The 1973 Ford Mustang was the last year for the first generation,
and it was also the last convertible pony car for nearly a decade.
And so you can't beat a standout like this one with V8 power, a
cool color combo, and plenty of sporty style.
It's pretty hard not to love a bright red Mustang convertible. This
was an update later in life, and so it retains a good gloss in the
sunshine. Red also is an aggressive color, and so it looks good
against sporty details like the slotted mag wheels and air scoops
in the hood. But what the red also helps this one do is give it a
sophisticated style with details like the color-matched front
bumpers, and a bright white roof with matching pinstripe that makes
for a tasteful contrast. Good body lines, bright trim, and big
doors that close with confidence deliver the kind of drop-top
classic that's ideal for cruising on every sunny Sunday.
If you like the way the white roof looks, then you'll love to power
it down to reveal a similar color combo with the parchment white
interior. It has a very vintage feeling that's quite inviting. In
fact, this one really likes to show off its classic/stock style
everywhere from the wood-like trim on the doors to the Philco AM/FM
radio that's still there for display. This is even an air
conditioning car that has been converted to modern R134a
refrigerant, but it will need servicing to blow cold again. Like a
good pony car, this is set up to be one you can easily enjoy. So
high traffic areas like the carpet, steering wheel, and center
console are done in black. And the high-back front bucket seats
give you a comfortable driving position.
The best engines from Ford's big blue oval also have a bold blue
appearance. And the correct-spec 302 cubic-inch V8 runs like a
well-maintained powerhouse. This makes for a good runner that also
has great anytime driving features, like a three-speed automatic
transmission, power steering, power brakes, and front discs.
This is a true classic Mustang with the right look of a true
vintage cruiser. So if you want to drive a significant V8 classic,