1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Golden Mach 1
1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback
- 351ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- 91k Miles
- Gold Over Black Interior
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“Last of the Hot Rods – The 1973 Ford Mustang” –Hemmings, February 2010
At the very end of the muscle-car heydays, with crash-testing and an energy crisis applying a double whammy, the 1973 Mustang still offered a satisfying measure of that fast-fading performance muscle. One of the two 351 Cleveland V8 4-barrel engine choices, the H-code, was still rated at 266 horsepower, despite a switch to the H-code's smaller valves. The '73 Mustang fastback offered here is an H-code car.
This is a survivor Mustang Mach 1 still wearing its factory Gold Glow (code 6F) paint over a black-and-silver vinyl interior. The car's exterior features the twin-air-scoop, blackout hood, larger-for-'73 front urethane bumpers, Mach 1 badging on the front fenders and rear deck, black “hockey stick” side stripes, black trunk-mounted spoiler, and five-spoke styled steel wheels with Mustang-logo center-caps (mounted with Mastercraft Avenger performance tires). The factory paint is in excellent condition overall, and body-panel fit and alignment is proper. No body rust is evident.
The car's interior features black vinyl upholstery trimmed in silver with complementing cloth inserts on the rear jump seats. The condition of interior surfaces overall is excellent. The driver's seat shows some wear, but no sign of abuse. All the upholstery—including on seatbacks—is free of rips or tears. Black cabin carpeting is well maintained and protected by Mach 1-branded carpet mats in front. A wood-rim, Mustang-logo steering wheel frames the large speedometer and tachometer, and a smaller fuel gauge. The upper center console adds auxiliary gauges for oil pressure, voltage, and engine temperature. The factory AM-FM push-button radio is present in its proper location. Slide-lever-operated air conditioning and heating controls and a t-shifter for the C4 automatic transmission, and an armrest with storage (concealing the updated Pioneer audio head unit) complete the console. Door trim includes an attractive combination of wood-grain panels, black vinyl, and black carpeting, all in excellent condition.
Under the hood, the 351 Cleveland 4-barrel V8 (in proper Ford blue) draws air through the hood scoops directly into the air cleaner. The engine bay is very clean, but has not been over-detailed. All components are properly located. Underneath the car, the massive “snake-look” exhaust headers and full dual-exhaust system with cross-over pipe show no signs of overly aggressive driving styles or track use. Only minimal surface rust is present on some metal surfaces.
The well-preserved, survivor condition of this '73 Mustang Mach 1 fastback is faithfully presented from every angle (including from below) in the more than 135 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, we encourage in-person, up-close inspections by interested parties—or their representatives—at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that advance appointments be made by phone or email so that we can devote our full attention to our visitors and this Mach 1 survivor. Our showroom is not open to the public.
The large number of Mustang enthusiasts, clubs, and aftermarket parts suppliers helps make owning any of these vintage performance cars a real joy. Every historic Mustang model draws interest at cars-and-coffee gatherings. The next owner of this Mach 1 can expect their fair share of admirers, and more than a few “thumbs up” from fellow pony-car loyalists.