Mustang Mach 1
Restored Numbers Matching Mustang Mach 1 428 CJ 4 Speed
- *428 Cobra Jet V8
- *Toploader 4-speed
- *Ford 9” / 3.50 gears
- *Black Clarion Knit interior
- *Black Jade Green exterior
- *Power front disc brakes
- *Marti Auto Works report
From rare 60s Shelbys to Fox body SVOs, the Mustang camp has ALWAYS provided it's fans with a whole portfolio of unique options and fabled powertrains that become instant classics as soon as they hit the showroom floor. And while certain ponies, like six figure Boss 302s are nice to invest in and look at, Mach 1s are a perfect example of where the market is heading: collector cars that are not only unusual and rare, but also big fun on the road. If you can find a pedigreed Mach 1 that has been correctly restored and has all the right hardware, you can get a serious investment grade classic for fun driver money. In November of last year we sold this “(external) 428 4-speed pony”: http://www.rkmotorscharlotte.com/inventory/1969-Ford-Mustang-Mach-1/132628 for $65K! And in January of 2011, we sold this rare “(external) Lime Gold car”: http://www.rkmotorscharlotte.com/inventory/1969-Ford-Mustang-Mach-1/132214 for $65K as well! Packing a top dog, numbers matching 428 Cobra Jet engine and a tough Toploader 4-speed transmission, this stunning 1969 Mustang Mach 1 is the perfect big block pony car for anyone who enjoys taking their vintage muscle to the streets and doesn't want to pay blue chip prices for a numbers matching car. If you're a Ford fan who's looking for a thrilling muscle car that can be shown AND enjoyed, this frame off restored, Mach 1 is the best value we've had all year!
According to Kevin Marti of Marti Auto Works, this awesome 1969 Mach 1 was bolted together at Ford's Metuchen, New Jersey assembly plant on February 24th of 1969 and delivered that same month to Brooklyn Motors Incorporated of Baltimore, Maryland with the following door data and optional equipment:
9 – 1969 model year
T – Built in Metuchen, New Jersey
02 – Mustang Sportsroof
R – 428 cubic inch 4 valve Cobra Jet Ram Air engine
74,359th Ford vehicle scheduled for production at Metuchen
63C – Mustang Mach 1 Sportsroof
C5 – Ford #3197-A Black Jade paint with blackout hood treatment
3A – Black Clarion Knit interior with vinyl Mach 1 Hi-Back bucket seats
12B – Scheduled for build on February 12th 1969
17 – Washington Ordering District
S – 3.50 Traction-Lok axle
6 – 4-speed close ratio manual transmission
• 4-speed close ration manual transmission
• Traction-Lok differential
• F70x14 Traction Tires with raised white letters
• Power front disc brakes
• Power steering
• AM radio
Arriving at its Maryland dealership 12 days behind schedule, this super rare 1969 Mustang Mach 1 was purchased by James Arthur Price who would use it to prowl the Baltimore streets for years to come. Recently, its rock solid body was the beneficiary of a frame-off rotisserie restoration which created a virtually flawless canvas for a correct and glossy coat of Black Jade Green urethane. Once the cars clearcoat shell was buffed to a brilliant shine, trademark flat black was re-applied to its awesome shaker hood and bright gold Mach 1 tape stripes were perfectly aligned on its fuselage and rear valence. Today, this Mustang is a classic collection of straight and flat body panels, perfectly ridged character lines, and narrow panel gaps that combine to create a show worthy muscle car which presents a better than factory appearance.
At the front of the car, chrome trimmed low beam headlights and crystal clear grille mounted high beam headlights combine with an angled chin spoiler and ridged front fenders to provide a fierce, aggressive look. Inside that grille, a pristine chrome Mustang emblem features a familiar galloping horse and red, white and blue vertical inlays; and at the edges of that grille, factory chrome hood pins complement a showroom fresh plateaued front bumper. Top dead center on the hood is a silver finned shaker scoop which proudly displays chrome “Cobra Jet” emblems on each of its sides. And at the sides of the car, stainless rocker moldings parallel excellent looking chrome door handles and drip rails, body matched racing mirrors, and straight stainless trim which wraps around factory correct tinted glass. At the back of the car, attractive deep set quarter scoops lead a concave rear valence which hangs a detailed fuel cap and segmented Mustang tail lights below black inlayed "Mustang" letters. And a pristine chrome bumper sits above round, chrome trimmed reverse lights which are affixed just outside of quad outlet stainless exhaust tips.
Fortunately, this sinister Mustang is a lot more than just a pretty body. Under the blacked-out hood the original 428 cubic inch Cobra Jet Ram Air engine, which wears a correct November (K) 25th (25) of 1968 (8) casting date, has been completely rebuilt to its correct factory specifications. As one of the hottest pony car mills ever created, Ford's big block 428 cranks out a conservatively rated 335 horsepower and runs every bit as good as its brilliant Ford Blue paint looks. At the top of the engine, a correct Holley 4-barrel carburetor sits under a correct ram air induction system which draws fresh air from the cars silver detailed shaker scoop. Below that carburetor, silver finned valve covers sit at the sides of a correct Ford coil which sends spark through a correct points distributor to Autolite Professional Series premium plug wires. And below those plug wires, fully restored cast iron manifolds send spent gases into a high performance exhaust system while a correctly decaled satin black radiator sends water through fresh hoses and correct clamps. As you can see, the cars spotless engine bay has been properly sprayed in a smooth coat of satin black paint. And all of the correct ancillary components, from the fresh power brake booster and silver shock tower brace to the correct Motorcraft vacuum hoses and silver accessory brackets are present and accounted for. Every bit as fast and potent as it was 43 years ago, this awesome Mach 1 is ready to hit the street or the show field as soon as it rolls out of our RK Motors Charlotte showroom!
Naturally, the bottom of this clean Mach 1 has been restored to the same high standards as its exterior and engine compartment. Behind the motor, a tough Toploader 4-speed close ratio manual transmission, which carries an RUG-AU1 code from a 429 powered Torino, drives a durable Ford 9 inch rear end with stout 3.50 gears and a correct Traction-Lok limited slip differential. Holding that drivetrain off the ground is a correctly marked front and rear suspension which consists of like-new OEM-grade equipment and a fresh pair of KYB Gas-A-Just rear shocks. Above that suspension, red floor pans appear new, show absolutely no signs of rust or weathering and wear a lot of Black Jade overspray, just as the car would have left the factory. And at the ends of that suspension, optional power steering combines with optional power front disc and rear drums brakes, which receive fluid through new stainless lines, to make both turning and stopping an absolute cinch. In the middle of the floors, the cars fresh and accurately duplicated dual exhaust system sends spent gas from stock cast iron manifolds through a curved H-pipe crossover and correct intermediate resonators to a powerful, vintage sounding muffler; and behind the floors, a new stainless steel fuel tank sends gas through shiny, new stainless fuel lines. Power flows to the ground through 14 inch factory steel wheels that wear great looking chrome wheel covers and a correct set of F70-14 Firestone Wide Oval tires.
Inside the car, a correct black Clarion Knit vinyl interior features fresh Hi-Back buckets seats with red accents which blend perfectly with a whole roster of original panels and pieces. Everything from the seat foams and seat covers to the carpet and black rubber floor mats was replaced during the restoration. The dash is loaded with rebuilt gauges which include a factory clock, and features wood grain trim that's as vivid and bright as the day the car rolled into its Baltimore showroom. A correct Philco AM radio sits in front of the cars chrome shifter which is topped by a correct wood finished Mustang shift knob and is housed in a correct wood trimmed console. Even the seat belts have been restored to new condition and along with the optional Rim Blow steering wheel, chrome accessory knobs and completely new door panels provide a fresh and nicely detailed appearance. Behind the interior, a completely restored trunk includes a correct trunk mat and correct lid decals. And, like most 60s era Mustangs, the driving environment in this Mach 1 is first rate proving that Ford definitely had some of the best interior designers in the business.
Documentation included with the sale of this investment grade Mustang is a copy of the cars original title and two copies of the cars Marti Auto Works report.
If you're a fan of Ford performance, you know that Mach 1s are exceptional bargains that deliver big-block thrills at an unmatched price point. This 1969 Mach 1 is the perfect car to show and enjoy with no worries. Take care of it, maintain it, keep it looking great, and it will easily hold its value while you have a ton of fun. A fully restored big block 4-speed Mustang that's wrapped in some of Fords best styling and covered in awesome Black jade Green paint? What's not to love?!
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After hearing good things about the people at RK Motors, I contacted them regarding consignment of my street rod. I found Tony Klein to be a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and forthcoming in our communications. He evaluated my vehicle and made suggestions of enhancements which would help ensure the desired result would be achieved in the marketing of the vehicle. We agreed on an acceptable sale price. Following the completion of the recommended items, I brought the vehicle to RK for consignment. After a thorough inspection and correction of some minor issues at what I considered a fair price, the vehicle was offered for sale. It sold quickly with me receiving the agreed value. I would have to repeat the recommendation that I received. RK Motors does what they say they will do, and obtains for the seller a fair and agreed value. What more could you ask for?Doug C.