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I have found these two cars.  I am wanting to know if the car without stripes would have actually come with a 4V 351C...or if it is likely a 2V engine just had a sticker swap.  The 4V car does have the tach dash.

 

Looking at both cars from the online adds, which would you go with.  Budget is 30K.  

 

One appears to be basically done and the cheaper one may need some things like a new top, rear leaf springs and some general maintenance.  I think I also see some rust in places.  It leaves 10K to play with.

 

Car number 1 28K

 

https://classiccars.com/listings/view/1256917/1971-ford-mustang-for-sale-in-volo-illinois-60073

 

 

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Car number 2 18K

 

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/ford/mustang/2305427.html

 

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You might wan to download the Mustang Facts booklets and Buying Guide on pages 2, 5, 7, & 8 of the Wiki section of the forum. They give details on what came as standard equipment and what was available on each body style.

 

351C 4Vs (M codes) did not come with stripes as standard equipment.

 

 

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

--Albert Einstein

 

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https://www.justmusclecars.com/1971-vehicle-ford-mustang-convertible-c-64.htm

 

Found another, based on the vin it should be an H code correct. That’s the 351C 2V engine. The air cleaner advertises it as a 4V. I’m guessing that’s just up badging. Am I missing something?

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I would suggest spending about $300 for a classic car inspection service as I did. Hagerty insurance advertises Road Ready Certified (https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2012/11/09/road-ready-certified). It really helped me avoid a problem with a car I was looking at from VOLO Cars (like the one in the beginning of your thread). I avoided getting a car that had a leak problem, grinding brakes, and smoke coming off the engine when the car was started and run. These services go out an do a fairly good inspection that provides you a report, pictures, and test drive. You can also request specific things you would like them to look at - for me it was a magnet test on all panels to make sure I wasn't getting a bondo car.

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P.S. forgot to add to my post. If the car is in fact an H code than for 1972 that is a 351-2V 240hp engine. It could have an after market 4V that was swapped or as you stated, it's just badging

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