This 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Packs Factory Muscle, Will Trade Rust for Trust

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 has been the topic of much debate—while certain fans were seeking a more hardcore approach for the mode that effectively replaced the Shelby GT350, others are perfectly happy with the current mix. However, as anybody who’s into classic muscle will tell you, this is hardly the case with the original Mach 1, whose iconic status remains unchallenged. But what about those of us who weren’t around or didn’t have the chance to grab one back in 1969 when the special was born?

One could always grab a ’69 Mach 1 and build it into a dream, and we’ve got an example of a starting point right here.

While this might seem difficult to believe nowadays, the original Mach 1 was the one that sent the GT to the reserve bench. And its success was based on offering a mix of performance features—proper muscle was joined by a beefed-up suspension—along with visual goodies such as the SportSlats (the rear window louvers), the hood scoop, chrome bits, and others.

As for this particular unit, rust hasn’t spared it, whether we’re talking about the body panels or bits such as the battery tray (the floor panels have reportedly been fixed in the past). Oh, and, as you can easily notice, the front and rear valances are not present.

Nevertheless, its seller, Georgia-based HB Mustangs, states that “the car is straight and [shows] no signs of being wrecked,”

In addition, the cabin is loaded with plenty of old parts that can be used by anybody wishing to bring the ‘Stang to its former glory—it’s no secret that the vehicle is in need of a complete restoration.

Speaking of the interior, the majority of the elements are still in place, albeit with many of them requiring serious attention, and we can mention the high front seats and folding rear seat.

It’s worth noting that the factory M-code 351 Windsor V8—this was rated at 250 hp and 355 lb-ft (481 Nm)—and FMX three-speed automatic are on the vehicle. And while we’re talking original parts, we’ll also mention that the VIN is stamped on the driver’s side apron, while the door tag and rear tag are in place.

With a price of $14,250, this 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is being offered with a clean title and, of course, eagerness to return to the roads that were once graced by its presence.

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