Two years ago, on Halloween, I wrote up this very orange 1973 Ford Mustang Grandé. While a bit weathered, it was still in pretty good shape, albeit with some very old whitewalls that were slowly going flat. Since then I have seen it a few times, and it was still marking time at the used car lot.
Earlier this year, when there was still melting snow all over town, I pulled over to take a look. It was still in good shape, and had accumulated a new set of tires along the way. But still, there it sat. Doesn’t anyone like the 1971-73 Mustangs? And it’s in such a bright and cheerful color combination, too!
Grandé was the luxury Mustang from 1968 to 1973. Usually, it meant a modestly-powered Mustang with plush interior and vinyl roof. It was only available on the Mustang hardtop–no Sportsroof Grandés ever saw the light of day.
And how about that interior! Perfect to take to that Halloween party.
A bit tattered, perhaps, but still serviceable. And in Technicolor, too.
There has been a lot of ink spilled on the “Clydesdale” Mustangs, but I like them. The total dimensions really weren’t drastically different from earlier, more valuable Mustangs: less than four inches in total length when compared to a ’68 model. A Marquis or Continental it wasn’t.
Since I took these pictures last March, the car lot has appeared to have gone out of business, as there are no cars left, save a couple of pickups with attached snowplows at the back. I hope this Mustang got rescued!
Happy Halloween, everybody!