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R code sportsroof-how many are left? Any owners on the forum?
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Does anyone know how many 72 R code sportsroofs are still around Does anyone on the forum own one? A friend of mine's dad bought one new back in 71 and is trying to locate it. It was a 72 R code sportsroof, not a Mach, color was Pewter silver with red interior. He bought it new from a Ford dealer in Greenville IL, the dealer is no longer in business. He traded in at the same dealer and was told a woman from around the same area bought it. He lost track of it over the years. Out of the 398 R codes produced I think there were only 30 sportsroof produced in 72. I've searched the web for a 72 Mustang R code registry but I can only find a Boss 351 registry. Does anyone have any info of any R code sportsroofs that are still around or info on a registry for these cars? Thanks, Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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Contact Rick Ybarra on Facebook.

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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Ryan, there only 2 documented '02' R codes found so far. If you have VIN we can look it up to see if it is registered somewhere.
I have a gold glow sportroof R undergoing resto now.


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Friend of mine had one. Sold it to a dealer in my neighborhood who has a nice collection of cars, including an original CSX Shelby Cobra.

Here's a pic I took with mine beside it.


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Boss1Ray;288742 Wrote:Contact Rick Ybarra on Facebook.

Ray

Thanks for the info Ray, I will pass the information along. Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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Ryan, there only 2 documented '02' R codes found so far. If you have VIN we can look it up to see if it is registered somewhere.
I have a gold glow sportroof R undergoing resto now.
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He doesn't have a vin #. That was the first thing I asked him. It's very unlikely that it is around still. You have a very rare car, good luck on your resto, can't wait to see it on the road. Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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Ryan, this may not be the info you were looking for but may help. Steve73QMach1 was compiling some info from the registry site here and had some pretty good break downs on the vehicles and how they were equipped. If he doesn't mind you might contact him and see if he has any engine code info. Would give you some ideal of how many are here.
There is also a site called "In Search of Mustangs". http://www.isomustangs.org/ I have my Mach1's and Mustang GT registered there. They have some really good filters to search out by Year, assembly plant, engine code, etc. As far as "R" codes, I counted 59 1971 and 15 1972 "R" codes. I know this is not the sportsroof only info you were looking for but Hopefully this will "Sorta" help you.

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This one was at a local show in Utica, Mi. I talked to the owner for awhile. He bought it from the original owner in the late 70's. Had about 75-80k original miles. It was pretty cool. Was missing some stuff under hood, but he said he had all of it.
           

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secluff;288849 Wrote:Ryan, this may not be the info you were looking for but may help. Steve73QMach1 was compiling some info from the registry site here and had some pretty good break downs on the vehicles and how they were equipped. If he doesn't mind you might contact him and see if he has any engine code info. Would give you some ideal of how many are here.
There is also a site called "In Search of Mustangs". http://www.isomustangs.org/ I have my Mach1's and Mustang GT registered there. They have some really good filters to search out by Year, assembly plant, engine code, etc. As far as "R" codes, I counted 59 1971 and 15 1972 "R" codes. I know this is not the sportsroof only info you were looking for but Hopefully this will "Sorta" help you.

Thanks for the information, I will definitely look into it. Ryan

1973 Mach 1, Porsche Guards Red, 429/C6
1972 Mach 1, Grabber Blue, 302/C4, currently under construction
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Chin

I thought we were looking for 1972 R code Sportsroofs!?!

I see some Mach 1's (or what appear to be Mach 1's) in the mix???

Huh

Anyway - the 72 R codes are all very cool and desirable cars.

Here is the breakout for all models:

ALL were [R] 351-4V HO V-8 and [5] 4-Speed Manual Wide Ratio

[01] Hardtop 14
[04] Grandé 5
[02] Sportsroof 30
[05] Mach 1 336
[03] Convertible 13

Total 1972 R codes produced 398


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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