1974 Ford Mustang II Coupe ?Survivor Mustang II, this car is a
clean little creampuff! ?Reportedly 53,000 original miles ?2.3L
SOHC four-cylinder engine (code Y) ?Rebuilt three-speed automatic
transmission (code W) with new converter, starter and flexplate and
3.55 gearing (code G) ?White exterior (code 9C), white vinyl roof
and Medium Blue Interior (code AB) ?New carb, fuel tank and sending
unit ?New tires and front disc brakes ?1974 Motor Trend Car of the
Year As the Ponycar Era waned, the Ford Mustang grew larger until
some of its die-hard fans and purists hardly recognized it by 1973.
Ford took a back-to-basics approach for their second-generation
ponycar, shrinking and lightening it, coincidentally, just in time
for the 1973 Energy Crisis. This example reportedly has just more
than 53,000 original miles and is in overall great stock condition.
This example was made in Ford?s Dearborn, Michigan factory in
September 1973 and shipped to the Davenport, Iowa sales area.
Dressed in White D?cor (code 9C) with a corresponding vinyl
half-roof, the car?s paint and trim are in very good order. The
body work is straight, the trunk is good, original shape, and its
body-colored bumpers fit well to the body. The engine bay is
extremely tidy and the battery looks good. This little pony rolls
on new Maxxis white stripe radials, size P185/80R13 at every
corner. Each tire is mounted to a steel wheel and topped with a
factory wheel cover. The wheel covers are in good, original order
while the tires are in very good shape. Under the hood is 2.3L SOHC
four-cylinder engine (code Y), the first fully metric-dimensioned
engine built in the U.S. This motor is backed by a C-4 three-speed
automatic transmission (code W) that has a new converter, starter
and flexplate. It is backed by a 3.55:1 rear end (code G).
Convenience features include front disc brakes. New parts include a
carburetor, fuel tank and sending unit. Inside, the car has a
Medium Blue Vinyl Interior (code AB) that is in overall great
original order, considering it?s nearly 50 years old. The original
front buckets and rear half-bench look good, as does the matching
carpet and headliner. A two-spoke steering wheel faces the driver.
The instrument panel features an array of ancillary gauges and faux
woodgrain. A floor-mounted shift lever and a factory AM radio
complete the interior. Designers and engineers worked feverishly on
a ?reinvented? Mustang, mimicking the first version, by the
traditional new model year introduction during the fall of 1973.
The new Mustang II returned to a size closer to the 1965 model,
ultimately winning the Motor Trend Car of the Year. The economical
Mustang II became popular for consumers almost concurrently with
their experience with gasoline rationing that was part of the 1973
oil crisis. ?Just as the original Mustang had been based on mundane
Falcon components, Iacocca and company decided to use some of the
parts from the new-for-1971 subcompact Ford Pinto as the basis for
the Mustang.? The new Mustang was viewed as a ?fun-to-drive
economy? car, but ?in reality, it shared its underpinnings with the
... Pinto.? The Mustang II carried handling and engineering
improvements; its performance was comparable to contemporary
Detroit products. Mustang II packages ranged from the base
?Hardtop,? 2+2 hatchback, a ?Ghia? luxury group with vinyl roof,
and a top-of-the-line Mach 1. ?The Mustang II?s attractive all-new
styling was influenced by coachbuilder Ghia of Italy, which had
recently been acquired by Ford. It carried through the long-hood,
short-deck theme of the original, and as Iacocca requested, it came
as a notchback and hatch-equipped fastback.? Mustangs lost their
pillarless body style; all models now had fixed rear windows and a
chrome-covered ?B? pillar that resembled a hardtop but, in fact,
was a coupe. In Mustang advertisements, however, Ford promoted the
notchback coupe as a ?Hardtop.? Almost replicating the initial 1965
Mustang?s sales rush, ?even without any real performance appeal,
the '74 Mustang II brought buyers running into Ford dealerships.?
Sales for the Mustang II increased in 1974, making it the sixth
best-selling Mustang of all time with 296,041 units produced.
Competition to this Mustang II in 1974 included American Motors?
Hornet, Chevrolet?s Vega, Datsun?s B-210, Dodge?s Colt, Ford?s own
Pinto and Maverick, Honda?s Civic, Mazda?s RX-3, Mercury?s Bobcat
and Comet, Pontiac?s Astre and Toyota?s Celica. Motor Trend
magazine also named the Mustang II its Car Of The Year for 1974.
Ford fans, Mustang collectors, you should stop by MotoeXotica
Classic Cars today to check out this ?70s survivor coupe. VIN:
4F02Y117383 This car is currently located at our facility in St.
Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 53,282
miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage
exempt Montana title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!? Note: Please see full
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