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Hello fromlondon
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runninpony 
Hello from London,

My name is Miquel and I am a regular visitor, but this is my first post, just to present my Mustang.

She is a 71 351-2V Grandé from February and registered in Barcelona (Spain) in April. She is one of the 12 DSO 97 sent to Spain to be sold in one of the 4 motorshows, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Bilbao.

71 Barcelona Motorshow Poster, where all started
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We lived by then in Barcelona and my father was a regular to the Motorshow. After having other imported European Fords, finally he had the money to buy a Mustang. 
Each show had 3 units, 1 Hartop, 1 Sportsroof and 1 convertible, but the Hardtop was already sold, my father hated convertibles, and the other was a white Boss, and my mother said no, "we can´t fit 3 children at the back", so he ordered the hardtop for the Valencia Show, and it was a Grandé, color P-trim 4A. I was three by then and nobody asked me about the Boss...

The picture below if from the mid 80´s when we changed the sun faded green by a Ford Europe Solar Gold. Yes, by April 71 she was the 890395th car registered in Barcelona province since October 1900.

Some of you will see non standard features removed for painting, like the side moldings and the wheel lips. Other will detect the Michelin XWX Radials and the Marshal Amplilux lights. Other upgrades from the beginning were Koni´s all around including trailer assistance that works as a anti sway bar, and air horns.

We used the Mustang as a regular family car during 3 years, after that it was put in storage until the about 1996, when I started driving it (I was tree when brand new) , and again it was sent to storage when I moved from Spain to UK in 2001. 
I am in London, the car is 1.5K miles away in Barcelona. Hope it will start another restoration soon.

As a one family car, I have tons of info about her, including the brochure and all the manuals in Spanish, and some nice service and accessories invoices from 1971/72/73.

I have some questions for you the experts, but they will be in another post.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you want any info about Export Mustangs, I have been collecting items for 20 years.

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runninpony 
Welcome to the Forum from Omaha! Interesting Story!
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Welcome from Amsterdam! Great story and real nice that the car stayed in your family!
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Welcome from the Netherlands. Very special car!
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welcome2   from Belgium
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#6
Great story, bet you wish mom had said yes to the Boss now. Another one owner car in the group. I bought new in 73.
Welcome to the forum from North Carolina, USA.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
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David
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Welcome from Iowa.
'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, 750 CFM double pumper, Holley Street Dominator intake.

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

- Jason
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welcome from Luxembourg, Europe!
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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

Check out my video:
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-my-mustang-in-action

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Welcome from Phoenix Arizona. It's great that you still have the family car. You will find this site to be friendly and very helpful. We are glad you found us!
'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

Pics of modifications included in:
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Hello from Mississippi. Great that all these years later that Grandé is still in your family. Even though you were only three, your Father should have asked you about the Boss!!  Big Grin
There are many knowledgeable members here that are more than willing to help you any way they can if you ever have any questains. Welcome to your new Mustang home!
Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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