No Reserve Driver: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

As fun as it is to bring a barn find back to life, sometimes it’s nice to start with something you can drive home. This Mustang is a little rough around the edges but the seller has done a lot of work to make the car a runner. It’s located in Glendora, California and is listed here on eBay with no reserve. The auction is ending soon so don’t delay if you’re in the market for a Mach 1.

Here you can see the evidence of the work already done. The valve covers may not have been necessary, but the new carb, distributor, and tune-up are appreciated. There also appears to be a new Edelbrock intake manifold under there so I assumed someone did a two to four-barrel upgrade, but a quick VIN decode shows us that this 351 left the factory with a four-barrel carburetor.

The only big negative here is the rust. The corners of the doors are toast and I’m sure there’s more of the nasty stuff hiding under the surface. The seller claims that the floors and trunk are solid though. They also mention some unseen pluses like a new radiator, water pump, and muffler. Most importantly though is the fact that the brakes have been gone through.

The under-dash 8-track player may be this Mustang’s saving grace! There’s even a collection of 8-tracks to go with it! In all honesty, the interior doesn’t look bad. There’s a tear in the driver’s seat but everything appears to be there and in decent shape. The automatic transmission is claimed to shift fine and it sounds like the engine runs well.

The five-spoke rims may not be everyone but I think they look pretty good on this Mustang. If this were my Mach 1, I’d get some color match spray paint and attempt to cover up the primed areas as best I could. Hopefully a good buffing would bring back the rest of the paint a bit. Then I would drive the car while making a plan to attack the rust. What do you think, would you daily drive it?

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Comments

  1. markp

    John Wick clone this please

    Like 3
  2. Chris in Pineville

    wheels are period correct and look GREAT on this car…..

    Like 13
    • Dusty Stalz

      I love the daisies. Had them on my 41. I always thought they looked tuff.

  3. Timothy Phaff Member

    If price stays below $13.500 it will make a nice resto job for someone. Nice bones to start with.

    Like 1
  4. JoeNYWF64

    Everytime i see a new IMO too small a stang, i wish it was a ’69 instead.
    I see a flexalite full flex fan fitted. I would install a good temp gage & see if a fan shroud is needed.

    • Blyndgesser

      Park them side by side. The new Mustang is longer, wider, taller, and heavier than the ‘69.

      https://www.automobile-catalog.com/auta_cmp2.php

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      • JoeNYWF64

        Didn’t know that, yet the new one still looks smaller to me – maybe because of the 4+” higher roof?
        & yet the old one can carry 4 inside & has a bigger trunk.
        I don’t get it.
        I don’t like the high roof look, especially on the new Chally.
        I’ve NEVER seen 4 people in a new mustang or new camaro.
        Did see 4 people in the old ones plenty of times.
        I also prefer the handsome look of the old ones vs the angry look of the new ones, tho the “05 stang looked handsome & so does the ’08-current chally.

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  5. jerry z

    Hello, the 80’s are calling and want there moroso gold valve covers back! A lot of mud on the car unfortunately.

    Like 3
  6. Gaspumpchas

    11,900 right now with a day to go. Good luck to the new owner.Look it over good.
    Cheers
    GPC

    Like 3
  7. Dickie F.

    Although I have the use of a mint 1970 Mach 1, I love the look of the 1969 model and would like to restore this one.
    But time, finances and distance are not in our favor.

    Like 2
  8. Troy s

    Arguably the best looking Mustangs ever designed, the ’69 Mach 1, Boss 302, and my favorite the Boss 429. This one looks alright, kinda like the faded red exterior. The wheels stay.
    I’d leave the gold Morose valve covers on it, wonder if it has the low profile gold Morose air cleaner too. The Edelbrock intake has got to be an improvement over the stock unit. Looks like fun.

    Like 4
  9. MrMustang

    18K right now.

  10. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    SOLD for $19,600.

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