STRONG RUNNING 351CI, FMX AUTO TRANS, BRAND NEW A/C SYSTEM, FUN MUSTANG COUPE
Just when you thought all the affordable Mustangs were gone, this 1970 coupe shows up with potent V8 power and a great high-performance look. With the fastbacks getting all the coverage, this coupe will stand out at any show and still offers the same great driving experience that all vintage Mustangs deliver.
Dark colors always look good on a Mustang, and with a repaint just a few years ago, this one has a lot of style. The coupe neatly blends the aggressiveness of the fastback with a more conservative look, creating a car that looks fast but fits in anywhere. Paint and bodywork are good, and this has never been a rusty car, so the sheetmetal is straight and it has a nice shine. Gaps are good, panel alignment is straight, and it's clear someone took their time putting it together. They didn't bother with fake scoops and wings, not even a set of stripes, and a lot of Mustang enthusiasts will argue that the front-end of the 1970 models was the best ever fitted to Ford's pony car. It's got a clean, smooth look that's very appealing. Chrome trim is a combination of excellent original stuff and restored items, adding just enough flash to retain the 1960s look.
The interior is mostly stock with a few upgrades that make it a lot of fun to drive. The high-back buckets wear what might very well be the original blue vinyl seat covers, and it looks quite upscale inside. The door panels are also probably original, as is the center console. The factory gauges in their deeply inset panel are all fully functional and are visible through the spokes of a custom steering wheel with a matching blue rim. The original radio is gone, replaced by an AM/FM/CD stereo head unit fits in the original radio's slot without modifications, and new Mustang-logo floor mats have been installed to protect the carpets. You'll note that this car came equipped with factory A/C, which is all new and uses R-134a refrigerant.
The engine is a 351 cubic inch Cleveland V8. Originally fitted with a 2-barrel carburetor and rated at 250 horsepower, it's significantly more muscular today thanks to an Edelbrock intake manifold, a 4-barrel carburetor, and a Comp Cam. A big Edelbrock air cleaner announces the upgrades pretty clearly, but things like the valve covers are traditional Ford Blue so it should look familiar enough. It's linked to a FMX 3-speed automatic and a rock-solid 9-inch rear with easy-cruising 3.00 gears inside. Looking around underneath, you'll see newly-installed floor pans that shore up the foundation of the car and new shocks out at the corners. Long-tube headers and Thrust mufflers give it a snarling, cackling exhaust note that's definitely going to generate attention, and those aluminum wheels wearing white-letter radials look great.
Significantly more muscular than stock yet very reasonably priced, this over-achieving small-block coupe delivers big thrills when you're behind the wheel. Call today!
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- Engine Size
- 351 Cleveland V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Body Color
- 85,948 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
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- Center Console