Car: Ford Mustang Mach 1
What makes it special: The 1971 model was the beginning of "The big Mustang" years that ran 'till 1974, when the "Mustang II" took over. It was restyled from the previous 1970 model.
What made it famous: The optional dual hood scoops which could be made fully functional on models ordered with the Ram Air option that included vacuum controlled 'flappers' at each scoop. Plus, four optional 351 Cleveland engines - the 2-V, 4-V, the C.J.(Cobra Jet) and H.O.(BOSS 351) were available that year.
Why I would want one: Top-of-the-line Mach 1's had two 429ci V8 options, the CJ (Cobra Jet) & SCJ (Super Cobra Jet). Also, the ram-air option included a two-tone hood paint treatment in either 'matte black' or 'argent' , Mach 1 decals and striping, rear deck spoiler, and twist-style, chrome-plated hood lock pins...Way cool!
Fun fact: A 1971 Mustang Mach 1 was featured in the 1971 James Bond film, "Diamonds Are Forever."
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