$16,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1973

  
exterior color code
2B Bright Red
interior color code
AA Black Vinyl
 

 

This Mustang is an original and verifiable 1973 Mach 1 with the 351ci Cleveland.  The first digit of the VIN, "3," is the model year, 1973.  The second digit, "F," is the plant where the car was produced, Dearborn, MI. The third and fourth digits, "05," are the body style, correct for a Mach 1 Fastback (Sportsroof).  The fifth digit, "H," is the engine code, correct for a 351ci Cleveland.  The last six digits are a production sequence placing this car's build date in February of 1973.

 

 

Make:   Ford
Model:   Mustang Mach 1
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   98,176 (Actual)
Engine:   351 ci V8 (H Code)
VIN:   3F05H181488
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM classics.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am.  Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation.  We do it because we enjoy it.  We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Dan: 513.256.5543
 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this 1973 Mustang Mach 1 that is in great driver condition and priced to sell. This Mach 1 has been nicely restored featuring a new interior that is very clean and a nice professional exterior repaint in original Bright Red with new decals. It looks great, runs well, and is fun to drive. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Mach 1 that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come. This Mach 1 is finished in the beautiful and desirable color combinations of Bright Red over Black Mach 1 interior. This is the original and correct factory color scheme as verified on the data plate pictured below. Please peruse all of the photos below to get a true sense of how nice this Mach 1 really is.

As a side note, this Mustang is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our classics come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to scrutinize each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Ford, just give us a call.

 

model description
 


In 1973, the front bumper was enlarged in accordance with new NHTSA standards, and all Mustang models had their sportlamps changed to a vertical orientation at each end of the grill. As the new bumper covered part of the front valance (and therefore the previous turn signal location), the sportlamps also served as turn signals. Both a Mach 1 and base grille were offered, with differing insert patterns. The rear bumper was also mounted on new impact-absorbing extensions which caused the bumper to protrude from the body further than before, and the 1973 Mach 1 graphics were also updated. Engine options remained the same as in 1972. Due to trouble getting the Ram Air option approved for emissions reasons, Ford offered an 'exterior decor' option in 1973 that consisted of the two-tone hood treatment, but without the actual functional components of the Ram Air system. Actual engine options available with Ram Air in 1973 were limited to the 351 2V, even though the 351 4V 'Cobra Jet' (without Ram Air) remained optional on every model.

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Bright Red exterior is in very nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a brilliant gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. This Mach 1 was recently treated to a professional repaint with all new decals applied. Often many Mach 1's with the low front spoiler will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not. The chrome rear bumper and other brightwork on the car has a nice finish with no rust or pitting. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There may be some small blemishes that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. Tires have 90% tread left and are sized 225/70/14. The factory wheels are in nice condition with no curb rash and a nice shine. All of the weather stripping and window sweeps are new and in great condition. The trunk is complete and nicely detailed with a spare tire, lug wrench, jack, and new trunk mat.

This Mustang has a stamping on the radiator core support, which is pictured below.  The core support shows a "12 18 2" stamp, or December 18, 1972.  This stamping should be correct and original as it precedes the car's build date of of February, 1973 (02/73).  As one can imagine, if this Mach 1 had ever sustained even a minor front end collision this part would have been repaired or replaced.  The original stamping is great to see in tact.

The Mustang looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

 

Interior

The black and red Mach 1 interior of this Mustang looks splendid. The newly replaced seat covers look like new with no rips tears, or excessive wear. The carpet is also newly replaced and in great condition with no stains, rips, or holes. The dash is in great condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The stereo is an aftermarket Mustang digital stereo with direct iPod connection and new 6x9 speakers, which sounds awesome. Most importantly, this is a direct fit radio made for the Mustang so the dash remains uncut. All of the gauges work as they should with the obvious exception of the clock and the fuel gauge has been intermittent. The newly replaced door panels look great with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The headliner is in good condition, but does have some wrinkles. This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma or cigarettes what so ever.

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This Mach 1 seems to be in good mechanical condition and all the accessories work. This Mach 1 is an good driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs well. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The 351 ci Cleveland engine has been treated to an upgraded Edelbrock intake and 4 barrel Edelbrock carb. The transmission shift well and kicks down properly, which is a common problem on Mustangs with upgraded carburetors. Also, the engine is clean and nicely detailed as one can see from the photos. The horn works as do the lights and signals, wipers, and blower for the heater, though it does make some noise. A set of Sunpro aftermarket gauges have been added to accurately read the driving conditions of this Mustang. The speedometer does make a little noise and may read a bit high. The car does have some leaks. As with many older carbureted cars this Mustang is cold blooded and would benefit from a tune up and some adjustment. This Mach 1 is overall a very nice driver and not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to be behind the wheel listening to the sweet exhaust note you can only experience in a Mustang.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1973 Mach 1 is in great driver condition. It is a great value and we have it priced to sell. The original intake manifold and carburetor are included with the car. This Mustang turns heads and gets tons of attention wherever it goes. The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years. They are all solid investments for a collector or the average enthusiast. Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For an eight minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, and function check please visit:

http://youtu.be/PKJe8fKRopI .
 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 

 



 

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