LIMA — Brad and Anji Thiess, of Lima, brought their 1973 Ford Mustang convertible to the Lima Chevrolet Cadillac Charity Car Show in June.
They have owned it for five or six years and did a complete restoration.
“I did everything but the paint. Art Bicknell, of Lima, painted it,” Brad Thiess said.
In 1973, it was the last year of what people knew as the “big” Mustang, as well as the last year for a long time for a Mustang convertible.
Advertising for the 1973 Ford Mustang read, “What makes Mustang different is the way it looks, handles and makes you feel.”
Due to OPEC’s embargo against the United States, gas prices increased. At that time, the muscle car era came to a halt.
Ford’s pony car class is the only class of muscle car that still exists to this day.