Classic Car Overview
Mustangs dont get much better than this 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback. Aside from maybe a Boss or perhaps a Shelby, a Mach 1 is at the top of every collectors wish list. This one packs an M-code 351 Cleveland motor, a manual gearbox, a very unusual color combination, and a ton of documentation. Its already won a lot of awards, so maybe its time to put this A-list pony in your garage. Repainted recently, this very unusual code 2 New Lime Mach 1 fastback looks like a million bucks. Well, maybe not a million, but these have been inching up in value pretty much every year, indicating that there are more than a few collectors out there who appreciate their good looks and brilliant performance. The finish is rendered in modern urethane, which gives the stunning light green hue a depth that the original finish just couldnt match, and the satin black stripes with 351 callouts on the hood seem to hover above the surface. The panel work is quite good, and since it has already been driven you know you wont hurt it, which is a good thing since youll probably want to drive it every chance you get. The ribbed moldings along the rockers are crisp, and the rear window louvers and spoilers are the same satin black as the stripes, all of which give this Mach 1 a very predatory look, and yes, thats a hood tach which is one of the coolest accessories of all time. Inside youll find-what else?-Fords Comfort-Weave black bucket seats, and they fit the Mach 1 like a tailored suit. All the soft parts, including the seats, door panels, dash pad, and headliner have been restored, and new carpets finish the floors. The instruments show quite well and the woodgrained inserts on the dash, door panels, and center console are in good condition, giving this sporty Mustang a contrasting luxury feel inside. The original AM radio has been replaced by a modern AM/FM/cassette unit that still looks quite authentic, a nice touch that suggests that the restorers believed in originality. The gauges all work although the rim-blow steering wheel does not, which is common on these cars. Theres also a wood shift knob for the 3-speed manual gearbox, and youll be pleased by how easily it falls to hand and how naturally quick shifts happen. Open the deck lid and youll find the trunk offers a reproduction mat and a surprising amount of space, especially with the fold-down rear seat. Travelling is exactly what youll want to do once you hear that 351C under the hood bark to life. In the world of Fords, there are two versions of the 351 cubic inch small block, and the high-revving Cleveland is the one to own for performance. Restored to stock specs, the Ford Blue powerplant still wears its original air cleaner and stock valve covers, along with a 4-barrel carb. Other details are correct as well, including the hose clamps, decals, and the Ford Blue engine enamel. The aforementioned 3-speed powers the original 9-inch rear, which carries comfortable gears inside, making this a fine highway cruiser when youre not running hard. A fresh exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers sounds spectacular and it rides on a set of unusual 14-inch steel wheels with Deluxe wheel covers (yes, theyre hubcaps!) and 205/60/14 white letter radials. Documentation includes a Marti report, factory build sheet, owners manual and restoration photos, so you can buy this one with confidence. You simply wont find a nicer Mach 1 for less money anywhere. Call today!