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The '71 Boss 351, base sports roof models, and the '72 USA Sprint had a body-color painted rear tail light panel with no applique. In early Feb '71 production Ford added the metal textured applique and moldings to the base sports roof models. The honeycomb panel was standard on Mach 1 and available with optional Decor options and select special editions throughout the 71-73 production run.
Many different models and content levels mandated what tail light panel treatment a Mustang received. Base hardtops, convertibles, and Grandes received the textured or camera case finish metal applique. :)

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I was asking in particular about the Sprints w/ honeycomb or camera panels. The scale model is showing a painted honeycomb.
 
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The '72 Sprint Mustang, as posted above, was one of the models that did not have a metal camera case or plastic honeycomb panel. Like the '71 Boss and the early base sports roof, they have a painted taillight panel, the same panel the taillights mount in.

You can't expect much in the way of accuracy on the die-cast produced by Auto World. At one time, they made some nice entry-level die casts. You can see from the terrible fit and finish of the deck lid, bumpers, and other components their quality control hasn't improved much.
The angled-down appearance of the grill and headlights, the strange sag of the taillights, and the blue-painted honeycomb panel add little to the accuracy of this one.
 

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I saw pre release pictures of the upcoming sprint and it was horrible. Not shelling out $100+- for that…
 

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I'm curious why price for these low quality ( my opinion) diecast models have gotten so high the past 10 plus years.
Over $100 for those?
I collected classic diecast mustangs for a while.
There was low quality $20 cars and then up to $100 $200 plus , real quality product.
Easy to see the differences.
 
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