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#1
Hi everyone. I am a big fan of the 71-73 Mustangs. I do not own one at this time but I do have a chance to buy one. I joined this forum for advice on buying this car and hopefully I will be here while I restore it.

I hope you will be able to give me some advice and help.

I think I included a picture of the car. Not sure how tinypic works.

All I really know is the car has been sitting for ten years in a garage. It was just put outside. I want to get it out of the elements asap.

Thanks in advance for any information.


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Welcome from Denmark Northern Part of Europe Regards Lars DK73 🇩🇰

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So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73whistling
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#3
Welcome from Iowa. Can you post up some info on the car? Maybe a pic of the data plate inside the drivers door.

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, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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#4
Hi and Welcome from Amsterdam!

Advice: The state of the car (of which we know nothing although I believe I can spot the rust from here) dictates the amounts of $$$, time and location required to make this a good, driving car again.

Does it run? How much rust does it have? Please take your time checking the car out, make pictures of the bad spots for you to look at at when you get home and then think about wether or not this car is worth your money.

Do you have the VIN? If it's a rare car it could influence your decision.

Good luck! :-)
Vincent.
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#5
Welcome from Rhode Island.
you defiantly found the right place for 71-73 Mustangs, feel free to ask any questions before you buy.

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Iyman
1972 Mustang convertible run_horse  
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#6
Welcome from Phoenix!

Since you don't currently own one and are new to the forum and asking advice and information I will share some thoughts. I apologize if my comments are too obvious.

The car is not stock. The paint is not a factory color. The stripes and the "Mach 1" are not factory.
I can tell from the back bumper placement it is a 1973. For the 1973 years they moved the bumper out slightly from the body. Since it is a 1973 model the front fenders are unique to this model year. This is important if you need to replace them.

Just because it has the sports roof does not mean it is a 'Mach 1'. The sports roof and Mach 1 had different body codes. Someone will chime in on which is which.

From the picture it sure looks like some bad body work was done to the rear quarter panel and it appears there is rust on the wheel well. Unless you are good at body work you are going to spend a lot of money to get the body work done and repainted. Perhaps the 'infinity' sticker is a bit of a prediction on the cost of restoring. Wink



So a lot boils down to what you want to really do with the car. If you are looking at doing a high quailty close to original restoration it is going to cost a lot of money.
If you want something fun to drive and tinker on you might be able to make it work.

What is the asking price? Does it run? Do you know what engine it has?

'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)

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#7
Welcome from Oklahoma.

Some great info has been provided. Answer the questions honestly and your project will move more smoothly. Do not let the excitement of fixing and enjoying a Mustang pull the wool over your eyes!!
Keep it real.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#8
Oh, and I don't know how cheap you get this one, but there are more Mustangs for sale than just this one so don't get sucked in too easy ;-)

Have you actively looked around for others that match your budget?
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#9
Welcome from Tucson AZ. Look forward to more info on that car.

Thanks

Tim
Tucson, Az
1973 SportsRoof
351C bored .040
Crank .020  and Stock cam
Flattop pistons
Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE
Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

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welcome from Luxembourg, Europe.

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Mike

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

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