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why did u get your mustang?
hope this hasent been dont before but... i was just wondering what made everyone here get there 71-73 instead of something else?

heres mine
i was 17 in 2001 needed a car, have allways wanted a muscel car, ever sence i saw vanishing point, that challenger was bad ass. then began to look up prices on classic cars, couldnt afford a lot, and i didnt like the 64.5-68 mustangs looked in to getting a 69 or70 mustang, wow still cant afford it, and looked at 67-69 camaro and T/A to much money as well and mopar...ya you have to be rich to afford them. Then one day i was in auto traider and saw this 72 mustang (now mine) for 5k looked great mechanicaly sound but was 400 miles away in houston.. did some research on our 71-73, liked the body lines style ect so made a road trip to houston like 3 weeks after i saw it, got it for5500 and drove it home and thats where i am today

My dad couldn't keep it and I didn't want it leaving the family after he put so much time and money in it. It really is as simple as that. So, here we are!


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My dad and I wanted a mustang as a project and we were looking around and the only thing in our budget was a 73 Mach 1 in Mississippi. Glad it was because now they are my favorite mustangs.

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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

I saw my 72 Q code on Charleston Craigslist, the price was right (I thought) Then I realized I needed a parts car and I haven't stopped spending since. It is 1 day away from a finished paint job, then I put it back together. I plan on driving it to the Woodward dream cruise on 20 August.
don29163;29157 Wrote:I saw my 72 Q code on Charleston Craigslist, the price was right (I thought) Then I realized I needed a parts car and I haven't stopped spending since. It is 1 day away from a finished paint job, then I put it back together. I plan on driving it to the Woodward dream cruise on 20 August.

Cool That's awesome Don! It's nice seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. So when does the next project start? Big Grin


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My brother had a 70 Mach 1 and 70 Boss 302 and his friend Bobby had a Black 71 Mach 1 that rattled the windows in my parents house. That Mach 1 was just BAD ASS. That car did it for me. My brother still has his 70 boss 302 after 32 years.
Of all the Mustangs I have owned in the past purchased to rebuild/restore/whatever the 71-73s were always the ones I hated most to part with. This '71 became available from Houston so I bought it and don't have any plans to be rid of it.

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17 (KJV)

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I think I've mentioned it before, but playing with Hot Wheels cars in the early 1970's as a kid set me on the path to future Mustang ownership. The coolest toy cars I had were always the American pony/muscle cars, and the name "Mustang" had a sharpness to it that resonated with me into adulthood and saw me buy my 1970 Mach 1 in 1987 at age 21. That car is long since sold, but a couple of years ago a bloke at work bought a 1964 Mustang and talking to this guy about his car awoke my desire again to own another hot looking vehicle of US origins. In the years since I had sold my '70 model I had always remarked to friends that if I bought another Mustang it would be a 71 - 73 model for something different.

I hadn't actually seen a 71 - 73 model for over fifteen years when i started to tentatively look for one and didn't really have firm picture in my minds eye what they looked like in detail close up, and I've got to say that with the very first car I looked at I was literally gobsmacked when the importer dude pulled the car cover off it. And that's the same car I own now! I actually like this one a lot more than I did my '70 because it's bigger, lower, and so ridiculously cool because of it's groovy self-indulgent early 1970's impracticality! [Image: th_cool.gif]

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I bought my 73 convertible way back in 1974 from my GF who had bought it new. I liked the looks of it and thought it would be collectible one day since it was supposed to be the last of the Mustang convertibles. I sold a 69 Firebird to buy my 73 convertible. My first Mustang was a 70 Sportsroof which I sold to buy the Firebird. Over the years I had a 66 Mustang hardtop with the pony interior and a 98 Mustang GT Convertible, but hung onto the 73 convertible all this time. Currently we have four Mustangs!

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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I have two stories. I will start with the first Mustang.

I was 15 years and 11 months old. I had worked at a local resturaunt as a 'ceramic sanitation tech'. (Dish washer). I also was a pot scrubber (mostly fish pans). Dad let me take the job when I was 15 but 'forced' me to save part of my paycheck for a car. He had final say on what was bought. This was around 1980. I liked the mustangs but my first choice was a Datsun 240z. Dad said no way to that. I wasn't seriously looking yet but my friend had a green 73 mach 1 which his parents had given him as a 'easter present' (what a load of crap huh). He messed up with grades or staying out late or something so they were forcing him to sell the car. I had ridden in it a few times including one spirited session in the high school parking lot.

I told my dad about the car, he agreed to take a look. I told my friend that if he was driving during the 'test drive' and my dad told him to get on it, to hold back a little... Dad did and so did my friend. I was short a couple hundred bucks but dad tossed that in and we agreed to purchase the car.

So here is 'the funny part'. The next day at the resturaunt the 'cool kid' in school, who worked as a cook, not as as dishwaser, came in and was all excited. "I get to buy Todd's car." He was stoked! Imagine when I told him I had already bought it. At first he didn't believe me then he said, and I clearly remember this, "You're not cool enough to own that car". LOL Oh well, we had the money and the deal was done. I must have washed it 10 times in that last month until I was 16 and could drive it alone. It sat in the driveway and I would walk around it and admire it. Lights on, flashers on, blinker on, running lights on, LOL.

So started my love affair with 71/73 mustangs. Keep in mind the car was only 8 years old. It was actually in pretty good shape. Man I loved that car.

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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