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1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback Q Code

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • Type: Fastback
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 999,999
  • VIN: 3f05q261385
  • Color: Bronze
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States


1973 Mustang Mach 1 Q code Fastback matching-numbers vehicle with factory a/c, power steering, disc brakes, 351 Cleveland 4V (Cobra Jet) engine, 9 inch rear end, and automatic transmission. Beautiful original Saddle Bronze Metallic exterior with medium ginger standard interior. Ford Factory production line markings and tags retained as well as correct decals applied inside and out. This was the final production year of the big body mustang representing the last gasp of the Detroit muscle car era.
Ground up, nut and bolt concours restoration of an unmolested, original, extremely rust-free, and straight Arizona survivor. Every possible effort was taken to maintain originality in all aspects of this build while utilizing the highest quality parts and labor combined with the utmost attention to detail. This restoration is the culmination of over 1000 man hours of labor, performed by a father and son with over combined 80 years of experience in the field of automotive repair and restoration.
The mission of this project was to resurrect a true American classic muscle car while staying true to the spirit and authenticity of the brand. No modifications or alterations were made and the vehicle now appears as it did when it rolled off the Ford assembly line in 1973.
This car drives and operates beautifully, starts right up and cruises down the road in style. These Mustangs have seen a recent rise in popularity and value and are considered very collectable. The asking price is based on current market value and condition. For the money, there is not a nicer example available, nor could one be built of equal quality.
Check out the video at the end of this description. Don't miss your chance to own it!
Research indicates that in 1973, there were 6,917 Fast Back Q code Mustangs produced and of those, roughly 6,000 were Mach 1's.
Vin decoded:
3-Year 1973
F-Assembly plant- San Jose, CA
05-Body Style-Mach 1
Q-Engine-351-4v (Cobra Jet)
Data Plate decoded:
Door jamb (slight damage when tape removed after repaint: see picture)
Body Type: 63R- Fastback Standard Interior Bucket seats Mach 1
Color 5T- Saddle Bronze Metallic
Trim AF- Medium Ginger Vinyl
Trans U- C6 Automatic
Axl 9- 3.25
Dso 75- Phoenix (district sales office)

Restoration Details
Replacement parts: OEM, rebuilt, and/or best possible aftermarket as per availability.
Completely rebuilt 351 Cleveland cobra jet 4 bolt main engine with new components and/or machine work including: pistons, rings, cam, all bearings, timing chain, lifters, valves, springs, crank shaft, water pump, exhaust manifolds, pipes and mufflers. Autolite spark plugs, air and oil filter. Ford Mo. Co. Upper and lower radiator hoses. New copper 3 row radiator.
Rebuilt: Power steering box, A/C compressor, original hardware refinished in original specification black oxide
New: Power steering pump, tie rods, links, brake rotors, pads, rear wheel cylinders, brake shoes, U-joints, bearings, seals (front and rear), upper and lower A-arms with ball joints, springs, shocks (all four), condenser, dryer, expansion valve,all A/C hoses.
Original 14-inch 500 Slot Mag wheels (optional upgrade) with Dunlop tires.
New Mach 1 standard interior kit in factory trim correct medium ginger. Includes: vinyl seats (front bucket and rear bench), center console, head liner, door panels, screw kit, windlace, dash pad, sill plates, arm rests, pull handles, widow crank handles, carpet, underlayment, floor mats, visors, dome light, rear quarter trim, sail panels, rear deck, dash bezel, A/C switch, and vents.
Original AM radio.

Trim etc.
All New: glass and windshield (factory matched green tint), exterior chrome moldings, door and glass weatherstrip, cowl seal, trunk gasket, Mach 1 plastic grill, rear honeycomb trim, bulbs and lenses, front spoiler, gas cap, chrome rear bumper, emblems, side decals, hood scoop block-outs.

Mach 1 Hood NASA style painted matte black.

Sweet 73 Mach 1 Q Code - YouTube

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