Key facts

Ford Mustang Convertible Automatic, 1973 MY 76D information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4923 mm
How heavy?
1520 kg
What size engine?
4.9 litre, 4942 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
143 PS / 141 bhp / 105 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
310 Nm / 229 / 31.6 kgm @ 2600 rpm


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1973 Ford Mustang Convertible Automatic technical specifications


The Ford Mustang Convertible is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet-bodied road car with a front located engine powering the rear wheels.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 4.9 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 141 bhp (143 PS/105 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 310 N·m (229 lb·ft/31.6 kgm) at 2600 rpm.
The engine transmits power to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox.
Quoted kerb weight is 1520 kg.
1973 Ford Mustang Convertible Automatic data
Ford Mustang Convertible Automatic, 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 1520 kg 3351 lb
Weight distribution 57.7 % 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 4.9 litre
4942 cc
(301.579 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 76.2 mm
4 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.33
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
143 PS (141 bhp) (105 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
28.5 bhp/litre
0.47 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
310 Nm (229 ft·lb) (31.6 kgm)
at 2600 rpm
Specific torque
62.73 Nm/litre
0.76 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Carter D3GF-AF carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 788.3 kPa (114.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 617.75 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 94.05 PS/g
69.17 kW/g
92.76 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.46 kg/kW
24.15 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 Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.79
general ID301477
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 Automatic added 2012-12-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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