1969 Ford Mustang – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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1969 Mach 1 1969 Mach 1

Looks neat enough, and is priced very well – could be worth investigating!

The late 70s saw, arguably, Ford’s Mustang at the height of the big engine, light chassis muscle car ethos.

The first generation Mustang Mach 1 arrived in 1969 and shared the dealership floor with other iconic performance variants including: the Boss 302, Boss 429, Shelby GT350 and GT500.

The Mach 1 package was available only on the fastback body and gained various exterior styling details such as the matte black bonnet, bonnet pins, bonnet scoop (with optional shaker), optional chin spoiler, rear deck spoiler and louvres.

The package included the 351 Windsor two-valve with a three-speed manual as standard. A four-valve 351 was available as an option, as was the 390ci FE V8, topped off by the 428 Cobra Jet V8 which itself was available with a "drag pack".

The Mustang here embodies those late-60s hero cars, and to the untrained eye – looks like a real deal Mach 1.

Look a little closer, and the car is missing the bonnet pins and under the bonnet sits a smaller 302.

The seller has listed the vehicle as a Mach 1 Mustang, though it may be better to approach the price as a standard model with some modifications and upgrades.

The car features a "hot" 302 and four-speed manual, power brakes, GT wheels and is finished in Grubber Blue.

The seller states that the car has been restored with "new and old parts" including the floor.

While details about the car are light, it’s priced well and could be worth investigating for those who are interested in undertaking a restoration project, or are just after a casual and mean-looking weekend cruiser.

The car is based on the Gold Coast and is listed for $38,000. You can check out the full listing here!

 

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