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July 2012 COTM! My old beast
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1973 Q code Mach 1

This car i owned sence i was fresh out of high school...Its my first car ever....Going on 18 years...I got it from my dad when a wind storm blew a big camper that was parked in front of it on top of her..Dented the fender and messed the hood up a little....But i still wanted the car..And didnt care about the dent...He took the insurance money and sold me the scared beast for 1500 bucks cash....I drove her for many years.



About 8 years ago i drove it out too a local mustang restorer and a local mustang judge for shows...I pulled up and he was all over my car...Looking and pointing out original stuff that is still on it...He looked on the buck tag and says ..This has to be one of the most optioned 1973 mach 1's i ever seen"...Look at all them codes...I said huh?."still novice when it came to 71-73 codes then"..Still original fan guard...And original radiator...Power windows...Original carb..repainted and some one interior painted the white seats black....He went on and on...Said you better get a marti report this car is defenatly special...Think its a show room car...He even ordered it for me with no extra charge....He was just as curious as i was.


Report come back saying one of one made...And alot of odd things..Like it was orderd so late as stock order "means dealer wants car on location for display" ..A show room car...yet it was sold way too fast....I guess some one with alot of cash rolled in and said i got to have it!!...But odd to order such a highly optioned mustang so late..By that time the mustang ii's getting ready to roll......he said it didnt make much sence to order it as stock so late like that....The odd J code on my warranty card...Starting to think its a warranty on the white top it use to have.

Pictures of the odd truck alarm and bar set up...probably alot like the one on gone in 60 seconds...lol.....He told me he seen alot of after market alarms..But its one of the oldest one he ever seen on a mustang..She been a good car to me for many years...And i hope to keep her for many more to come.
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Nice Mustang..

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Nance;78952 Wrote:Nice Mustang..

Thanks!! I sure hope to make her nicer..lol
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Was that you getting the ticket?
Rare car...you gonna put the white roof back to make it 1 of 1?
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caspianwendell;78959 Wrote:Was that you getting the ticket?
Rare car...you gonna put the white roof back to make it 1 of 1?

I mite some day...But not importaint realy...Like they told me she is still the only one that came like that..Even if you dont put the top back on..You got the paper work to prove what she realy is...And sence they left the original chrome on the channels above the door...Would be quite easy to have one put back on....but i dont know if i want to hassle with a top yet...lol

and yes...Thats me getting a ticket...My freinds took the picture after i was out testing a new carb...He caught me doing 80 foot of rubber in front of my freinds house...lol..opppppss
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Great story! Maybe someone ordered with all the options because it was the last of the first gen Mustangs and was predicting it would be collectible.

You got my vote for Car of the Month, I clicked the LIKE button at the bottom of your post.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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Great history on that fine car.
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hyena429;78969 Wrote:
caspianwendell;78959 Wrote:Was that you getting the ticket?
Rare car...you gonna put the white roof back to make it 1 of 1?

I mite some day...But not importaint realy...Like they told me she is still the only one that came like that..Even if you dont put the top back on..You got the paper work to prove what she realy is...And sence they left the original chrome on the channels above the door...Would be quite easy to have one put back on....but i dont know if i want to hassle with a top yet...lol

and yes...Thats me getting a ticket...My freinds took the picture after i was out testing a new carb...He caught me doing 80 foot of rubber in front of my freinds house...lol..opppppss

You probably made his day to give a muscle car guy a ticket...If I would have been him I would have just ask for a ride. I was out (playing) with the 68 after I changed the carb and got pulled over, the officer walked up to the car with a real serious look on his face and said "when you get done goofing around in my car, make sure you put it back in my driveway and dont wreck it" then he smiled and said "nice car, have a good day" and turned around and left. Baffled by this, I gently went home and counted my blessings.
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Nice car & story to go with it. I thought I had told you those things about your Marti report. Lol

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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Don65Stang;79076 Wrote:Nice car & story to go with it. I thought I had told you those things about your Marti report. Lol

You sure did..you pointed out the stock order type.."which i never noticed"....When i showed him that part you told me....he said..Well i told you i thought it was a show room car...And you showed me how right he was in the first place before my report even got in my hands...lol..he new it was a show room car just from the amount of options...He said most cusomters won't order a car with that much..Unless they got deep pockets...LOL
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