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1973 Ford Mustang - Attention Grabber
Bill and Meg Miller strayed from stock to create their perfect cruising ’73 convertible
Thirteen years have passed since Bill and Meg Miller made the decision to acquire a classic car. Meg wanted a convertible; Bill found one in the form of a '73 Mustang, but not exactly to the couple's liking.
"It wasn't the color we were looking for," Bill explains. "It was originally Wimbledon White, as ordered as a Ford executive car."
During a subsequent Woodward Dream Cruise, the Macomb, Michigan, couple spotted a friend's '70 Boss 302. The Grabber Orange paint grabbed their attention, so during the convertible's restoration, the boring white was replaced by the '70 model year's attention-grabbing orange, a color that contrasts nicely with the Miller's white interior.
Looking for more of a fun driver than a concours competitor, Bill and Meg made a few more changes, including the addition of a Mach 1 grille with fog lamps, non-functional Ram-Air hood with black-out, and an aftermarket wood steering wheel. A rear decklid spoiler was never offered for the '73 convertible or couple, but that didn't stop the Millers from adding the popular accessory from the SportsRoof bodystyle.
With factory air-conditioning, AM/FM, and rare power windows (less than five percent of '73 production), the Millers have created their perfect cruising convertible.