Ford Mustang Convertible, 1973 MY 76D

The Ford Mustang Convertible is a rear wheel drive car, with its powerplant mounted in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet bodyshell. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.8 litre, overhead valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant develops 259 bhp (263 PS/193 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 396 N·m (292 lb·ft/40.4 kgm) at 3400 rpm. A 4 speed manual 'box supplies the power to the wheels. It weighs a quoted 1646 kg at the kerb.

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Key facts

Ford Mustang Convertible, 1973 MY 76D information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4923 mm
How heavy?
1646 kg
What size engine?
5.8 litre, 5766 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
263 PS / 259 bhp / 193 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
396 Nm / 292 ft.lb / 40.4 kgm @ 3400 rpm

Ford Mustang models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5766 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1594 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1517 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1475 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1520 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1647 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1478 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1465 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1593 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1542 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1422 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1595 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1426 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1468 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1538 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1418 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1461 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1589 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1591 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1464 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1422 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1461 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1539 kg
Ford Mustang Hardtop -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1590 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1419 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1465 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4091 cm3 96 PS 95 bhp 71 kW 1423 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1592 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5766 cm3 263 PS 259 bhp 193 kW 1597 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1468 kg
Ford Mustang Mach 1 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 175 PS 173 bhp 129 kW 1547 kg

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2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5344 cm3 244 PS 241 bhp 180 kW 1530 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5344 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1530 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 5344 cm3 276 PS 272 bhp 203 kW 1565 kg
1973 Ford Mustang Convertible data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2770 mm 109.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1549 mm 61 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1544 mm 60.8 inches
Length 4923 mm 193.8 inches
Width 1882 mm 74.1 inches
Height 1288 mm 50.7 inches
Ground clearance 117 mm 4.6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1646 kg 3629 lb
Weight distribution 58.8 % front
fuel tank capacity 73.9 litres 16.3 UK Gal 19.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
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
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(net)
263 PS (259 bhp) (193 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
(net)
44.9 bhp/litre
0.74 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
396 Nm (292 ft·lb) (40.4 kgm)
at 3400 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
68.68 Nm/litre
0.83 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 7.9:1
Fuel system 1 Motorcraft D3ZF-CA carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 863 kPa (125.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 720.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
performance
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 159.54 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
117.34 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
157.35 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.52 kg/kW
14.24 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
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
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.50
general
Carfolio.com ID301455
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.