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The Most Boring Article You’ll Ever Read About the 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

There’s not a lot about the 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 you could call boring, but a title generator tool threw this title idea at me, and I liked it, so I’m just going to throw some facts about the ’71 Mach 1 out there. (Hopefully, you won’t actually be too bored.)

Intro to the 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 image by GPS 56 from New Zealand (1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
In 1971 Mustang models, Ford changed up the design of the Mustang line a bit for the second generation of the Mustang line, making it longer and wider than ’70 Mustangs, creating an illusion that came off as even more low-slung and road-hugging than earlier ‘Stangs.

The 3 Types of ’71 Mustangs

Before I go on to expand on the Mach 1 info, I want to mention there were three types of 1971 Mustangs:

  1. The 1971 Mustang Grande: The Grande was considered the luxury model of this line, and according to My Classic Garage, buyers had more options with the Grande; like a Landau top, power windows, rear window defroster, and any of the available ’71 Mustang engine options.
  2. The 1971 Mustang Mach 1: The Mach 1 had a honeycomb grille, Mach 1 decals on rear and fenders, and it came standard with the base 302cid V-8 Windsor engine and a 2-barrel carb – followed with the 351 Cleveland 2-V, 4-V, CJ (Cobra Jet), SCJ (Super Cobra Jet), and HO.
  3. The 1971 Boss 351: The Boss 351 featured the 351cid V-8 engine that delivered a solid 330-horsepower response when you hit the accelerator.

Now, Back to the Mach 1 Details: The Dual Scoop

There were 36,499 two-door Mustang Mach 1’s produced in 1971.

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 image by Sicnag (1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 429) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
If you take a look at the hood on the Mach 1, (either one of the images above) you’ll see one of the distinguishing features of second gen Mustangs, the NACA (NASA) dual scoops. 

Some of these dual scoops were decorative-only while others featured a Ram-Air system that let the scoops’ flap open to send cool air to the carb via a fiberglass plenum.

While they were an option on all of the second gen Mustangs, the dual scoops were only standard on the Boss models. 

Ford Mustang Mach 1s for Sale

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By: Laure Justice

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Classic Ford Mustangs

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Ford Mustang Mach 1 1971
By nakhon100 (Ford Mustang Mach 1 1971) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The craze for wheel power is not new and has been around ever since the very first motor driven vehicle was designed. What changed was the body and the functionality of the motor and the world now celebrates a myriad of cars on the road. There is no doubt that some of these great babies stand apart on a road full of color and attitude, and the Mustang is one such indulgence. The Classic Ford Mustang is a revolution by itself. This range from Ford Motors comes within a dedicated range, including:

·     The sleek Mustang Cobras

·     Incredible-on-the-road Mustang GTs

·     The Mustang Fastback wheels-of-fire

·     The gorgeous Mustang Mach 1

·     Mustang Coupe – the family car

·     The redefining machine Mustang GTA

·     Mustang Shelby, splendor on the road

·     The enticer – Mustang Saleen

·     Mustang Boss – in the real sense

·     The slender style statement Mustang Eleanor

·     Mustang Grande – the ultimate indulgence

There are cars to fill in for every style statement in the Mustang range and one model is different from the other in features, engine power and design. The underlining Ford guarantee stands good for all the cars in the Mustang range. There are a number of dedicated online and offline resources that offer information on the Mustang. You can easily access information on Mustangs for sale on the various dedicated Mustang classified ads. What more can you say for a car that has its own classified section! The Mustangs for sale are almost always by owners who fancy another variation within the Ford Mustang range or upgrade from an older mode. It is very rare if not impossible to come across Mustang sales that come out of the preference for another company.

Your Mustang information quest ends online. There are various sites that even offer subscription to designer Mustang e-zines and periodicals on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. There are sites that are less generalized on the Ford Mustang approach and make available information on each of the Mustang head turners: Mustang Cobra, Mustang GT, Mustang Fastback, Mustang Mach 1, Mustang Coupe, Mustang GTA, Mustang Shelby, Mustang Saleen, Mustang Boss, Mustang Eleanor and the ultimate indulgence – Mustang Grande. You can now sell your Mustang and reinvest in any of the models within the dedicated Ford Mustang range via various online sites that are dedicated to the Mustang. These online resources also enable you to view the cars from all angles and check out the finer details with special features of zoom in and zoom out.

They also make details available on dedicated Mustang spare parts which are designed to be unique, servicing companies and rates, Mustang insurance coverage, dedicated Mustang news from all over the world and fun and interactive forums to interact with others who share your passion. The Mustang from Ford deserves only the best and these sites offer information of everything Mustang. The majestic models become a style statement the moment they get on the road and do not ever share the limelight.

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