1971 Ford Mustang Overview


Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?

CarGurus has 33,495 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $1,950.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



Base Convertible
Boss 351
1 national listing
Mach 1

Ford Mustang Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,290
#2 FordNut
Reputation 750
#3 carGrrl
Reputation 700
View All

Average User Score

4.95 stars

Based on 14 reviews

Fun Muscle Car. Blast For You And The Family. by AGWilliams
 — The 71-73 was the last biggest production Mustang produced. The hoax of fuel shortage to drive up fuel cost. Turned the Mustang into the Mustang II. ? This was the last of the real muscle for a whil... Read More
Keeping The Dream Alive by Kev
 — I just love everthing about my Mustang. Asome 70 muscle car. AGGHHHHH the good old days..... I have always wanted one of these cars since I saw one brand new in 1971. It took me 36 years to get one an... Read More
Muzzy by Adam
 — The sound of the double pipes out the back! Harley D of cars mean! Blood sweat and tears went into this money pit and after moving all the rust which was doors, rear guards, boot, pass floor, rear flo... Read More

1971 Ford Mustang Overview

Overall User Score

4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.95

Based on 14 reviews

1971 Ford Mustang

One of the more popular trims for the 1971 Ford Mustang was the Boss 351, and the "Boss" moniker is very appropriate to the position that the pony car held around its fellow muscle cars. However, in 1971, the Mustang made hardly a splash among enthusiasts, with only 1806 of the Boss Mustangs were produced, a small percentage of the 149,678 released that year.

The 1971 Mustang was part of Ford's attempt to save its failing line of cars. The standard engine was a 250-ci inline 6, but options ranged up to a 429-ci V8 with 375 horsepower. The Mustang was the biggest and longest ever produced, so it was imperative that the engine be able to move the big car along at speeds to which its enthusiasts had become accustomed.

On the outside, the car looked nearly identical to the 1970 model, but the interior was all-new. Power windows now came standard, and different colors were available for the seats. Its was different from all others.


What's your take on the 1971 Ford Mustang?

  • Report

People researching a 1971 Ford Mustang contacted a dealer about

Picture of 1971 Ford Mustang, exterior
Ford Mustang
46% of the time
Chevrolet Camaro
3% of the time
Chevrolet Corvette
2% of the time
Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?
CarGurus has 33,495 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $1,950.

Ford Mustang Questions


What Type Of Noise Does A Car Make When Using A Nos Boost ? I Raced A Guy (...

9 views with 3 answers (last answer 7 months ago)

I Have A 1971 Mach 1 Mustang With The 351 C.i. V-8 2v Engine . What Can I D...

34 views with 1 answer (last answer 10 months ago)

Ignition Switch

Looking at a 1971 Mustang on ebay---there is an ignition on the column and looks like there is one on the left side of the dash. Just wondering where is the stock location,was something changed? ebay ...

128 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 years ago)

What Is The Possibility Of Selling A 1971 Mustang Convertible That Has Been...

It has been stored since 1979. It has 80,000 miles and a one owner car. It is lime green with dark green interior and a black convertible top. It is an automatic.

136 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 years ago)
John Dunn


Ive got a 71 mustang with a 302, looking to do some performance upgrades as far as more horsepower/torque...anyone know some of the easier/cheaper ways to get a little more out of the car?? *though...

207 views with 17 answers (last answer 4 years ago)