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1971-73 Mustangs: Why are they the least liked ?
My best friend's sister when I was in high school had a black '73 Mach 1.  God I remember having a hoot cruising around in that!  I fell in love with that car and always wanted one.  A couple of years ago I got sick and had some pretty serious health problems, and decided that we do not last for forever and I better get one and enjoy it.  I did my research and decided that I wanted a j-code 71 Mach 1.  Combed the entire country to find one, but eventually brought my prize home.

I get positive comments and thumbs up whenever I take the car out cruising or car shows.  People come and drool all over it and tell me how nice it is and how their son, dad, brother, uncle, etc. had one just like it back in the day.  I can't tell from where I sit that there's bias against the 71-73's but I guess there probably is.  Much less bias for our cars than the Mustang II's.  Some 429CJ/SCJ's and Bosses are bringing north of 100K at auction for the right car & options, someone likes them!

I would hope the appreciation for our cars will continue to grow over time.

Mach_One
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Relatively new here and just found this thread. I must be attracted to cars that don't get much love - I also have a 79 corvette that many in that hobby regard as worthless and not a "classic".

When I decided to look for a mustang, I looked at everything from 64 to 74 - And could not get past the 71-73, in particular the fastbacks. I don't care if I ever recover what I've put into these cars, but it would be nice to know they are appreciated by the public in general - And I believe they are, even more than so-called "market" prices indicate. Both of my cars get a lot of interest and appreciation - when I first brought the Mach 1 home, and was driving through town, I've had people stop me to talk about the car and how much they like it.

In both hobbies, I believe the market value is starting to rise. Good Guys' recent decision to include cars up to 87 indicate a rising interest in newer cars as well., they obviously felt obligated to recognize this trend.
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They are not the least liked 
the 2nd gen 1974 - 1978 ..yeeeeuchh ! ! ! !

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(01-16-2019, 06:07 AM)71coop Wrote: Relatively new here and just found this thread. I must be attracted to cars that don't get much love - I also have a 79 corvette that many in that hobby regard as worthless and not a "classic".

When I decided to look for a mustang, I looked at everything from 64 to 74 - And could not get past the 71-73, in particular the fastbacks. I don't care if I ever recover what I've put into these cars, but it would be nice to know they are appreciated by the public in general - And I believe they are, even more than so-called "market" prices  indicate. Both of my cars get a lot of interest and appreciation - when I first brought the Mach 1 home, and was driving through town, I've had people stop me to talk about the car and how much they like it.

In both hobbies, I believe the market value is starting to rise. Good Guys' recent  decision to include cars up to 87 indicate a rising interest in newer cars as well., they obviously felt obligated to recognize this trend.

Me too, I guess.  Hey, I like '79 'Vettes, too. thumb

Eric

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Just my two cents, but when I drive that Grabber Lime 71 though town, people about crash looking at it.
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I was at a small show once, parked next to a black vette. Guy walked past with his kid who wanted to sit in my mustang. How’s that for 7123 love?
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How can the 71-73 be least liked.... ????
what about this POS 
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Gorgeous isn't it? .. look at how the lines flow  and how it exudes quality to you

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I happen to like the early fox body mustangs.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

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(02-07-2019, 01:55 PM)73pony Wrote: I happen to like the early fox body mustangs.

Me too.  In fact, my first car was an '82 GL hatchback - absolutely LOVED my car... (but that didn't stop me from drooling all over my buddy's red '71 M-Code Mach 1... or my other pal's '78 Z-28, or another friend's '72 Sprint Coupe, or someone else's '66 Malibu... or that awesome '69 GTO down the street, or the bad-ass '85 C-10 Silverado 4x4 my NCOIC had, or the '72 AMC Javelin at the salvage yard, or the '84.5 SVO I almost bought, or... I think you get the idea).

Eric

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