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1971-73 Mustangs: Why are they the least liked ?
#21
I tend to agree with some of the comments of others regarding the period of time that our cars came to be. In general the increasing insurance costs and gas prices put a break on the general publics desire for muscle cars. Our generation of mustang ended that lust for power and performance over econonmy. I think the Ralph Nader's of america doomed our cars. True, they are not the most recognized and often the least present at car shows. I do beleive that each body style has its moment in the sun and that we are heading for the sunrise on the 71-73 mustangs. Either way I think our cars are the best looking. I fell in love with this bodystyle before I could drive and will forever like this body style over all of the other mustangs I have or will have in the future.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#22
I dont have great answer on why these cars are so "controversial" my biggest hurdle with it is the "visual heaviness" of the rear from a side profile, but what do I know we chopped one up and ruined it for some! HAHA , I will say though for someone to say Pegasus will have a tiny part in bringing some more attention to them is a huge compliment and thank you very much
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#23
The main reason... IGNORANCE! Like has been said before if the haters would drive one of "our" Mustangs they would love it. They are the same as the nothing but chevy droolers. If it doesn't fit their box they feel threatened on some level.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#24
DangStang;45285 Wrote:The HP drop in these years was considerable. With the gas crisis looming over everyones heads, Ford was trying to make an economy, muscle car. Then in 1974 they downsized to the Mustang 2 to meet consumer demand of economical cars. They went downhill for quite a few years after that.
Nothing to say we can't change that now though. Right? Nice, big engine bay in our stallions!

My '71 351C 4V quench is rated at 285 hp but it probably puts out
much more. They fenagled the hp ratings back then. I don't think
they made another Mustang with a V8 for ~22 years after '73.
Do what it takes to keep it original.

mike

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#25
That lil Cobra II in the video is bad to the bone! I'd be proud to drive it. While not my favorite I still like the II's a lot. Dad bought a new one in 74 and I spent my traveling childhood for the next 11 years in that car's back seat. In reality that was probablythe first car I really drove when I was 12. I definitely learned to drive a stick in that car.

If I didn't have so many Mach 1s I wouldn't mind having one.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#26
I will own another Mustang II. I would like to find one to drive to and from work.
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#27
I had a rant about this a little while back in another of Detector's posts. I think it's asinine that people don't like "our" cars just because they don't look like the 64.50-68's. What, do "they" want another Beetle, a car that didn't change for something like 40 years? I like the character, the look, the stance, and the fact that ours are pretty rare.

Steve



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#28
compare the front nose of a 71-73 to a 69 or 70 Gt500 and you see the similarities.

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1965 FASTBACK GT350 Replica 1989 5.0 Roller EFI ENGINE, PORTED GT40 INTAKE, PORTED GT40P HEADS, E303 ROLLER CAM,
65MM T/B, 24 LB INJECTORS, 350 HP, FLAMING RIVER RACK N PINION,
QA1 FRONT COIL OVER SUSPENSION, 4- LINK COIL OVER REAR SUSPENSION,
ALL WHEEL DISC BRAKES, 1995 MUSTANG SEATS,
REAR SEAT DELETE, 6 gauge POD, T-5 5-SPEED, 4 POINT ROLL CAGE
1973 MACH 1 351C w/T-5 5 SPEED
2007 GT500, SHAKER 1000 AUDIO, EIBACH SUSPENSION,
PYPES LOUD MOUTH EXHAUST

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#29
Also looks a lot like a Javelin


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#30
I really agree that the public likes our cars. I get alot of compliments on mine, and mine is pretty jacked up at the moment. The purists might appreciate the older ones more, but i like our unique ones more. Plus ive seen way more 64-70 mustangs on the road compared to 71-73's which is cool!

TnFastback I love amc javelins, I fell in love with their body style since it has similarities to the fastback.
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