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1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback project car -- NUMBERS MATCHING

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Location: Sanger, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • SubModel: Fastback
  • Type: Fastback
  • Trim: Mach 1
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 29,458
  • VIN: 0F05H149785
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 351 Cleveland
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Description


This car is currently loaded up on a car hauler that was built in 2014 in Midlothian, TX. It is a 19 ft. dovetail bumper-pull trailer with wood flooring and 7000 lb. tandem axles. I will give the winner of the auction the option to purchase the trailer, separate from this auction, at a very fair price, just to make transport easier for the buyer.We will unload it if the buyer already has his/her own trailer or other means of shipping the car.


Please read the details carefully, as I have tried to answer as many questions as would pop up about this car below. :)

I have a 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 project car for sale. I bought this car in Atlanta, GA several years ago under the pretense that it was numbers matcher - which it turned out to be, and so much more.

The car is a 351 Cleveland 2V/FMX auto. On Mach 1 models, this was a slightly rarer option than the 4V. It is one of the earliest 1970 Mach 1s in existence, rolling off the line on January 4th, 1970. It was such an early 1970 model that it had certain holdover parts from 1969 models -- for example, the manual window rollers were different in 1969 and 1970 Mach 1 Mustangs, and this particular Mach came with holdover 1969 window rollers. It's little things like this that give this particular Mach some unique charm. Before it was disassembled for complete restoration, we were able to get the motor to run, and run strong before the carb flooded, as it was in dire need of a rebuild (butterfly valve was frozen). Only needed new points and condenser to get her to fire up. I took a video of the event just for kicks. As the disassembly portion of the restoration began, we started to realize just how original this car was. The factory toe tag was still attached to the carburetor, as well as the rear axle and transmission. The starter motor, radiator, water pump, etc. -- all original to the car. Everything that had a date code stamped into it matched. Other than panels which have been cut out and replaced with new metal, the car still has the original D-code yellow paint on it from the factory.

As for the 29,XXX miles on the Mustang, there is quite a bit of evidence that points to that mileage being accurate and not ever having rolled over. The car had a few Gulf oil change stickers in the driver's side door jamb which unfortunately were not salvageable, and most of them were very difficult to make out; however, the last of these was dated 1976 with a mileage of 26,XXX. The car was last tagged in the state of Georgia in 1980, and sat from sometime shortly after that pointuntil I purchased it from the original owner's brother, the original owner having passed away, and moved it out to Texas to begin work on it. The biggest indicator nodding to the mileage on the odometer being accurate are the main bearings. Upon inspection, you can clearly see that they are clean and have very, very little wear on them. The difference in wear on these bearings between 29,000 miles and 129,000 miles, particularly on cars this old, would be quite significant.

THIS IS A PROJECT CAR IN NEED OF COMPLETE AND TOTAL RESTORATION. Much of the metal work has already been completed, which is detailed below, by a body shop in Lewisville, TX that specializes in classics and exotics, and the guy who runs the shop did excellent work. The interior of the car, while complete, needs to be overhauled -- it is in need of new carpeting, a new dash pad, new headliner, and the seats need to be recovered. The seat frames themselves are in good shape. The motor likely does not need a complete rebuild, and for originality's sake, might be better off with a top-end rebuild only, but that is at the new owner's discretion. The transmission will need a seal kit due to age and sitting, but with its originality and low miles, may not need a complete overhaul and may be worth keeping as original as possible -- again, this is at the new owner's discretion. The car is missing the following parts: rear bumper (was rusted out when I bought it), windshield (cracked beyond repair when I bought it), back glass (missing when I bought it), deck lid (original rusted out beyond repair). There are no keys, which were also missing when I purchased it. I do not have a Marti report for this Mustang, as we still had many years worth of work ahead of us in the restoration and we already knew what factory options it came with from a free report we ordered directly from Ford.

Now for the good - I have quite a bit of new and/or good, original sheet metal that comes with the car:

- New hood, currently hung on the car for easy transport, but not fully reinstalled with the hinges so that it can be removed for painting

- Extra set of doors that are straight as a laser and overall solid, with only pin holes in the bottom, currently hung on the car for transport but reinstalled with all hardware so as to make removal for painting/further restoration easier

- Original doors (bottom of the shells are rusted, but all hardware/glass/etc. is there, and we purchased the extra set of doors mentioned above as replacement shells)

- New quarter panels, professionally installed

- New floors, professionally installed

- New trunk metal, professionally installed (sides, rear crossmember, brackets)

- New back panel, professionally installed

- New stone guard

- New fiberglass hood scoop

- Original rear spoiler

- All chrome trim original to the car, minus the rear bumper which was no good

To add to the good, here are some more details:

- Clear blue Texas title in my name

- The difficult metal work is done; the car is 98% rust-free at this point

- Parts are packed in boxes accordingly, and sheet metal (save for some extra sheet metal we haven't used yet) is hung back on the car and the motor has been set back into the engine bay, and the car is already loaded on a trailer, making it is ready to ship with very little work involved -- just bring a truck to load up the remaining loose sheet metal, the extra doors, the transmission (which can be set in the trunk of the car for easier transport), and the four or five boxes of parts we have packed up

To add to this, let me reiterate that the car is almost entirely complete. Not in great shape, as the car and its parts are 47 years old at this point, but just about everything is there. Interior trim pieces and all. Almost every single nut and bolt, including the original factory toe tags from the carburetor, transmission and rear axle (we have these stored separately in plastic bags). Very little of what came with the car off the line is missing, aside from the pieces I mentioned above.

It's hard to even find a completed Mach I with this kind of originality for sale for an accurate comparison of its potential value.

Make me an offer!