DOCUMENTED, 351 CLEVELAND, 4 SPEED, 9" REAR, VERY NICE ORIGINAL BUILD, A+++
If there's one thing we're sure of, 1970 Mustangs don't sit around for long, and when they're as spectacular as this Grabber Blue 1970 Mach 1, we can almost guarantee it'll sell to the first guy who steps up to the plate. With a recent, high-quality restoration, this gorgeous Sportsroof delivers everything you want in a vintage pony car.
Grabber Blue is this car's original color, and no other car wears it better. It's high profile, so it's a good thing that the Mach 1 delivers a one-two punch of vivid colors and great detailing, with a hood scoop, chin and deck lid spoilers, and a very aggressive demeanor. The smooth bodywork stands up to close scrutiny with good gaps and straight panels, making this car stand out in an already very crowded field. The paint is modern urethane, so there's a depth to it that you couldn't get in 1970 and with satin black stripes and those attractive Mach 1 rocker panel moldings, it looks long, low, and seriously mean. Bright chrome bumpers, a properly blacked-out tail panel, and reproduction Mach 1 graphics all work to give this car a very polished and very correct look.
Black Comfort-Weave buckets were the top choice in your Sportsroof in 1970 and they're in very good condition given that they're almost 45 years old! The interior has only been restored as needed, and the overall look is one of care and maintenance, not a catalog buying spree. It does have new door panels and recent carpets that fit well with the other components, and a center console housing a Hurst shifter is a welcome sight in your Mach 1. The original gauges are a little faded but there's no reason to replace them given the car's authenticity and even the factory-issued radio still lives in the dash. Woodgrained details on the door panels, dash, and console warm up the Mach 1 interior, reminding us that there was a bit of luxury mixed in with all that horsepower, and fold-down rear seats make the Mustang Sportsroof one of the most practical muscle cars of all time. The trunk area is correctly finished with a plaid mat and space-saver spare with jack assembly.
Under that Shaker hood scoop you'll find a strong-running 351 cubic inch V8, rebuilt to stock specs and wearing bright Ford Blue engine enamel for a very correct look. It's often easy to get carried away with the chrome and horsepower upgrades, but this car nails the little stuff with reproduction hoses with proper stampings, correct hardware, and even a proper yellow-top coil that really makes a difference. It's a strong runner, too, with a great dose of bottom-end torque and nimble small block handling that's enhanced by power steering and brakes. Backed by a 4-speed manual and a 9-inch rear with 3.25 gears inside, it's a fantastic car to drive. The underside features a lot of new components, including a reproduction exhaust system, gas tank, and a nicely detailed rear end, all showcased against undercoated floors that appear to be in excellent shape. Magnum 500 wheels should have been standard equipment because they look so right, and they're rolling inside a set of recent Firestone radials.
Documented with a Marti Report, this great-looking Mach 1 is the car you've been dreaming about since you were a kid. Isn't it time you put it in your garage? Call today!
- AM Radio
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Marti Report
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum