Big Block Bruiser: 1-of-1 1969 Mustang Mach 1

Sep 29, 2020 2 min read
Big Block Bruiser: 1-of-1 1969 Mustang Mach 1

Mach 1 Mustangs are already potent machines to begin with. When they were ordered with the 428 Cobra Jet, however, they became nearly unstoppable.

Back in 1969, someone ordered this Mach 1 with the mighty R-code 428 Cobra Jet V8. They chose a four-speed manual to handle shifting duties, with a 3.50 Traction-Lok rear axle ensuring that all of that power made it to the pavement through both tires.

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Ordered in the beautiful shade of Lime Gold, this Mach 1 also came with a tilt steering wheel, rim-blow wheel, and power steering. This combination of options make this Mustang totally unique among 1969 Mach 1s. According to its included Marti Report, it's a one-of-one car.

This car was treated to a rotisserie restoration, and when the engine was rebuilt, it was treated to a few high-performance goodies. The block was bored .030 over, and Edelbrock aluminum heads with roller rockers were installed. The auction listing claims over 600 horsepower.

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It appears that the heads were painted to match the engine block, leaving this mildly modified Mach 1 with a stock, freshly restored appearance. You really do get the best of both worlds with this one.

This mega rare Mach 1 will be offered at Carlisle Auctions' Fall 2020 Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. They're now offering phone bidding, and there is in-person bidding as well.

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Fall Auction is part of the Fall Carlisle event (automotive flea market and car corral) which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 4 on the Carlisle Fairgrounds. The Auction takes place October 1-2.

The auction takes place in the Carlisle Expo Center and starts at 12 PM daily. An all-truck hour is scheduled for Thursday.

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