1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1
The 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 was Ford Motor Company's response to GM's Chevrolet Camaro as the Pony Car war reached its peak. It was the meanest looking Mustang up to that point, humiliated the GT in sales to the point the latter got discontinued and could be optioned with the COPO-rivaling 7.0-liter Cobra Jet engine.
The beneficiary of an older restoration in 1997, this car still shows beautifully, and runs just as well. Marti Reported (which comes with the car) one of 3,388 with the 428ci Super Cobra Jet, Ram Air, Drag Pack car, basically the best one could get, and a real Camaro wiper upper. Plenty of wonderful upgrade options on this car that were triggered by the 3.91:1 gear ratio option, and a consigner stated 72,635 original miles, shake it up and read on!
Indian Fire Red with blackout hood treatment, front and rear spoilers, latticed fastback, and a racy Mach 1 monikered belt line stripe in yellow and white, this car is art in constant motion, even when it's standing still. Iconic polished and black field Mustang wheels are wrapped by raised white letter Goodrich T/A's. Pony up, and foot off the brake pedal, we are going for a cruise, all be it a high speed one, even if we are parked.
A flip of the doors and we could be met with a heavenly AHHHHHHHH sound as we are overwhelmed with white vinyl, pristinely kept tuck and roll centered high back buckets with smooth surrounding bolsters, also in white vinyl, and a corresponding rear bench. These float in a sea of perfect black cut pile carpeting, which is being preserved by nifty multicolored embroidered galloping horses on a tri colored stripe, which present in a black field of carpeted protective floor mat. A shout out to the wood grain centered with surrounding near perfect white door panels with black carpeted lowers, and white knobbed chromed handled cranks. The dash presentation could be met with applause as it is in very original form, twin eyebrow wood grain circular gauge embedded dash with black padded vinyl upper. Moving our eye to the dash center and console, we are met with a factory radio, heater and airflow controls, a “T” handled shift lever. Headliner is nice and tighty whitey and has black seat belts hanging from it. Whoah! horsey, let's check out the drivetrain.
A flip of the hood and we have the money shot. What to my wondering eyes appears a fully restored, very clean, nicely chromed in all the right places 428ci 4V Cobra Jet Ram Air cackling ground pounder, that is backed by a C-6 Cruise-O-Matic tranny, and a 3.91 Traction-Lok rear axle. We need to also mention the Drag Pack with extra oil cooler up front, and passenger side relocated horn. A nice collection of 360 wild horses if I must say so myself!
Being very close to a trailer queen, but driven for enjoyment, we find no runs, drips or rusty errors underneath. Just clean pristine metal panels, solid frame, and a correct Ford blue oil pan and engine block. Whoever said a horse is dumb...is dumb…
With all the right numbers, all the right colors, and all the right engine setup, this top of the line Mustang will not last long here at Classic Auto Mall. It has the correct power steering cooler and correct engine oil cooler. Remember a Pony is a childhood dream, a Mustang is an adulthood treasure.
T-Metuchen NJ Assy Plant
R-428 CUI 4V CJ Ram Air
106102-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 63C- Mustang Mach 1
COLOR Y5-Indian Fire W/Blackout Hood
TRIM 3W-White Clarion Knit Vinyl Mach 1 Hi-Back Bucket Seats
DATE 16J-September 16 1968 Build
TRANS U-C6 Automatic