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1973 Ford Mustang Convertible – SOLD

About This Vehicle
Mileage: 24,750
Engine: V8
Body Style: Conv
Transmission:  Auto
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: White
VIN: 3F03F231406
Price: SOLD
MAGNIFICENT, GRABBER BLUE, 1973 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE…MCA NATIONAL 1ST PLACE SHOW WINNER…MAGAZINE FEATURE CAR…LOADED WITH OPTIONS!!
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PROBABLY THE HIGHEST QUALITY 1973 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE ON THE MARKET!

THIS GRABBER BLUE PONY IS READY TO CONTINUE WINNING SHOWS OR BE DRIVEN AND ENJOYED!

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HIGHLY DOCUMENTED, GREAT HISTORY, SHOW WINNING STALLION THAT WAS FEATURED IN MUSTANG MAGAZINE!

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Although the condition of this beautiful ’73 Mustang Convertible truly speaks for itself it also has a great story to go along with it.  A gentleman from North Carolina bought his first Mustang when he was 20 years old which he got because the insurance premiums on his ’70 Dodge Charger were a little beyond his means. One evening on his way home from work he spotted a beautiful white ’73 Mustang Convertible and within a week he owned it. He sold that car for several years and sold it in 1979 to make a down payment on his first house. That’s the part of the story where a young man and his Mustang Part ways. But the story does not end there. Twenty years later his wife and he returned home from a trip to Hawaii in which she had spent their entire life savings. Feeling guilty she said to her husband, ” Go look for a car that you used to have when you were a kid.” Ahhhh, a golden opportunity! About six months later he found this blue convertible in Charlotte, NC. He and his wife enjoyed driving it and their oldest son learned to drive in it.  As they put more and more miles on it the car started to look its age and needed a refreshing that was beyond his capability.  He contacted the Mustang Club of America and was given the name of a top notch Mustang Restoration expert in his area. In May, 2000 the Mustang was dropped off at the shop and was asked to make it as good as new. Well, almost 6 years later the restoration was complete. A lot  had happened in the owners life during those 6 years. His beloved wife had passed away from cancer, his sons both graduated high school, and he bought a couple other Mustangs to fill the void.  Another beautiful woman entered his life and the Nut and bolt restored ’73 Mustang Convertible was something that they enjoyed together. They began showing the car in the Spring of 2006. In 2012, this Blue Mustang earned enough points to be awarded the Blue Grille Medallion at the Mustang Club of America Show in Jacksonville, FL.  This car truly became a part of their family and they thought they would never part with it. But, things happen in life and the time had come. They sold their show winning beauty to a close friend in Virginia who thought he would carry on the tradition.  While he and his wife adored the car they found they were not the show going classic car folks that this car needed. Again, Golden opportunity…..FOR YOU!!! We had this beautiful Stallion delivered via enclosed trailer to us here in the Atlanta, GA area recently and it is everything it was cracked up to be…and more!!! I truly believe that if we could turn back the clock to 1973, this car could be on the showroom floor as a brand new car. Ok, to be fair, Mustang experts will notice that they did not make Grabber Blue in 1973.  The owner decided to change this cars original color from Light Blue to the more vibrant and aggressive Grabber blue color and he added the Mach 1 trim striping as well. This didn’t bother the Mustang Club of America judges who awarded this Pony first place in many shows and I think you will agree this car stands out as a result.  Speaking of awards, the gentleman who had the car restored wanted to keep the trophies and Blue Grille Medallion for sentimental reasons but I do have quite a few of the judging score sheets from many of the shows. Here is a short list of this cars accomplishments:

MAY 2006 JOHNSON CITY TN 2ND PLACE
SEPT. 2006 MCA 30TH ANNIVERSARY JUDGES CHOICE
APRIL 2007 PENSACOLA, FL 1ST PLACE 
AUGUST 2007 AUGUSTA GA IST PLACE
MARCH 2008 PENSACOLA FL 1ST PLACE
AUGUST 2008 OAKVILLE, CANADA 2ND PLACE
APRIL 2009 BIRMINGHAM AL SHOW CLASS WINNER
JULY 2009 RALEIGH NC 1ST PLACE
JUNE 2009 INDIANAPOLIS IN 1ST PLACE
JUNE 2010 MUSTANG OKLAHOMA 1ST PLACE
AUGUST 2010 ASHEVILLE NC 2ND PLACE
APRIL 2011 MESQUITE TX 3RD PLACE
JUNE 2011 LONG ISLAND NY 1ST PLACE
MARCH 2012 PENSACOLA FL 1ST PLACE AND AWARDED THE MCA GRILLE MEDALLION

I think you are probably getting the picture….this was a nut and bolt restoration done by a Mustang Professional! This car was trailered to many of the shows and driven occasionally, thus it was in the Occasional Driven division at the MCA shows. I do not have the time or patience to show my cars but it is always nice to know that when you take this gorgeous Mustang Convertible to any show it is sure to attract all the attention you can handle and be awarded its share of trophies at even the most prestigious of events.  Best of all, this car truly drives and handles like a brand new 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible…maybe even better!!! It is an absolute joy to drive and is loaded with all the options you would want including Factory Air conditioning, power windows, power steering, power front disc brakes, power top and more!! I will do my best to provide enough large pictures, a couple of videos and an honest description so you can determine if this is the right Pony for you. If you are looking for one of, if not the best 1973 Mustang Convertibles on the market today then this is the one…Don’t miss it!!
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Paint and body on this Grabber Blue beauty are absolutely gorgeous and close to perfect! After 6 years of restoration by a true professional this car truly looks as good, if not better then it did brand new. As mentioned the original light blue paint code was changed to Grabber Blue and the Mach 1 style striping was added giving this Stallion the Sporty, Muscle look it deserves. Body gaps are fantastic, body panels are extremely straight and I did not notice any flaws along the sleek body. Chrome, emblems, weatherstripping, all look brand new. One of the only flaws I noted was a small chip on the top front corner of the drivers side window. This car has factory power windows and  it appears that the window was mis-aligned at one point and when it went up it was striking the metal plate which caused the chip instead of it resting on the soft weatherstripping.  The rest of the glass looks perfect. The original DSO for this car was Los Angeles, California and it is believed that this car lived in the South all of its life, never seeing the harsh winters that typically leads to corrosion.  I believe this Mustang has all of its original body panels. Have a look at the show quality body on this beauty:
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I prefer to drive my mustang Convertibles with the top down as much as possible but rest assured this fine stallion has a beautiful white power top to compliment the Grabber blue exterior. The top functions like new and seals up perfectly.  Rear glass window is crystal clear. I think you will agree this Mustang looks almost as good with the top up as it does down. Have a look:
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Absolutely gorgeous white interior awaits the driver and passengers. As you will see on the MARTI report this car originally had a blue interior that was completely redone to the stunning white you see below. Everything inside looks amazing and practically factory fresh. There are 3 tony dots on the drivers side seat bottom that you can barely see but I thought I would mention. Door panels, dash pad, carpeting all look new. All of the gauges, including the clock are working. An Am- 8 track player in the dash will bring back memories and appears to have been added during the restoration. Power windows work great! Factory Air conditioning blows nice and cold. Again, the interior is in show winning condition just like the rest of the car. Take a peek inside:
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Open the hood and you will find an engine bay that looks like it just rolled off the assembly line back in 1973. The matching # 302 2V V8 purrs like new!! Everything in the drivetrain has been completely rebuilt and this car truly drives like new!! The C-4 Cruise-O-matic automatic transmission shifts smoothly and the stock 3:00 rear end allows this Mustang to cruise on todays highways at 75 mph effortlessly. This beautiful convertible also has plenty of Giddy-up and the 302 offers plenty of power. I have owned several of these ’73 Mustangs with a 351 in them and have not noticed much of a difference at all in terms of power. This 302 will get you respectable gas mileage on those long cruises as well. This Pony still breathes out the stock manifolds and out the single exhaust but sounds great as you can hear in the video that follows the pics. Power steering and power front disc brakes make driving as simple as possible. I drove this car several days now and I cannot imagine they drove any better than this when they were new. All of the suspension was replaced with new components and this mustang handles the road like a champ. Magnum 500 wheels were added as well and are wrapped in practically new BFG Radial TA tires. There has probably been less then a few thousand miles put on this show winner as it was trailered to most events. It is ready to be driven and enjoyed and needs absolutely nothing!!
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This 1973 Mustang Convertible also runs like new!! Here is a short video so you can hear it start up and running: (Click the Arrow to Start)

Of course, to win shows you better look as good underneath as you do on top and this Mustang has no issues there. Undercarriage is rock solid, and in show condition. Inside of the trunk is the same and has a space saver spare with filler bottle and jack. Exhaust is all new from the manifold back. No issues, no rust, no mess….a show winning car from top to bottom!

 

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Documentation includes the MARTI report, original build sheet and judging records from several of the shows. This cars history has been featured several places including issue 12 Of MUSTANG magazine where a feature article was done. All of this will be included to the lucky winning bidder. 
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Here is a final video walk around tour of this amazing Grabber Blue Pony Convertible: (Click arrow to Start)

Well ladies and gentleman, as they say, you couldn’t build this car today for what it can be bought for. It is easy to imagine that 1000 labor hours went in to this nut and bolt restoration and all you need to do is multiply that by your local restorers hourly labor rate and then add the cost of parts, etc….The next lucky owner of this beautiful ’73 mustang Convertible is going to extremely pleased and fortunate!!
This Pony has a 40th Birthday coming up May 18th….Shouldn’t it celebrate with you behind the wheel???
As always, I will be more then happy to speak directly with serious buyers who would like to call me and possibly negotiate a deal to get this in to your garage before someone beats you to it. Do not email me asking what the reserve is! Serious buyers can reach me at 770-359-8400

 

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DRIVE THE DREAM!!!

If you have any questions feel free to call me at 770-359-8400 and I will do my best to answer them.  If you are a serious buyer lets talk on the phone and discuss it. I will be happy to negotiate a deal so we can get this beautiful car in to your garage as soon as possible.  In addition to being a licensed Classic Car Dealer I am also a Transport Broker and will be happy to assist the buyer with a great rate on Enclosed or Open Transport anywhere in the US at the buyers expense or to any port for overseas buyers.