1971 - 1973 Ford Mustang
The automotive world would soon change drastically due to new safety and emissions standards. Despite a looming gas crisis the new Mustang was restyled and grew to it's biggest size ever. This era would see the virtual end of the performance mustang. Well, at least until the mid 1980's when the high output 302 was introduced.
1971 Ford Mustang
The 1971 Ford Mustang was completely restyled from the previous years. These cars were longer, wider, and heavier. However, they still retained the important styling elements of their predecessors. Some believed that Ford intended to evolve the mustang into a high performance luxury car. Fortuneatly, the big block was still available.
Hardtop, convertible , fastback (SportsRoof)
Grande: Essentially a high dress option. Included deluxe interior, dual mirrors, wheel lip mouldings, vinyl roof, rocker panel mouldings, and other bright work.
Mach 1: Fastback style body with blacked out hood and scoops, lock down pins, pop-up gas cap, color-keyed bumpters, and heavy duty supsension. Motor was the 351 or the massive 429.
Boss: Looked similar to the Mach 1 but included a more aggressive suspension and special 351 high output motor with 11.0 compression, solid cam, and a hurst shifter. Other than the Boss decals these cars have chrome bumpers as opposed to the Mach 1 color keyed bumpers.
|351||285||4V (M) Cobra Jet|
|351||330||Boss 351 (R)|
|429||370||Cobra Jet (C)|
|429||375||Super Cobra Jet (J)|
1972 Ford Mustang