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Mustang Mach 1 Fastback

Year: 1970|Miles: Exempt|Ext: Calypso Coral|Int: Black Knitted Vinyl|

Ford made some big changes for the 1970 Mustang. In just a few short years, the sales leading pony car had grown into a stallion. As the Detroit horsepower wars heated up, the Mustang grew to accommodate ever larger engines and more luxurious trim. All new sheet-metal gave the Mustang a long, low look, especially for the SportsRoof (aka-Fastback) body style. Pronounced rear haunches kicked up at the tail, while the nose had a pointed center and forward-swept shark-nose profile. The result was aggressive, attractive and every bit recognizable as a Mustang. For 1969, the Mach 1 was introduced as a performance variant above and beyond the GT, a car that could keep pace with the ever-faster cars from Pontiac and Chevrolet. The Mach 1 was only available as a SportsRoof coupe, and was available with most of Fords V8 engine offerings, from the 351-2V up through the 428 Cobra Jet. Sales of the Mach 1 were so successful that it essentially killed off the GT in the lineup, a name which didn?t reappear until 1982.

RB Collection’s featured example comes to us via a local client who decided to pare back his collection. This Mach 1 is a very sound, quality older restoration finished in the original shade of Calypso Coral over black knitted vinyl. The Calypso Coral paint is one of the most desirable colors for this body, and it is accented by original matte-black hood stripes, black spoilers, black window louvers and Magnum 500 wheels. The paint is very good with deep gloss and quality finishing. Panel fit is consistent and good, showing no signs of crash damage to the body. The chrome bumpers and trim are straight and clean, with good quality reflections. A few superficial flaws can be found on the grille surround, albeit very minor. As part of the restoration, the floors were replaced and the work appears to be very good, with a clean and solid undercarriage. The interior is excellent, with correct black knitted-vinyl upholstery, per the Marti Report. Carpets, headliner and door panels are all excellent. Deluxe wood trim is also in very good order and the cabin is brightened up with a wood-rimmed steering wheel.

On the road, this Mach 1 runs and drives very well. It is equipped with power steering, power front disc brakes and the FMX Select-Shift automatic transmission. Performance is excellent from the 351 engine, breathing through a Holley four barrel and the transmission shifts crisply. It sounds great thanks to tubular headers and performance mufflers.

This is a great driving Mustang Mach 1 in a very desirable color combination, and restored to a usable and attractive standard, in turnkey condition. It is a very good quality car that can be driven regularly or shown with pride at a local level.

  • Original Calypso Coral
  • FMX Select-Shift Auto
  • Beautiful Magnum 500 Wheels
  • Power Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Black Hood Stripes
  • Bucket Seats
  • Very Clean and Straight
  • Excellent Driver
  • Fitted Car Cover