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Mach 1 convertible
#1
Hi all
just a bit of info please
did a 72 Mach 1 ever come out in a convertible
Id like to put the stripes on mine
as I already have the grill in it
also any one know what colour the stripes came in
what about a rear spoiler did they come with them
thanks John
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#2
The Mach 1 package did not come on a convertible, the stripes were an available option. The factory stripes were either black or argent (silver). The spoilers were a seperate item.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

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#3
What Jeff saidSmile.

A good way to think of it John is to recognize that there were SEPARATE versions of the Mustang built over the years. For the most part, they were Hardtops (Coupes), Grandes (a high end version of the Coupe), Convertibles, Sportsroofs (fastback or flatback), and the Mach 1s (a performance version of the Sportsroof).

There were also some other limited production versions SPECIAL vehicles such as the thirteen (13) 351 HOs that were installed in Convertibles in 1972.

As a dedicated Modifier, I say build what you like because it is YOUR MustangSmile.

BT

Do the RIGHT thing.
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#4
I agree with the above! The side stripes were an option for the convertibles. I personally would not put the Mach 1 name on a convertible, but some owners have done that.

Here is one that was listed on eBay recently, but did not sell:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/convertib...3cba0c66e9



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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#5
As the posters above have said, there is no such animal as a Mach1 convertible.
Funny thing though: Here in Europe, people always refer to 71-73 Mustangs as Mach1s, whatever bodystyle they are. (The average Joe, that is. Mustang enthusiasts know the difference.)
Nobody ever thinks that a 69 could be a Mach1. For most people a Mach1 is a 71-73 and all the 71-73s are Mach1s. Weird......

Back to topic: It´s your car, there are no rules.
You want stripes, go ahead and put them on. I would not put any "Mach1" decals on it, but that´s just me......

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Mike

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

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#6
"and the Mach 1s (a performance version of the Sportsroof)."

Actually,the Mach 1 (for all years) was an appearance package since many of them came with 302 2bbl setups.
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#7
Bill,

I have to respectfully stand by my original statement.

Upon its introduction in 1969, the "Mach 1 SportsRoof was (cited as being) the performance-oriented Mustang." I submit that it carried that "image" along with the "Bosses" through the years.

It is true that over the years there were some changes from the base 351 2V engines that were in the 1969 Mach 1s. However, considering everything that happened in subsequent years, I would say that the Mach 1s (for a given year) were still performance-oriented Mustangs based on the standard options those cars received. Keep in mind that performance is NOT limited to engines or horsepower Smile.

SOURCE: "Mustang Recognition Guide 1965 - 1973"

BT

Do the RIGHT thing.
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#8
The spoiler was not an option ,from the factory on the Coupes and Verts,but in my opinion,it really" knocks one out of the park" with all of the stripes etc.....I just love the convertables with all of the stripes . I personally would not put the Mach 1 name on them.Ford just did not do it.











































































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#9
In 73 I think the 'Mach 1' grill was used in the Decor package when ordered on Convertibles. (Someone will correct me).

Build it how you want it. You like the Mach 1 grill, hood, stripes, spoiler or even the name, go for it! It's your car.

I just don't like when people try to pass off a non-Mach 1 as a 'Mach 1' when they are selling it. Buyer beware huh?


'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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cobra3073;31656 Wrote:Bill,

I have to respectfully stand by my original statement.

Upon its introduction in 1969, the "Mach 1 SportsRoof was (cited as being) the performance-oriented Mustang." I submit that it carried that "image" along with the "Bosses" through the years.

It is true that over the years there were some changes from the base 351 2V engines that were in the 1969 Mach 1s. However, considering everything that happened in subsequent years, I would say that the Mach 1s (for a given year) were still performance-oriented Mustangs based on the standard options those cars received. Keep in mind that performance is NOT limited to engines or horsepower Smile.

SOURCE: "Mustang Recognition Guide 1965 - 1973"

BT

Okay, I'll agree. I'm also thinking no Mach ever came with a 6 cylinder engine.
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