Most Mustang fans lust over the 1965-1968 model years of the pony car, however if we were in the market for a classic ‘Stang, our money would probably go to a 1971-1973 model. If we also happened to be very wealthy, we’d probably show up to Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction later this month and place a bid on this rare Q-Code 1973 4-speed convertible.
Described by Barrett-Jackson as a “true collector’s dream car,” this survivor Mustang was optioned with the sought after 351 ‘Cobra Jet’ Cleveland V8, as evidenced by the ‘Q’ engine code in the VIN. The original owner didn’t go light on the options list, either, checking the boxes for the ‘NASA’ duct hood, gauge package, power steering, power brakes, power convertible top, a tilt steering wheel, AM/FM radio, slotted aluminum wheels and the optional competition suspension.
It appears as if this Mustang was loved from the day it was delivered to the buyer in June of 1973. The car comes with the original Uniroyal tires, Autolite spark plugs and Motorcraft air filter removed from the car, and will also be sold with all the original manuals, handbooks and sales brochures. It’s in complete working order, too, and has been ‘”very well maintained,” according to Barrett-Jackson.
In 1973, Ford built just 293 4-speed Q-Code Mustang convertibles, and we’re pretty positive the ‘Medium Green’ shade this car is painted in wasn’t a very popular choice, either. If you’ve been feeling like you need a rare Mustang in your life, this just might be the car for you.
Check out the listing here.