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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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I've been lurking. Now I'm an owner!

Greetings all - Yes, it's almost as exciting I suppose as having a new baby, or getting married... but AT LAST I found "just the right" Mustang for me: 1973 Convertible with Mach I Decor (trim) package, 351 4V CJ, C6, and nicely optioned: a/c, deluxe interior, Ram Air hood, Rally gauge cluster, p/s, p/b and... power windows!

Of course it needs work. What 46 year old car doesn't? I'll have to get it home and thoroughly, thoroughly check it over before I know what to start first. There are a few upgrades (tilt steering and cruise control) I'm hoping to add eventually. In the meantime, there's a few dozen "It's been in storage a long time" issues I'll need to address.

First Mustang I owned was a 3-year old 1971 Fastback that I got as a high school graduation present to myself; I nearly never got out of it (lol) until it was on it's last gasp. 3 years later my parents made me give it up if I intended to return to college and I'm not sure I've ever forgiven them for that (juuuuusssst kidding).

Better photos to follow; these are from the eBay listing.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 08:02 PM
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Congrats! Looks to be a nicely optioned car. Looking forward to reading and seeing more of it in the future.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 08:27 PM
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Although the '71-'73s are the least popular of the Vintage Mustangs I personally think they are fine looking cars. Maybe they were too big and not so nimble but they look great. I wouldn't mind at all if somebody wanted to park a Boss 351 or a Mach 1 with a 429 CJ in my garage!
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 08:56 PM
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Verrrrry niiiiiiiice ! ! !

'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories
•Original Styled Steel Wheels
...my first car

'66 Emberglo / Parchment coupe
•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •16:1 Power Steering
•Dealer Air Conditioning •Console
...son's first car

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71-73’s are so great as convertibles, and that looks like a fine example. Enjoy!

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 10:01 PM
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Cool, and welcome!

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 07:36 AM
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Welcome to VMF. Nice looking Vert.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 07:48 AM
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Congratz, yes there are those that look down on those years but I absolutely love the convertables and that one looks great.

Nothing worse that buying the car of yoru dreams and having to wait for it...

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