the 1971 Mustang's wheelbase was only one inch longer than the 1970, every
other dimension grew. The Mach 1,
available online in the fastback body style, was the designated recipient of
the large 429 engine, although the base engine was the small-block 302. The
Boss 302 and 429 was dropped in 1971 in favor of the Boss 351. Grandé
Mustangs had a vinyl top and Grandé emblems behind the rear window.
Very few 1971 Shelbys were created for distribution in
Europe. Visit this site
for more info.
Are Forever, the 1971 James Bond movie, featured a car chase involving
007 driving a red Mach 1 through the streets of Las Vegas. The scene is
infamous for an error in editing; the Mach enters a narrow alley on the
passenger side wheels and exits on the drivers side. Visit
The Ponysite for more info on the
Diamonds Are Forever Mach 1.
Shelby de Mexico produced about 200 1971 Shelby GT-351s
with Windsor Engines.
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