What else could you call a pretty black pony car? (apologies to Anna Sewell) Despite how nice this car looks in black, only ten 1971 Mustang Sportsroofs were ordered with this set of paint and trim codes. And this car is still wearing it’s original paint and interior, and doesn’t show any rusting either. This survivor is located in St. Charles, Missouri and is listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding hasn’t really gotten started yet as I write as it’s still below $800.
You can see some dents and blemishes in the paint, but it still is very presentable and it’s only original once! Thankfully, it has kept a lot of it’s gloss as well. As a side note–someone that keeps their garage this nicely seems to me to be someone that would be worth buying a car from.
You can see some defects in the paint in the hood in this shot–to their credit, the seller tells us they are there and makes no effort to hide them in the pictures. The seller is the third owner; the first kept the car for 19 years, the second for 27 (which means the current seller hasn’t had it for long if you do the math).
The interior isn’t mint, but it doesn’t look bad at all. I wonder if some careful patching could save the seat. The car is nicely equipped with air conditioning, power steering, power brakes and an automatic, but naturally the air conditioning is non-functional at the moment, along with the windshield washer pump.
The real interior wear shows up on the door panels, as does an aftermarket speaker setup. However, replacements are available (look at the bottom of the page, and they are nowhere near as expensive as the deluxe panels.
The 351 cubic inch V8 is somewhat strangled in the interest of fuel economy with a two barrel carburetor. I see a few things under here that I’d want to upgrade or refurbish, but as a whole this looks like a really nice, largely original car. Interested in owning this black beauty?