Data for 1973:

1973 Mustang Body Styles:

1973 was the last of the classic Mustang fastbacks, hardtops, and convertibles. Convertible Mustangs didn't return until 1983. The 1973 grille was designed with larger "egg crate" holes, the turn-signals where integrated into the grille, and the headlight and taillight bezels where chrome. The front and rear bumpers were redesigned to handle the required Federal standards and the front bumper color matched. The engine choices of 1972 were back but with slightly better performance due to overall suspension and handling changes. The 1973 model year marks the end of the classic muscle Mustang with the last of the large engines and Mach 1 option.

1973 Mustang Paint Color Codes:

1C-Black was not a standard color for the 1973 Mustang.

1973 Mustang Engine Codes:

1973 Mustang VIN Decoder:

Year: 3 = 1973

Assembler: F = Dearborn, Michigan

01 = Hardtop
02 = Fastback
03 = Convertible
04 = Hardtop Grande
05 = Fastback Mach-1

L = Standard 98hp 250ci 6-Cyl
F = Optional 140hp 302ci V8
H = Optional 177hp 351ci 2V V8
Q = Optional Cobra Jet 266hp 351ci 4V V8
R = Optional HO 266hp 351ci V8

Unit Number: 1973 Mustangs start at 100001

The VIN number is on top edge of the dash on the driver's side visible through the windshield.

1973 Mustang Special Models:

See Data for Other Years