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'71 Sportsroof
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As I stated in my intro I recently acquired a '71 Sportsroof with a rather unique option, a vinyl top. I know that just under 24K cars were produced with the Sportsroof option (non-Mach 1) and that probably 12-13% of all roughly 150K cars had a vinyl roof. What I cannot find is how many Sportsroof cars had the vinyl top option.

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I do understand that some cars had the vinyl added either by the dealer or by a local shop and I will get a Marti report when the car gets here and I can get the VIN. Just from what I see in the pictures I have it does appear to be a factory top.

So, anyone know?

Mac

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I've seen half-top vinyl roofs on fastbacks before, but this one is new to my eyes Huh

Brett
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#3
Nice! I like it! I've never seen full vinyl top on a fast back either, but it looks cool! I have a 72 coupe with a vinyl top and I plan on keeping it that way!

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#4
I think that is one that has been added. But I have been wrong before, just ask my ex-wifeTongue
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#5
Looks pretty good with a full vinyl roof, it will be interesting to see what the Marti report says.



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Mr Mac;26116 Wrote:I recently acquired a '71 Sportsroof with a rather unique option, a vinyl top. I know that just under 24K cars were produced with the Sportsroof option (non-Mach 1) and that probably 12-13% of all roughly 150K cars had a vinyl roof. What I cannot find is how many Sportsroof cars had the vinyl top option.

I do understand that some cars had the vinyl added either by the dealer or by a local shop and I will get a Marti report when the car gets here and I can get the VIN. Just from what I see in the pictures I have it does appear to be a factory top.

So, anyone know?

Mac

Zero - on a production basis.

Not a Ford option, but I'm sure if it would sell the car, the dealer would roll it down to an upholstery shop and have it put on. Same thing as stripes, Magnums, RamAir bits, etc.



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mine is a sportsroof mach 1 with a vinyl top option....posted the marti report today on it....but i dont know what it looked like cause it was took off the car long before i owned it...but they are very rare...it made mine 1 of 1..lol
vinyl top showed up on my report....its posted in the marti report section...in my case, my car was orderd from ford with a white vinyl top.


Hemikiller;26594 Wrote:
Mr Mac;26116 Wrote:I recently acquired a '71 Sportsroof with a rather unique option, a vinyl top. I know that just under 24K cars were produced with the Sportsroof option (non-Mach 1) and that probably 12-13% of all roughly 150K cars had a vinyl roof. What I cannot find is how many Sportsroof cars had the vinyl top option.

I do understand that some cars had the vinyl added either by the dealer or by a local shop and I will get a Marti report when the car gets here and I can get the VIN. Just from what I see in the pictures I have it does appear to be a factory top.

So, anyone know?

Mac

Zero - on a production basis.

Not a Ford option, but I'm sure if it would sell the car, the dealer would roll it down to an upholstery shop and have it put on. Same thing as stripes, Magnums, RamAir bits, etc.

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#8
I like it too, I've never seen one either!

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Hemikiller;26594 Wrote:Zero - on a production basis.

Not a Ford option, but I'm sure if it would sell the car, the dealer would roll it down to an upholstery shop and have it put on. Same thing as stripes, Magnums, RamAir bits, etc.
I now know the truth! The vinyl top may have been a dealer installed option but it was certainly not a factory job!

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17 (KJV)

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Looks like Marti said it came without any vinyl top!



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