I say this because, as many of you I love 1971 to 1973 mustangs!
I have been in love with them since I was 10 years old. I remember walking around the block with my older cousin and seeing our neighbors "car lot" ... big Ford guy, three 1971 to 1973 fastback cars. All for sale. Real small town so he would sometimes sell one and later buy it back. I saw this all black 1971 mach 1 numbers matching M code beast, with stock AC stock Power windows slotted mags 15X8 in the front and 15X10 in the back. My cousin was teasing me saying he was going to buy it.
At that moment I started on a plan, six years later the Ford guy had purchased the car back from his son and had it on the "lot" again. And I bought it!!! I have regretted many things in my fifty years.... but never have I regretted Purchasing the love of my life. It hasn't always been pretty, like when at 20 with little to no skill I attempted to restore her, disassembly went quick, that will happen when you don't mark ANYTHING!! lost some parts ruined others during the process. Stored for 9 years with out hardly even looking at her.(had I spent as much money fixing her as storing her she would be winning
Got married boughtba house and brought her home and it is more difficult to ignore her when you see her every day.
Got to work put every thing back together got her running real good. Then took it down to what I thought was a reputable paint and body shop, I (bad idea) told the manager I was in no bih hurry, I just wanted a good job. This started a FOUR YEAR odyssey of lies, excuses, lost parts, and of course $$$ but finally.... they are almost done. You can see in the pic that the previous owner put a 1969 mach 1 scoop centered and behind the two other small scoops. I have always loved the look of it so I opted to keep it.
Also in the pics you can see the front hood trim is missing, one of three parts lost by the shop.
I am not a religious man, but please pray for my car to actually come out of the shop!!
I apologize for the long post, but 34 years of ownership gets me that I hope.
Thanks for listening