Cross Country Pony: 1969 Mustang Mach 1

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After a life time with its original owner, and a cross country trip in 1971, this 1969 Mach 1 has been rescued after spending 31 years in a back yard. Although that may sound gloomy, this Mach 1 is relatively solid, making for an excellent restoration candidate. Bidding has reached $5,000 and is rising. Find it here on eBay out of Los Angeles, California.

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The 351 is still present as is the automatic transmission, but little is mentioned to their condition. But there are plenty of oily surfaces, so we are willing to bet this one will still turn over. The engine bay is plenty dirty with some surface rust sprinkled throughout.  A power washer would do wonders for this engine bay.

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The California sun was not the best for the Mach 1’s dash and steering wheel. The dash is pretty rough resembling a blow out, or explosion of sorts. The steering wheel isn’t too bad off, it just wears a few cracks.

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On the other hand the seats look very reasonable. The door panels are a little faded and dry rotted, and the center console isn’t too bad off, though it could use some help.

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Here is the great part of this Mach 1, the body. Overall a solid Pony to start with. Much of the original Acapulco Blue is present, although the driver fender and the trunk lid have been replaced at some point on this Mustangs life. Studying the body of this Mach 1 reveals only minor surface rust on the exterior, and minor surface rust on the interior of the fender wells. Being a straight, and mostly rust free one owner car, this Mach 1 is an excellent restoration candidate. The only thing that appears to be missing is the front bumper and grill on this Mustang. We find it interesting that this Mach 1 wound up with a trailer hitch, but to each their own. We can imagine the original owner had a trailer hooked up to this Pony on its cross country trip.  The “Hub Ford Atlanta” emblem on the back of this Mach 1 is pretty cool to see, and realize the wild trip this Pony went on in 1971 to California. It’s always cool to find a car with a bit of a story. Would you pick up this solid Mach 1 project?

 

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Comments

  1. flmikey

    ..am I wrong, but isn’t that a yellow ’70 mustang fender? Nice find…looks very workable…

    • Bruce

      @flmikey..Yep drivers fender looks to be from a 70.

      • 68custom

        My buddy had a 69 grande with the 351w and two barrel / FMX tranny it ran pretty good. Always thought the Mach had a four barrel, my bad…

    • JW

      Nope your not wrong that is a yellow 1970 front fender, so a 1969 front fender would need to be found but otherwise not a bad project at or a little above the current bid.

  2. MorganW Morgan Winter Member

    Looks like a great project.

  3. 68custom

    Shouldn’t a Mach One have a 351 four barrel as the standard motor? Be a nice pony once restored regardless.

    • Oddimotive Cason Oddimotive Cason Member

      The 351 two-barrel was the base Mach 1 engine in both ’69 and ’70. This is consistent with the “H” engine code in this car’s VIN. The Windsor in this car is also consistent with a ’69, whereas most (but not all) ’70s have Clevelends.

    • JW

      Nope as stated by Cason the 2 barrel 351 Windsor or Cleveland was the base model “H” for Mach 1. My wife has a 70 “H” code Mach1 with a 351C and a 2 barrel autolite carb.

  4. angliagt

    I think that this would be great fun to drive as is,
    & restore a little at a time,if you decided to.
    Plus – wouldn’t it be fun to drive this to a car show,
    & park next to all of those over restored trailer queens?
    ’69 Mach 1- one of the nicest styled Mustangs.

  5. cudaman

    My recently acquired ’69 “R” code 41k mile 4-speed Mach I. One of one acording to the Marti Report. Original color: Indian Fire with White interior. Just wanted to share……

  6. JW454

    1969 is my favorite Mustang. If I were in the “Mustang Market” I ‘d be looking for a 1969 fastback… Hopefully a 4 speed But, I’d be happy with anything in a fastback.

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