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Up for sale is one 1973 Mustang convertible. This is a project car, as it needs a fair bit of work, which I don't have the time for.

VIN# 3F03L260398

This is a 250 6-cyl, C-4 automatic car. Original color is 4Q, dark green metallic with the black deluxe convertible interior. Short console, racing mirrors, AM radio, tinted glass, standard gauges, P/S, PDB.

It's not the original motor, as the owner gave me receipts for an engine and a rebuilt tranny. Runs nice, trans shifts to D & R and moves around my yard fine, but I have not driven it on the road as the brakes are bad. I may address the brake problem and give it a road test.

Owner said it was involved in one accident in 1985, where the driver's side door and quarter were damaged. At that time, the car had both quarters and outer wheelhouses replaced, all body necessary bodywork was completed and then it was given a full paintjob in the original color. The paint is still in decent condition, has chips, scratches and a few dents but shines nicely. Not the best paint job, but at least it's not primer.

Now, for what it needs...

The inner rockers and floors are rotted and will need to be replaced. The quarters are in need of front and rear lower patches, but the wheelhouses and quarter arches seem solid. The trunk floor will need to be patched or replaced, as well as the taillight panel. Doors in need of some minor work, but should be useable. P/S fender needs a small patch, D/S appears to be fine. Trunk lid is a goner, thanks to a mouse nest. Strut rod crossmember is badly rotted and needs to be replaced. The radiator support needs to be patched. The forward d/s mount area for the impact bumper strut is rotted. Frames and shocktowers seemed fine. Fender aprons are fine, except for under the battery tray.

Interior is pretty decent, but is dirty and needs a carpet. Driver deluxe door panel is cracked, but could be repaired or just replaced, P/S is nice. Dash pad is crack free. Driver's seat is split at seams, passenger and rears are mint. Grille is broken, but had beed pieced back together an looks, well, ok. Convertible top is rags.

Overall, this car does need a bunch of work, but it is a complete, unmolested car that won't drive you nuts (or to the poor house) trying to find the convertible-specific items. I'm sure it's got bondo in many places I can't see, but what 32 year old car doesn't. The best part is that this car is totally complete, down to the boot cover, jack and jack handle. It's been owned by it's original female owner since July 23, 1973. I have the 1973 title issued when she bought the car. She didn't hack or disassemble anything. All work was done by the local Ford garage where she bought it. The paint and body were done by a Mustang restoration shop that is now a full service collision and paint center.

Price is $2000 or best reasonable offer. I'll consider interesting trades. Vehicle is located in Killingworth, CT (06419). I'm available pretty much any evening or weekend for you to look at the car. Pictures will be available on 8/7. I will be listing this on eBay in a couple days. I have many 71-3 parts that I will make available at a fair price to the buyer.
 

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As promised, here are some pics of the exterior. My interior pics came out poorly. I'll reshoot them tomorrow.

http://pages.cthome.net/hemikiller/73vertlf.JPG
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http://pages.cthome.net/hemikiller/73vertrf.JPG
 
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