6 and 5,442 with V-8 engines)  and 6,401 for 1972 (565 with I-6 and 5,836 with V-8 engines. (See below table copied from the Buyers Guide.)   This higher number is not reported nearly as often on the internet search results as the 6,121 number is.  I looked on some of the Marti reports posted on this site and found in the statistics section on some of these reports that 2,681 of the 1972 convertibles were "With Black Power Top w/Glass Backlite" and 3,720 of the 1972 convertibles were "With White Power Tops w/Glass Backlite."  This totals to 6,401.  I see the same 6,401 number on classicponycars.com.

So is the 6,121 number for 1972 just a typo that has been copied from source to source?  It looks that way to me, but figured someone else had figured that out long before today.


From Buyers Guide
Production Mustang I-6/V-8*

1971
Coupe -- 12,181/53,521
Sportsroof -- 1,296/22,659
Convertible -- 679/5,442
Grandé -- 568/16,838
Mach 1 (Sportsroof) -- 36,498
Boss 351 (Sportsroof) -- 1,806

1972
Coupe -- 8,137/49,213
Sportsroof -- 614/15,008
Convertible -- 565/5,836
Grandé -- 465/17,580
Mach 1 (Sportsroof) -- 27,675

Can I ask what you engine transmission combo was on your car? Like Midlife states about the best info we have is the Marti book Mustang by the numbers. He does leave some of the options off in his lists which is a bummer.
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Mine is a 250 straight six, so appears to be one of 565 made that year.  It has a C-4 transmission.  It is a survivor with original paint, interior, engine, etc...  I have the original wheel covers and side mirror in the trunk.  I get to spend a month with the car starting in about a week.  I plan to clean it up a bit and drive it a lot.
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(02-17-2018, 01:33 PM)West Valley Mustang Wrote: Mine is a 250 straight six, so appears to be one of 565 made that year.  It has a C-4 transmission.  It is a survivor with original paint, interior, engine, etc...  I have the original wheel covers and side mirror in the trunk.  I get to spend a month with the car starting in about a week.  I plan to clean it up a bit and drive it a lot.
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For the 1972 models, Ford built 6,401 convertibles.
Of those, 565 convertibles were built with the "L" code 250-1V I-6.
Of those, 356 had the "W" code C4 transmissions.
All other 209 of them had the "1" code 3 speed manual.

Straight from Marti's book. and confirmed by MANY of his Marti Reports for similar cars.

Post up more pics!

I hope this helps.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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