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While I'm not a convertible guy myself, If I ever was going to buy a convertible of any make or year, it would have to be a 71-73 Mustang. For some reason they just look so bad ass. "Our" body style just lends itself so well to the convertible look. Most convertible cars seem to say chic car but not the 71-73 Mustangs. You vert guys are lucky to have them.

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If I we're to get one, it would have to be a 73 with a 351 and a Top Loader! Black with a black top would be cool!

Ahhh, so that you can have all 3 years and different body types right? :idea: That's awesome! x3 for me!

 

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If I we're to get one, it would have to be a 73 with a 351 and a Top Loader! Black with a black top would be cool!

Ahhh, so that you can have all 3 years and different body types right? :idea: That's awesome! x3 for me!

 

Haha...you got it!

 

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I originally had a 69 convertible. I got this car was not because I liked it better than the 69 but because it had more interior room. I could not get comfortable driving the 69 (6'2" 250 lbs). I also liked the fact that I could get a 351C in this body style. My 69 had a built 302, but it was now where near as powerful as my 408 is now. I have had friends say the the 69 convertible looked like a girls car while this one is definitely not a girls car.

 

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White 1973 (351C stroked to 408, 4V, FMX) convertible with blue deluxe interior AC and power windows.

 

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For some reason, this is one of my most favorite threads, ever. :P

 

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Nothing better than running down the highway with the top down and the tunes cranked!!

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73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

 

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

 

 

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Yeah! That's a nice thing to read! ::thumb::

I agree that as far as Mustangs are concerned the 71-73 are the best looking convertibles.

More important: I think that they are the only ones that really look good with the top up.

In fact I actually prefer the "closed" look on mine. I love that shape of the "C-pillar" the top has. Looks like a mean Muscle car coupe.

Most verts, regardless of make or model look like a compromise with the tops up, imho. Somehow you can see that they were meant to stay open and that the closed top is just a temporary thing.

The 71-73 doesn't have that problem.

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Hhmm, how did I miss this thread when it was posted! I agree with the comments here, there is something about the looks of the 71-73 converts that never grows "old". When I bought my 73 6 cyl convert back in 74 I gave up a nice running 69 Firebird 350. But I loved the look of the convertible and have held onto it all these years. I never get tired looking at it with the top up or down!

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
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1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
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Thanks for resurrecting this thread, Mike. Lots of new 'vert members recently. :)

 

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Project started 8-7-10

Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system

Current "mini-project": interior upgrade :-/

[button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=76]Doc's Garage[/button][button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1973-mustang-convertible-restoration-and-modification]Doc's Wiki[/button]

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I´m a fastback fan since forever but i must say you´re totally right... Verts always looks weird with the top up, but not this generation at all... In fact, me too prefer the asthetics with the top on... Just looking at Jorge´s or Luxtang´s convertibles and i have to admit they are beautiful...

 

Besides this era of mustang verts are the only era that look agressive as hell...

 

Congrats you vert guys!! ;)

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The verts do look great but the real appeal to me is the smiles on my kids faces as their hair blows in the wind and they spy the world without walls from the back seat. Makes it all worth while. ;)

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The verts do look great but the real appeal to me is the smiles on my kids faces as their hair blows in the wind and they spy the world without walls from the back seat. Makes it all worth while. ;)

 

You post reminds me of the Ford commercial introducing the 2005 Mustang Convertible. I think the commercial was first shown during the Super Bowl that year. Love this one:

 

 

 

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1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

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lollerz I felt like that the other day.....sun was out but man it was cold....but had to put the top down!

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Ken

 

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

 

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int

 

 

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy

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lollerz I felt like that the other day.....sun was out but man it was cold....but had to put the top down!

 

I like to tell people that a convertible is not a closed car that can be opened when it´s too hot but it´s an open car that only has a top so you don´t drown when it rains too heavily. ;)

 

Which is why you might see me driving at freezing temperatures in the middle of January with the top down wearing a cap and a jacket and gloves with the heater turned up to 11 when the sun is out. :cool:

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I have friends who swear they have never seen my car with the top up.

 

That's right Mike set the heater on Global Warming and roll it down the road.

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I agree completely that this body style is the best vert ever. As stated previously in this thread, it looks as good with the top up as it does with the top down. This is my third vert and they are the way to go. When I was a kid I used to ride motorcycles. The wind in your hair and the smell of cut grass as you ride along. Awesome! The problem with motorcycles is the "other guy" who doesn't see you. The verts give you all the same wind in your hair and you can smell the surroundings, plus you have the added safety of metal around you.

 

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Even more fun when they are a sleeper. Baby Blue with a white top and a built motor, good gears, improved traction, turned down duals and a big surprise at the stop light. :)

'Mike'

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

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