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DECOR GROUP 71-72-73
This is the related text captured from 71-3 dealer brochures.
I have placed a shortened URL link under each to ref web pages.

1971 Mustang Brochure

DÉCOR GROUP OPTION INSTRUMENT PANEL with deluxe black appliques, de-
luxe 2-spoke steering wheel.

DECOR GROUP OPTION (also available on Boss 351, Sportsroof) Includes knitted vinyl or deluxe cloth/vinyl seat trim, deluxe black instrument panel appliques, rear ash tray, deluxe 2-spoke steering wheel, dual color-keyed racing mirrors (left side remote-control; standard on Boss 351), rocker panel/wheel lip moldings (except Boss 351), deluxe molded door trim panels (Convertible, Boss 351). Center floor console and Rim-Blow Deluxe 3-spoke Steering Wheel are both separate options.


1972 Mustang Brochure:

“New Hardtop and Convertible Décor Group.

You can start designing with this unique, optional exterior trim package.
It adds distinctive sportiness to your Personal Driving Machine.

As shown here (brochure) on both models, it includes a honeycomb black grill
with integral sport lamps, a color-keyed front spoiler bumper, color-keyed
hood and fender moldings, and wheel trim rings and hub caps. Also
available with the Décor Group are bodyside tape stripes in black or argent.
(White sidewalls, shown are available separately.)”


1973 Mustang Brochure

“Décor Group
Add a touch of dazzle to your Mustang. Shown on Convertible and Hardtop (below), the package includes a black grill with integral sportlamps, black or argent lower bodyside paint with bright chrome molding, wheel trim rings and hub caps.
Bodyside Tape Stripe. A separate optional available only with Décor Group in black or argent (shown on Hardtop below).”


1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
I'm trying to learn more here and could use everyone's help.

I have a 1972 Q code 4 speed convertible. I got this car in 1975 with just over 20k miles on the odometer. I have talked to and shown pictures to the original dealer's son. He remembered the car and thought his dad ordered the car for his mom. They had Shelby's and many other high-performance Fords over the years. He remembered my car just as it is today as the same as it was when new - even with the hood, side stripes and Magnums...

Not sure why exactly my car came with the NASA hood. I know the Mach 1 grill and the urethane bumper were part of the Décor Group too. But did the Q code or Q code 4 speed make the hood part of this package? How was it installed on my car? On a separate note - my car also came originally with a dual point distributor.
It was one of the last Q code convertibles built for the 1972 model year.

Interesting discovery for sure. Might be a question for Mr. Marti... ?



1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
I've never seen a Q code car without a NASA hood, Have you? I think you could be on to something.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride Big Grin Frank
OK I have researched and Frank (mrmach1) was correct. I thought/think I had researched this before... whistling

For 1972 (didn't check 73 yet but might assume similar)

The 351-4V, aka Q code engine added the non-functional ram air - NASA type hood for the 1972 Mustangs. It would not be listed on the Marti or invoice for these cars. The 351-4V designation made it so. This was updated in the Jan 1972 version of the Ford Facts Book. This was the book my car was spec'd out by the ordering dealer. My car was a RETAIL order.


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I know these reference books are not perfectly factual. But this sure goes a long way to explain why my convertible was built like it was and why it remains that way today.



1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
The Mach 1 stripes were available as an option on the 1972 Decor Group convertibles (like mine). This is taken from "Mustang 1964 -2003" by Peter C. Sessler:

[Image: Decor%20Group%20Text_zpsagbdhtgq.jpg]
Among my favorite options on our cars.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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