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how many of them are left
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So how many 71-73 Mustang coupes are left that have not faced being parted out or sent to the crusher. The fastbacks and convertibles are more popular, so one must ask how many of them are left. When Ford built the 71-73 Mustangs they produced more coupes than fastbacks and convertibles. Over the years the coupes usually faced the wrath of becoming parts cars to the less produced fastbacks and verts. As I have recently observed, if you see a 71-73 Mustang, it is most likely a fastback or a convertible. Back in the eighties I use to see quite a few 71-73 coupes, but as time has progressed I see less of them. The fastbacks, and verts use to be the rare ones, now it seems if you see a 71-73 coupe it is the rare one. I am going to step out on a limb here and say that there are probably less coupes now than there are fastbacks and verts. So what does everybody else have to say about this subject?

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#2
I totally agree! Same situation here on Oahu. If I find them, they're either fastbacks or verts. Can't remember the last time I've seen a coupe here on the Island.
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#3
I have no idea about how many are left but, I did see an original owner 1972 red Spring Sports Special at a car show yesterday. It wasn't perfect but in very good shape. Chuck
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#4
I see a few coupes around locally...but not many! I can't wait to get mine on the road!

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#5
I live in Houston and I have never seen another coupe on the road. I have seen plenty in peoples yards falling apart and even one in a body shop being worked on but never one on the road.

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#6
This Grandé was for sale last year in my area; someone bought it, but not sure what they are doing with it. I see a coupe at a show on occassion, not sure where they all went to!

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#7
I've sent at least six 71-3 coupes to the crusher myself, plus a 71 sportsroof, a 73 Mach 1 and two 73 convertibles.

Believe me when I say that when I was done, every usable part had been saved.
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ramair;36283 Wrote:So how many 71-73 Mustang coupes are left that have not faced being parted out or sent to the crusher. The fastbacks and convertibles are more popular, so one must ask how many of them are left. When Ford built the 71-73 Mustangs they produced more coupes than fastbacks and convertibles. Over the years the coupes usually faced the wrath of becoming parts cars to the less produced fastbacks and verts. As I have recently observed, if you see a 71-73 Mustang, it is most likely a fastback or a convertible. Back in the eighties I use to see quite a few 71-73 coupes, but as time has progressed I see less of them. The fastbacks, and verts use to be the rare ones, now it seems if you see a 71-73 coupe it is the rare one. I am going to step out on a limb here and say that there are probably less coupes now than there are fastbacks and verts. So what does everybody else have to say about this subject?

FasTnNefariouS;36297 Wrote:I totally agree! Same situation here on Oahu. If I find them, they're either fastbacks or verts. Can't remember the last time I've seen a coupe here on the Island.

Well .... I don't see that here in Texas. I see more coupes than fastbacks. I've seen a few convertibles. I second favorite is a 351 Ram Air convertible...awesome looking car.
Hey Fas TnNef...... I may be in your area in December. If plans work out, I'll give you a shout!!


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#9
I never saw a coupe till this year when the guy
I bought the convertible off had one
since then Ive noticed about half a dozen at car shows
they were probably around just didnt see them
plenty of fastbacks though
John
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ramair;36283 Wrote:So how many 71-73 Mustang coupes are left that have not faced being parted out or sent to the crusher. The fastbacks and convertibles are more popular, so one must ask how many of them are left. When Ford built the 71-73 Mustangs they produced more coupes than fastbacks and convertibles. Over the years the coupes usually faced the wrath of becoming parts cars to the less produced fastbacks and verts. As I have recently observed, if you see a 71-73 Mustang, it is most likely a fastback or a convertible. Back in the eighties I use to see quite a few 71-73 coupes, but as time has progressed I see less of them. The fastbacks, and verts use to be the rare ones, now it seems if you see a 71-73 coupe it is the rare one. I am going to step out on a limb here and say that there are probably less coupes now than there are fastbacks and verts. So what does everybody else have to say about this subject?

This observation pertains to the 73 Convertible only.

If I remember correctly, there were only 292 Q code, 4 Speed, 73's made.

This is a very low number build--The Build number is as it should be, Body, Engine, Trans. Not the NEW notion, Color, Radio knob grooves, Chrome strips, Interior color VS outside color, a 1 of 15 Built, etc. The new numbers do not make a rare car, they make a person feel good.

Side note--Dumb a-- me, I crushed 17, 71-73 in about 86 at one time!

Dan @ Chockostang

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