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1971 Ford Mustang Convertible 302 V8 - Travelled 13k miles around the US

1971 Ford Mustang for sale in Blauvelt, New York, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Blauvelt, New York, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Type: Convertible
Year: 1971
Mileage: 90,287
VIN: 1F03F194479
Color: Blue
Engine size: 302 V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Cream
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Ford Mustang 1971

Fully mechanically restored and upgraded 1971 Ford Mustang Convertible.

302 V8 3 speed manual

In lovely metallic blue with white roof

This is a mechanically great, reliable and usable car that runs fantastically. I would happily drive this anywhere in the country!

The car had been restored 15 years ago by the previous owner and garaged since. After I purchased it and before the trip to make sure it was reliable we replaced & uprated the following:

  • Front brakes upgraded from drums to rotors (this makes the biggest difference, the car can be driven like a modern car and brakes like a modern car too)
  • New brake servo fitted (which is an upgrade kit as this model never came with one)
  • New rear drums,shoes, wheel cylinders & fittings on the rear brakes (with the drums upgraded to the 1/2" wider versions)
  • New anti roll bar bushes
  • New top shock mount bushes
  • New rear uprated springs & shackles
  • Uprated pertronix electronic ignition to replace the points contacts
  • New sump pan gasket
  • New rear main oil seal gasket, now neoprene not rope!
  • New valve cover gasket
  • New uprated 351 boss clutch, 3/4" larger diameter
  • New alternator
  • New alternator voltage controller (this is a solid state uprated modification)
  • New valley gaskets
  • New roller bushes for the clutch pedal & brake pedal bushes (these pedal bushes are a common problem on these mustangs & it completely transformed the clutch operation on the car)

We also did lots of other jobs on the car such as, a major amount of tidying the wiring, that are often problems on these cars! We checked and tightened just about everything on the car and soon before we bought the car it had had a new battery and starter motor fitted by the old owner.

It has had a full service with spark plugs, rotor arm, distributor cap and plug wires. Also just had a oil change and new air filter after we got back as well as an oil change before we set off.

What makes this car so special is that it recently did a 13,000 mile trip around the USA with not a single breakdown! This car was bought by me, Emma, specially for this trip. I live in the UK and I wanted it to be a trip of a lifetime, which meant it had to be done in the greatest American Muscle car so it was bought solely for this amazing journey.It could easily do another round the country trip tomorrow!

We started in New York and went to Niagara Falls then travelled across to San Francisco, then to Lake Tahoe, then back to Santa Cruz and down highway 1 along the coast to Los Angeles.From there we went to the Grand Canyon, AZ to New Mexico to Texas to New Orleans to Mississippi to Florida all the way down and out to Key West. Then from there we went up to Savannah, Charleston, Washington DC, Philadelphia and finally back to NY! See the map in the pictures for full route! I have also added some of the highlights of the trip with captions to where they were.I have hundreds of pictures of the work we did and of the trip for anyone to see, I am currently in the process of writing a blog about the whole trip.

Cosmetically and mechanically a fantastic car, but this is a car to be used and not a museum piece. You won't be frightenedto jump in and go anywhere. It has a years NY inspection, not to be confused with cars that look perfect but are a load of junk!It will take the buyer anywhere and could easily be used every day.

Happy to arrange shipping anywhere in the USA. Please contact on 212 361-9850.

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