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1971-73 Mustangs: Why are they the least liked ?
#31
Tnfastbk;45431 Wrote:Also looks a lot like a Javelin

I never noticed that but you're right. Javelins are a little more common here in south east Wisconsin though. Like a lot of people have said I think they came out at a bad time. They were designed for big block power which they only got for one year, then they crippled by emissions standards.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#32
Back in high school I wanted a 69 or 70 Gt500 bad and really bad,,,, could not find one I could buy and ended up with a 73 coupe, still have the coupe,,, if I could just get a chrome bumper for the front of that sucker without changing the fenders I'd be happy
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#33
In my eyes, the 69/70 Shelby is the best looking pre 71/73 Mustang available. I imagine the reason why I think so is because they look like the 71/73's.

As for other cars similarities (what is that saying about copying being the purest form of flattery?) - the reasong the 71/73 Mach 1's excell is that they are a complete package. No doubt the pretty face is what first grabs your attention but the 71/73 Mach 1 is not just a pretty face, it also comes with a heart of gold and a soul of worth, willing and eager to take on lifes challenges and stay right with you. And to beat all at the end of the journey the inheirent beauty that drew you at the first is still there.
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#34
Don65Stang;45357 Wrote: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.

That is a bad to the bone one..I sure wish mine looked and ran like it did right now!!

But i do got to say...There is not one year of mustang i really dislike...I think they all look awesome...But i like my 73 stang the best..lol
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#35

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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They got rid of the V8 in 1974 then brought a 302 c.i. back in 1975, mostly because everyone complained there wasn't a V8. If I recall right it only made like 130 horsepower.

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~Buddy
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#36
I believe its lack of knowledge from even average mustang enthusiasts. Even at mustang only car shows when I'm sometimes the only 71-73 there I will get asked several times what year my car is. Then they are looking right at the engine and ask me what it is as they cant identify it. Like its totally alien to them.

Chevy guys don't seem to have the same type of stigma about their 70-73 models from what I've seen.

Mike
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#37
My wife saw a Javelin and said "Is that a Mustang? It's kind of funny looking."

Steve



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#38
Steven Harris;45468 Wrote:In my eyes, the 69/70 Shelby is the best looking pre 71/73 Mustang available. I imagine the reason why I think so is because they look like the 71/73's.

As for other cars similarities (what is that saying about copying being the purest form of flattery?) - the reasong the 71/73 Mach 1's excell is that they are a complete package. No doubt the pretty face is what first grabs your attention but the 71/73 Mach 1 is not just a pretty face, it also comes with a heart of gold and a soul of worth, willing and eager to take on lifes challenges and stay right with you. And to beat all at the end of the journey the inheirent beauty that drew you at the first is still there.

That's kind of poetic Steven. I like it.

mach71351c;45378 Wrote:I would like to find one to drive to and from work.

That would be cool! I like that idea. Maybe I'll get one after all & do the same. Big Grin

Of course my wife would kill me if I did!

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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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#39
MeZapU;45582 Wrote:I believe its lack of knowledge from even average mustang enthusiasts. Even at mustang only car shows when I'm sometimes the only 71-73 there I will get asked several times what year my car is. Then they are looking right at the engine and ask me what it is as they cant identify it. Like its totally alien to them.

Chevy guys don't seem to have the same type of stigma about their 70-73 models from what I've seen.

Exactly that..Lack of Knowledge! A lot are just followers and will agree with the next just to fit in. I'm also into Motorcycles and mostly on the custom side. A lot of your "Hard Core Harley Purists" think their "American" made bikes are the best and if you don't have one then you aint s#$t. Well, try wrenching on your own bike LOL! You'll find that most of the parts like electronics and suspension are from Japan and the newer bikes are European and Japan infuenced. The patent sound is just not their anymore. The old school purists will tell you that the true American Harley design ended with the Ironheads back in the early 80's and even then they had Showa suspensions and japan electronics. It's all lack of knowledge and pure ignorance! Hate racism/autoism in any form.
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#40
I've been watching the classic mustang market for years and I have noticed an upswing in the 71-73 market.

Just for fun I did a search on Craig's List for the years 1965 through 1973 and this is what I found.

Year: number for sell:

1965 15
1966 12
1967 2
1968 10
1969 2
1970 5
1971 3
1972 3
1973 2

1965 D Code
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