REAL-DEAL MACH 1, 428 COBRA JET V8, 4-SPEED, PWR FRNT DISC/STEER, MARTI REPORT!
With Shelbys and Boss Mustangs now commanding solid six-figure price tags, the market on awesome Q-code Mach 1s is on the move. This fantastic Acapulco Blue sportsroof offers a brutal 428 Cobra Jet engine, a 4-speed, and a quality restoration that's perfect for cruising the streets this summer. Its sporty yet luxurious nature makes it a wonderful travelling companion no matter what you're doing.
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 63C, Acapulco Blue with a blacked-out hood, is the car's original color, and it was repainted a few years ago so it has a wonderfully authentic look to it. It's quite shiny, the bodywork underneath is laser straight, and it fits together beautifully. Of course, that satin black hood treatment, yellow Mach 1 decals along the flanks, and the Shaker hood scoop all add to the predatory look, and there's no question that a 428 Mustang is a formidable machine. The chrome bumpers have been re-plated, and all the emblems and badges are either original or exact reproductions. And we have to say that we like the no-nonsense look on a car that's devoid of spoilers or slats so the profile is especially clean. Early Mustangs don't get much better-looking than this.
Black Clarion Knit high-back buckets anchor a well-restored interior, but you know this car was built for combat. The Mach 1 was one of those unique cars that was comfortable anywhere, and that's readily apparent inside where it's an easy combination of luxury and sporty. There's a purity to that philosophy that is immensely appealing, and it's easy to imagine the big block at full song, yet still being comfortable and unruffled inside. Seat covers are correct but showing some age, but the door panels and carpets remain in excellent condition. Original gauges operate as they should, with the AM/FM radio in the dash needing an upgrade. A Hurst shifter with cue ball knob manages the 4-speed manual gearbox, which is really the only way it should be, right? The trunk is clean and has a gas tank protection mat, so it's just waiting to be finished and taken to the next level.
While the Boss 429 might have received all the glory, there's not much doubt that if you wanted a fast Mustang in 1969, a Q-code 428CJ was the better choice. Like all automakers, Ford was playing games with horsepower ratings, pinning this one at 335 horsepower, but performance results and subsequent testing suggest that the real number is closer to 400. The engine was rebuilt with some upgrades and now estimated to be making perhaps 500 real-world ponies. The block and heads have been painted Ford Blue, and there's no missing that cool chrome air cleaner that feeds the big Holley carburetor underneath. Finned aluminum valve covers are a '60s performance trademark and it's quite nicely detailed throughout. The car's dual nature is most apparent in the driveline, where a close-ratio 4-speed manual transmission feeds a set of 3.25 gears on a limited slip, so this one is an easy cruiser that's just a quick right foot away from being outrageously fast. The car is nicely detailed underneath with correct red oxide primer and original markings, a new exhaust system, and staggered shocks in the back. Magnum 500 wheels are correct and wear a set of fat 245/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials.
This is a fantastic opportunity to own the big block Mach 1 you've always dreamed about, and you'll love its split personality. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Marti Report
- Exterior Color
- Acapulco Blue
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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