1973 Ford Mustang Grande – $12,900
Produced from 1971 through 1973, Ford’s final version of the first-generation Mustang was also its largest. Specifically, this version of the Mustang received a three-inch increase in width for the ability to offer Ford’s 429 cubic inch big block without the need for a suspension redesign. Models continued including a sports roof, a convertible, and a hardtop such as this 1973 red over black example currently listed here on Craigslist in Greensburg, Pennsylvania for $12,900. In addition to this hardtop featuring the “tunnel back” rear window design with flowing rear pillars, this example is a ‘Grande’ model featuring a vinyl roof and special badges on the C-pillars. This was also the first Mustang approved by Ford’s new President Semon “Bunkie” Knudson, who was hired over from GM – something almost unheard of at the time.
The Collector Car Market Review Online Tool confirms the ask currently falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $12,000 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $18,800. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a second data point confirms the private seller has their Mustang priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $12,100, and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $18,800.
With only 72K original miles and equipped with factory air conditioning as well as power brake and power steering mounted to its optional 351 cubic inch V8, the original owner of this Mustang ordered their car to be more of a luxury coupe than a pony car. The original interior appears to be in very presentable shape while there are hints to us the exterior received a repaint at some point. If that’s the case, we highly recommend going through the body thoroughly, especially the underbody, to confirm whether this Mustang ever had any rust problems and if so, how were repairs carried out.
If you are serious about buying this final year, first-generation Mustang, you can start the conversation by either calling or texting the private seller at (724) 610-7775. When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their Mustang hardtop featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“73 MUSTANG COUPE
351 CI 4 BARREL CARB AUTOMATIC
LOW MILES INSPECTED TILL 9/21
VERY GOOD CONDITION INTERIOR IS EXCELLENT
NEW TIRES AND BATTERY
CALL OR TEXT 724-610-7775″
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