To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 1F05M105250
Estimate: $ 35,000 - $ 40,000 US
Like the original version of the model, the ’71 Mach 1 retained some distinctive features, such as racing-style hood pins, a black finished hood with intakes, and the Mach 1 script on the quarter panel. For a little more money, the Mach 1 could be jazzed up with a rear deck spoiler, Magnum 500 wheels, tinted glass, a console, and a gauge pack, to name a few items.
This Elite Marti Report-backed 1971 Mach 1 has been rotisserie restored in its original color combination of Wimbledon White with Vermillion (red) interior. Originally built in Dearborn, the Ford was a retail order that was sent to Higgins Higdon Ford, Inc. on West Main Street in Boonville, Indiana. The order for the car was received on July 20, 1970 and was built one month and one day later, three days ahead of schedule. It was released on August 24, 1970 and sold on September 19th.
The beautiful SportsRoof design was ordered with an M code 351-cid, 285-hp four-barrel carb Cleveland V-8 engine; which it still runs with the C6 Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission and nine-inch Ford rear end. The already powerful unit was rebuilt approximately 1.5 years ago and has been upgraded with some performance components that consist of Trick Flow Specialties aluminum heads, Comp Cams hydraulic roller street camshaft, roller tip rocker arms, roller timing chain, Edelbrock intake manifold and carburetor and Hooker ceramic-coated headers that are dual to the rear of the car – all accomplished with a gas friendly 9.5:1 compression ratio. The fully restored suspension and brake systems are to stock specifications.
This car was ordered with and retains the Convenience Group elements, factory Selectaire air conditioning, console, complete tinted glass, AM/FM stereo radio, Sport Deck rear seat, Rim-Blow steering wheel, tilt steering wheel, raised white letter tires; power steering and brakes with front discs. The Mach 1 also displays stylish Magnum 500 wheels.
The Marti Report breaks down this car to be one that is truly unique. First off, only 768 Mach1’s received this paint code and only 169 received the Vermillion Mach 1 Sports Interior. Twenty-three had the AM/FM stereo radio, five had raised white letter tires and one was received with the Convenience Group; according to Mr. Marti, this example is the one Mustang built with these color and option protocols. The colors are vibrant and uncommon; the Mustang driving experience is meant to be versatile and personal – this Mach 1 truly stands alone. 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1