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Nice Pony Car. Original Drivetrain.

Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Type: 2-Door Hardtop
Trim: Bucket Seats
Year: 1973
Mileage: 64,801
VIN: 3F01F116954
Color: Blue
Engine: 302ci
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Thomaston, Maine, United States

1973 Ford Mustang Bucket Seats Additional Info:

First let me say that this is not my car. I am auctioning this 1973 Ford Mustang for a friend who doesn’t do eBay. The car is located in Rockland, Maine. If you would like or need more information please email me and I will do my best to answer your questions.

As to myself, I am a (67) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, I am retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, please check out my eBay feedback that is 100% after (1,156) transactions. Many of my transactions have been muscle cars, which I have sold to individuals all over the country as well as Canada, England, France, Switzerland, Australia and the Netherlands. My reputation for honesty is well known amongst muscle car lovers.

A Little About the 1973 Ford Mustang:

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A buzz is in the air. Mustang will undergo an extensive change in design for the 1974 model year. The question is: what will happen to Mustang?

The 1973 Mustang marked the end of a generation. The fuel crisis had moved buyers' preferences from large, gas-guzzling muscle cars to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars. As early as 1971, top-level management had plans for a sporty, fuel-efficient Mustang. Strong sales of the compact Maverick, Mercury Capri, Datsun 240Z and Toyota Celica suggest that the public is hungry for an economical "little jewel." The Mustang II is Ford's answer.

The turn signals in the grille were turned vertical rather than the horizontal placement on 1971-1972 models. Chrome headlight and taillights bezels replaced the black from 1971-1972.

The Mach 1 lost its pop-open fuel door, and the side stripes were lowered and thicker, with "Mach 1" written inside the stripe in front of the rear wheel rather than on the front fender behind the front wheel.

Total U.S. Production: 134,267

The Arab oil embargo and fuel crisis spurs growth in the subcompact market.

A surge in convertible sales occurs as Ford announces that the next generation will not be available with a convertible option. Due to government regulations, the 1973 Mustang would be the last Mustang convertible until 1983. 1973 would also be the last year for Mustang Grandé.

The low-budget movieGone in 60 Secondswas released in 1974. It was a 90-minute movie with a 40-minute chase scene featuring a yellow 1973 Mach 1.

Engines

  • 302cid 2V V8 141HP F Code
  • 351cid 2V V8 177HP H Code
  • 351cid 4V V8 266HP Q Code (Cobra Jet)
  • 250cid 1V 6-cyl 99HP L Code

Production

  • Fastback, Mach 1: 27,675
  • Fastback: 16,622
  • Coupe, Grandé: 18,045
  • Coupe: 57,350
  • Convertible: 6,121
  • -Total-: 125,813

Prices

  • Coupe, standard: $2,760
  • Fastback, standard: $2,820
  • Coupe, Grandé, standard: $2,946
  • Fastback, Mach 1, standard: $3,088
  • Convertible, standard: $3,102

You can see the video here:

As you can see in the photos and video, this ’73 Mustang is in nice shape. With the original engine, tranny, rear axle, and exhaust manifolds as well as all lights, gauges, heater, and horn in working condition, how can you go wrong? It is believed that even the A/C will work if recharged but of course, no guarantees. The undercarriage is clean as you can see in the photos with only minor surface rust noticed. The exhaust will need to be replaced at some point. The interior is in good condition but not perfect. The headliner has an area that was stitched to close a hole and should be changed out at some point. The engine compartment is in reasonably clean condition with no issues noticed. The buck tag is still in place. The rims and tires are good. Looking in the trunk, I notice it is in decent condition with a spare but not all of the jack assembly. This Mustang starts, drives and runs good and for the price this car is selling for, it would make a great summer driver while not breaking the bank for the individual who wants to become part of the popular Pony car world.

Vin Number: 3F01F116954

Vin Number Decode:

3 1973

F Dearborn, MI Assembly Plant

01 2-Door Hardtop

F 302ci/140hp Engine

116954 Sequence Number

Door Data Tag:

6T07A238970

65B V F4A 07D 11 A 5

Door Data Tag Decode:

Year:

3

1973

Plant:

F

Dearborn, MI

Body Series:

01

2 Door Hardtop

Engine:

F

302 2v V8

Unit:

116954

116954


Miscellaneous Vehicle Data

Body:

65D

2 Door Hardtop

Color:

3B

Light Blue

Trim:

AB

Blue All Vinyl, Standard Interior

Date:

09/72

September, 1972

D.S.O:

21

Atlanta

Axle:

6

3.00:1, Conventional

Trans:

W

C4 Automatic

Buck Tag: 3F01F116954 65D 1BF 568

3B AC A

RM CHR

Rear Axle Metal Tag Stamping Decode:

1CZ-F

2HE

00

8

931C

Exterior: The Mustang’s paint has been freshened up but is not perfect. The bright work is considered to be in average condition. All of the glass appears to be good condition with no cracks. The headlights, tail lights, brake lights and blinkers all work. Rims and tires are good with ample tread.

Interior: Bucket seats with center shifter. Seats and door panels are in driver quality condition with some wear. Headliner had a rip that was stitched. Carpet is in driver quality condition. Dash has some scrubs but no cracks. The gauges and lights are working but the radio is not. The heater, wipers and horn are all working.

Engine Compartment: Appears to be pretty much original.

Trunk: Has spare and jack assembly.

Undercarriage: Solid overall. Exhaust will need replacing.

ID Photos:

I highly recommend that serious buyers come themselves or send an agent to see this car in person.

I am an individual and do not claim to know everything there is to know about these cars. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of you questions or concerns are resolved prior to bidding and not after.

WINNING BIDDER DOES NOT HAVE THE OPTION TO LOOK THIS CAR OVER AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO BUY. INSPECTIONS "MUST" BE DONE PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you are interested in owning this car, please place a bid TO OWN ONLY NOT TO PASS TIME.

Terms of Sale

This pre-owned vehicle is being sold "as-is, where is" with absolutely no warranties and/or guarantees either expressed or implied. Winning bidder must contact seller within (48) hours of auction close to confirm purchase by e-mail. A 10% non-refundable deposit is required within (3) business days of auction close. Remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of auction end. All funds must be in the form of a cashier’s check, certified bank check or wire transfer. If there is no confirmation, seller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. Buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, lawfully enforced.

Seller reserves the right to end the auction early without any liability to the seller.

FYI: There is no Maine title for this 1973 Mustang as Maine does not issue titles for vehicles that are more than (15) years old. I have sold cars all over the country as well as Canada, England, Switzerland and Australia and have never had a problem. The car will come with a Bill-of-Sale, the Maine registration signed over to the new owner and a copy of the Maine law regarding titles which is on a form issued by the Maine Motor Vehicle Department

THANKS FOR READING THIS AD. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY BIDDING.