- Engine Size
- 347 V8
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- Body Style
New 347 Stroker Motor bought in 03/2017 w/ Less than 1,500 Miles - Fresh Paint
Vintage Motorcars is excited to offer this extremely well-cared for, Garage Kept, 1973 Mustang Convertible with Automatic Transmission
This was the last year for the first generation Mustang, though it had changed vastly since its launch in 1964 as an early 1965 model. The 1973 Ford Mustang suffered another weight and size increase thanks to safety regulations. A 5 mph bumper was now required in front and a 2.5 mile bumper at the rear. The bumpers added four inches to the length of the car and 50 lbs weight.
Production actually increased to 134,817 units, partly due to the news that there would be no convertible in the downsized model around the corner. In fact there wouldn't be another convertible Mustang until 1985. As a result Convertible sales doubled to 11,853. Hardtop Coupe sales led with 51,430, followed by Mach 1 at 45,440, the Grande at 25,274 and the Fastback at 10,820. Prices rose slightly, with the Hardtop costing from $2,760; Fastback at $2,820; Convertible at $3,102, Grande at $2,964, and Mach 1 at $3,088.
Engines included 98 bhp 250 cid six; 140 bhp 2-barrel 302, 177 bhp, 2-barrel 351 and the optimistically named 248 bhp 4-barrel 351 Cobra Jet.
Once again, you could buy the Mustang Mach 1 decals for $23, the interior trim package for $115, the competition suspension for $28, the rear deck spoiler for $29, the instrument package for $71, 248 bhp 351 V-8 package which included dual exhaust and a 4-speed for $194 and a ram-air setup, including the hood for $58.
By now the Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission was fitted to 90.4 percent of Mustangs, the base 3-speed manual to 6.7 percent, and a 4-speed to only 2.9 percent. The Hurst shifter now had a round knob instead of the distinctive T-handle. Power steering was fitted to 92.9 percent of Mustangs, power brakes to 77.9 percent and air conditioning to 56.2 percent. A three-quarter vinyl top was optional on fastback models, including the Mach 1. This would be the last year for the Grande model, which featured luxury and comfort items, and all the brightwork.
This 1973 Mustang Convertible looks just as good, maybe even better, in person than it does in pictures. The previous owner was a local businessman who took very good care of the car and always made sure to keep it stored in his garage. This car appears to be completely solid with no rust or signs of filler anywhere. The car received a fresh paint job within the last couple of years by Wolfy's Customs.
The interior of the car really matches the exterior perfectly. The interior has been completely re done and the darker green vinyl pairs much nicer than the lighter green ever could have. When we bought the car the convertible top was starting to separate from the rear window so instead of just fixing the top, we replaced it with a brand new one. Modern conveniences include Power Steering, Power Brakes and Factory Air
Powering this beautiful mustang is a New Blueprint 347 Stroker Motor, bought in March of 2017 and Dyno'ed at 418 HP. Since the installation of the motor, less than 1500 miles have been put on the car. All the gauges and lights on the car are in excellent working order.
Included with this car is something that we don't see often, documentation helping to show some of the restoration history and receipts for the motor.
Since this car did not receive a frame-off restoration; you can clearly see the original underside is still in great shape for its age. This car isn't hiding anything!
This is an iconic car to be able to cruise regularly or show.
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- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 347 V8
- Fuel Specification
- 91 Octane or below
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- Body Style
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console