The Ford Mustang Grande was offered from 1969 through 1973. This Mustang carried far different personality focusing more on a luxuriant ride than hot motion, the Grande could have any Mustang engine, starting with the 200- or 250-cid six, on up through any of half a dozen V-8s (all the way to the Cobra Jet). In 1973 very few carried the Cobra Jet engine as luxury and power were seen as contrasting personalities and this body/engine combination was largly an "order only" production car.
Decorated by narrow two-tone stripes, racing mirrors, and wire-style wheel covers, Grandes had a manual three-speed or the optional SelectShift 3-speed automatic, with T-bar gearshift lever. Black and white vinyl roofs were available. Passengers reveled in knitted vinyl and hopsack cloth bucket seats, while vinyl-trimmed door panels wore teak-toned accent appliques. Wood-tone also highlighted the dashboard. More than twice the usual amount of insulation helped soak up noise and vibrations.
Of these Q-coded (351CJ) cars only 89 were built with 4-speed transmissions, again by special order.