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RealRides of WNY - 1973 Mustang

When the original owners of this 1973 Ford Mustangbought it, I wonder if they were aware there wouldn’t be another Mustang factory convertible produced for another ten years or so? In ’74 we all remember how Ford’s pony car downsized into the Pinto-based Mustang II. When that went away for MY 1979, the only body styles offered were the two-door coupe and a three-door hatchback. T

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Mustang

When the 1973 Ford Mustangwas new, it was to date the largest Mustang ever sold. And surprisingly, it still is — even with the newly announced 2020 four-door electric Mustang Mach-E, which checks in at about a half-foot shorter than this ’73. Even Ford finally realized this longer-lower-wider game had to stop somewhere, and in 1974 the Pinto-based Mustang II debuted. But, in 1973 there

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Ford Mustang

My daughter Katie came across this 1973 Ford Mustang in Williamsville last week. It was the final year for the big Mustang, before transforming into the Pinto-based Mustang II for 1974. Ford produced just under 12,000 convertible Mustangs for MY 1973; I don’t imagine that a lot of them are still on the road, and of those that are, probably not too many look as good as this one does 44 years

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Ford Mustang

In its brochure, Ford describes this 1973 Mustang as “…an experience in control and balance.” What was maybe out of control in 1973 was the Mustang’s size. Years of constant growth made this the largest Mustang yet. Ford must have had an epiphany after designing it, because a year later they introduced the new, smaller, Pinto-based Mustang II — which led to another e