When you see a first-year Mach 1 with sleek paint and a Q in the
VIN, it makes for something quite special. So this 1969 Ford
Mustang Mach 1 is the growling classic sports car with the bold
attitude you've been waiting for.
Candyapple is truly a legendary Mustang color. After all, the bold
red makes people stand up and take notice, and that's exactly what
you want on one of the boldest Mustangs ever made. So that's why
it's nice to see a sleek respray of this ultra-desirable
factory-correct color. Then again, this Mach 1 never had trouble
getting attention. The hood alone is a great aggressive piece with
its large scoop, locking pins, and full blacked-out treatment. Then
add in more features such as the chin spoiler, side stripes, and
rear Mach 1 stripe, and you see this car's full dark side. The idea
is to keep the exterior as authentic as possible, and so you even
have Magnum 500 wheels with reproduction Firestone Wide Oval
More of the sporty attitude continues inside. In fact, while the
exterior is red with black accents, that's reversed inside. The
high-back bucket seats have the correct Ford knit-style pattern and
an awesome red streak going across the top. This coordinates nicely
with the addition of red floor mats. There are plenty of nice
classic-style features, like the wood paneling, center console, and
even the factory AM radio is still on display. Overall, it gives
you the right mix of vintage features while still making it easy to
hop in on a whim and go for a drive.
The engine bay is ready to showcase right now. It likes to keep the
same classic and clean look like the rest of the coupe. The
powerplant has a freshened-up look with the Ford blue paint, and
there's a powerful style with the finned valve covers and Cobra Jet
callout on the big air grabber. This is not the original 428 motor,
but it's still a proper large FE block. It inhales deeply with a
four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with a terrific tune from
the H-pipe dual exhaust. Ford's three-speed transmission is an
ideal pairing that's stout enough for the power while also being an
easy-cruising automatic. The same goes for features like power
steering, power brakes, and front discs.
The sale comes with some nice paperwork. The buildsheet shows off
the proper Q-code, and the Marti Report shows it was actually first
sold just down the street from where it was built in Dearborn! So
you have a powerful coupe that also has a pretty cool history. Call
1969 Ford Mustang
Location:Concord, North Carolina
Exterior Color:Candy Apple Red
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