Pristine 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1!

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The performance option package for the already popular Ford Mustang hit the market with the 1969 model. A fresh new idea and name was needed in order to appeal to performance enthusiasts compared to the “GT” tag, which was nixed until 1982. Enter the Mach 1. This fastback-styled competitor was an instant success, and the first round of production ran from 1969-1978. Located just outside Indianapolis, Indiana, the first $52K, or best offer, takes this home, and you can see more here on A big shout out to T.J. for the tip.

Inside and out, this car looks fabulous. Its’ journey is unknown, but the current owner states that they have had it garage kept for years, and barely even drove it!  The brains over at Ford were feeling a little unsatisfied in the performance area of the Mustang, so they beefed things up with the GT.  Only problem was, over time, they didn’t feel the term “GT” was good enough to match their ideas for the turn of the decade. What’s faster than all cars, and also sounds cool? The speed of sound of course, or, “Mach 1.” In its’ third year of production, 36,499 units were produced, and this 51 year old up for sale might be one of the better one’s I’ve seen listed in recent years.

Starting with the exterior, this car is straight and slick, clean and bold, and ready for the worlds’ eyes to gaze upon its’ beauty. If paint work was done at any point, it was done well, as the grabber lime shade looks flawless tip to tail. The classic, dual-scooped hood looks fantastic on this body style, and the rear has the unmistakable Mach 1 allure. This years Mach 1 featured a honeycomb grille and rear panel, front and back spoilers, black stripes and decals, and the competition suspension was given some upgraded performance wheels.

Under the hood you’re going to find the classic 351ci 5.8L with around 370lb-ft of torque. The bay looks clean as a whistle, and surely at the tail end of this system, you will hear its’ beautiful deep growl coming out of the chrome dual-exhaust. Inside also looks great, with very little wear and tear noticeable. The standard vinyl seats and carpeting appear unscathed throughout. It even has the sports option containing 3 extra gauges for oil pressure, alternator, and water temperature housed above the radio. The listing itself does not provide a shred of history or any pertinent information outside of how it runs and drives great, is like new, and a clean title is ready to be handed over. After reaching out to the owner and finding out more information, this might turn out to be the Mach 1 you’ve been looking for.

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  1. mike

    Never seen one in that it

    Like 20
  2. Ben

    VIN H means a 2V not a 4V something is fishy, should be a Q

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    • Rick Czopek

      Shouldn’t that then be an M code in 71?

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  3. Big C

    At $52k? This isn’t the ’71 Mach 1 for me.

    Like 9
  4. Terry

    A 71 2 barrel 351C/automatic, non ram air Mach1 at $52,000.00, no way. You can buy a 428 Super CobraJet four speed Torino for that or a list of other real muscle cars for that cabbage.

    Like 19
    • B Wallace

      I saw at a recent Mecum Auction a beautiful 70 Torino Cobra 429 SCJ sell for 50K I thought it was the bargain of the auction.

      Like 5
  5. Joe

    A/c belt is not on it either.

    Like 6
  6. Shuttle Guy Shuttle GuyMember

    Love it even the color. Not at this price though. Sharpen your pencil friend.

    Like 5
  7. Howie

    Not wild about the color, not original wheels?

    Like 2
  8. Jack

    $52,000. Automatic … Nope !

    Like 5
  9. B Wallace

    I have always liked the 71-72’s in1978 these are the ones I could have bought but did not because I already had a nice Cougar XR7 Convertible. Keep in mind these were all mint low mile examples. Lack of storage stopped me.

    1) 72 Mach 1 351-4V and practically every option 25K Miles $2600

    2) 71 Mach 1 429SCJ $4400 that was a outrageous price then but the car dealer that had it knew the value of the engine and told me they could pull the engine and sell it for $2500.

    3) 71 Boss 351 $3300

    Like 2
  10. Tyler

    I really like the car, the price, not so much. But, in today’s market, might be a good buy. In another 10 years, we will probably say we should have bought it when it was cheap.

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    • Joe

      Owner bought it at a auction so he knows very little about it. He didn’t he know if it was the orginal engine.

      Like 0

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