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'73 Mach1 made in Mexico
#1
Hello,
I have not far from hometown a Mach1 to sell. This car come from Mexico and was exported (DSO).
Engine is a Windsor 4V connected to a 4 speed mecanic gearbox.
My question is:
Is this car could be a rare one?
Thanks for advice.
   
   
   
   
   
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#2
They are rare for America...But as for production numbers i heard hard to nail down..you cannot get a marti report on them...That metric speedo is rare too...That looks to be a mexican sprint/mach 1 just by the paint job style.....I like the paint jobs they got..lol
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#3
Yes, that is a Mexican Sprint. Cool car. Kind of rare in the US and not too much info on the internet about them. They may or may not be rare in Mexico. No data has turned up either way.

There are a few threads about them on here in the past.

I'd buy it.

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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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#4
Do you think this is a Mexican Mach 1?

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/4018933078.html

I’m not a man of faith, but I have faith in the Coast Guard-
HMS
Bounty Survivor, November 2012
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#5
ccijwright;143603 Wrote:Do you think this is a Mexican Mach 1?

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/4018933078.html

I would say yes based upon the unusual two-tone seats. The door panels should look very different also.

http://www.darkhorseracing.net/73_mex_sprint.htm

Gossip says that for 1973, Ford Mexico had many cars on the assembly line that might prove to be very difficult to sell since the completely restyled and downsized 1974 Mustang II was already in production. Mexican engineers and production staff came up with a very clever solution to the problem -- make a 1973 1/2 version of the Mach 1 and market it as the 1973 1/2 Mustang Sprint.

Four different color schemes were available: brown and white; green and white; baby blue and white; and red and white. The urethane front bumper, roof, hood (with non-functional air scoops) top of front fenders and top of the doors are in color. The front fenders, door, quarter panels and trunk are white. A very large Mach 1 decal is positioned on the rear quarter in lieu of the flag that appears on the U.S. version, plus the front fender Mach 1 decal is dropped, replaced by the Mustang script emblem. The Mach 1 designation appears in decal form on the right-hand side of the trunk. These decals are the same color as the body.
All versions are equipped with the 351 Windsor engine and a Honey four-barrel carburetor. A very simple air filter housing, painted either blue or gold and possibly carried over from earlier models is used. This configuration features one hose connected to an anti-smog device located behind the right front fender. (In Mexico, emission control was almost nonexistent in those years.
Transmission choices were either a four-speed manual with a Hurst shifter, or an automatic.
Nearly all of these cars came with no heater, defroster, or air conditioner in an attempt to make them as sporty and affordable as possible.
The unique interior matches the exterior color scheme. The seats feature the body color in the center surrounded by white vinyl on the sides accented by color-keyed carpeting. The instrument panel includes a tachometer to the left, fuel gauge in the center, and speedometer to the right of the steering column. Oil pressure, alternator, and water temperature gauges are located at the center instrument panel facing the driver. A three-spoke Rim-blow steering wheel, console, and AM radio are standard equipment.
A plaid rubber mat is used in the trunk along with a Space Saver spare. A 1971 pop-open style gas cap adorns the rear. In keeping with the affordability aspect, hubcaps and trim rings were used rather than '73-styled slotted mag wheels.

Vamach1 - 72 Sprint conv & 72 Mach1
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#6
All of the above is what I've read in other paces on the web. All I can addis that the door panels are very similar to Cougar door panels and have a square wooden looking plaque type device above the armrest. The big Mach 1 decal on the quarter looks cool!

In one of the pic above notice the later model heat & A/C controls.

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
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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#7
I like the two tone paint.

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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[Image: 1973MexicanSprint-3.jpg]

[Image: 386_07_10_13_5_58_42.jpeg]
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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#9
Kind of off the intent of the original thread now but any older car in repairable shape is rare in Mexico.
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#10
I believe here in France there are not too much mexican Mach1. Those pictures come from my brother who was there last week end.
Anyway, I will try to drive next week end check about the rust, and I want to hear the engine running.
The dealer wants 14000 euros, around 11200 us $, price is not fixed, I can discuss it.
Thanks for advice.

I read "Honey four-barrel carburetor". Is it a mistake and is "Holley" instead of "Honey"?
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