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You're now in 1971...
#1
Let’s have some fun …. We acquired our cars long after they were new in the showroom…
 
So…picture this… You are NOW in 1971, in your psychedelically decorated house, that only those on the wrong type of mushrooms would live in today.

There you are sitting next to your Lava Lamp, wearing your tie die shirt, watching your wooden, six channel TV set …THEN…a new TV commercial comes on showing the latest trend in automotive styling, announcing that the new 1971 Mustangs are in your local showrooms….BUY NOW !
 

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You agonize over whether to exchange ....NOW TODAY...you remembered that a week ago the dog left a big, steaming, brown curly link on the back seat that you had to clean up -and the car hasn't smelled or handled right ever since...

...So now you are thinking of exchanging the Fairlane, Corsair, Biscayne, Coronet or other tin riddled shitbox that is infecting your driveway, for something a little more racy. ...The ads are tickling and enticing you.

You open the newspaper and right there is another advertisement.
 
You pick your "A" line flared, polyester covered ass off the mohair sofa ...leave the house in your boxy monstrosity and drive to your local dealership to take a look… Then you decide “YES” I’ll change my car now…

[Image: zapata.jpg] - an horrific reminder.

There you are in the showroom with Bob the salesman... two sets of impossible sideburns and absurd viva Zapata moustache's duking it out over the details.
 
…what would you have from the options list when it was new in the dealership show-room?

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#2
I can't remember what I ordered, but that whole roll of cookie dough was sure tasty.    Ed
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#3
Cool to think about it.....
I was born in July of 70.




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#4
LOL, I actually did that but on a Maverick in 71 then my Mach 1 in 73. The Mach 1 has everything, did miss the block heater somehow. People have no patience now so they have to go get one off the lot and hardly ever order a new car. No like it use to be, Package A, B or C. and color and done. I took hours studying the Ford Facts book getting mine.


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
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#5
I think mine would be 

Body 

Medium Yellow Gold
Mach 1 "05" body
Colour Key Bumper
Hood scoop Ram Air 

Engine 

351C 4V HO
Cruise-o-matic FMX

Wheels 

Mag wheels

Interior 

High back bucket seats
Knitted Vinyl Medium Ginger
Stereo sonic tape system AM/FM radio

Features 

Electric Defrost rear window
Glove box lamp
Trunk lamp 
Footwell lamps
Power Steering
Power Windows 
Tinted upper windshield 
Air Conditioning 
Parking lights

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#6
"So…picture this… You are NOW in 1971, in your psychedelically decorated house, that only those on the wrong type of mushrooms would live in today."



Careful there....my first Mustang had the avocado interior....and I liked it!
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#7
Not sure how it works in Blighty, but the 71 would be introduced in summer of 70 with sales generally starting in Sept. If you were ordering a 71, no HO. That was on 72 models. early 71's would have the 351 4V, late 71's could have the early CJ. 

Mag wheels means something different. You have 'mag' wheels which initially was short hand for magnesium, but later came to be used for almost any alloy (and even later, steel) aftermarket wheels. Magnums were the chromed steel Ford specific wheel you could order on the car. Until 73, then you could order the Ford OEM aluminum slot alloy, the one that looks like a Wolfrace wheel.

What's wrong with a Fairlane, anyway? A 66-67 500XL 390FE and 4speed in Gulf Stream Aqua would have been quite the car. Almost bought one back in 89.
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(05-19-2019, 10:35 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: LOL, I actually did that but on a Maverick in 71 then my Mach 1 in 73. The Mach 1 has everything, did miss the block heater somehow. People have no patience now so they have to go get one off the lot and hardly ever order a new car. No like it use to be, Package A, B or C. and color and done. I took hours studying the Ford Facts book getting mine.

Did you buy the Maverick outright or make payments? If you made payments, how long was the loan and the warranty?
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(05-19-2019, 10:35 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: LOL, I actually did that but on a Maverick in 71 

I hope you loaded it with 351C  Big Grin

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Talk about "impossible sideburns" in '71...….this is me, driving my Dad's '68 Lincoln Continental in 1971......and showing that the impossible was, indeed, possible, ( Friend Pat Shannon in background apparently "photobombing" me.)
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