Key facts

Ford Mustang Convertible, 1973 MY 76D information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4923 mm
How heavy?
1594 kg
What size engine?
5.8 litre, 5766 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
175 PS / 173 bhp / 129 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
350 Nm / 258 / 35.7 kgm @ 2400 rpm


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1973 Ford Mustang Convertible technical specifications


The Ford Mustang Convertible is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power through the rear wheels.
Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 5.8 litres. In this application it produces power and torque figures of 173 bhp (175 PS/129 kW) at 4400 rpm and 350 Nm (258 lbft/35.7 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively.
Power is supplied to the wheels via a 3 speed manual gearbox.
The Ford Mustang Convertible weighs a claimed 1594 kg at the kerb.
1973 Ford Mustang Convertible data
Ford Mustang Convertible, 1973 MY 76D data
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2770 109.1
Track/tread (front) 1549 61
Track/tread (rear) 1544 60.8
Length 4923 193.8
Width 1882 74.1
Height 1288 50.7
Ground clearance 117 4.6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1594 kg 3514 lb
Weight distribution 58.6 % front
fuel tank capacity 73.9 litres 16.3 UK Gal 19.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.8 litre
5766 cc
(351.863 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.9 mm
4 × 3.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
175 PS (173 bhp) (129 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
30 bhp/litre
0.49 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
350 Nm (258 ft·lb) (35.7 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
60.7 Nm/litre
0.73 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Motorcraft D3AF-DC carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 762.8 kPa (110.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 720.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 110.04 PS/g
80.93 kW/g
108.53 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.36 kg/kW
20.64 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering recirculating ball
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front 5½JJ x 14
Wheel size rear 5½JJ x 14
Tyres front E78-14
Tyres rear E78-14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.75
general ID301422
Production total
Model code 76D
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Ford Mustang Convertible added 2012-12-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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