Super Clean Original! 1973 Ford Mustang

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Jamie PalmerBy Jamie Palmer

I have to wonder what’s going on–the 1971-73 Mustangs are starting to look really attractive to me! This coupe is so clean looking and original in appearance, how could you not like it? It’s currently in St Albert, Alberta, Canada and is listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding is at just over $4,000 US as I write although there is a reserve!f3

Somehow this 1/2 vinyl roof really works with the styling of this Mustang coupe. The seller tells us it’s completely solid and original. I certainly don’t see any reason to doubt it. It even comes with the original bill of sale and the last registration from the original owner dated 2014. Now, I’m not going to fall for the “one owner” thing; it’s stated this car was purchased at an estate sale; that to me means you will be the third owner, not the second one.

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Just look at those clean lines! The base wheel covers work with this combination as well.

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Wow! The interior looks as nice as the exterior. I’m guessing a little warmth would get that seat cushion straightened back out and after that, it’s time to cruise in style! I’ll tell you, there aren’t many original Mustang interiors like this around.

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Here’s the original 302 cubic inch V8. It’s attached to an automatic, but somehow that fits in a car like this one. By this point, the Mustang was more of a personal luxury coupe than a sports coupe anyway. The 302-automatic combo works in a situation like that. The seller tells us that the front suspension has just been treated to new ball joints and that the car runs and drives “like it drove out of the showroom.” Although it would be nice if it were a little cleaner under the hood, that dirt and grease managed to make the 72,020 miles that much more believable. Yes, I like this one — how about you?

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  1. Ray Smith

    I think it is refreshing the engine has not been detailed. If not done with great care some if not all of the original markings and placards will be destroyed forever. I can’t tell by the photos if the side moldings are the stick on type or the extruded aluminum ones with vinyl inserts that were riveted on and popular back in the 70s. Hopefully they are the stick on type and can be carefully removed. Although protective, they don’t do much to enhance the classic lines of this beauty. This is a nice find and someone is going to end up with what appears to be a really nice car.

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    • CarNut from Winnipeg

      It looks like they are already detached a bit at the front and rear door edges.

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  2. Scotty Gilbertson Scotty Gilbertson Staff

    Wow is that a beauty! I would not mind this car one bit; nice find, Jamie!
    I can’t help but think of Mary Tyler Moore when I see a car like this.

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  3. roselandpete

    Although my favorite Mustang is the 69, I do love original cars like this one.

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  4. piper62j

    These are the Mustangs I restore and this one is a keeper. Sits good and the lines are straight.. Naturally, you’d want to look it over yourself, but this one is nice.. The coups are not as desirable as the fastbacks and convertibles, but if you have a nice one like this, the value keeps going up if you keep it in great shape..

    The value of the 71 – 73 Mustangs is on the rise and any of them would be a good investment for the next several years.

    Attached is one I just finished, in it’s original colors and interior.. First pic is before,, 2nd is the finished product.

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  5. piper62j

    Finished Mustang

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  6. piper62j

    Here it is.

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  7. piper62j

    I’m trying…

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  8. JW

    Not a big fan of the 71 to 73 Mustangs but this one is a good looking car. I wouldn’t mind it for a daily driver rather than just weekend cruiser. With the 302 it would get decent gas mileage with some comfort except no A/C but I could live with that if the price was right.

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  9. piper62j

    Hows This

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    • St. Ramone de V8

      I’ve tried putting up photos. It’s tough. Thanks for trying.

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  10. Joe Muzy

    The half top is reminiscent of my 64 Studebaker Hawk. Even though Studebaker went under you saw a lot of their designs in other makes of cars.

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  11. Bob C.

    This is the last year before they switched over to those pinto based mustang 2s from 74 to 78. I think this deserves a good home.

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  12. JCW Jr. Member

    Had one hard to see out of.

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  13. RoughDiamond

    @piper62j-we believe you turned out a Mustang beauty. Thanks for your efforts!

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  14. piper62j

    This is the finished product.. Couldn’t upload it a few days ago..

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  15. piper62j

    Still cannot upload a JPG… Hmmmm….

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  16. Mike

    These are my favorite body style of Mustangs as they finally lost the Falcon underpinnings. The 69 and 70 bodies were a close second. I had a yellow 1971 Ram Air 351, 4 speed, Mach 1. That thing was pure sick as far as power. I have never had a car that would match that car as far as being totally unpredictable when launching. Bought a 1971 Z/28 Camaro next and still drive a Camaro today.

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