ULTIMATE LINE UP OF SIX 1971 FORD MUSTANGS


Publish date: 2016-02-22 12:38:16
1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351

The 1971 Ford Mustang may well go down into automotive history as a copycat of the Shelby GT350 and GT500, but nevertheless it is undeniable that it is one hell of a good copy. True, it may look like Ford stole the idea from Shelby, but in the long run, it made the Ford pony and its subsequent siblings utterly irresistible.

Mustang collector Kirt Fryer may have this in mind when he opted to bring home six absolutely gorgeous 1971 Ford ponies. With four of them equipped by 429 big-block V8s and four-manual speed transmissions, these Mustangs are stunning in every way possible. However, Kirt realized that it’s time for him to find new homes for his wild horses and as such, they are now slated to be auctioned at Mecum’s Indiana State Fairgrounds sale from May 17 to 21.

Maxim’s Dan Carney gives us a peek on this amazing collection before these Mustangs hit the auction block.

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Still in its unrestored and unmodified condition, this scarlet red ’71 Mach 1 is powered by a 375-hp Drag Pack Super Cobra Jet 429, with a close-ratio 4-speed transmission and 4.11 Detroit Locker locking differential purposively designed for drag racing. Donned with the signature blacked-out hood and side stripes, and coupled with Magnum 500 styled steel wheels, it’s hard to deny that this Mustang is a stunner.

1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351

1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351

With 17,000 miles on the clock, this fully restored to as-new condition Grabber Blue Ford Mustang Boss 351 is powered by a 330hp 351 small block, and a wide-ratio 4-speed transmission fitted with a 3.91 Traction-Lock differential.

1971 Ford Mustang Mach

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

It’s hard to figure out first why this Grabber Green Mach 1 is considered as a luxury car at first, but with add on accessories such as power windows and 8-track tape player built into its AM radio, well our best guess is that a sense of luxury is kind of relative. This green beast is powered by a 375hp Super Cobra Jet engine, and a 3-speed automatic transmission.

71 Ford Mustang Mach 1

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Even if it is restored ten years ago, this Grabber Blue Mach 1 is still at its top-notch performance. With an engine bay still freshly detailed, this ’71 Mustang Mach 1 is fitted with a 375hp Super Cobra Jet, DragPack a close-ratio 4-speed transmission and 4:11 differential.

71 Ford Mustang Boss 351

1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351

This Grabber Lime Boss 351 somehow stays true to its colors. Clothed with luxurious green Corinthian vinyl interiors, this pony also comes with green carpet, dash pad, door panels and other emerald-hued interiors. It is powered by a 330-hp 351, wide-ratio four-speed and 3.91 Traction-Lok differential.

1971 Ford Mustang 429

1971 Ford Mustang 429

This last offering from Mr. Fryer seems to be the ‘gentleman’ of the group. It may look deceptively wimpy with its white vinyl top and interior, but under the hood of this Pastel Blue coupe lurks a massive 429 big block engine capable of silently intimidating any competition. Though its power is somehow down rated to only 370 horses due to its lack of ram air intake, this Mustang 429 is still a force to reckon with.

Hagerty valuates these 1971 Mustangs between $60,000 to $75,000 leaving them at half a price of a Shelby GT500. So what do you think? Will you pass on from this opportunity of having one of this ultimate collection? Share us your thoughts at the comments section below.

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http://www.maxim.com/rides/ultimate-collection-1971-ford-mustangs-2016-2
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