GREAT LOOKING MACH 1 W/ 351 CLEVELAND V8, AUTO, POWER STEERING, MARTI REPORT
Sorry sleeper fans, this 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is definitely not about keeping a low profile. Instead, the vivid yellow with black Mach 1 graphics make a statement that practically dares other cars to give it a go. And with a stout 351 cubic inch V8, this real-deal Mach 1 will more than hold its own on the streets and looks fantastic doing it.
If you're going to own a 1971 Mustang Mach 1, you should probably own one that's the defining color like this: bright yellow. It just looks right. Thanks to a high-grade restoration a few years ago, this slick Mustang cuts a high profile wake through ordinary traffic and if you like the later fastbacks, you have to admit that they don't get much more attractive than this. The ram air hood with locking pins, the chin spoiler, and the rear wing all contribute to its high-performance credentials, and for the most part, all that gear is totally functional and part of the package. Once the paint was prepped and polished, correct Mach 1 stripes were applied to the hood and deck lid, along with the hockey sticks down the sides and Mach 1 callouts, a look that just seems right on the long, low Mustangs. Fit and finish are quite good and the body-colored urethane front bumper was a popular option throughout the industry, giving the Mach 1 a much sportier look than its chrome-laden cousins. Of course, there's still a bit of shiny stuff around the windows and out back, and don't worry, they made sure to buff it up to match the bodywork.
The handsome ginger interior is fairly stock and is how this car was ordered, a pleasing complement to the high-impact exterior and a nice alternative to the commonly-seen black interiors. The original buckets have been reupholstered and look quite stock, and when they work this well, there's really no need to replace or upgrade. New carpets recreate the original weave and texture, and the door panels feature wood inserts to add a little warmth to the upscale Mach 1. The instruments are way down deep in a set of round nacelles, along with auxiliary dials in the center of the dash. A factory center console has one of the earliest armrests that's actually useful as an armrest, and there's a newer JVC AM/FM/CD stereo system neatly installed in the dash. The B&M shifter lends an aggressive look and manages the 3-speed automatic transmission without a second thought in the heat of combat. There's also a good-sized trunk with correct mat and full-sized spare with matching cover.
And you will enjoy driving quite a bit thanks to the burly 351 cubic inch V8 under the hood. Topped by a 4-barrel carburetor and wearing a functional ram-air air cleaner, it has a definitely high-performance look. Ford Blue paint looks great against the satin black engine bay and other than a fresh Holley 4-barrel carburetor and a bit of a lopey camshaft inside, it appears largely stock. The exhaust system is much like the original, so it's smooth and never obnoxious, and while the chassis isn't detailed for show, it doesn't have any red flags, either. A fat front sway bar, disc brakes, and a 9-inch rear end are all welcome upgrades on a car that's going to get driven. Cool Magnum 500 wheels look great, even on the later body style, and carry 225/60/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials all around.
If you don't mind the attention, this is a flat-out awesome car to drive. Documented with a Marti Report and some manuals, it offers a great combination of show and go. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Marti Report
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Medium Yellow Gold
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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