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Pick of the Day: 1973 Ford Mustang fastback

A nice muscle car at an affordable price


In today’s market it seems to be getting harder and harder to find a nice example of a classic muscle car for an affordable price. Even my definition of affordable has changed in the last few years. I used to think of affordable as somewhere between $5,000 to $15,000 dollars. Just a few years later than idea of affordable is now between $15,000 and $30,000.

With this in mind I spent some time hunting on Classiccars.com and after a few hours of searching came up with today’s pick. A few years ago, this car would have been in right on the middle of the $5,000 to $15,000 price range but times are different.

1973 Ford Mustang fastback
1973 Ford Mustang fastback

The Pick of the Day is this 1973 Ford Mustang fastback. (Click the link to view the listing)

No, this is not a real Boss 351 and yes it has been color changed but it looks like the paint job was well done and the 351 Cleveland engine under the hood should give it some serious power.

The dealer offering the car in Sherman, Texas discloses all of these things. The pictures in the ad and the description are quite honest as they show a Mustang that looks to be in very nice condition. The car was originally Medium Bright Yellow, a nice color, but it has been repainted in a great color of Bright Lime Green.

The 351 engine with a four-barrel carb is backed by a C4 automatic and the car also features power steering, power brakes, Magnum 500 wheels, and factory AC. It has a black interior, which makes the addition of factory AC a nice option to have. The ad states that the car runs and drives great, and is a perfect car to just show locally, drive, and enjoy.

These Mustangs have some amazing styling with the almost flat rear window, and the addition of the black ram air hood just completes the look.

Both the underside and the engine compartment look to be in excellent condition, and this does not look like a car that has suffered any abuse. The repaint also looks to be good and I suspect the car was taken apart prior to painting instead of just receiving a quickie color change.

The best part is the asking price, which just falls into the new affordable range with a price of $29,500.

If you are searching for a nice classic muscle car at the new concept of an affordable price I think you will be hard pressed to find a better deal than this car offers.

Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.


  1. Since they put the BOSS 351 decals on the fenders they did use the correct grill for a BOSS with the horizontal signal lights to complete the front end look .

    • Those are not signal lights in the grill. My 72 convertible has that same grill, never seen a 73 with a 72 style grill 🧐


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