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OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT

1972
Continental
Mark IV
Image: 1972 Continental Mark IV front grille
Appearance Protection Group (Includes Door Edge Guards, and
  Front and Rear Floor Mats with Carpet Inserts)
($37.36)
Horizontal Front Bumper Guard ($19.19) New option for '72
Automatic Headlamp Dimmer ($49.88)
Protective Bodyside Molding ($30.05)
Intermittent Windshield Wipers ($25.57)
Electric Rear Window Defroster ($83.13)
Power Sun Roof ($611.28)
Moondust Metallic Paint ($127.88)
Power Lock/Convenience Group (Includes Electric Power Door Locks and
  Electric Power Remote Rear Deck Lid Release)
($93.36)
AM/FM Stereo Radio ($141.96)
AM Radio/Stereo Tape System ($136.84)
Automatic Speed Control ($92.08)
Tilt Steering Wheel ($70.35)
Traction-Lok Rear Axle ($55)
Cornering Lights (May have been added as standard during production)
  ($35.81) New option for '72
Opera Windows ($81.84)
Leather Seating Surfaces ($179.04)
Reclining Passenger Seat ($61.39)

Image: Front Bumper Guard
Optional Front Bumper Guard, above, provides additional protection. Features gray rubber insert. Compare its appearance to car without bumper guard at top of this page. You either love it or hate it, there aren't too many without an opinion on which looks best.
Image: AM/FM Stereo Radio
AM/FM Stereo Radio, above, features 5 push buttons to preselect 5 AM and 5 FM stations, for a total of 10 presets. Dual front and rear speakers with side-to-side and front-to-rear balance controls and a power antenna are included.

The front speakers were mounted in the lower front area of the door panels, and this system provided wonderful high fidelity sound, especially good for its day considering it still sounds pretty good even today.
Ford Motor Company was running slightly behind General Motors with availability of optional equipment in 1972. Most notable is the absence of an AM/FM/Stereo Tape Radio option, which GM introduced for 1971. On Ford vehicles, you could either get AM/FM Stereo OR an AM/Stereo Tape combination, but not all three combined.

Another item notable by its absence was the remote control right hand exterior mirror—many GM cars were ordered with this safety item in 1972, but it was not made available until late in the year for most Ford car lines. This was also first offered on GM vehicles for the 1971 model year.
Image: Power Sunroof
Optional Power Sunroof, above. Opening measures 36" wide by 21" deep. Reduces headroom by about 1".


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