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How rare are 71-73 coupes with a 4 speed?
#1
Does anyone know how many coupes were factory 4 speed in the 1971-72-73?
Every coupe I see ..its an auto
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classicsguy;164968 Wrote:Does anyone know how many coupes were factory 4 speed in the 1971-72-73?
Every coupe I see ..its an auto

This sounds like the beginning of a Larry the Cable guy skit.
"Why that's more rare than a picture of a pimple on Pamela Anderson's buttox....."

Anyone else?
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#3
4 speed Hardtops - which includes both Coupes (VIN body type 01) and Grandes (VIN body type 04)


1971 453 4 speeds 26 close ratio, all others wide ratio

1972 363 all wide ratio

1973 325 all wide ratio


Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1971 Hardtop (parts car)
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#4
there is a 73 3 speed /302 coupe in the scrap yard by were I am at

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97 F150: wrecked, 96 Dodge 4x4: blown motor / donated to the base
88 Suburban 4x4 355 cid 8 inch lift: sold, 95 Celica 5 speed : sold
68 F750 391 cid : sold,  96 F350 7.3 diesel dually : sold
86 Chevy 1500 305 cid c1500: sold, 73 Mustang mach 1 466 cid 5 speed : under construction
89 F350 4x4 cummins swap : sold, 64 Dodge d600: gone
00 Excursion: traded, 72 Mustang mach 1 302: scrapped
73 Mustang coupe: scrapped, 73 ranchero gt
06 Honda crf 450x : sold, 04 Honda vtx 1800
88 Bronco xlt lariat: sold, 76 Charger: traded
95 F350 4x4: sold , 91 Crown Victoria 302: sold
02 Dakota: traded, 96 f250 powerstroke: parts truck
87 f700, 98 e350 powerstroke: sold
03 land rover: traded, 95 f350 dually: part out
95 f350 dually: traded, 94 f150 4x4: traded
97 f250: sold, 76 Maverick 302: sold
91 240sx rb25: sold, 86 firebird: sold
86 Trans Am: sold, 88 westernstar: sold
89 dodge d350: sold, 2000 Dakota 4x4: sold  
84 f350 3+3: sold, 90 bronco: partout
67 catalina, 64 chevy c60
64 jeep j200, 74 corvette stingray
79 Lincoln mark V, 2013 f350: goldilocks
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auron73mach1;164981 Wrote:there is a 73 3 speed /302 coupe in the scrap yard by were I am at

Yes Auron. And many 3 speed cars get converted to 4 speeds - usually about the same time the 2 bbl carbs and intakes get changed to 4bbls. Either that or the pedals get confiscated to perform a auto-to-manual shift changeover.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1971 Hardtop (parts car)
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#6
Anyone who ordered a close ratio coupe in 71 was a real serious and smart mustang buyer. I am guessing many were for testing programs like the Firestone twins. The coupe was the stiffest and lightest body and you could get it with a 429 and a 4 speed. Just toss the back seat and drop the clutch! Smoke them skinny 70 profile tires!

I have considered swapping my vert body out to a coupe for this reason...and also to have a light 4 point and real belts.
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Boss1Ray;164972 Wrote:4 speed Hardtops - which includes both Coupes (VIN body type 01) and Grandes (VIN body type 04)


1971 453 4 speeds 26 close ratio, all others wide ratio

1972 363 all wide ratio

1973 325 all wide ratio


Ray
Thanks for the info! they are very rare indeed...wish I find one
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