1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351

Ford Mustang Boss 351

The 1971 Mustang – introduced in September 1970 – was green-lighted by Fording’s new chair, Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen, erstwhile of Ecumenical Motors. Again, the revised framework grew in sizing, gaining 3 inches in breadth in decree to conciliate Fording’s big closure 429 cu in (7.0 L) V8 without pauperism for an all-encompassing reprieve redesign.

As earlier thither were leash trunk styles offered: Hardtop (useable in foot or Grande cut), Sportsroof (uncommitted in foundation or Mach 1 trimming), and transformable (no particular reduce packages usable).


The new 1971 hardtop featured a outstanding “tunnelback” behind windowpane invention with sleek back pillars, a windup of the styling employment of the extroverted modeling. Hardtops with ‘Grande’ reduce gained a vinyl cap and Grande badges on the C-pillars.

An extra variant, the Leaping Limited, was useable betwixt Border and May 1971, which added Mach 1 styling cues (position chevron, tu-tone blusher, urethane bumper, honeycomb grillroom with sportlamps) to the hardtop.


Sportsroof models were useable in pedestal configurations in increase to the Mach 1 and Foreman 351 sportsman/execution options.

1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351

The Mach 1s were useable with two-tone key schemes, optional hockey-stick chevron, NACA (NASA) hoodlum scoops (operational on examples logical with Ram Air), colouring keyed english mirrors, and extra sports/operation options. All Mach 1 models came neckcloth with urethane strawman bumpers and an interchange lattice equipt with brownish-yellow sportlights. Though the Mach 1 is oftentimes associated with the NACA cowl (a no-cost pick) and over-the-counter styling cues, stand Mach 1s could be had with the received cowl and the 302 2V locomotive.

Foreman 351 examples were standardised in appearing to the Mach 1, and included a bigger black-out punk than Mach 1’s, strawman and bottom spoilers, treble tucker with no bottom cornice cutouts, and chromium-plate bumpers mated with the sportlamp grillwork.

1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351


Convertibles were weaponed with a exponent top and a meth behind windowpane. The 1973 models were the close Mustangs usable as a translatable until 1982. Convertibles featured no unequalled outside ocular parcel of their own during their outset yr of creation.

1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351

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