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Quite a bit of info has been posted on here.

 

Here is one thread:

 https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-1971-spring-sport

 

Saw where someone said 9003 produced.  Not sure where that number came from. EDIT: Apparently this info is came from "Mustang Special Editions" book And I am not sure how to determine one of these models using documentation - short of the specific equipment listed as line items.  I would like to see a Marti Report and/or window sticker for one.

 

I'd like to see a C, J or M code in that model! I like the weird/rare stuff like that. My bet is most of these cars ended up being parts cars for others!!!

 

Ray

 

 

 

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Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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The package is sort of like the Mach 1 package for the Sportsroof. No performance gains unless you checked other boxes on the order. Ford was know for doing a lot of packages that made you think the car was fast but just smoke and mirrors. Examples would be the California Special, Twister Special, High Country Special, Sprint, etc.

I do not think anyone is out there collecting these. If you like a coupe it does dress it up for sure.

Sort of like the SS package or Super Sport package on a Chevy. In the beginning you could get a SS with a 6 cylinder. It was a dress up package.

Tape is cheap.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Looked in Marti's book and in 71 he lists 9003 Special Value Package Coupes. One of those must have had a stripe delete because he shows 9002 coupes with stripe, humm.

Of course there were 6,247 Sprint coupes in 72.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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Looked in Marti's book and in 71 he lists 9003 Special Value Package Coupes. One of those must have had a stripe delete because he shows 9002 coupes with stripe, humm.

Of course there were 6,247 Sprint coupes in 72.

 

Thanks David. There is a book; "Mustang Special Editions" by Brad Bowling and Jerry Heasley where this model is mentioned as well.

 

Ray

1971 Boss 351  

1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 

1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 

1971 Hardtop (parts car)

1973 Mach 1 (parts car)

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The package is sort of like the Mach 1 package for the Sportsroof. No performance gains unless you checked other boxes on the order. Ford was know for doing a lot of packages that made you think the car was fast but just smoke and mirrors. Examples would be the California Special, Twister Special, High Country Special, Sprint, etc.

I do not think anyone is out there collecting these. If you like a coupe it does dress it up for sure.

Sort of like the SS package or Super Sport package on a Chevy. In the beginning you could get a SS with a 6 cylinder. It was a dress up package.

Tape is cheap.

 

But the Chevy SS package was magic.  Now there are twice as many out there compared to the number that left the factory with the SS package.  lol

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I'm curious about the front bumper, i thought that aii 71 & 72 had the chrome  ?

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

 

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;

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I'm curious about the front bumper, i thought that aii  71 & 72 had the chrome  ?

 

Not the Spring Special model, that was a part of the special, please read the ads on the top, "color keyed bumpers", like the Mach 1's...

Tim

 

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly :runninpony:

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I didn't know that the the Mach 1's also had the colored bumpers.  I thought that ALL 71 & 72 models had the chrome bumpers. I guess I never looked that closely.

 

I now also assume that the 73 is the heavy 5mph impact resistant and the 71 & 72 were something different ?

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

 

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;

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I didn't know that the the Mach 1's also had the colored bumpers.  I thought that ALL 71 & 72 models had the chrome bumpers. I guess I never looked that closely.

 

I now also assume that the 73 is the heavy 5mph impact resistant and the 71 & 72 were something different ?

 

Yes, it was very different. The Spring Special was essentially all the exterior "bling" of the Mach 1 in a car you could fit people over the age of 12 into the back seat.

 

 

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The package is sort of like the Mach 1 package for the Sportsroof. No performance gains unless you checked other boxes on the order. Ford was know for doing a lot of packages that made you think the car was fast but just smoke and mirrors. Examples would be the California Special, Twister Special, High Country Special, Sprint, etc.

I do not think anyone is out there collecting these. If you like a coupe it does dress it up for sure.

Sort of like the SS package or Super Sport package on a Chevy. In the beginning you could get a SS with a 6 cylinder. It was a dress up package.

Tape is cheap.

Or like the Mustang II Cobra referred to by R&T in 1977 as a sheep in snake clothing.  We used to refer to them and the Firebird Trans Am or the Nova SS as "all show and no go".   :)   That was an end to an era. The muscle car was officially dead.

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Joe

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