1973 brought the last year of the "big" Mustang. It was to be replaced by a smaller, lighter breed, therefore, most of the changes for '73 were merely cosmetic. A large, square, chrome headlamp bezel appeared, as did chrome trim around the tail lights. A color keyed Urethane front bumper replaced the chrome units of the previous years. The front parking lights were now placed vertically in the front grille.
A new, grained, black applique with bright trim was placed on the rear body panel between the tail lights. This was replaced with a honeycomb style on the Mach 1 and Grande models. The 1973 Mustang convertible was to become the last Mustang convertible for many years. There were a total of 134,867 Mustangs produced in 1973. Credit for the above information goes to ClassicPonyCars.com
- Last digit of model year F - Assembly plant (F-Dearborn)
01 - Body code (01-2dr hardtop, 02-2dr SportsRoof,
03-convertible, 04-2dr hardtop Grande, 05-2dr SportsRoof Mach 1) H
- Engine Code 100001 - Consecutive unit number Example:
3F01H100001 Location: Stamped on the plate which is riveted to the driver's side of the dash and can be seen through the windshield; the certification label is attached to the rear face of the driver's door.