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1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 [63R]

1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 [63R] in Saxondale, TV Series, 2006-2007 IMDB Ep. 1.01

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US — Made for: GB

1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 [63R]

[*][*][*][*][*] The vehicle is part of the movie

Owner of this vehicle: Shellz

Comments about this vehicle

AuthorMessage

garco NL

2006-09-05 14:48

Or is Mach 1 a part of the type?

antp BE

2006-09-05 15:53

Part of the model name I think. Well, at least that's how we listed the others. But I am not sure if it is a special separated model or just a special trim/engine of the Mustang.

salvation UK

2006-09-05 18:29

5 Stars the Mustang belongs to Tommy Saxondale and is in the opening credits and gets screen time in every episode.
Without the car Saxondale would just be washed up roadie.
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-- Last edit: 2006-09-05 18:31:57

leolito BG

2006-09-05 18:45

:lol:
MACH1 for a Mustang is like "Stingray" for a Vette ... they go together (if they match I mean, no pun intended)

PS: stingray ... :( for Irwin

Shellz UK

2006-09-05 22:26

Hi, thanks to Salvation for pointing out this site to me.

Mach 1 is really just a trim option one up from the regular Fastback version. Main features are the black hood, an upgraded interior package, and the black side stripes + reflective rear stripe.

This one has a 351 cid Cleveland 2V engine (5.7 litres) although between episode 1 (shot March 05 IIRC) and episodes 2-7 (shot Feb/March 06) this was upgraded to a new Edelbrock 4V carb, among other upgrades and replacment parts in an effort to renew all the oily bits. Apart from my "new for old" policy, there are no modifications.

Shel
:)

salvation UK

2006-09-06 14:25

An on set photo I found of the Mach 1.
[Image: saxonmach1jj5.5214.jpg]

Donington UK

2007-09-14 00:54

Also, does anyone know why he keeps referring to his mustang as a 'Boss', when it has Mach 1 quite clearly written on it?

wrenchhead US

2007-09-14 02:21

There were five or six perfomance models of the mustang: Some were 'boss' some were 'mach 1' and some 'shelby'. Dialog is typical movie misinformation. ;)

chris40 UK

2007-09-14 09:11

Donington wrote Also, does anyone know why he keeps referring to his mustang as a 'Boss', when it has Mach 1 quite clearly written on it?


I think this has more to do with Saxondale's ego than the car. :)

greybear EN

2007-09-14 10:06

chris40 wrote

I think this has more to do with Saxondale's ego than the car. :)


In an interview, Steve Coogan - himself a considerable petrol head and a good driver - said that he always thought carefully about the cars his characters had. His aim is to think of the car the character would really want, and them to give them the loser's version of it! Alan Partridge had a Rover 800 and an early Lexus at different times.

-- Last edit: 2007-09-14 10:06:45

G-MANN UK

2007-09-14 12:48

Exactly, I bet Alan dreamed of having a Jaguar, but all he could afford was a Rover (the poor man's Jaguar). And also by the 90s Rovers had become deeply unfashionable, Alan's fashion-sense is absolutely clueless (remember his "sports-casual" fashion ideas?).

Visit the I'm Alan Partridge page to see pictures of the cars he drove: /movie_129690-I-m-Alan-Partridge.html Knowing Me, Knowing You is also listed on this site, in one episode he drives a Rover 800 Vitesse "Fastback".

-- Last edit: 2007-09-14 12:49:03

tony US

2008-10-02 03:59

the stripes are from 71-72. 73 stripe has "Mach 1" on the rear quarter, behind the doors

sthor IS

2009-08-10 20:32

The grill is from a 1973 mach1, the stripes from 1971 - 72 mach1 and the gas cap is from a 1971 mach1, 1972 and 1973 mach´s had regular gas caps. So the Mustang is a mismatch of parts from all three years. The color is "Grabber Yellow" (D) available only in 1971.

It has come to my attention that this is infact a 1973 Mustang mach1, see here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Saxondale/11392155865

See here also: /movie.php?id=954381

-- Last edit: 2010-02-17 00:29:47

Murf32 CA

2010-11-04 01:06

On Top Gear when he was a guest, he talked about the Mustang - there was a claim it was the Bond Mustang - now, I doubt that this is "the" car, but, I think Steve meant that it is similar to the one that was used in Diamonds are Forever. But, unless someone has information to claim otherwise, we can only say that Steve is using a Mach-1 in his show, not the Bond car.

cudak888 US

2013-03-18 05:47

Murf32 wrote On Top Gear when he was a guest, he talked about the Mustang - there was a claim it was the Bond Mustang - now, I doubt that this is "the" car, but, I think Steve meant that it is similar to the one that was used in Diamonds are Forever. But, unless someone has information to claim otherwise, we can only say that Steve is using a Mach-1 in his show, not the Bond car.


All the surviving DAF cars are documented as follows (and the 302 vehicles that are not documented were all stateside '71s): /vehicle.php?id=2190

-Kurt

cudak888 US

2016-07-26 04:08

I'm convinced the Saxondale car is one and the same with this recently wrecked '72:

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-squashed-mach-1
http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/chat/what-hell-happened-28274/page2

Though the tailpipes, hood, honeycomb panel, and incorrect '73 front and rear bumpers have been swapped (at least the rear) - and the taillight tints removed (almost - note the darker center lens), both cars share the same incorrectly spaced side stripes (center stripe too wide, spacing to surrounding pinstripes too narrow), fender lettering with a recreation font that's bolder than original, and an original fender sticker (complete with "Mustang" below it) on the trunklid (where it shouldn't be).

No doubt in my mind these are one and the same car. Would also make the Saxondale car a '72, which would account for the horrid fit of the '73 bumper against the fenders.

-Kurt

-- Last edit: 2016-07-26 04:08:31

dsl SX

2016-07-26 05:41

Seems they are 2 separate cars with their own registration trails:

TGU 53M is a yellow 1973 Ford with a numberplate first registered in London in 1973. This Unknown was first used on the road on Friday 10th August 1973.
Tax Status Taxed. Expires October 1, 2016
MOT Status Valid MOT. Expires September 6, 2016
First Registered August 10, 1973
Engine Capacity 3500cc

TLH 82M is a Yellow 1973 Ford with a numberplate first registered in London in 1973.
Tax Status Untaxed. Last tax expired September 27, 2009
MOT Status MOT Details Unknown by DVLA
First Registered September 7, 1973
Engine Capacity 5756cc

So TGU 53M is still around, but TLH 82M died in 2009. Not sure why TGU 53M only has 3500cc, but that was the recorded engine in 2008 as well - /vehicle_90573-Ford-Mustang-Mach-1-1973.html - and its MOT trail can be followed back until well before TLH 82M's death, so there has not been a plate swap onto a different Ford.

Also seems that contributor Shellz above was TGU 53M's owner in 2006 for filming - http://www.mocgb.net/forums/showthread.php?73027-Shellz-A-very-sad-day . And TGU 53M's real name was Daisy.

Several photos of TGU 53M easily found by googling.

cudak888 US

2016-07-29 03:56

dsl wrote Seems they are 2 separate cars with their own registration trails:


Indeed, you are right. Similarities are close enough to be spooky though - both wear what seem to be nearly identical (if incorrect) repop decal kits, have the same color, are (were?) '73 models, and are located in the UK; even eerier is that Shelly's car met its fate in a wreck as well.

Sad story all around.

-Kurt

-- Last edit: 2016-07-29 03:57:28

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