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351/4-Speed: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Performing a total restoration on a classic car takes longer than a mere weekend. In the case of this 1969 Mustang Mach 1, that process stretched out over six years. It has been worth the wait because this classic now presents superbly and has no apparent needs…beyond a new owner. This could be a likely candidate if you crave a Mustang that won’t consume countless hours in rust repairs. The owner has listed it here on eBay in Kearney, Missouri. The bidding has passed the reserve and currently sits at $40,000.

The seller indicates they commenced the restoration of this Mach 1 in 2008, with the work ending in 2014. No aspect of the car escaped their attention, and it looks stunning. After confirming the body was rust-free, they applied an undercoat to the floors to ensure they remained that way. They massaged the panels until they were as straight as an arrow before returning them to their original shade of Meadowlark Yellow. The result of this hard work is a classic that is rock-solid and has no apparent needs or flaws. The level of preservation isn’t surprising because the seller has clocked a mere 3,000 miles behind the wheel since the restoration ended. The stripes are crisp and free from checking or lifting. The chrome is perfect, as is the tinted glass. The Magnum 500 wheels are a later addition but don’t look out of place on a Mustang of this vintage.

The seller includes a Marti Report with this Mach 1, which indicates that this car rolled off the line equipped with a 351ci V8, a four-speed wide-ratio manual transmission, power steering, and power front disc brakes. The M-Code 351 should produce 290hp, allowing the 3,271lb Mustang to storm the ¼ mile in 14.7 seconds before winding its way to 131mph. The seller doesn’t confirm whether this classic is numbers-matching, but they state that it is in excellent mechanical health. The engine bay is slightly dusty, but its overall high presentation level doesn’t flatter to deceive. The Mach 1 runs and drives well, representing a turnkey proposition for its new owner.

As previously stated, no aspect of this Mustang escaped the seller’s attention during their build. With only a few thousand miles under its belt since the work ended, it is no surprise that the refreshed interior appears flawless. The photos aren’t great, but they allow us to determine a few things. The upholstered surfaces show no evidence of wear, while the plastic appears perfect. The overall consistency of the interior presentation leads me to believe that they probably invested a couple of thousand dollars on a trim kit to ensure the interior has a factory-fresh feel. It retains its factory AM radio, but the interior features one welcome later addition. The dash has been upgraded to an A/C unit, and the seller has installed many of the components for an air conditioning system. They include the remaining parts, leaving the buyer with one task to complete to place their mark on this classic.

While it may not be 100% original as specified by the Marti Report, any changes made to this 1969 Mustang Mach 1 by the seller during its restoration are minor and easily reversible. The new owner may choose to do so, or they may elect to enjoy this Mustang as it stands as a spotless driver. It seems certain that they won’t need to spend a dime beyond the purchase price because it has had little use since the seller downed tools for the final time on their build. Plenty of time remains on the auction for interested parties to drop a bid or two on this classic. It could represent an excellent buy if it remains within the current price range. Are you tempted to monitor this auction with a view to throwing your hat into the ring at the last moment? If you do, I wish you luck.

Comments

  1. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

    Nice Mach 1. Don’t see Meadowlark Yellow often on one. Not a perfect restoration but that’s ok. Stripes look a little too low? The 351 4-speed would be just fine for me.

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    • robert semrad

      Bob, they need to be that low in order for them to align with the rear running lights.

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  2. gaspumpchas

    You would think for that kind of scratch he would either finish installing the a/c or take it back out. getting that a/c up and running might involve ripping the dash out. Displays nice but that color takes the beauty out of the paint job. Thats just this ol grey hair’s opinion. The mill and 4 speed gets it done. Interesting, 4 bids by the same person, maybe either fishing for the reserve or pumpin’ it. Good luck.

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  3. Desert Rat

    Oh man what a great looking mustang! Love the color, I have had one 69 stang in my and I think that is the best body style of all the mustang. I had to chose between building my 69 Camaro and the Mustang, just not enought money to to both and even though I like the looks a little better that the Camaro I’m just too much of a Chevy man so regrettably I sold the stang, still wish a had found a way to keep both.

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  4. Greg Gustafson

    thirtyfive and quarter – speed?

  5. Howie

    This is great compared to the beaters we have seen on here, with 3 days left it should go much higher.

  6. JBD

    Nice clean resto! I’ve had 3 69 mach 1s and the options and colors NEver get old.
    It has been 25-30 years since I’ve seen an unrestored original mach 1, so they might still exist, but they are unicorns 🦄. I have to remember these were cheap $3-4k new /used cars that were often abused and not maintained cars.

  7. Ryan Wager

    New owner checking in. Thanks for finding this for me!

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  8. Ryan Wager

    As the new proud owner of this vehicle, i just wanted to thank BF for the great find!

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  9. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    SOLD for $40,700.

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