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Anybody got any guesses as to what year this car is? How about what model it is? It says Mach 1 on the back but I don't really think it is. The side stripe is not the hockey stick stripe like a typical 71 Mach 1. It's also got a vinyl top? I haven't seen that before. I tried to get up closer to it but he alluded me.f14f015fc3d54f59b7f9f33ee0796dca.jpge4d2349f35ea63d0a3b72b5d761d2f47.jpge055e1ae201422d1f016bdd41fa17ca6.jpg

 

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71 Mach 1 351 Cleveland

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Looks like a 73 to me with the non-blackout taillights and the 73 stripes.  Can't tell much else from the pictures.

Jason (71 Mach 1, 351C 4V, 4 Spd. Toploader, Grabber Blue)

 

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'73 for sure...that half-vinyl roof is something I don't see often, I believe it was an option, but not really sure I've ever seen it on a Mach. Rear window louvers are an obvious owner touch. Nice looking car from what we can see here.

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Spike

The vinyl roof was definitely an option in 1973 and it was available for a Mach1. My first Mach 1 (VIN 3F05F260352) was equipped with it.

Cheers Frank 

1972 Mach 1, 351C-2V, wimbledon white, blue all vinyl luxury

born in Dearborn, grown in the district of San José, spent a lifetime in California, moved to Germany in 2010

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The no black paint on the taillight frames, and those particular Mach 1 deck lid and side stripes were unique '73 pieces. The 3/4 vinyl roof was a 71-73 sports roof option and was available on the Mach 1 also. The always present Magnums and rear valence with exhaust cut-outs were not available as production installed items in '73 but still look good on this one. 1973 was also the only year rear bumper guards were available on the Mach 1.
Glad to see this one was out for a little cruising.

Steve

 

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!

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Absolutely a 73. Mine had the vinyl roof and bumper guards when I found it but chose to remove during resto. This is almost like Deja Vu. Had to check my garage to be sure!! Ha-ha. 403280413_FrontDriverSide-Resized.thumb.jpg.4d437cb29f8372afd6cd534b14709a1a.jpg

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Absolutely a 73. Mine had the vinyl roof and bumper guards when I found it but chose to remove during resto. This is almost like Deja Vu. Had to check my garage to be sure!! Ha-ha. 403280413_FrontDriverSide-Resized.thumb.jpg.4d437cb29f8372afd6cd534b14709a1a.jpg
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We have a winner! Nice car dude looks sharp and thanks for the confirmation.

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71 Mach 1 351 Cleveland

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Like all have said it is a 73. Yes the vinyl roof was actually called a 3/4 vinyl roof. I ordered mine with one and it is still there never replaced. View from my parts attic in garage. 
Marti took some creative writing when he did my Marti report. He changed the name of the 3/4 Ginger Vinyl roof to a Kiwi, lol. It was a $52.35 option. In 71 not so many just over 100 built but more common in 72 & 73 I have put my copy of the Mustang by the Numbers so cannot give the numbers. I think the vinyl roof breaks the car up to look better.image.thumb.png.fe380ef961589a62f5fc58729238eb45.png

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

David

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I especially like the photo of the car turning in the intersection, with the sign behind it..."watch for turning traffic"....and we are.

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It may be the angle but, it looks like the rear spoiler is on backwards to me. A good looking car. Chuck

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I like the color on Artbbq's car. Medium brown metallic? I think I'd have called it Cinnamon metallic. Then again, my car's color is called medium yellow gold, but my kids say it's American cheese yellow....

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