1-OWNER, SOUTHERN CAR, WELL-DOCUMENTED, REAL-DEAL MACH-1, 351/290 HP V8, 3-SPEED
With Shelbys and Boss Mustangs now commanding solid six-figure price tags, the market on Mach 1s is on the move. This Black Jade 1969 Mustang Mach 1 is a one-owner car that offers a smooth-running 351 cubic inch V8, a 3-speed manual transmission, and an honest look that's perfect for cruising the streets this summer.
There's not much argument that the '69 Mach 1 is one of the best-looking Mustangs of all time. Aggressive, perfectly proportioned, and with details like the hood scoop and those cool quarter panel vents, it looks every bit the ideal muscle car. Code C Black Jade is the car's original color, and it was repainted in 1984, so it has a wonderfully authentic look to it that could almost pass for original. Of course, the blacked-out hood treatment, Mach 1 stripes along the flanks, and the matching decal out back all add to the predatory look, and there's no question that any fastback Mustang is a desirable machine. The chrome bumpers have probably been re-plated, and all the emblems and badges are either original or good reproductions, with nothing on the car looking too fresh or too old. Early Mustangs don't get much better-looking than this.
Black Clarion Knit high-back buckets anchor a well-preserved interior, but you know this car was built for fun. The Mach 1 is easy to identify from the inside, thanks to the red highlights on the seat backs and the red rubber floor mats that always grab your attention Seat covers are probably original, as are the door panels and carpets, and it is all in very good condition. The gauges offer clear faces and operate as they should, with the original AM/FM radio in the dash delivering some entertainment. Nice to see a console in a Mach 1, which neatly bridged the sport and luxury sides of the Mustang's personality, and the 4-speed still shifts with precision. In back, there's a fold-down seat that makes the fastback the most practical of Mustangs and the trunk offers a correct mat, full-sized spare, and jack assembly.
While the Boss 302 might have received all the glory, if you wanted effortless power without a gas-hungry big block, the 351 was the better choice. Like all automakers, Ford was playing games with horsepower ratings, pinning the M-code 351 4-barrel at 290 horsepower, but performance results and subsequent testing suggest that the real number is probably a bit more. The big air cleaner, valve cover, and water pump all wear proper Ford Blue engine enamel, and a few reproduction decals help add authenticity. Like the rest of the car, it's mostly original and in good order thanks to just one loving owner, but we do see a lot of new parts, including a fresh fuel pump and a thick radiator up front. The 3-speed manual gearbox feeds a 3.00 rear end, making this a very easy car to live with on the highway. The car is solid underneath, although not detailed for show, and the exhaust sounds just about right for a vintage Mustang. Styled steel wheels are correct and wear a set of 215/70/14 blackwall radials.
Documented with the original window sticker and a lifetime of maintenance receipts, this is about as honest as Mustangs get. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Maintenance Records
- Original Window Sticker
- Exterior Color
- Black Jade
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