Ready To Run: 1969 Mustang Mach 1

Here’s an honest and approachable project that you can fix up and drive to a car show in short order. This 1969 Ford Mustang in College Park, Maryland is a real Mach 1 with Marti report. It came well-equipped and runs as-is, though some work will be needed before it’s road-worthy. The listing here on eBay features many pictures, a lengthy description, and a link to a video of the car running. A handful of bids have driven the market value north of $14,000.

Tip your hat to the seller; after you process the the stream-of-consciousness style listing, you realize it includes a wealth of information to answer many questions. Though the original M code 351 Cleveland Windsor is gone, this 1970 351 C runs and sounds “sweet,” and the seller graciously lists items that need attention before throwing your family in for a cruise. Repairing a massive power steering leak would be high on the list.

Weak points include a number of rusty spots, but the rear bumper looks straight as an arrow. The factory wing and louvers are long gone. The white color is true to factory, and the car originally featured a black hood. Original equipment included air conditioning, power disc brakes, and power steering. After sitting for at least ten years it’s ready for a second life.

The Mach 1 interior came in red but was changed to black. The dash is likely cracked under this cover. The 351 C (upgraded with aftermarket intake and carb) with the 3.00 gears should make for sporty performance and decent highway RPM. The ’69 is one of my favorite Mustangs, and I hope this one finds a good home and an owner who puts it back on the road this year. What would you give for this long-parked pony?


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  1. Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

    Is there an award for honesty and forthright info on eBay??? Good find, Todd-finding a seemingly realistic and honest seller is akin to finding your own true and worthy BarnFind.

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  2. Todd

    A 1969 Mustang M code would have been a 351 Windsor, not a Cleveland.

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  3. TimM

    Great car looks in good condition price isn’t bad right now either!! I just wish it was a 4 speed car!!

  4. Troy s

    Like the confusion over the 351 engine, keepin the faith alive and well!
    Looks like a Cleveland to me, wonder what heads it has on it, as those 3.00 gears are all wrong for the big 4V or “Boss” heads.
    Really would make for a fun driver, not yet one more perfectly restored lawn piece.
    But it is a Mustang, really hope to be seeing more Fairlanes and Torino’s somewhere, anywhere…especially here like the ’70 Torino a couple days ago.

  5. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Winning bid: $14,500.

  6. JoeNYWF64

    I wonder if anyone ever tried to swap in ’70 tailites & mach 1 black “honeycomb” rear valance into a ’69.
    & is it ez, just unbolting things, or is major surgery required?
    I still can not beLIEVE this body style lasted only 2 years.
    What were they thinking!
    Love those ez to use interior squeeze door openers.

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