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Sprint Coupe
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Could I possibly have a "Sprint Coupe"...look at the pics. As was sanding down the black paint, I came across this light blue. I know they say the Sprint's came out in 1972, but according to the dash VIN my car is a 1971. But, I'm seeing so much of the blue on the car and the back seats are two tone color.
Is there anywhere else on the car I can get information on it, beside the dash VIN?

The magnum wheels came with the car, when I bought it.

Here is link to Sprint Coupe car timeline
http://www.themustangsource.com/timeline.../index.htm

Here are my pics...

or maybe I just have a "Frankenstein Car"???

What do my fellow mustang friends have to say? Your thoughts, opinions, comments are greatly appreciated.


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#2
Well first i would check the vin to see if it matches door tag and Buck tag behind headlights, Usually on right side of radiator support ( but some are on the left side )if those all match then probably a clone. Also 1972 Sprint Coupes and Sportsroofs had a unique TRIM code of ( HB ), as the The 50 Convertible's produced for the Cherry Blossom Parade had a TRIM code that was left ( blank ) on the vehicle dataplate.

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#3
have you tried decoding the door trim tag? It may offer a clue
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Vamach1 will be along soon...he is our resident Sprint Expert! Big Grin

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#5
I personally don´t trust 100% on tags when i´m looking a car that has several interventions (repaints, modifications, etc...) Think that almost any tag is easily removed or changed...

The door tag is a sticker that usually is unreadable, besides... if you have a drivers door that belong to a different car... useless...

The dash tag is another story... i´ve red that changing the upper trim of the dash (the part that has this tag) is not legal... BUT... who can control it??... What you can do in this case is at least, check if the pops are the correct shaped ones... The original pops are not rounded but with a kinda flower shaped heads...

Then you have the tag that should be located on the radiator support... I´ve never seen that tag in person actually! Tongue It´s soooo easy to remove that almost no car has it this days...

The most reliable locations for a correct vin numbers are in the shock towers (or aprons.. don´t remember the exact location actually) under the front fenders... This vin is stamped directly on the sheet metal so, if this particular part wasn´t rusted and removed for repair before, it should be there till now...

Scott found the vin number of his car stamped in the lower cowl, readable from the inside of the car, just behind the dash stuff... He can correct me if i dont remember the actual place, but i think for a car like yours, this vins stamp can solve your mistery Wink

Anyhow... it´s really fun to really decode a rare car Smile Do your best Wink

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#6
My fastback is (was) a Sprint. Only way to prove it is the HB trim code on the door sticker, or get a Marti report (see mine for example). Those rear seats are definitely out of a Sprint; does it have the urethane bumper and Mach1 grille? Another clue might be the blue that is painted under your rear quarter extensions - if there is someone here that is an expert on Sprint's then they might be able to tell you if the car came out of the factory painted like that. If your VIN is right and your car is a genuine '71 then it won't be a Sprint.

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71coupe;14335 Wrote:Could I possibly have a "Sprint Coupe"...look at the pics. As was sanding down the black paint, I came across this light blue. I know they say the Sprint's came out in 1972, but according to the dash VIN my car is a 1971. But, I'm seeing so much of the blue on the car and the back seats are two tone color.
Is there anywhere else on the car I can get information on it, beside the dash VIN?

The magnum wheels came with the car, when I bought it.

Here is link to Sprint Coupe car timeline
http://www.themustangsource.com/timeline.../index.htm

Here are my pics...

or maybe I just have a "Frankenstein Car"???

What do my fellow mustang friends have to say? Your thoughts, opinions, comments are greatly appreciated.
The back seat looks like sprint seats. That first pic shows a red pin stripe that divided the lower blue and the upper body white. To me it looks like you could have a sprint.
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mach71351c;14376 Wrote:
71coupe;14335 Wrote:Could I possibly have a "Sprint Coupe"...look at the pics. As was sanding down the black paint, I came across this light blue. I know they say the Sprint's came out in 1972, but according to the dash VIN my car is a 1971. But, I'm seeing so much of the blue on the car and the back seats are two tone color.
Is there anywhere else on the car I can get information on it, beside the dash VIN?

The magnum wheels came with the car, when I bought it.

Here is link to Sprint Coupe car timeline
http://www.themustangsource.com/timeline.../index.htm

Here are my pics...

or maybe I just have a "Frankenstein Car"???

What do my fellow mustang friends have to say? Your thoughts, opinions, comments are greatly appreciated.
The back seat looks like sprint seats. That first pic shows a red pin stripe that divided the lower blue and the upper body white. To me it looks like you could have a sprint.

I've added a pic of the "buck tag" that was located on drivers side, just behind the front headlight. But, now the question is...how to decipher that code? I have no idea what it means. Can someone help me decipher what the "buck tag" means.


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#9
I will attempt to decode some of the information.

2F01F219095 = VIN
2 = 1972
F = Dearborn Plant
01 = Hardtop
F = 302 2V
219095 = Unit Number

65D = Denotes a hardtop with standard interior and bucket seats

12F = 12 June (1972)

9A = White Exterior Paint

HB = Interior trim

Hope this helps.

BT

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#10
looks to have the interior code of a Sprint. I belive I wouls get a marti report on this on, if you are wanting to restore it as a Sprint.
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