Lot 294 - 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Cobrajet
|Odometer reading||11,459 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £29,680|
The Ford Mustang was originally introduced in August 1968 as a package for the 1969 model year, with the Mach 1 title adorning performance, oriented Mustang offerings until the original retirement of the moniker in 1978. As the performance war continued, the Mustang's platform and engine bay were progressively redesigned to accommodate larger engine blocks. Late in the 1968 model year, the 428ci Cobra Jet FE engine was introduced in a small group of Mustang GTs. This was a strong performer and indicated the direction of the 1969 Mustang. However, 'GT' wasn't a name that would initiate images of street screeching performance; hence the introduction of the Mach 1 title. The Mach 1's original recipe was simple; it started with a V8 powered 'Sportsroof' body and added numerous visual and performance enhancing items such as matte black hood treatment, hood scoop (including optional Shaker scoop), competition suspension, chrome pop-open gas cap, revised wheels and tyres, deluxe interior and optional chin spoiler, rear deck spoiler, and rear window louvers.
Owned by the previous owner for over 36 years, this deeply cherished example of Fords premium pony-car has recently been extensively restored. The current owner took the car back to bare-metal and started from scratch using the correct paint colour that it left Dearborn with back in 1970. It should also be noted that this is one of just three export vehicles built for the UK in 1970. It also benefits from the 428ci (seven litre) engine with Shaker inlet, Edelbrock aluminium racing heads, three-speed gearbox, high lift cams (lightened and balanced), Holly Dominator inlet manifold and Carter 750cfm carburettors. The interior has also been restored with new seat covers and door panels. Even the wheels are the correct items and sourced from the USA. An extremely well presented and meticulously prepared example.
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