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A Rare Find—a fully-equipped ’73 Mustang Cobra Jet Convertible
The “Q Code” Cobra Jets are always the most sought-after Mustangs, and the 1973 4-speed convertible we have for
sale is one of those rare cars. This fully-restored Mustang is equipped as follows:
· A true “Q code” car with a “Q” in VIN
· Marti Report
· 35l Cobra Jet engine with functional Ram Air
· 4-speed Hurst top-loader transmission
· Traction-Lok differential
· Competition suspension
· Air conditioning (that blows cold)
· Front disc brakes
· Tilt wheel
· Power: windows, steering, brakes, antenna
· Paint and Chrome
Resprayed in Medium Copper Metallic, this car’s finish looks like new as one would expect for a car that
underwent a full restoration.
The chrome is extremely nice as is the stainless trim.
The black convertible top looks as new and the power top mechanism works flawlessly.
The Ginger Knitted vinyl interior upholstery was all redone and looks like new. The door panels are excellent as
is the carpeting. The dash and instruments are in excellent cosmetic condition and the instrument package includes
This 351 Cobra Jet engine was rebuilt during the car’s restoration, adding a mild cam to increase performance.
During restoration, a factory-original Ram Air System was incorporated. As mentioned, the car is a “Q-code”
car as verified by the VIN plate.
The four-speed fully synchromesh transmission operates correctly and makes this car a pleasure to drive. It is a
Hurst top-loader transmission that is smooth as silk. The Traction-Lok differential insures that the engine’s
power makes it to the pavement.
The underside of this Mustang is remarkably clean for a driver, suggesting that it has seen little bad weather. It
appears to be free of any visible rust or corrosion other than surface rust and a small hole in front of the left
· Safety and Comfort features
The car has front disc brakes, a front anti-sway bar and competition suspension, all of which contribute to the
Mustang’s stability. Seat belts provide for additional passenger safety.
All of the safety and accessory features work—lights, turn signals, wipers, horn, etc. except for the backup
lights and dash lights. All of the instruments are in very good cosmetic condition and work. The instrument
package also includes a tachometer and a clock—both of which work. The four 15” Magnum 500 wheels are fitted
with BF Goodrich Radial T/A 235/60R15 tires that look almost new.
The factory air conditioning works properly as do the four power windows and the power top.
There is a front spoiler and a racing-type gas filler cap on the rear.
An Extremely Nice Example of a Rare Q-code Mustang Convertible
This is a performance Mustang that has no “issues”. With a Cobra Jet engine and a Hurst 4-speed, it looks,
performs and excites like it did back in 1973 when it came to U.S. showrooms. Equipped with all the power and
comfort equipment one could wish for, it is an impressive car at the cruise-ins, car shows or just driving around
your home town.
1973 Ford Mustang Q-code Cobra Jet Convertible on 2040-cars
Buena Vista, Virginia, United States
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Ford is among the kings of concealment when it comes to test cars. On one recent Mustang SVT mule, the automaker went to the extreme of putting baffles over the exhausts to hide how many there were. Sounds like a lot of work, right? In a new video, the Blue Oval has decided to take fans behind the scenes to show them what it takes to camouflage a prototype. In this case the subject was the recently unveiled 2014 Falcon XR8 for Australia.
Ford's prototype build coordinator Down Under has the very appropriate name of Neil Trickey, and it's his job to obfuscate the important bits of test cars to keep them out of spy shooters' camera lenses. Trickey calls his job a "dark art," and he shows off some of the tricks of his trade in the video. It turns out that the fabric we often see on mules is a type of lycra, but his team isn't above getting out a can of spray paint to conceal parts, too.
Scroll down to watch a video about a man who you probably wish could be a little worse at his job.
More than two dozen jurors started with a pool of 23 concept cars introduced at the most recent Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto and New York auto shows, then pared it down to three winners in three categories for the twelfth annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards. The trophy-bearers are said to be those "vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry," and lead their classes in the Concept Car, Concept Truck and Production Preview divisions.
Hyundai had two cars as finalists for the Concept Car category, the competition boiled down to the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis concept, Veloster C3 Roll Top, Honda EV-STER and the Toyota Corolla Furia. It won with the HCD-14 Genesis that was introduced at the Detroit Auto Show, a sharp sedan that sharply divided opinion between those who thought it was too much, those who thought it was too much Audi A7, and those who thought it was perfect. The award panel's judges, however, thought so much of it that it's got two awards in one sitting, not only taking concept car honors, but because it earned the highest overall score in the competition it also takes the crown for Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2013.
The final selection in the Concept Truck category was down to the Ford Atlas, Kia Cross GT, Nissan Resonance and Volkswagen Cross Blue. The Ford Atlas took the silverware, after also winning the Eyes on Design award - shared with the Nissan Resonance - at the Detroit Auto Show where it was introduced.
Okay, okay, okay, so I was just a smidge wrong. Those that read my review of the Ford Fiesta with the new 1.0-liter, EcoBoost engine will know that while I really enjoyed the torquey little three-cylinder, I was concerned that Ford's decision to force 1.0-liter owners into a manual transmission, steel wheels and one trim level might hurt sales of the new engine. I was also concerned that the promised 45-mile-per-gallon highway rating wouldn't be enough to tempt buyers into trying an engine that's so far outside of what the general public is use to. My concerns, though, seem to have been for naught.
While not doing a booming business on the triple-equipped Fiesta, Ford is seeing a take rate of four to eight percent per month in the engine's first few months on sale. Now, four to eight percent might not sound like a lot - if, like last year, the Fiesta sells around 71,000 units, there'd be barely 5,600 1.0-liter models on the road. It is also small potatoes relative to the take rate on EcoBoost-equipped vehicles across the Ford range, which US sales analyst Erich Merkle estimates to be roughly 35 to 40 percent of retail sales. Still, according to The Detroit News, the 1.0-liter is getting adopted at roughly the same rate as the sparkling Fiesta ST, which should be a solid indication of just how well this little engine is doing.
The 1.0-liter's success "really speaks volumes, not just to what we're doing with the Fiesta, but with EcoBoost in general," Merkle told Autoblog.