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Low Mile '73 Fasback...
#1
This is a nice almost completely original '73 Fastback. I put it in this section for those that are looking to return their car's to factory, this one tell's a lot about how they were built in '73 and would help in this regard... Don't think the rear black applique is right, but, nothing is perfect Smile

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#2
That is a very nice survivor. I wouldn't do a thing to it.

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#3
Couple of questions on this one. First off it is a very nice car. This is more me trying to educate myself.

It’s a sports roof so should it not have the honeycomb rear panel?
Are the trim rings missing on the wheels?
Shouldn’t the steering column be ginger and not black?

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.

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#4
With the black dash I think the column is black.

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(01-30-2020, 08:24 PM)73pony Wrote: Couple of questions on this one. First off it is a very nice car. This is more me trying to educate myself.

It’s a sports roof so should it not have the honeycomb rear panel?
Are the trim rings missing on the wheels?
Shouldn’t the steering column be ginger and not black?

The information I have (I have a copy of the '73 dealership Salesman's "Car Facts Organizer Binder"):


The 1973 Sportsroof came with, "Rear applique with bright surround molding". In comparison, the Mach 1 came with, "Black honeycomb lower back panel applique with bright metal moldings"... This is why I questioned it originally...

Similar to my, '73 Hardtop, this Sportsroof does incorporate the standard, "Bright Stainless steel hubcap's". This was the base offering for the wheel's.

Again, similar to my '73 Hardtop, this Sportsroof came with the standard, "Deluxe two spoke steering wheel with simulated woodtone insert". As it incorporates the same standard ginger interior as my hardtop, they both have the black steering column with the ginger colour steering wheel. I believe you had to upgrade to the deluxe interior to get the colour matching steering column.

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#6
Good eye Ken. The honeycomb rear panel was exclusive to the Mach 1. The textured rear panel was standard on all other versions of the 73 Mustang.

Since this is a base level vehicle the shiny or chrome finish dog dish hub caps are standard. The dog dish/trim ring was standard on the Mach 1 and an option on all other models. They would also have a brushed finish on the trim rings and hub caps.

Most of the base level 71-73 Mustangs I have seen had black lower steering column trim while models with higher trim level interiors had color-keyed lower column trim.

[Image: 3600-5.jpg]73 Mach 1 Sport interior with color keyed lower column trim

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#7
Thanks for the clarification. Especially on the column, as I have a ginger interior in my Grandé and the column is ginger, the above answers certainly explain the difference.

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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#8
The seat belts are also black. On the three ginger interior cars I have they are ginger but were the deluxe interior.
The trunk does not look original for sure. Would be one that you need to look at in person. The finish on the roof to quarter panel is way better than any I have seen in person including mine. There are wrinkles in the corners of the rear window opening on mine from the mfg stamping process. The body work on roof to quarter is horrible on my car also lots of waves. Again pictures do make a car look much better than it is. The company that has it I use to visit when I was working with John Deere they never had really correct cars.


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(01-31-2020, 09:09 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: The seat belts are also black. On the three ginger interior cars I have they are ginger but were the deluxe interior.
The trunk does not look original for sure. Would be one that you need to look at in person. The finish on the roof to quarter panel is way better than any I have seen in person including mine. There are wrinkles in the corners of the rear window opening on mine from the mfg stamping process. The body work on roof to quarter is horrible on my car also lots of waves. Again pictures do make a car look much better than it is. The company that has it I use to visit when I was working with John Deere they never had really correct cars.


 Haha. You kill me... Love your review’s... But, in this instance, I think I will stand by my belief that this is a pretty original car...

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#10
If they changed the tail panel why would they keep anything else original. I do not see original for sure. Originals have really bad paint and body work. That is why they did not sell black unless special order. To difficult to even make them look decent. Easy to skim on bondo and make slick. The paint just looks too good but like I say all pictures make a car look good. You have to look in person to know.
That company use to keep cars at the airport and were never correct just shiny used cars. 
Heck a local guy here with used car lot use to spay nearly every car he took in to make them shiny had full time body guy just to make them look better. They use lacquer back then to make them shiny.


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