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1973 mexican mach 1
« on: January 28, 2008, 03:26:27 PM »
I am thinking off starting a project.  The car is a 73 mach 1 that was made in mexico. it has the 351 4v, c4 trans and a 220 mph speedo.  Is this car worth the trouble, I can find very little about the mexico mustangs.

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Re: 1973 mexican mach 1
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 06:57:50 PM »
Would it be a Shelby de Mexico Mustang? They made fake fastbacks from coupes. If so this could be a rare and valuable Mustang.
http://www.hammar.dyndns.org/~mexmust/articles/i910252.htm
I have also found a regular 67 Mustang made in Mexico on Ebay so I guess, Mexicans did build some of them.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300193755611
Other than that, I could not find more information.
Depending of it's condition a Mustang from the USA or Mexico is always worth the trouble but unless it's a Shelby de Mexico Mustang I don't think it would be worth more than a regular one.
Attached photo: 1973 Shelby de Mexico.

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Re: 1973 mexican mach 1
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008, 10:04:30 PM »
The only information I can impart about the Mexico Mustangs back in the 60's is that the Mexicans made one hellava block by adding more nickel to the content of the metal, making the block a lot stronger and making it available to be bored to 0.60 over.  I don't know that they actually had a factory to build Ford Mustangs from ground up.  I think that is a myth.   I have heard that they are building the old Volkswagen bugs though, but I have never seen one built in Mexico that I know of.

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Re: 1973 mexican mach 1
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 07:52:35 AM »
 Yes I don't think they were built in Mexico but they could have been assembled there in local plants.

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Re: 1973 mexican mach 1
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2008, 10:13:48 PM »

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Re: 1973 mexican mach 1
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2008, 10:22:38 PM »
is the car a coupe? or a fastback because all cars sold in mexico had to be made there thats the reason for the shelby coupes, im not completely certain this was still the same procedure for the 71-73 though, more than like i would think its a Canadian car?

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Re: 1973 mexican mach 1
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 11:50:40 AM »
very cool

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Re: 1973 mexican mach 1
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 12:49:31 PM »
Yes, Mustangs were built in Mexico. The data plates are in Mexican. The VIN's are all different. Kevin Marti confirms. Mustangs were also made in the Netherlands alongside tractors on the assembly line. They also made Shelby's in 1971-72 called Shelby Europa. There is so much oddball stuff out there regarding Mustang history.   

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Re: 1973 mexican mach 1
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 02:56:07 PM »
I wouldn't be afraid of buying a Mustang "hecho en Mexico".
Seen one Mustang, seen 'em all from any given year.   

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Re: 1973 mexican mach 1
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 08:51:54 PM »
Seen one seen em all? Can someone post a quick link to this site as i am not bright on computers.  ponysite.de/news.htm   Everything you wanted to know about Mustangs but never thought to ask.

 

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