Classic Car Archive Specs, Facts, & History
The 1971 Mustang grew wider and longer than previous years. It was two inches longer and almost two and a half inches wider than the 1970 model.
The wheelbase was extended one inch to 109”. The 200ci 6-cylinder was dropped along with the 428, the Boss 302, and the Boss 429. New engines were the Boss 351, the 429 CJ, and the Ram Air 429 CJ.
The Mustang Grande was basically a luxury package and one could option in any engine. It came with such comfort features as vinyl Landau roof. Offered the options of power windows and a rear window defroster.
The Mach 1 encased the 302ci V8 as standard, and a new honeycomb texture grille easily distinguished the Mach 1 from other ‘Stangs, as did the Mach 1 fender and rear decals.
The new Boss 351 replaced both the 302 and 429 Bosses from previous years. Boss 351 V8 was rated at 330HP. The 351 had much better low-end response, and its equal weight distribution made for better handling as well as braking.
|Engine||0 to 60 MPH||Quarter Mile||Source|
|351ci/330hp||5.8 sec||14.1 sec @ 100.6 mph||Car & Driver|
|429ci/370hp||6.5 sec||14.6 sec @ 96.80 mph||Car & Driver|
|302 V8||302ci||n/a||210 hp||n/a|
|351 V8||351ci||n/a||240 hp||n/a|
|351 V8||351ci||n/a||285 hp||n/a|
|351 HO||351ci||n/a||330 hp||n/a|
|429 Cobra Jet||429ci||n/a||370 hp||n/a|
|429 Cobra Jet-R||429ci||n/a||370 hp, 375 hp with drag pack option||n/a|
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