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71 test car ordered for Ford Mktg

Hello all,
got our marti and it shows the car ordered as a Test Car for Ford Marketing in San Jose. Very early production. Wondering does anyone know the significance of that designation.
Why I cannot address your particular Mustang, there is an article in the January 2011 edition of "Mustang Monthly" on a 1971 429 Mach 1.

Perhaps that article can provide some insight on your car.



Do the RIGHT thing.

A previous thread addressed some rare, very early production cars. You might review and possibly post/pm to get more info. Your test car designation is very interesting!


Good luck!


1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
So what are the rest of the specs? Engine/Tranny/etc??

73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

Pics of modifications included in:

Another interesting piece of info:

I copied this from the Classic Bronco forum:


... he worked in Ford plants forever, he said would be suprised more than 5% of the Test vehicles ever made it out to the public. He said that typically, once they were done testing them they would be used at the plants(if they were still able) and eventually scraped.


1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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