1971 Ford Mustang Overview

Mustang

Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?

CarGurus has 41,818 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:
Average user score
4.9 5 stars
Based on 14 reviews

1971 Ford Mustang Overview

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.

Updated

What's your take on the 1971 Ford Mustang?

  • Report

1971 Ford Mustang Top Comparisons

Users ranked 1971 Ford Mustang against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

1971 Ford Mustang vs:

    Have you driven a 1971 Ford Mustang?  
    Rank this car

    Cars compared to 1971 Ford MustangPeople researching a 1971 Ford Mustang contacted a dealer about

    Mustang

    Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?

    CarGurus has 41,818 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $1,500.

    ZIP:
    Have questions?   Ask a question

    Ford Mustang Questions

    Cruz_24
    10

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

    42 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
    Cruz_24
    10

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

    13 views with 3 answers (last answer about a year ago)
    John Dunn
    0

    1971 302 Radiator

    Anyone know if the radiator is the same for the 302v8 as the 351??? I called Napa as I need a replacement and they arent showing a radiator for the 302. But radiator is the same for the 250 ci L6, 351...

    169 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 years ago)
    John Dunn
    0

    Performance

    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...

    213 views with 17 answers (last answer 5 years ago)
    moui11
    0

    Hi My Name Is Frank.i Have A Mach1 351c M Code, And I Would Like To Know Ho...

    72 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)