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Seattle
My Car
71 conv,429cj, 4spd 3.5 N-case, it's not an original but the running gear is correct.

69 Fastback, it's a project.
I didn’t own a 71-73 but I did have in my opinion two of Fords hottest and rare cars.
In 1977, I bought a 70 Torino Cobra, 429SCJ 4 spd. I was 18 yo at the time. I paid $1175 for it with 77k miles.
In 1978, I bought a 69 Boss 429 with just under 14k miles. The engine had been built by Holmon and Moody. It had the NASCAR rods, intake and exhaust valves, 12.5:1 compression, headers, 8qt pan. It was KK1713.
 

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Location
Homer Glen, Il
My Car
1971 Mustang Mach 1 351c FMX trans and 9 inch rear end
I didn’t own a 71-73 but I did have in my opinion two of Fords hottest and rare cars.
In 1977, I bought a 70 Torino Cobra, 429SCJ 4 spd. I was 18 yo at the time. I paid $1175 for it with 77k miles.
In 1978, I bought a 69 Boss 429 with just under 14k miles. The engine had been built by Holmon and Moody. It had the NASCAR rods, intake and exhaust valves, 12.5:1 compression, headers, 8qt pan. It was KK1713.
That Torino was awesome! I wanted to buy one when I was sixteen. An old couple traded one in to the dealership I worked as a porter at, it was red with the black on the hood. The Used Car manager (my dad) wouldn't let me buy it, saying he didn't want that old junk in his driveway. The next day he sold it to a wholesaler who he believed when he told him that it was rare and had a special engine in it. He thought I didn't know what I was talking about when I told him the same thing the night before. Oh well, maybe someday I will find one I can afford, probably not.:(
 
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 3R7
Pictures of my 72 Coupe
Picture 1: circa 1982
Picture 2: summer of 2018 (after being parked for ~28 years)
Picture 3: Spring 2019 (leaving the resto shop, after body work and color change)
 

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Location
Erie, Pennsylvania
My Car
1972 Grabber Blue Mach One 351 Q code orig 4 speed. Now: 427C Titus
Nice new color choice RD-72. Interesting how our cars (and us owners) evolve over the years, i.e - jack-up in back and mud flaps. I did the same thing circa 1970's: air shocks and mud flaps.
 

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Location
West Chester, Oh
My Car
1972 "Q" code Mach 1
First time I got to drive a '71-73 Mustang was in the early 80s. An owner of a local Ford dealer loaned his immaculate convertible to my Dad for a parade. Got to drive him and my future wife on a nice sunny day. Next time I drove one was in 2013 after I purchased my current Mach1.
 

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thx, I almost bought a 68 mustang vert j code earlier in 2018, as I was having a tough time finding a reputable/honest body shop that I felt comfortable with.
the 68 was “Brittany blue” and I really liked the color
although not a stock color in 72, I went with that

Back in the day, mud flaps and air shocks were “must haves”
not so much anymore (and the car doesn’t see snow anymore)
 
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