Lot 147 - 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1
|Odometer reading||88,234 miles|
|Estimate||£42,000 - £50,000|
1969 was the benchmark year for Ford Mustang in its proliferation of performance names and engines. No fewer than six factory performance Mustang models were available; GT, Boss 302, Boss 429, Shelby GT350, Shelby GT500 and the Mach 1. Additionally, seven variations of V8s were available in the 1969/1970 models; most of these also available in the new Mach 1. The Mach 1 started with a V8 powered ‘Sportsroof’ body and added numerous visual and performance enhancing items such as matt black bonnet treatment, competition suspension, revised wheels with Goodyear tyres, chrome exhaust tips, livery and dealer optional chin spoiler, rear deck spoiler, and rear window louvers. Standard on Mach 1’s was a fierce but cosmetic hood scoop that had integrated turn-signal lights mounted in the back. A more functional option was the signature ‘shaker hood’, an air scoop mounted directly to the top of the motor, used to collect fresh air and so named for its tendency to ‘shake’ above the rumbling V8 below. The interior came complete with teak wood grain details, full sound deadening material and high-back sport bucket seats.
Manufactured at Metuchen, New Jersey on 17th December 1968 this Mustang is in beautiful condition and really needs to be seen to be appreciated. The black paintwork has a very slight tint of red in it and looks stunning in the sunlight. Aesthetically this is such a handsome car and the exterior is complemented by chrome Rostyle wheels, the louvered rear window is a smart addition to the familiar sloping rear window. The black interior is equally impressive, sit in the driver’s seat, turn the key and listen to the roar of the 6990cc V8 engine which is mated to a manual gearbox. Clearly a very well maintained example, the quality of this Ford Mustang deserves close inspection. If you want to own one of the best Mach 1’s available look no further; this one will certainly turn heads.
*Photographs courtesy of Luke Papworth of Hampshire photography
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