NICELY BUILT 351C, A/C, AFTERMARKET AOD, SUPER STRAIGHT BODY AND EXCELLENT PAINT
Mustang fans, this is how you do it right. Take the best-looking Mustang of them all, paint it Calypso Coral, give it a burly 351-inch small block and an overdrive transmission, then go have some fun. Showing only 564 shake-down miles since it was completed, this is an extremely high-quality resto-mod that's ready to cruise or show at any level.
It's hard to tell from photos, but this is one of those rare cars that's even nicer in person than it looks. There's got to be $15-20,000 wrapped up in the paint job alone and it shows. The Calypso Coral paint is just the right shade and the bodywork is excellent in every way. The Mach 1 was arguably the best-looking Mustang of all time, and with upgrades like the Shaker hood, chin spoiler, and rear wing, it certainly looks the part of a high-performance pony. Special Mach 1 pieces like the rocker panel moldings are beautifully finished and the blacked out stripe treatment with '351' callouts is expertly applied. Chrome bumpers sparkle against the bright orange paint and all the stainless trim has been polished up to look great. This is a really impressive car!
The interior has been fully restored to stock specs as well, complete with black Comfort-Weave buckets and a fold-down rear seat for practicality. Looking inside, you'd be hard-pressed to see any of the modifications, and it looks quite stock right down to the woodgrained steering wheel. This is a factory A/C car, so the system was retained and rebuilt and even the original shifter still looks original (more on that in a moment). Crisply restored gauges show vivid markings and bright, clear lenses, and there's an accessory column-mounted tachometer that's a period-perfect upgrade. The workmanship is show-quality throughout and there are almost no signs of use or wear anywhere inside this Mustang and even the clock is fully functional. An AM/FM stereo radio fits neatly in the original radio's slot and doesn't even look that out of place until you really get close and examine it, which is the entire point of this car. The trunk is also correctly finished with reproduction mats and a very clean look.
The engine is a balanced and blueprinted 351 cubic inch Cleveland V8, which means it loves to rev and pulls like a freight train. It's pretty correct under the hood, with a proper Shaker hood scoop, Ford Blue paint on the major components, and a set of attractive finned valve covers that are period-perfect. Upgrades include an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, MSD ignition system, and a slightly larger cam to give it a bit of a lope at idle. The engine bay is nicely detailed with lots of correct features, right down to a reproduction battery. Long-tube headers and a stainless exhaust system with X-pipe give it a spectacular sound and with an AOD 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, this car is an effortless cruiser, particularly with 3.30 gears in the 9-inch rear end. The suspension was lowered to give it just the right stance and those Magnum 500 wheels are arguably the best-looking design of the period.
Beautifully built and ferociously fast, this is a car that nails the resto-mod movement: stock looks, improved performance, and lots of comfort. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Build Receipts
- Marti Report
- Owner's Manual
- Restoration Photos
- Exterior Color
- Calypso Coral
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