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True Mach 1, 351W V8, 4 Speed Manual, Pwr Steer, Factory Colors, Marti Report

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • SubModel: Mach 1
  • Type: Fastback
  • Trim: Mach 1
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 31258
  • VIN: 9F02M134056
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 351 Windsor V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: --

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Description

There's not much argument that the 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 isn't one of the best-looking Mustangs of all time, perhaps even one of the best-looking muscle cars of all, too. So with this one, they took one real-deal Mach 1, stuffed it with a smooth-running 351, ordered it with a manual transmission and power steering and then went out to have some fun. If you like your muscle fast AND nimble, this is an awesome choice.
A quick glance at the door tag (or the accompanying Marti Report) will tell you all the important stuff about this SportsRoof Mustang, including that it is indeed a real Mach 1 and that it was originally Code W5 Meadowlark Yellow with a blacked out hood treatment – an original color combination that we absolutely love. Some people would argue that switching to a red or black would've been the more exciting choice during the restoration, and although it may have been more curb appealing to some, a color change like that would've certainly hurt the value of this stock Mach 1. And quite frankly, this is a beautiful shade of yellow for a serious car with a bit of a wild temper. As a result, it's big and bold, with a hint of sophistication, which is how the Mach 1 was positioned when it was new. The bodywork is nice and straight, and they were careful to include all the important details like the hood pins, hood scoop, hood tach, and Mach 1 stripes on the flanks and surrounding the tail panel. Gaps are precise and the paint is holding up very well, showing as a top driver-quality presentation with only very minor signs of use acquire since the vehicle was restored. Simply put, there aren't many cars that look better, especially when dressed up in Mach 1 attire. Even the chrome is nice and shiny, despite much of it being likely original, and the bumpers fore and aft provide great contrast to the light yellow shade.
The interior sticks to the factory specifications and really looks great, including the black seat covers on the high-back buckets. The more luxurious woven seat inserts with red stripes always identify the luxury Mach 1 package, and this one also has a wood-rimmed wheel that feels right, and you know we dig the industrial-strength look of the Hurst shifter coming through the center console. The gauges are in good original condition with only light clouding on the lenses, but that's a pretty minor nit to pick in an otherwise very nicely done interior. The combination of luxury and performance offered in the Mach 1 means that there are wood-grained details on the dash and door panels to warm up the interior plus an AM/FM/Cassette radio in the center stack. Out back the surprisingly spacious rear seat makes the Mustang a surprisingly practical piece of muscle, and the trunk is neatly outfitted with correct plaid mats on the floor-pan and spare tire.
A freshly-detailed 351 cubic inch V8 is based on a Windsor block, which was how this car originally left the factory. It breathes through a stock-style carburetor, but it remains hidden under the air cleaner to help it blend in. In fact, the whole engine was bathed in Ford Blue, including the stamped steel valve covers, so it looks very stock and authentic. A great-sounding dual exhaust system offers the proper Mustang soundtrack and while the undercarriage wasn't restored, it's in very good condition overall. The 4-speed manual transmission was swapped in favor of the 3-speed manual this car was born with (a very welcomed upgrade indeed) and it feeds a 9-inch rear with 3.25 factory gears inside, so it remains a great highway car that doesn't get tiresome on long highway trips. Vintage GT-style wheels with 215/70/14 Cooper Cobra white-letter radials finish the look.
Not destined to be a trailer queen, but this high-end Mustang Mach 1 delivers a lot more performance than you'd expect from a vintage pony, particularly a small block, and looks great doing it. Call today!