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  • Birthday 11/30/1955

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    73 Mustang convertible, w/ 351C and AOD.


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  1. Gone but not forgotten! It went to a new home in North Carolina. The car is in excellent shape overall, with lots of care, maintenance, and upgrades. Following is best I can describe it: History: Purchased in May of '96 from the third owner in California (I believe the car was originally from Kansas but went to California in the mid-70s). I drove it cross-country and it's always been garaged (either NY or NJ). Car has been meticulously maintained; receipts have been kept from the 1980s on. Usage has been limited to highway driving (since I rely on public transportation on a daily basis). Car is completely rust-free, accident-free, and is an excellent driver (it is a good candidate for a full-on restoration as well). VIN: 3F03H 187720 Condition: Excellent, daily driver. Mechanicals are all excellent. Body has been resprayed in red metalflake in 2014. Interior is in fair condition and needs new upholstery. Convertible top was replaced in 2018. The car has high-mileage, but is incredibly solid, has no rust, or any mechanical issues— only 20K miles on engine/trans/drivetrain. Specifications: Make: Ford Model: Mustang Year: 1973 Body: convertible Color: red (re-sprayed in 2014 in Ford Molten Orange Tricoat) Engine: 351 Cleveland (rebuilt in 2012) Transmission: Ford AOD (rebuilt/installed in 2012) Factory options: power steering, power brakes (front disc), tilt steering wheel, side racing mirrors, A/C (non-working) Mileage: 300K I have since put a good deal of maintenance, replacements, and improvements into the car (suspension, engine, transmission, body, etc). Suspension American Racing AR-23 Cast Aluminum wheels Yokohama AVID ENVigor 205/65R15 tires front coil springs and shock absorbers rear leaf springs and shock absorbers front and rear anti-sway bars shock tower export braces vented front rotors Engine 4-bbl Holley carburetor (600 cfm) Edelbrock Performer intake manifold Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition and Flame-Thrower coil 9mm ignition wires Ford Racing cast aluminum cam covers Ford Racing 14” air filter Canton windage tray custom 2.25” dual exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers and X-crossover rebuilt radiator oil pan Ford Racing hi-torque starter motor Transmission/Drivetrain Ford AOD (4-speed from a 1990–3 Mercury Marquis) Trick Flow finned aluminum transmission pan ATF cooler TransGo shift kit B&M torque converter pinion gear and differential bearings Body & Interior new paint (Ford Molten Orange Tricoat) Scott Drake body panels (left and right front fenders, trunk floor) Mach 1 ‘honeycomb’ grills (front & rear) Mach 1 pop-open gas cap
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