Lot 135 - 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1
|Odometer reading||13,670 miles|
|Estimate||£23,000 - £27,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,696|
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. 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. 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.
This powerful genuine, 1970 code 05 Mustang Mach 1 351 Cleveland Auto was restored about 15 years ago with a total strip down and repaint in metallic blue over tan interior. The car had benefitted from an engine rebuild a few years earlier and features an Edelbrock alloy inlet. The list of enhancements includes an upgraded exhaust system, power disc brakes, chrome Mach 1 wheels and plenty of polished parts under the bonnet. The interior is in good condition with a sportsdeck folding rear seat, centre console and a wood rimmed steering wheel. When we fired the car up the noise was as impressive as the looks of this car and we are told she is a joy to drive. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, this is an opportunity to own a classic piece of Americana.
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