Many folks call 1973 the unofficial end of the muscle car era, and that''s likely because it was the end of the line for the first-generation Mustang, and more importantly, its ragtop iteration. But the truth is, cars like this 1973 Mustang convertible are wonderful cars with a distinct style that still says "Mustang" loud and clear. Add in V8 power, factory A/C, and flashy red paint and suddenly it''s a car that everyone will envy you for owning. This cheerful Mustang convertible delivers exactly what the Mustang has always promised: affordable fun. The paint was done about two years ago in the proper code 2B Bright Red, and you''d better believe it''s bright. It''s two-stage urethane, which experts will tell you always goes down with a bit of orange peel, but the upside is that a professional cut-and-buff would make this car look more like a trailer queen than a cruiser if that''s what you''re into. The sheetmetal is quite straight, a detail highlighted by the body molding that stretches from the headlights through the doors and the flush-fitting hood. It hasn''t been over-dressed with stripes or aftermarket hoods and spoilers, so it faithfully replicates what you might have driven off the dealer''s lot back in the early ''70s. Black paint on the rockers makes it look even sleeker, accentuating the long nose/short deck profile that made the Mustang famous. The urethane front bumper is in very good condition with no major cracks or splits, while the rest of the chrome and stainless trim has been well maintained and shines up nicely. The white Comfortweave interior with black accents is original, and given that it''s more than four decades old, it''s remarkable. There''s some discoloration, but it''s fairly uniform so nothing looks out of place. Even the driver''s seat doesn''t have any rips or tears and the back seat looks almost completely unused. The factory gauges pretty much amount to a speedometer and fuel gauge, but fortunately it has a column-mounted tach and the usual auxiliary gauges mounted down low on the center console. And yes, this car does have factory A/C, which uses good old R12 refrigerant to keep it cool. Overhead, there''s a white power convertible top that''s in very good condition and features a glass rear window as well as a factory boot. The trunk is also properly finished with a reproduction mat and full-sized spare with cover. An F-code 302 cubic inch V8 was original equipment, and the engine in the car today is a rebuilt 302 from a 1978 Mercury. Equipped with a 4-barrel carburetor, electronic ignition system, and a set of sporty Ford Racing valve covers, it''s substantially more robust than the original 2-barrel engine. The engine bay is impressively clean with nice details and lots of new equipment, including the big radiator up front. It''s backed by a C4 3-speed automatic transmission and 9-inch rear end with 3.00 gears inside, so it''s a relaxed cruiser with wonderful torque. A dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers and chrome tips makes that familiar Mustang sound and as you can see, the underside is in good original condition. Chrome wire wheels give it a wonderfully unique look and carry fresh redline radials and spinner centers. There''s a lot to be said for the last of the first-gen Mustangs, and with V8 power and a classic look, this is an affordable way to own the car that started it all. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.