Sportsroof/Mach 1 vs. Coupe/Grande' length

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Mustangfeverrr

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Hey guys -

I've always been under the impression (and am fairly sure I read it somewhere, and more than once) since the '71s broke cover that the coupes were shorter in length than the sportsroof bodystyle, but everywhere I've been running searches on them shows the same 189.5" length for both bodies (and I'm not talking about including the extra length of the urethane bumpers - let's say, with all things being equal, bumpers, etc.). Are these sites just parroting each other with equal specs without researching the info as the years have gone by, or are the two actually the same length? Anybody have some real empirical info about it?

Thanks!

 

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Awesome info - thanks, Mid!

And yes, the two are supposed to be identical lengths. Must be an optical illusion, because the coupes sure look shorter!

A couple of things I didn't know - the coupes are .7" taller than the sportsroof, and have a 16" shorter (front to back) roofline!

Thanks again -

 
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