1969 Ford Mustang
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Classic Car Overview
By 1969, the muscle car wars were in full swing between all of the American car manufacturers. Each year, the different brands were continuing to up the ante, bringing out faster cars and bigger engines in an effort to one up each other. It didnt take long for certain customers to find out about Chevrolets COPO ordering program which allowed those in the know to option their otherwise unassuming Camaros with 427ci V8s from the larger sedans and Corvette and Ford needed a response to this. 1969 saw the first major revision to the Mustang platform where it grew in length and width while the design got more muscular in the process. The Mach 1 package gave buyers the ability to get the exact car they want, a choice of axle ratios, transmissions, engines, exterior trims and colors helped buyers get the exact cars that they wanted and meant that whether you wanted to equip your Mach 1 for daily driving or drag racing, it was possible from the factory.
This 1969 Mustang Mach 1 is one of the highest performing specifications available for the year. Optioned with a Q-Code 428ci Cobra Jet V8 and a C6 Automatic transmission, it was specced for drag racing and was put on the track in Florida until the mid-1970s. Under the hood, lays a Carroll Shelby designed 428 Cobra Jet V8 with a 4 barrel carburetor putting out 335 Horsepower and with gobs of low end torque for getting off the line on a drag strip. This was paired with Fords notoriously stout C6 automatic gearbox which helped keep the times consistent and was strong enough to put up with hours at the track running the quarter mile. When this car was optioned, the first owner was still interested in having a nice car to drive back and forth to the track and chose an outstanding color combination of Candy Apple Red with a blackout hood treatment and high back bucket seats in comfort weave upholstery on the interior. According to the Marti report which is included, the car was produced 4/9/1969 and arrived to its first owner on 4/26/1969.
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After the Mach 1 was decommissioned from racing, it sat in storage for decades before it was purchased by a Florida based Mustang specialist in the late 1980s who had his sights set on restoration. He went through the body and added a factory air conditioning system but the project was just not getting finished and in 2017, he sold it to the current owner about 90% complete. Once the car arrived in the Pacific Northwest, the car was entirely re-restored to the highest quality and with a setup more tailored to the local region. The bodywork was carried out by Bernards Autoworks who laid down a fantastic coat of the original shade of Candy Apple Red and all of the mechanical work was taken care of by Bel-Kirk Mustang in Bellevue, WA. As one of the oldest and most experienced vintage Mustang specialist in the country, they knew exactly what to do to set this car up perfectly to keep the original feel of the car while making it far more usable. Under the car, they stuck with the 428ci Cobra Jet V8 and C6 automatic but added composite leaf springs to give a better ride and better handling while also installing a 3.75 rear axle with posi-traction along with an aluminum driveshaft for better off the line acceleration and an easier time putting the power down. The stock air conditioning system was improved with a modern compressor and a significantly upgraded cooling system with 3 electric fans, an aluminum radiator and external transmission cooler keeps this car and the passengers happy on even the hottest days. The classic Mach 1 Magnum 500 wheels are wrapped in BFGoodrich Comp 2 Radials and what came stock as an AM radio, has now been upgraded with AM/FM Capabilities. In the world of classic Mustangs, the Mach 1 name has taken on a legend of its own and with good reason as it is one of the fastest and best looking classic Mustangs produced. This Mach 1 has been thoroughly sorted and will be happy to join you at your local car show or ripping off quarter mile pulls at the drag strip for years to come.
Marti Report Included
428 Cobra Jet V8
C6 Automatic Transmission
Finned Aluminum Valve Covers
Gold Mach 1 Striping
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- Classic Car ID101781371
- Stock NumberC2045
- CategoryMuscle & Pony Cars
- Body StyleN/A
- Exterior ColorCandy Apple Red
- Interior ColorBlack
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