With an iconic paint package, comfortable interior, Q-code VIN, and
a 1970 351 Cleveland motor, this 1973 Mach 1 is the best of
everything from the era of the big 'Stangs. So no matter if you're
enjoying the boulevard or a car show, this muscle machine leaves an
impression wherever it goes.
This shade akin to Grabber Yellow follows in the great tradition of hot Mustangs in bold colors. It looks quite nice today thanks to an investment in a professional application. There's no better way to showcase a Mach 1 than with the NACA ram air hood on a blacked-out treatment that matches the side hockey stick stripes, tail panel, and rear spoiler. The whole package looks great on a body as straight and clean as this one. After all, this is the era of the big Mustang, and if you're going to go bold, you want a coupe that holds up to scrutiny like this one. But keen eyes will also notice a bit of additional fun on this pony car. For starters, it has a '72 front end (matching the earlier-style Mach 1 striping.) Plus, the red line around the rim gives the Hallibrand-style wheels some Hot Wheels attitude, and the badging on the roof pillar backs this up.
We love how the exterior accent color is a preview of the deep black interior. Plus, there was a lot of time and thought that went into expertly blending the vintage elements with nice upgrades for both comfort and performance. Ford was taking the Mach 1 upscale with factory features like the high-back bucket seats and button-top door panels. You even get the cool fold-down rear seat. This is now met with well-integrated modern luxuries like the cup holders on the center console and a RetroSound AM/FM stereo in the dash. But arguably the best upgrade is the Shelby-style wood and chrome steering wheel that really reminds you this is a performance machine.
This is a rare Q-code Mustang, and it has the 351 cubic-inch V8 motor under the hood. What makes the Q-code pony so important is this was part of the last gasp of the muscle car era. The motor currently in this Pony is a 1970 351 Cleveland, a nice touch to have an era correct block. And at first inspection, it looks quite correct, right down to the functioning ram air hood. But as you look deeper, upgrades like the MSD ignition and Demon four-barrel carburetor help to make sure this Q-code car is truly a hot pony. Plus, the aluminum radiator keeps it running cool. And more than just a pure power machine, this classic wants to be easy to drive. That's why you have a C6 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes.
Complete with owner's manual and Marti Report, this is a bold, rare, and interesting classic Mustang. So if you love to be distinctive, hurry up and gab this deal. Call today!!!
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