Looking back at the 70s, memories of good music, times and great cars come to mind, but for those who lived during that time a dark shadow loomed and ensured America as a nation come to a halt. The oil crisis of the 70s sure changed the automotive world, manufacturers realized that large cars with gas-guzzling engines were a thing of the past, and new car buyers wanted a small and efficient way of getting about. After becoming the president of the Ford Motor company in 1970, Lee Iacocca immediately got to work on making the legendary Mustang smaller and suited to modern tastes. The Ford Mustang II was the end product. Lee Iacocca's exceptional vision coincided with the fuel crisis and the Ford Mustang 2 sold well and kept the Mustang marque running for another day. It was a complete change-up but worked well. While it sold well finding a good example today has become increasingly tough and that's what makes this clean 1974 Ford Mustang Mach 2 we have today a rare pony. With a reported 69,421 miles on the clock this unlikely hero is an underappreciated survivor and also comes with a car cover included in the sale.
With downsizing in order, the Mustang II was smaller than all its predecessors. The compact body styling on this 1974 Ford Mustang II is complemented by a silver exterior. The body is in great condition thanks to the car reportedly being repainted in 2022. Staying true to its factory looks means you also get the factory hubcaps in place as well. The interior saw a major redesign as well. The black interior of this car sees wood accents present throughout the car. The interior has reportedly been re-upholstered with the black seats sporting red stitching as well.
A smaller car means small engine offerings, Pop the hood, and instead of a gas-guzzling V8, you will find a 2.3L inline 4 engine powering this 1974 Ford Mustang II. The engine sees better fuel delivery and performance with a reported stage 2 carburetor in place. Power is sent to the car’s rear wheels through a 3-speed automatic transmission.
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