A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. On Wednesdays, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

The 1972 Ford Mustang—as far as performance enthusiasts are concerned—was the first to suffer from the more-restrictive emissions regulations that effectively ended the Muscle Car Era in the early 1970s.

The 429 big-block option and Boss 351 edition went away for the 1972 model year, leaving a lower-compression equivalent of the Boss 351 setup as the top power-producing option for ’72 Mustangs.

But, guess what? THAT car was still pretty awesome.

The 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 with a 5.8-liter 351 Cleveland V8 with four-barrel carburetor, and mated to a four-speed Hurst transmission made 266-275 horsepower, depending on the engine package.

You certainly don’t see many that look like this convertible we spotted recently outside of the Summit Racing retail store in Tallmadge, OH.