1970 Mustang Mach 1
VIN Verified 05 Code Mach 1
Factory M-Code 351
Factory Toploader 4 Speed Transmission
Factory Power Steering
Factory Power Disc Brakes
Rare Factory Tilt Column
Factory Competition Suspension with Rear Sway Bar
Magnum 500 Wheels with BF Goodrich Radial T/A’s
It’s no secret we love our Mach 1’s. We currently have 5 of them in stock as of the writing of this ad. Of course they come in all sorts of varieties like big blocks, small blocks, show cars and projects. The hardest cars to find are the affordable ones with desirable options. This Mach 1 sits right there with great options, solid body and at a very affordable price.
The body on this Mach 1 is a good solid contender. It still wears its original quarters, floors & doors. There appears to be a single repaint in the original Medium Gold Metallic paint. The quarters & doors are still solid and it doesn’t appear this one will need any major panel replacements for a repaint. The hard to find aluminum rocker panels are all still in place and appear to be in good condition. The original floors do have some pinholes in the front pans on close inspection, rear floor pans appear to be nice and the torque boxes look very good. The frame rails and rockers are nice & solid as well. Overall a great example for a driver and a great place to start a restoration when you get to that point.
Inside the interior is still quite stock & original with a really good look. Taking a look around you notice some wear but keep in mind these are mostly original components from 1970. The stock, hard to find parts are still in place. The rare Rim-Blow Steering Wheel is mounted to the Rare Tilt-Steering Column, the Floor Console fits well and the Factory Hurst Linkage & Shift Handle are proudly present. This interior could easily be left as is without needing to address any major issues.
Under the hood the original block is still in place. The closed chamber 11 to 1 high compression heads and cam were replaced with 72 Cobra Jet units to be able to use 92 octane gas without detonation. The cam is just big enough to have a little lope at a cold idle and the engine performs well. When the change was done the short block was rebuilt with new .030 pistons. We do not have any receipts or mileage documentation on the engine though.
The 4-Speed is the desirable wide ratio unit. The wide ratio has a nice, easy first gear. Great for daily driving and the open road. This one still has its original Hurst Competition Plus Shifter and the Factory Hurst ‘T’ Handle.
This Mach was factory optioned with Power Disc Brakes and Power Steering. It is a common misconception that all Mach 1’s came with Power Disc & Power Steering when in fact we see quite a few with neither. These 2 options are really must haves when you want to enjoy your driver.
So here it is. A well optioned Mach 1 with a solid body that is mechanically there and priced in the mid $20’s. Drive this one for the summer and get rolling on some restoration projects when winter hits!