Greetings from Oklahoma. My wife has a 71 Mach I that she drove to high school and has owned since 74. It is a rather unusual car. It was first titled to Ford Marketing Corporation in Dearborn. It was kept in Dearborn until mid 72. It has a Detroit(33) DSO. We hold a "B" title to it, as only Ford and my wife have been registered owners. It has a one off stripe on the side installed by Ford, that we have been unable to acquire any info on. We have seen pics of a few others with this stripe, but so far, no solid info. It is also fully loaded with power windows, tilt wheel, intermittent wipers, rear defrost, etc. According to our research so far, it has all options except automatic seat back releases. I would like to post a pic to see how many might have seen or have info on a stripe like this. Thanks for allowing me to participate on this forum.
Hi everyone--I have a '73 Mach 1 with a 351c 4v,C6,PS,PB,AC--I purchased it from a co-worker in 2000 who was going thru a messy divorce and his wife wanted the car--I asked him what he wanted and he said $4500.00!!!--I drove it home from the eastern shore of Maryland(about 100 miles) the very next weekend
I like car shows, cruises and parades--But, there are days that suck at work and I'll come home and take the car out and just burn up a 1/4 tank of gas or so--I feel better when I get home
With a username like 69 Rustang you may wonder why I am here, either that or you are like me and have several Mustangs. One of my cars is a '72 Mach 1 that is an ongoing project. It is my second 71-73 and has turned out to be a far bigger challenge than the first. My current dilemna is a rusted out cowl that is going to need surgery. If I could just find a donor cowl I would dive in.
Anyway--great idea for a site. It looks terrific and I look forward to learning from the other members!
Hello,I have a 73 Q code mach1 that I have had since 83. I put a 429 in it in 87 then got married and kids and it sat until my son and I took it apart and are in the middle of what has turned into a ground up restoration with modifications. Thanks for starting this site look forward to checking it out everyday.
Great idea for a website. The 71-73's are becoming more popular. I've noticed more restoration parts becoming available too. Not sure I would want to try and restore a Mustang II though, they are the real "Black Sheep" of Mustangs!
We have four Mustangs here at home. A Wimbleton White 73 Mustang Convertible, a Dark Highland Green 2001 Mustang Bullitt and two 2004 Mach 1's; one Azure Blue and one Oxford White.
I've owned my 73 Convert since 1974, but was actually there the day my girlfriend (at the time) bought it new at the dealship! In fact I convinced here to get the convertible instead of the Grandé she liked.
Anyway I may be able to answer a lot of questions about the originality of 1973 items as mine is entirely stock. Just had it's first repaint in March since the car was new. I got plenty of before, during and after pictures I took during the preparation and repaint.
I will try to post some more pictures soon.
I am a moderator on the mach1club.com website as RARE PONY if you want to check it out too. It's a small but growing website that started up last fall and has several 71 to 73 Mach 1 owners as members.
Hi, Saw your post over on VMF. I have 3 - 1973 Mustangs. First is a 1973 Q code Mach 1 with 351CJ and a C6 trans. Second is a 1973 H code Mach I with 351C-2V and C6, the Third is a 1973 Convertible H code with 351C-2V and C6.
They are all at various levels right now, I have a lot of irons in the fire. The Q code is awaiting a total restoration as I have all new panels for the car (bought them from Ford years ago). The other Mach 1 is waiting in the wings for disassemble, replace trunk floor, bead blast and reassemble. The convertible is a barn find we got 2 years ago and we are going to replace brake lines, seals, all fluids, spruce it up and drive it hopefully starting on it this fall / winter.
Always willing to share info as I've been in the Mustang camp a long time (25 + years) and while I don't know it all (nobody does) there's a lot about them I do know and don't mind sharing.
Hello and welcome to 7173MUSTANGS.com! My name is RocketFoot and I created this online community to help support the 71-73 Ford Mustang following! As you probably know, the 71-73 model years are sometimes thought of as the black sheep of the Mustang herd, but to me, the big body years hold the true essence of the 1970's muscle car image! Long hoods, breathtaking lines and big horse power! What isn't there to love about these cars!
We already have a gallery that you can add 71-73 photos to as well as a blog feature that you can use to update everyone on your vehicle build progress or anything happening in your Mustang's life! We'll also be adding more forum features as time goes on and membership picks up.
I hope you enjoy the forums and if you have any suggestions, be sure to post them in the Site Feedback forum!
PS...I closed this welcome topic so you can go back and start your own introduction thread! Thanks and have fun!