By 1971 the Mustang had lost it's footing as the predominate, sporty Pony Car. The make was going through an identity crisis as Ford tried to appeal to older, more relaxed buyers as well as performance oriented youth. Ford still produced the Boss and Mach one cars, but also made the luxurious Mustang Grande, all in a big hulking body style's. Some buyers were attracted to other makes such as the AMC Javelin, Chevy Nova and Plymouth Duster.
This big Mustang
coupe is a very nice original example with a 351 engine and automatic
transmission. In the 70's the manufacturers had to adhere to increasingly
stringent smog control and safety mandates. The engine is detuned with
vacuum controlled feedback systems to limit exhaust emission's. There
are good values to be found in the 1971 1972 1973 cars. These were the
last of the Big Mustangs before the introduction of the Mustang II.
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