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1971 Mach 1 or 1971-73 convertible: Help decide
#1
I am set on getting a 1971-73 car to enjoy,the problem is that I don't know what to choose since I like both cars each in their own way.
The muscle car look of the Mach and the drop down fun that convertibles offer. Where I live in PR we mostly enjoy good weather so it will be ideal to have a convertible but....I can only afford 1 car

Have been leaning towards a vert one week..the next week towards the Mach1...lets see if this forum will help with this decision that will be ultimately mine...and know there are fans here of the Mach 1 and convertibles.
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classicsguy;157335 Wrote:I am set on getting a 1971-73 car to enjoy,the problem is that I don't know what to choose since I like both cars each in their own way.
The muscle car look of the Mach and the drop down fun that convertibles offer. Where I live in PR we mostly enjoy good weather so it will be ideal to have a convertible but....I can only afford 1 car

Have been leaning towards a vert one week..the next week towards the Mach1...lets see if this forum will help with this decision that will be ultimately mine...and know there are fans here of the Mach 1 and convertibles.

I think you should give great consideration to a convertible. It just so happens I have a very nice one for sale Smile
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#3
I live in San Diego so It had to be a vert. Also, If you add the ram air and spoiler(with top up) they look kickass! Very mucle car looking. Only down side if finding parts so if you get one make sure its all there. Pay the extra 2/3K for it and save all the time watching ebay.
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#4
That's a very nice convertible Phagan...The convertibles are great to enjoy in good weather!
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sdstang;157338 Wrote:I live in San Diego so It had to be a vert. Also, If you add the ram air and spoiler(with top up) they look kickass! Very mucle car looking. Only down side if finding parts so if you get one make sure its all there. Pay the extra 2/3K for it and save all the time watching ebay.

BEST advice EVER... try looking for 2 years for a part and get outbid because you have a credit card or offer to pay for the part with a bank check with a month leverage offered to the buyer to prove your check will clear prior to them shipping. Only to find out your part was sold.


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#6
Of course I'm partial to the convertibles, but would enjoy a 71/73 Mach 1 too. I've owned my 73 convertible since 1974 and have never gotten tired of it. I think convertibles offer a little more versatility by not being just a cruiser, they are great for parades and cruising with the top down on warm nights. I do have a 2004 Mach 1 when I feel the need for speed and muscle, so that helps. With your climate you may enjoy a convertible more, but either way you go I think you will be happy. Good luck with your search.

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#7
Ask yourself what you will prefer in the long run: Riding with the sky above you, or the look of a rocketship?

Both the Sportsroof and the convertibles were available with the same engine packages (though a factory 429 convertible will be tough!), so performance isn't that much of an issue (other than tearing off the top at speed). If speed isn't an issue, simply consider the question I pose above.

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#8
Convertibles are great!!, and Fastbacks are great also, its a tough call.
but if you get a Fastback make sure you have working AC, something you don't have to worry about in a Convertible.

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imusa76;157387 Wrote:Convertibles are great!!, and Fastbacks are great also, its a tough call.
but if you get a Fastback make sure you have working AC, something you don't have to worry about in a Convertible.

I agree ..its been a tough call for sometime now...
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#10
Sportsroof: Worry about all the usual rust spots.
Convertible: All the rust you have to worry about with the former, plus the channel around the boot, torque boxes, and floorpan paranoia Tongue

Sorry, just had to.

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Rule #1: Assume all classic car sellers are guilty until proven innocent.
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Rule #3: Buy from trustworthy people: Fellow forum members. Visit 7173Mustang's For Sale forum.
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