Mustang Mach 1 1969 Model
Mustang Mach 1 1969 Model
The Ford Mustang was successfully introduced in April 1964 as a sporty "pony car" to attract younger buyers into Ford products. After a few years of development, Ford saw the need to create performance Mustangs to compete with GM and their release of the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird.
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). The Mach 1 package was only available in the 'Sports Roof' body style (previously known as the 'Fastback never on the hardtop or convertible.
The late 1960s was one of the most turbulent periods in modern American history. A world away, the Vietnam War was sending shockwaves to US shores, causing abundant social unrest and change. Two civil rights pioneers, Dr. Martin Luther King and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, were gunned down in cold blood within a few months of one another in 1968.
Car enthusiasts, however, remember the period for different reasons. We remember The War--the war staged at traffic lights and drag strips from coast to coast. Call it a civil war of sorts. Chevy versus Ford versus Chrysler across the US.
The '69 Mach 1 debuted with raging success. The Mustang fastback had evolved into a super slippery flat back body. Some say that there has never been a better looking Mustang fastback in the marque's history.
In 1969 endurance driver Mickey Thompson took three Mach 1 Mustangs to the Bonneville Salt Flats for a feature in Hot Rod magazine, in the process setting 295 speed and endurance records over a series of 500-mile and 24-hour courses.
Aston Martin and James Bond are practically one in the same. And Bond's new DB10 is a pretty nifty ride. But let’s take a trip back to the 1971 film Diamonds Are Forever, where Bond isn’t driving around in a British supercar, but rather, an American muscle car. This 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is Bond’s getaway car of choice as he eludes the Las Vegas PD with Tiffany Case in the passenger seat.
This near perfect example that we have for sale must be one of the lowest mileage Mustang Mach 1’s in South Africa. Like all American cars it has had only two minor customized tweaks to individualize it from the rest. The wheels have been changed and a Pontiac GTO Style rpm gauge has been incorporated into the bonnet.
The rest of the car is all 100 % pure original Pony Styled Mustang. The car has the original factory standard 351 cubic inch motor straight from the factory unmodified. The exhaust is the original factory full system and is accompanied with the original 600 Holy Carbs. The interior must be one of the best most original and cleanest of any US Muscle car from this era.(When we say immaculate we mean it)The car has been maintained by one of the Best Muscle Car Experts in South Africa.
The car has a meager 17000 miles from brand new and is an Original Matching numbers Example. It also comes with the Original Factory Build Sheet to justify all that we have mentioned.
Transmission type: Automatic
Vehicle colour: Red/Black
Mileage: 17000 miles
Interior colour: Beige
Number of doors: Two Doors
Driver side: Left Hand Side
Motor size (CC): 351 cubic inch V8
Owner's Manual: Yes
Service History: Yes
Price : R850000-00