1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515
Lot 51*
1973 Ford Mustang Convertible
Sold for €20,700 (US$ 24,415) inc. premium

Lot Details
1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible  Chassis no. 3F03Q185515
1973 Ford Mustang Convertible
Chassis no. 3F03Q185515
•Iconic American muscle car
•'Cobra Jet' V8 engine
•Automatic transmission
•Registered in Switzerland

'The Mustang can be tailored to be anything from a gentle in-town ladies' car to an impressive 130mph highway performer. Undoubtedly its almost infinitely variable personality is one of the car's chief attractions...' - William S Stone, 'The Ford Mustang'.

Ford created a new class of car almost overnight with the introduction of the Mustang sports coupé part way through the 1964 season, catching the rest of the US auto industry off guard. Brainchild of Lee Iacocca - subsequent saviour of the Chrysler Corporation – the Mustang is one of the most remarkable automotive success stories of modern times and arguably the pinnacle of his long career with Ford. Aimed at the affluent young, for whom a car was as much a lifestyle statement as means of transport, the Mustang succeeded brilliantly, achieving sales in excess of a quarter million by the end of '64. This remarkable debut was followed by a staggering 524,791 sales in 1965, earning Ford a fortune.

The secret of the Mustang's success was a broad appeal that extended beyond the target market thanks to a great value-for-money package combining sporty looks, decent economy and brisk performance. Mustangs could be ordered in specifications ranging from six-cylinder 'economy' to V8-powered luxury, while customers could choose from an extensive range of factory options, with the result that seldom are two Mustangs identical. The Mustang was enlarged and restyled for 1969 and again for 1971, the latter revamp resulting in a car lower, longer and wider than before. The next Mustang, introduced for 1974, would be a much smaller car with no convertible option.

This particular '73 Convertible has the most powerful of the four engines available: the 351ci (5.7-litre) 4-barrel 'Cobra Jet' V8 engine producing 248bhp, which is coupled to automatic transmission. The current owner purchased the Mustang new in the USA while he was a student there, and later brought it back to his home in Switzerland. Offered with Swiss Carte Grise. It should be noted that the speedometer is no longer original, having been changed one calibrated in kilometres.

Please note this motor car is subject to the reduced local import tax should it remain in the EU.

Although the car also comes with a Swiss Carte Grise, ASI document, and a Carta di Circolazione, please note the car will be subject to re-import tax should it return to Switzerland with a new owner.

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