Mustang Mach 1/Cobra-Jet/Boss 302 1969-73 – market review 2017-18

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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With prices varying from $40k through to half a mil, it pays to know what you're looking for.

Mustang Mach 1/Cobra-Jet/Boss 302 1969-73 – market review 2017-18

By 1969 the Mustang had fully embraced America’s muscle-car trend with monster engines in one of the lightest bodies available.

Our survey didn’t include the Boss 429 at almost half a million dollars, but arguably it offers a better investment potential than a GTHO Phase 3 for similar money.

In the $80-120,000 range, choices include Boss 302s in excellent order or 428 cubic-inch [7-litre] Cobra-Jet Mach 1s.

Small-block versions of the 1969-70 cars start below $50,000 or you might pick up a 351-powered 1971-73 for less than $40,000.

Asking prices for basic 5.0-litre Mustang coupes have been increasing after lagging for some years behind the less-common 1964-68 cars.

Longer, lower 1971-73s are still the cheapest ‘classic’ Mustangs but hard to find.

Mustang V8 1969-70 $46,765 [11] 

Mustang V8 1971-73 $26,300 [4]

Mach 1 1969-70 $60,825 [19] 

Mach 1 1971-73 $49,240 [13]

Mach 1 Cobra-Jet $102,500 [6] 

Boss 302 $99,975 [5]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2017-18 Muscle Cars Value Guide.

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