To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 9F02R134233
Estimate: $ 65,000 - $ 75,000 US
There were five new Mustangs for 1969; they were sportier and offered more Mustang than ever. The Mach 1 was called “wild” and “power-primed” in factory literature and featured the SportsRoof bodystyle and five different “hot” V-8 engines. Among the many model-specific features that were referred to as “GT-type” in nature were a Ram Air shaker hood, Argent-styled steel wheels, high back bucket seats, dual racing mirrors, rim-blow steering wheel, clock, center console, teak-toned woodgrain interior highlights, bright floor pedal pads, low-gloss hood and cowl paint, pin-type hood lock latches, “on-the-move” stripes; competition shocks, springs and stabilizer bar.
Today, the 1969-1970 Mustangs are one of hottest market segments. With eye-catching examples like the Mach 1 offered here, it is easy to see why, especially the fact that this is one of the special cars that received the rare Cobra Jet engines. The R-code 428 CJ was first presented during the 1969 model year. It is reported that the basic strength of the Cobra Jet engine is in a more durable assembly of the crank, rods, pistons, flywheel/flexplate and harmonic balancer. This redesign was calculated to withstand the higher RPM requisites of drag racing.
Our attending specialist forwards that “this is one of the nicest restored Mach 1’s that I have seen.” This also applies to the undercarriage and engine bay, which is highly detailed with all of the proper stickers, claps, hoses and more. The Mach 1 has been restored on a rotisserie in a “ground-up” manner to national prize winning standards with no expense spared. The title states exempt, but the owner believes that the approximately 74,000 miles on the odometer are correct.
The Wimbledon White exterior is ultra-clean and nicely complements the red stripes and black deluxe vinyl interior. The Ram Air 428 CJ V-8 engine is paired with an automatic transmission and the Mach 1 has had Vintage brand air conditioning added. The Mustang also has power steering, power brakes with front discs, fold-down rear seats and AM/FM radio with 8-track tape player. The dash and gauges are “in really nice condition” and the car’s complete photo album of the restoration is included with the car.
Acquire this exciting Mach 1 and move down the road while making your own power play - nothing is left to want on this marvelous musclecar. 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 CJ