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71 Mexican Convertible
#1
Surfing CL and found this. Seems like I’ve seen this before...it’s rough but for $750 you’d have an interesting vert!


https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/ct...20990.html

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#2
This Mustang is a factory hardtop
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#3
I took a look at the pics on CL. To say this car is rough is like saying... Help me out here, I can't even come up with a drastic enough parallel to make!
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#4
Yes, the car is rough, but the transmission assembly with shifter and pedals is worth $750! What a weird and rare car. If I didn't have 50 project cars I'd buy it. Tach and Gauges and it probably came with factory ram air because it has the tu-tone hood and locks. It's a 4 speed! Not sure about the motor. A 352? Typo? 351? Wow. I wonder if Kevin Marti has the Eminger invoice for it.

 CONVERTIBLES:
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, Tach, Posi, Magnums
1F03M, Grabber Lime, White, White Top, A/C, CA Car
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, White Dlx, White Top, PW
1F03M, Black, White Dlx, White Top, Tach, Posi
1F03M, Pewter, Black Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, A/C, R/A, Tach, Magnums
1F03M, Bright Blue, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Decor Grp
2F03R, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03R, Bright Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03Q, Bright Red, Red Dlx, Rim Blow, A/C, Tach
2F03Q, Bright Lime, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, P/W, Tilt, Conv. Grp, Decor Grp
2F03Q, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Tach, A/C, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Magnums, PW
3F03Q, Blue Glow, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, A/C, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Forged Wheels, PW
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp,  Side Stripes, Tu- Tone hood, Forged Wheels 
3F03Q, Copper Metallic, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes,  Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Wheels
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Black Dlx, Black Tp, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Stripes,Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Whls
And 15 more verts, 2 Boss 351s and 2 M-code Mach I's! Tongue 
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#5
(10-24-2018, 09:45 PM)kevken1959 Wrote: Yes, the car is rough, but the transmission assembly with shifter and pedals is worth $750! What a weird and rare car. If I didn't have 50 project cars I'd buy it. Tach and Gauges and it probably came with factory ram air because it has the tu-tone hood and locks. It's a 4 speed! Not sure about the motor. A 352? Typo? 351? Wow. I wonder if Kevin Marti has the Eminger invoice for it.

As for the "01" in the VIN, yes, that is a hardtop in the US. But in Mexico, who knows? I've heard of Mexican Shelbys, but I don't think I can recall 71 Mustangs built in Mexico. Can anyone chime in on 352 engines? I think I knew a guy with a 352 in a Fairlane once.

 CONVERTIBLES:
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, Tach, Posi, Magnums
1F03M, Grabber Lime, White, White Top, A/C, CA Car
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, White Dlx, White Top, PW
1F03M, Black, White Dlx, White Top, Tach, Posi
1F03M, Pewter, Black Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, A/C, R/A, Tach, Magnums
1F03M, Bright Blue, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Decor Grp
2F03R, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03R, Bright Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03Q, Bright Red, Red Dlx, Rim Blow, A/C, Tach
2F03Q, Bright Lime, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, P/W, Tilt, Conv. Grp, Decor Grp
2F03Q, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Tach, A/C, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Magnums, PW
3F03Q, Blue Glow, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, A/C, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Forged Wheels, PW
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp,  Side Stripes, Tu- Tone hood, Forged Wheels 
3F03Q, Copper Metallic, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes,  Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Wheels
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Black Dlx, Black Tp, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Stripes,Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Whls
And 15 more verts, 2 Boss 351s and 2 M-code Mach I's! Tongue 
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#6
I believe if that one could talk it would have a lot to say. Not sure if Marti has info on these cars since they were not built in the US. Mexico had strong content laws on vehicles built there so the power train was locally produced and not something found in the US built cars. From what I've been told they had Dana differentials instead of the Ford corporate 8 or 9" units. The 4bl 351W and 4sp transmission were also locally supplied from Mexico plants
The last year for a 352 (an FE engine) in the car line was 1966. The first FE engine in the Fairlane was the 390 in 1966.
Like classicsguy commented, I'm not sure what this car was when new. One of the Mexican labels indicates Hardtop, there is no power top switch on the left lower of the dash board (power top was standard on the 71-73 Mustangs) and the appearance of  hardtop style windshield moulding instead of the all stainless normally seen on the verts leaves a lot of questions!  


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[Image: 71vert.jpg]  71 Mexican Vert mouldings?


[Image: 1971-Ford-Mustang-Convertible.jpg] Typical Vert Mouldings  

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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#7
Definitely not a transplanted FE (352) engine. FE engines have rail rocker arms.

I think we can be sure the engine doesn't turn.



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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#8
(10-24-2018, 09:56 PM)kevken1959 Wrote:
(10-24-2018, 09:45 PM)kevken1959 Wrote: Yes, the car is rough, but the transmission assembly with shifter and pedals is worth $750! What a weird and rare car. If I didn't have 50 project cars I'd buy it. Tach and Gauges and it probably came with factory ram air because it has the tu-tone hood and locks. It's a 4 speed! Not sure about the motor. A 352? Typo? 351? Wow. I wonder if Kevin Marti has the Eminger invoice for it.

As for the "01" in the VIN, yes, that is a hardtop in the US. But in Mexico, who knows? I've heard of Mexican Shelbys, but I don't think I can recall 71 Mustangs built in Mexico. Can anyone chime in on 352 engines? I think I knew a guy with a 352 in a Fairlane once.
Image 21 at the bottom says:hardtop and I decoded the Mexican vin.
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#9
Also in Pic 14 you can see what would appear to be a retrofitted convertible top switch hanging out of where the heater controls would go.

I'm also curious, it looks to be a 4 speed car but no clutch pedal and kind of hard to tell but the brake pedal looks like an automatic size pedal.

'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.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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#10
(10-25-2018, 12:14 PM)73pony Wrote: Also in Pic 14 you can see what would appear to be a retrofitted convertible top switch hanging out of where the heater controls would go.

I'm also curious, it looks to be a 4 speed car but no clutch pedal and kind of hard to tell but the brake pedal looks like an automatic size pedal.


Good points and good eyes Jason! Now that I look at it, I think this was a hardtop converted over to a convertible. The top boot moldings are missing and I don't see any holes for mounting them. The area for the top where it mounts in the back looks like it has been cut (the area proximal to the back of the deck lid). The factory top switch is missing. Would love to know how all of this came about.

 CONVERTIBLES:
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, Tach, Posi, Magnums
1F03M, Grabber Lime, White, White Top, A/C, CA Car
1F03M, Maroon Metallic, White Dlx, White Top, PW
1F03M, Black, White Dlx, White Top, Tach, Posi
1F03M, Pewter, Black Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, A/C, R/A, Tach, Magnums
1F03M, Bright Blue, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Decor Grp
2F03R, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03R, Bright Blue, White Dlx, White Top, Decor Grp, Tach, etc.
2F03Q, Bright Red, Red Dlx, Rim Blow, A/C, Tach
2F03Q, Bright Lime, Black Dlx, Black Top, A/C, P/W, Tilt, Conv. Grp, Decor Grp
2F03Q, Grabber Blue, White Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, Tach, A/C, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Magnums, PW
3F03Q, Blue Glow, Blue Dlx, White Top, 4-Spd, A/C, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes, Forged Wheels, PW
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp,  Side Stripes, Tu- Tone hood, Forged Wheels 
3F03Q, Copper Metallic, Ginger Dlx, Black Top, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Side Stripes,  Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Wheels
3F03Q, Gold Glow, Black Dlx, Black Tp, 4-Spd, Tach, Decor Grp, Stripes,Tu-Tone Hood, Forged Whls
And 15 more verts, 2 Boss 351s and 2 M-code Mach I's! Tongue 
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