Mustang Mach 1
Frame Up Restored Mustang Fastback 4.6 Liter 5 Speed
Over the years I've seen a lot of nice cars, but this Carlisle Ford Nationals winning Mustang ranks right up there as one of the nicest modernized pony cars I've ever seen. The amount of detail work that went into this car is unbelievable, and there's virtually no piece of the car that hasn't been smoothed, polished, massaged or altered in some way. From the gorgeous Sizzling Crimson Mica paint to the low mileage 2004 Mustang Mach 1 powertrain, there simply isn't a better option if you're in the market for classic good looks with modern performance.
Starting life in Metuchen New Jersey as a V8 optioned car, this 1969 Mustang was rotisserie restored to better than showroom condition in 2010. During the highly detailed restoration virtually every panel was massaged to perfection with help from CJ Pony and Virginia Classic Mustang. Build receipts show that every nut, bolt, bracket and bushing was sourced as new, as the body was being prepared for its Sizzling Crimson Mica paint. Once that paint hit the metal the result was a flawless finish that really sets off the profile of this 1969 Mustang. Now, unless you're new to the hobby, you know that a car has to be extremely straight to pull off a dark color like that. And you can rest assured that the convex body panels on this car are completely free of waves and the gaps are as tight as the day it rolled off the assembly line. Visually, it's one of the most striking Mustangs I've ever laid eyes on.
A masterful restoration is all about the details both on the surface and below the surface. Complementing that smooth body and mirror-like paint is completely new stainless trim around the windows, grille and fender openings. New quad headlights up front and new three lens Mustang tail lights in the rear provide both functionality and appeal. Chrome bumpers, chrome marker light bezels, chrome reverse light bezels and stainless exhaust tips serve as bright points that contrast against the dark crimson paint. A polished aluminum power antenna and 15 inch Foose Nitrous wheels wearing 215/70/15 Definity tires up front and 275/60/15 Definity tires in the rear add the finishing touches to make this is the kind of car that looks great from every angle.
A good resto-mod is all about taking the virtues of a factory design and incorporating modern elements. Nowhere is that philosophy more present than under the hood where this Mustang transforms from classic to state of the art in the blink of an eye. A silver 305hp DOHC 4.6L modular V8 replaces the original 290hp mill that once resided in the Sizzling Crimson Mica engine bay. That new V8 "mod motor" comes complete with the sensors, fuel pump and Engine Computer Module from the 13,000 mile 2004 Mustang Mach 1 donor car. With all the associated tweaks, the 4.6L is now putting out close to 400hp. In order for the old 1969 chassis to accept its new 2004 heart, a Rod and Custom Motorsports aftermarket engine cradle and front suspension was bolted up. A Ron Francis wiring harness was installed to make sure everything works in unison and The Detail Zone reprogrammed the Mach 1 ECM with new fuel system and emissions data to ensure everything communicates well. A Doc's Blocks radiator, complete with electric fan and complemented by billet specialties overflow tanks and braided hoses looks cool while it keeps everything cool. And finishing out the package is BBK ceramic long tube headers that match the silver Mach 1 engine.
Underneath that striking body and behind that serious motor is more new paint and more serious hardware. The 5-speed manual transmission comes from the same 2004 Mach 1 that donated the DOHC motor. It sends power to a rebuilt Ford 9 inch limited slip rear end that houses 3.91 gears and new Century Axles. Custom welded exhaust, complete with an H pipe crossover, flows from the ceramic BBK headers into stainless Magnaflow mufflers and makes this lamb to lion transformation sound the part. Suspension upgrades abound as the original rear leaf springs benefit from the modern technology of new sub frame connectors and tubular control arms up front. A Laurel Mountain Mustang rear disc power brake conversion combines with power front disc brakes and power steering to give this car ability in the curves that would've been unthinkable in 1969. The suspension is detailed in the same silver paint that adorns the DOHC V8 and looks very good next to the gloss black floor pan and new fuel tank.
The theme of classic design with modern details and practicality continues on the inside. Black Ultraleather fabric covers new door panels and seats that are complemented by trick hidden seatbelt retractors. The 1969 dash features a traditional Mustang clock and full instrumentation from the 2004 Mach 1 donor car. A custom aluminum steering wheel, tilt column with integrated Ron Francis cruise control and Mach 1 pedals will keep you connected to the road. And your own personal driving soundtrack can be played either through the Sony Xplod CD player with Diamond Auto Technology speakers or the Mach 1 floor shifter with Magnaflow mufflers. In case things get too hot, a complete air conditioning system from Vintage Air is piped in through the dash.
This Mustang comes with an autographed plaque for Celebrity Choice Award from the 2010 Carlisle Ford Nationals. Also included in the sale is a book sized stack of build receipts that document the entire restoration process and contain parts numbers for custom pieces such as brake pads and radiator hoses.
You simply can't go wrong with this 1969 Mustang fastback; it's 100 percent complete and offers a modern driving experience with classic good looks. Why not enjoy the fruits of someone else's labor for a fraction of the construction cost? Call today!
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