1971 Ford Mustang


1971 Ford Mustang MACH 1

1971 FORD MUSTANG- IS BIGGER BETTER?
The Mustang had grown steadily, in size and weight, with every 2-year body change. This one was the biggest change so far, with the 1971 Ford Mustang growing in nearly every dimension over the 1970 model, including 2 inches in added length, and 3 inches in increased width, to accommodate the massive 429 big block they planned to stuff into it. This was the first time the wheelbase had ever changed off the original 108 inches. It was stretched by an inch. The new car was available in the same 3 body styles as before, Hardtop, Fastback (which Ford called "Sportroof"), and the Convertible.
1971 FORD MUSTANG- NEW MODELS & ENGINES
Some of the old model and sub-model lineup remained the same on the 1971 Ford Mustang, and some things got switched around. Gone was the Boss 302, both the engine and the car, replaced by the Boss 351, the car and engine, which was the hot new 351 Cleveland. The Mach 1 was back, and so was the Boss 429, again both in Sportroof bodystyles only. Nearly 3 inches of extra width was added to the 1971 Ford Mustang to make room for the extremely wide 429 engine for the Boss 429. Prior Boss 429's required "modified" front suspension towers to make clearance. The modifying was done with sledge hammers on the factory floor.

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 WHEELS


1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 INTERIORS


1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 ENGINES


1971 Ford Mustang PRODUCTION NUMBERS

BODY STYLE   

Production

   1971 Ford Mustang

    Mustang Grande

    Mustang Mach 1

Price when new

    1971 Ford Mustang

    Mustang Grande

    Mustang Mach 1

    Mustang Boss 351

  HARDTOP  


65,696

17,406



$2,911

$3,117


  SPORTROOF  


23,956


36,499


$2,973


$3,268

$4,124

  CONVERTIBLE  


6,121




$3,227





1971 Ford Mustang SPECIFICATIONS

BODY STYLE   

Wheelbase

Length

Width

Height

Track, front

Track, rear

Weight

V8 ENGINE OPTIONS

302ci OHV V8

351ci OHV V8

351ci OHV V8

429ci "CJ" V8

PERFORMANCE

210hp 302 V8 1X2bbl

240hp 351 V8 1X2bbl

285hp 351 V8 1X4bbl

370hp 429 V8 1X4bbl

2-dr HARDTOP

109.0 in / 2769 mm

189.5 in / 4813 mm

74.1 in / 1882 mm

50.1 in / 1273 mm

61.5 in / 1562 mm

61.0 in / 1549 mm

3,221 lbs / 1461 kg


1X Motorcraft 2bbl

1X Motorcraft 2bbl

1X Motorcraft 4bbl

1X Holley 4bbl


Zero-to-60: 8.3 sec

Zero-to-60: 8.4 sec

Zerio-to-60: 6.6 sec

Zero-to-60: 5.9 sec 

2-dr SPORTROOF

109.0 in / 2769 mm

189.5 in / 4813 mm

74.1 in / 1882 mm

50.1 in / 1273 mm

61.5 in / 1562 mm

61.0 in / 1549 mm

3,221 lbs / 1461 kg


210 hp @ 4600 rpm

240 hp @ 4600 rpm

285 hp @ 5400 rpm

370 hp @ 5400 rpm


1/4-mile: 8.3 sec

1/4-mile: 16.6 sec

1/4-mile: 15.2 sec 

1/4-mile: 14.3 sec

2-dr CONVERTIBLE

109.0 in / 2769 mm

189.5 in / 4813 mm

74.1 in / 1882 mm

50.1 in / 1273 mm

61.5 in / 1562 mm

61.0 in / 1549 mm

3,221 lbs / 1461 kg


296 lb/ft @ 2600 rpm

350 lb/ft @ 2600 rpm

370 lb/ft @ 3400 rpm

450 lb/ft @ 3400 rpm


@ 83 mph

@ 86 mph

@ 91 mph

@ 95 mph


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