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Old 12-19-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Gas Mileage on 1973 Mustang?

I'm looking into this car to get. It's a 1973 Mustang with a Ford 385 V8 engine, C-6 Cruise-o-matic automatic transmission. What kind of mileage could I expect out of this car?
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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Gas Mileage on 1973 Mustang?

the 385 series is the big block, so it would be a 429 cu in and not so good on gas. expect 10 in town and 14 on the highway..but, it's a muscle car!

or it could be a stroked out 351w and a real hotrod! either way it sounds like a fun car..
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Gas Mileage on 1973 Mustang?

well that's obviously NOT a stock engine for the car, Though I have heard of people putting 429's in them (even though they were last offered in 71) but my 72 w/ a 351C that gets maybe 12MPG or so w/ normal driving. (premium gas of course)

so this is NOT going to be a daily driver by any means
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Gas Mileage on 1973 Mustang?

Your car has 351 V8, maybe beefed up to a 385. But figure on 12 city 15 highway at best in terms of mileage.
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