Mustang Timeline: 1971

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Though 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.

Diamonds 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.

Engines
250cid 1V 6-cyl 145 hp   L Code
302cid 2V V-8 210 hp   F Code
351cid 2V V-8 240 hp   H Code
351cid 4V V-8 280 hp Cobra Jet Q Code
351cid 4V V-8 285 hp   M Code
351cid 4V V-8 330 hp Boss R Code
429cid 4V V-8 370 hp Cobra Jet C Code
429cid 4V V-8 375 hp Cobra Jet-R J Code

Prices
Convertible, standard $3,227
Coupe, standard $2,911
Coupe, Grandé, standard $3,117
Fastback, standard $2,973
Fastback, Mach 1, standard $3,268
Special, Boss 351 $4,124

Production
Convertible 6.121
Coupe 65,696
Coupe, Grandé 17,406
Fastback 23,956
Fastback, Mach 1 36,499
Special, Boss 351 1,806
Total 151,484

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Colors

Bright Red
Dark Ivy Green Metallic
Gold Glamour
Gold Metallic
Grabber Blue
Grabber Green Metallic
Grabber Lime
Grabber Yellow
Light Gold

Light Pewter Metal
Maroon Metallic
Medium Brown Metallic
Medium Green Metallic
Medium Yellow Gold
Pastel Blue
Raven Black
Silver Blue Metallic
Wimbledon White


Vehicle Identification Numbers
1 Last digit of model year
T Assembly plant (F-Dearborn, T-Metuchen)
02 Body code (01-Coupe, 02-Fastback, 03-Convertible, 04-Grandé, 05-Mach 1)
M Engine code
100001 Consecutive unit number

Example:

1T02M100001

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Coupe

Convertible
Sportsroof
Grandé Coupe
John Bettencourt's
Grandé Coupe

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John Bettencourt's
Grandé Coupe

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John Bettencourt's
Grandé Coupe

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John Bettencourt's
Grandé Coupe

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Mach 1
Daryl Gray's
Daryl Gray's
Daryl Gray's
Chuck Hurliman's
Chuck Hurliman's
Chuck Hurliman's
Nathaniel Key's
Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever
Boss 351
Alan Goodman's

photo by Brad Bowling
Most-Optioned
Boss 351

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Bob Perkins's 2800-Mile Boss 351

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