CALYPSO CORAL BEAUTY, FRESH RESTORATION, 408 STROKER, TREMEC 5-SPEED, R134A A/C!
Is this the best-looking Mustang of all time? Hard to argue against the 1970 Sportsroof, particularly when it's dressed in Calypso Coral like this Mach 1. Powered by a 408 inch stroker motor and sitting on a lowered suspension, it would be easy to dismiss this as just another resto-mod, but under the skin, it's actually quite authentic, combining the very best of yesterday and today.
Long, lean, and mean, this Mach 1 definitely has the right look. The paint and bodywork are really nicely done, with good panel alignment and single-stage Calypso Coral (which is Ford for bright orange) that looks like a million bucks. You can see how deep the reflections are in the sides of this car, suggesting a lot of time invested in getting the base metal into shape before any paint went on. It wears a few upgrades like the chin spoiler, rear window slats, deck lid spoiler, and even a Shaker hood scoop, all of which should be warning signals to the unwary fool who rolls up next to this car at a red light. Correct satin black Mach 1 stripes and call outs were installed once the paint was dry, and the correct Mach 1 rocker panel moldings help emphasize the car's long, lean look. Bright chrome bumpers and stainless window surrounds look right at home on this vintage pony and it all polishes up beautifully.
The black interior sticks with the stock setup for maximum appeal. The red inserts on the Comfort Weave buckets is a Mach 1 feature that helps break up all that black, as does the woodgrained steering wheel and matching center console. Aimed at a performance buyer who wanted a little luxury, there's more faux timer on the instrument panel and the door panels, all of which is in good condition. Factory gauges are recessed into deep round pods with a set of aftermarket dials neatly installed down on the console. This car came equipped from the factory with air conditioning, which now uses modern hardware and R134a refrigerant for maximum efficiency, making this a car that you can drive anywhere, anytime. A Hurst T-handle shifter manages a 5-speed manual gearbox, another thoughtful upgrade that pays big dividends in drivability. The back seat looks almost new and the trunk is fully outfitted with a reproduction mat and matching spare tire cover.
A 351 cubic inch V8 was the Mach 1's original engine, with the one in this car bored and stroked to a very substantial 408 cubic inches. Big block power in a small block package makes for ferocious performance, and when it's dressed like this one, most folks won't even know what hit 'em. Ford Blue on the air cleaner and engine keeps with the factory look, and aside from the newer A/C compressor, aftermarket ignition coil, and aluminum radiator, this car isn't' too far from the show field, either. It starts and runs beautifully, with a cackling exhaust note that comes courtesy of long-tube ceramic-coated headers, an X-pipe, and aggressive mufflers that sound brilliant. The 5-speed manual transmission offers a deep overdrive gear, so having 3.50 gears in the 9-inch rear means it's a fantastic driver in all situations. The chassis is finished much like it would have been originally, with red oxide primer on the floors, beefy sway bars, and power steering. The lowered stance looks awesome and allows the polished Torque Thrust wheels and staggered Nitto radials to really fill the fenders.
The very best cars show off their quality at a glance, and this incredible Mach 1 delivers not only beauty, but performance to match. Call today!
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
- Front Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Calypso Coral
- Transmission Spec
- Tremec TKO500
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