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Canadian Barn Find 13,900 Orig Miles....
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I have been meaning to post this for a while now.... Confirmed long term stored (very poorly Sad A 1971 - 13,900 Mile Grabber Blue 3514V 4-spd factory ram air Mach 1. These pictures were taken in 2015, I don’t know where the car wound up... Hope it is being restored. For those of us with the originality gene... some very good shots showing how these car’s left the factory in 1971... This car will put some arguments to bed, regarding certain features of how things were done on the assembly line.... Note the clock in the pod which was standard if you ordered The Mach 1 Interior Package. You also got the tri gauge package as part of this package. I believe you had to order the Instrumentation Group in ‘71 to get the tach which would have then moved the clock to the console.... Note the correct Mach 1 insert in the console, because no clock Smile A 4-spd with no tach? Also, the tow set up shown in one of the pics... P/W, a rare option in ‘71... No engine displacement label on the Air Cleaner... Original radiator hoses, look at the pic showing the top rad hose with correct factory stapled to the hose, clamp at the radiator... The exhaust looks original... for me besides the original looking mufflers, hangers, etc; is the tail pipe clamps. These are the correct original pieces used on the assembly line in ‘71... So many other tale tail signs, I’ll stop here Smile Too bad there was no factory invoice to show here, I see some documentation on the passenger seat ?


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Did you have any trouble getting it home?   Tongue

That would be a steal, and an awesome car to restore back to factory condition.  thumb

Interesting though: a 4-sp with an instrument cluster clock instead of a tach.   Chin

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Nice very original find. Looks like an easy restoration, but I see the date was in 2015. Is it still around? not that I'm looking mind you.

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(03-16-2019, 01:35 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: Did you have any trouble getting it home?   Tongue

That would be a steal, and an awesome car to restore back to factory condition.  thumb

Interesting though: a 4-sp with an instrument cluster clock instead of a tach.   Chin

Good spot there Eric. Yes interesting indeed, but may be the buyer forgot to order a tach, who knows back then.

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Here we go again! Makes me wanna scream... Angry

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I like these picts in a way they remind me that I've actually made some progress on my 71.
Other than that, let's hope this lady will find some love soon. Sad to see this...

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(03-16-2019, 01:39 PM)Stanglover Wrote:
(03-16-2019, 01:35 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: Did you have any trouble getting it home?   Tongue

That would be a steal, and an awesome car to restore back to factory condition.  thumb

Interesting though: a 4-sp with an instrument cluster clock instead of a tach.   Chin

Good spot there Eric. Yes interesting indeed, but may be the buyer forgot to order a tach, who knows back then.

I would've thought that all 4-sp cars would've come with tachs and the clocks in the console.  Mine was an automatic, so I'm not surprised it came that way.  I still say that would be a helluva deal on such an original, low-mileage car.

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(03-16-2019, 01:29 PM)7173Vert Wrote:  Note the clock in the pod which was standard if you ordered The Mach 1 Package. You also got the tri gauge package as part of this package. I believe you had to order the Instrumentation Group in ‘71 to get the tach which would have then moved the clock to the console.... Note the correct Mach 1 insert in the console, 
 
Very nicely equipped car, hope it's with a good home. 

You received the gages w/ in dash clock when you ordered the M1 Sports Interior package, it was not part of the Mach 1 package. 

Instrumentation group was required to get the tach in any car, IIRC it was discounted if ordered in conjunction with the M1 sports Interior. Console was also a standalone option.


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(03-16-2019, 06:04 PM)Hemikiller Wrote:
(03-16-2019, 01:29 PM)7173Vert Wrote:  Note the clock in the pod which was standard if you ordered The Mach 1 Package. You also got the tri gauge package as part of this package. I believe you had to order the Instrumentation Group in ‘71 to get the tach which would have then moved the clock to the console.... Note the correct Mach 1 insert in the console, 
 
Very nicely equipped car, hope it's with a good home. 

You received the gages w/ in dash clock when you ordered the M1 Sports Interior package, it was not part of the Mach 1 package. 

Instrumentation group was required to get the tach in any car, IIRC it was discounted if ordered in conjunction with the M1 sports Interior. Console was also a standalone option.

 It's no wonder so many of these cars are found with this or that option missing or in odd combinations. I'm as confused as hell and I'm equally sure many new buyers at the time were too. Options options, what to get, what not to get. Why didn't Ford make it simple and just offer "packages" so you got whatever was in that package, done and dusted. A Mach 1 should have been a stand alone vehicle, loaded, but NO A/C...….. not on a muscle car.
BTW, no-one mentioned the trailer hitch!!
Geoff.

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(03-16-2019, 01:35 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: Did you have any trouble getting it home?   Tongue

That would be a steal, and an awesome car to restore back to factory condition.  thumb

Interesting though: a 4-sp with an instrument cluster clock instead of a tach.   Chin

That combination of a clock and 3 gauge console cluster was a 1971 only item.  The 3 gauge cluster only came with the tachometer dash cluster for 72/73.

I have converted many 7123 underdash harnesses with a clock only to those with 3 gauge cluster.

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