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1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Garage Find


This 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is claimed to be a one owner car which has been in storage since 1988. After changing the oil and fuel, the car started right up. Unfortunately, there is quite a bit of rust in the floors and fenders, but nothing that can’t be repaired. It is located in Bartlett, Illinois and is listed here on eBay where bidding is at $8,500 with no reserve!


In the late sixties Ford wanted a Mustang with a sportier image than the GT, so they came up with the Mach 1. Using the SportRoof body, they added some visual effects and offered a couple of performance packages. Hood scoops, stripes, spoilers, and hood pins may not make you go faster, but they sure looked good.


To help back up that look, customers could chose from a 351, 390, or 428 V8. This particular car is equipped with the base 351, but it was still good for around 250 horsepower. One of the higher power offerings would have been nice, but they would have also raised the price of entry to this already expensive project.


The interior of the Mach 1 also received some special touches including bucket seats and yards of wood-grain applique. The photos provided make it hard to determine the condition of things inside, but from what we can see it does look complete and in fair shape. An in person inspection is a must anyway though because there is rust.


This poor pony must have been put away wet because the tin worm has started to eat away at the quarter panels. Luckily, new sheet metal is readily available from many sources. It going to need a lot of work, but if it were ours we would just focus on stopping that rust and making it safe to drive. How about you?


  1. DJS

    They should of least cleaned it well and covered it for long turm storage. Also sent it out for a detail before they put it on the net. needs lot of work at least more then what they are asking. not worth it. try 5,000

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    • scot c

      ~ probably thought it was a smart idea to show it in as-found condition, a questionable choice. it’s hard to call into question what a sincere buyer is willing to pay but i don’t fit that role.

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  2. Steve Donnelly

    Ill trade you for a 1969 Buick skylark convertable

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  3. russell

    I bought a 70 sportroof with the 351c 4 barrel new. Special order with a lot of luxury/handling options including air and fold down rear seat.. I about a year I had the same dent in the hood.
    Wish I kept it

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    • walt

      We all wished we had stuff we had never have gotten rid of but we needed $ 2 live at the time. I had a 56 beetle with canvas sunroof [small window in back]w/hopped up 40 HP. 69 Z28, 4spd, 302/balanced, gas was 2 expensive then@.35cents a gal & long gas lines[ replaced it with a [Harley Chopper], Beautiful Ford Ranger XLT F250 4WD {upside down in Pacific ocean-Oregon 80], couple of Harleys, lots of women[ only a several I really miss] they were dime a dozen then. Now I 69 mustang sportsroof 4spd 4 a daily driver, it will b my very last car. I remember those days & my mistakes always, I have grown up since & cant believe the price they r bringing in nowadays & I can work on it.

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  4. Horse Radish

    Still a 50 foot car with original paint.(Maybe even 40 footer)
    Seal hollow spaces and undercoat bottom to stop rust from progressing.
    And make it road worthy.
    You can always restore it when it looks worse later……..

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  5. tim policandriotes

    My first car was a twin to this except it was blue. Bought it from my brother in 1980 and sold it back to him with a crap load of NOS parts. No time to work on it.

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  6. Dolphin Member

    The good:
    — Cheaper than a Boss, but most of the ‘look’

    The bad:
    — Auto trans
    — Rusty
    — Costs more to restore than it’s worth

    The solution:
    — See Horse Radish, above

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  7. paul

    nice one, but at 9800 with all the rust, Id say they are near upside down. As for what to do with it , start replacing all the rusty panels before there is no more car.

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  9. Rancho Bella

    Base 351 2v…….zzzzzzzzzzz Just adding a four barrel won’t do much as the heads are not 4v.
    The car is nothing special. Trust me, I know ’70 Mustangs better than I should.
    The upside is you can buy Boss 302 suspension from Detroit Eaton and make it handle as it bolts right up. Then find some 15″x7″ wheels………more better.
    But, by the time this poor thing is done right………you my friend will be so far underwater….well….it won’t be pleasant.

    The reason I don’t do these any longer is the hard plastic rattle and squeaking that never goes away. I hate cars that rattle, and these rattle…….a bunch

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  10. Jeff Van Allen

    When I was in HS mom had a 71′ 2dr FORD LTD 351 2v (Windsor) which was peppy to me at the time as I broke the motor mounts in my street antics but I agree with Rancho on the motor in this. FORD coulda done better on a supposedly ” Sportier than the GT” intro.

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  11. Dave zabel

    Coments about bein overpriced are just proving your ignorance! It’s being auctioned at NO RESERVE! D$%B A%^&S, it’s worth whatever the highest bidder is willing to spend to own it!

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