A real-deal 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is always a car to get excited about. But when it has been given a nut-and-bolt restoration to make sure that the rest of the coupe is just as genuine and original as its numbers-matching 428 Cobra Jet V8, well then, you can instantly understand the difference between showing up to the car show and winning it all. And yes, the 24,000-mile odometer is actual!
One look at the Marti Report, and it will show you everything you want to see. This sportsroof Mustang is a 63 code Mach 1 in T code Candyapple Red paint with a blacked out hood and that bold Cobra Jet shaker. Proper gold Mach 1 stripes on the side and rear add a touch of upper-class sportiness. And speaking of class, the condition of all the brightwork from the bumpers to the stylized steel wheels is just downright smooth. But above all, the reason why people will stop and stare at this coupe is because of its level of quality. This is one of those fantastic lost cars that spent three decades in storage before going though the kind of restoration you see at Pebble Beach. Today that means an ultra-low mileage coupe that gets all the details right. It has the kind of panel alignment that will make people wonder if even it looked this good when it left the San Jose factory over 45 years ago.
You'll enjoy reviewing the copy of the original window sticker because it will show you the long list of options still in this interior. It starts with the comfortable high back bucket seats with a sporty red line running across the neckline. As you step inside, you'll notice the exceptional condition of the carpets, door panels, and headliner. The wood appearance on the Rim-Blow deluxe steering wheel coordinates with the paneling on the dash, doors, and center console, all of which all adds to the upscale ambiance of the Mach 1. Pay special attention to the level of quality on the materials used in this restoration. You might have sat in Mustangs before, but this one feels like a time machine back to the summer of '69.
This is an R-code Mustang, which means the big block 428 cubic-inch V8 with ram air is under the hood. It's not just that motor looks fantastically authentic down to the correct stamping and chalk makes, but also this is ultra-desirable because you're looking at the original numbers-matching powerplant. You already know the engine bay could win awards on its own just by its presentation, but really take some time to look over the details in the undercarriage photos. Every aspect is crisp and correct right down to the correct red oxide protection paint (yup, you'll be carrying around a mirror to put under this one.) But more than just for showing off, a Cobra Jet Mustang is built to for those who love to drive. Engines from this era were famously underrated, so the impressive 335 hp advertised by the factory was really pushing a mind-blowing 400+ hp. It's mated to a stout Ford C6 three-speed automatic transmission, and it is sent to the road via Ford's nine-inch rear end running a versatile 3.50 ratio. The combination of the Mach 1 package and the big engine further sweetened the deal by automatically getting upgraded to Ford's HD competition suspension. This beefed up the front spindles, shocks, shock towers, and anti-roll bar to make sure that this Mustang could handle the extra muscle. Ford even upgraded the package with the sport exhaust with quad tips (everything can be verified in the detailed Marti report included with the car.) The cherry on top is that all this power can be kept in check thanks to the optional front disc brakes.
Complete with all the right paperwork, including the owner's manual, title docs, Elite Marti Report, and window sticker, this is the ultimate collector edition of the ultimate vintage Mustang. A low-mileage, numbers-matching 428 Mach 1 is just as rare and exceptional as you think it is, so don't miss your opportunity. Call today!!!