Lot 153 - 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 351 Q-Code Ram Air Cobra Jet Fastback

Lot 153 - 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 351 Q-Code Ram Air Cobra Jet Fastback

Lot 153 - 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 351 Q-Code Ram Air Cobra Jet Fastback

Lot Number 153
Registration BNT 307K
Chassis Number 2F05Q224657
Engine Number 224657
Odometer reading 49,389 miles
Estimate £29,000 - £36,000
  • Rare factory Hurst four-speed manual
  • Fitted with many desirable options
  • Exceptional example

The Ford Mustang 351 Cobra Jet holds a special place in the 60 year history of the Ford Mustang. Introduced in 1969 as a high-performance option, with its sleek design and formidable power, the Mustang 351 Cobra Jet quickly gained a reputation as a street racer's dream. Underneath the bonnet laid a potent 351cui Cleveland V8 engine, tuned to deliver an impressive output of over 300bhp. This robust powertrain, combined with other performance enhancements such as upgraded suspension and Ram-Air, made the 351 Cobra Jet a force to be reckoned with on both the drag strip and the open road.

The car we have here is an extremely well specified Q-code example fitted with the top of the range four valve Cleveland V8 and optional ‘Ram Air Cobra jet’, a rare option which forces cold air into the engine at high revs and increases the power produced. It is also a rare factory fitted Hurst four-speed manual car with optional 3.50 Traction-Lok differential. Other optional equipment includes power steering, power front disc brakes, Mach 1 sports interior, triple sports dial console, foldable sports deck rear seats and Magnum 500 chrome wheels. A Marti report accompanies the car, confirming the original specification as Bright Red with black vinyl bucket seats, four-speed manual, as we see it today.

The car was imported into the UK in 2011 by a Mr Wessell, at which point the mileage was around 34,000, which is understood to have been the genuine mileage. Many upgrades were fitted during Mr Wessells ownership including a Centreforce clutch, KYB sports adjustable shocks, performance rear leaf springs, uprated rear sway bar, MSD electronic ignition, K&N air filter and many other small upgrades. The car was then sold to a Mustang enthusiast in 2013 who would go on to keep the car until 2020. During this tenure, a further £11,932 was spent further upgrading the car, an FST 750 carburettor was fitted, the engine was removed and inspected by Williams Bros Racing who confirmed the engine had previously been rebuilt with an upgraded camshaft, Harland Sharp rockers, new lifters and pushrods. A stainless steel exhaust was fabricated with Sanderson shorty headers, 2.5” straight pipes through to 24” Cherry Bomb back boxes, which provides an absolutely incredible soundtrack. A new heater core was also fitted, a gearbox refresh was undertaken, new rear Koni shocks, a reversing camera fitted and many other smaller jobs. The car was then fully detailed and ceramic coated and now looks excellent.

The car now presents in excellent order, there are a handful of paint chips here and there and a small piece of corrosion on the right side outer sill, just in front of the rear wheel area, but overall the car is truly an excellent example and ticks many boxes.
The car is supplied to auction with a comprehensive history file containing the original owners manual and a copy of the original purchase invoice, a RetroFord magazine feature on the car and a V5C registration document. Consigned by Fraser Smith

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