Solid Gold ’70! Mustang Mach 1 351C 4-Speed

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This 1970 Mustang Mach 1 in Levittown, Pennsylvania comes with paperwork dating back to its original sale. Further more it runs! The listing here on eBay has so far attracted more than 20 bids and a value exceeding $16,000. Expect a notably higher number before the auction ends for this highly original and complete pony car. Highlights include the much-revered 351 cid (5.8L) C “Cleveland” V8 and four-speed manual transmission.

The seller offers to deliver this Mustang to the Carlisle Ford Nationals show. Thanks to decades of automotive shows in Carlisle, that part of Pennyslvania houses a cache of interesting vehicles that locals purchased at one event or another. Some sellers might have lowered the car and pushed it around to get some better pictures, but the listing does include the often overlooked pictures from underneath, made easy by this vantage point.

While the brown interior goes fairly well with the gold paint, it’s probably not everyone’s favorite look. Not only is this Mustang an original four-speed car, the Hurst shifter is original as well.

A host of factory-looking parts including the “shaker” hood scoop makes this Mach 1 more valuable, and the Mach 1 package added some style and flair as well, though it could be paired with smaller engines. What changes to you see coming for this once-potent pony?

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  1. NotSure

    The biggest change that I see coming is that this Mustang will have a new owner very soon. Sadly it won’t be me. I do have to say that the Cleveland 351 is very exciting though!

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  2. TimM

    I would love to own this one!!! I had a Ford Torino station wagon with a 351 Cleveland and that car moved!! I bought the car with a broken frame due to rust!! I paid $25 dollars for it!!! I fixed the frame drove it for a little over a year and sold the car for $1250 to a guy that wanted it for the motor!!

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    • jamesMember

      I learned to drive in the 1970 Fairlane version of that wagon. My dad ordered with the C351as he was tired of being passed all the time in the Volkswagons he had been driving for years.
      I grew up thinking that 300+ HP was just normal for a family car!

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  3. grant

    One has to wonder where the seller found film for the cereal box spy camera he took these pictures with.

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    • Ted

      The film along with Barn Dust, how to patina your latest flip or take deceptive photos and Original Low Miles or One Owner!! how to write adverts advice is available under the accessories drop down menu on

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  4. Troy s

    I like the aggressive styling on these Mach 1 Mustang’s. The Boss cars too, maybe even more. Got all the cool stuff on this one here, I don’t know, make it safe and just drive the heck out of it.

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  5. Superdessucke

    I can’t believe this crusty brute, which would get spanked by a modern day Toyota Corolla, is going to take out a 1,268 mile 1990 ZR1 in the value department. But it is. Wow. Who’d have predicted that back in 1990!!

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    • JoeNYWF64

      Spanked in what way? I guess by mpg.
      You should see what would happen if even a ’74 maverick with its gigantic 5 mph bumpers “spanked” a new corolla.
      $5000 damage to the latter lol.
      That single ’74 ford could probably destroy EVERY new car at the toyota dealer & keep going. lol
      I wonder how many mustangs ford would have sold since 2005
      IF they took the same path as dodge, & the 2005-present mustang was bigger(room for 4) & looked JUST like the ’69, with killer ’70 tailites & of course modern updates, because i sure as hell would own one!!

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      • grant

        You don’t really seem to understand modern vehicle design or basic physics. That 74 Maverick may sustain less apparent damage, but it’s passengers will pay for it. And he meant spanked in every way; acceleration, braking, handling, and yes, occupant protection.

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    • Patrick Farmer

      I beg to differ about the modern day Corolla. This Mach 1 has a 351 Cleveland in it. The Cleveland has an air filter construction under the shaker scoop. Patient number, US3481119A United States filed by Robert C. Mckinlay for the Ford Motor Company on May 31, 1968.I had a lowly 2V 351C in a 1972 Mercury Cougar. I changed the cam shaft, installed an aluminum intake with a Holley 650 and a set of thin wall headers. The car ran good right up to the installation of a Torino shaker w/ the Air Filter Construction unit I mentioned earlier. Then the car ran super great. really woke it up. A 351 Cleveland needs air. Gobs of it. It is the only American made V8 that can loose the hole shot in a drag race until it suddenly hits volumetric efficiency and then catches up to it’s opponent and beats him. Only in America. The shaker made the difference. Someone at Ford/Lincoln-Mercury had considered installing a shaker on the Cougar, possibly as a new Eliminator. The Torino shaker’s hood trim surround matches a centered under hood structural shape. This shape matches so close that when you drill the holes for the trim ring studs it drills through 2 layers of hood sheet metal. It was definitely designed to except the Torino shaker. This shape is only on the 1971-1973 Cougar. The 351C is a game changer. Why Ford does not promote it today is a mystery. The 351W was an extension of the 302 block. After ceasing production in the USA in 1974 the 351C was built, installed and sold in Australia until 1982. At this point all the tooling came back to the USA and Ford folded it into SVO. The Cleveland was used in NASCAR until the early double “O”, maybe until 2006. I am not sure if the Roush Yates FR9, took it’s place. The FR9 is a direct descendant of the 351C not the 351W. When I state direct descendant I mean the canted valve head design and the smaller main bearings. So, a late model Corolla maybe fast but It is going to have to use all it’s Geaee Gaw devices and it’s “R” emblems to keep the 351C at bay. 20 million Australian’s can’t be all wrong.

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  6. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TNMember

    I have attended tons of Mustang shows over the years. So I’ve seen lots of the first generation cars including many of the muscle car variants. Nowadays what draws me to these cars is one of two things: ultra-restored specimens, or uncommon colors. This would qualify for the latter.

    I think there were 20+ colors available for the 1970 Mustang…. amazing.

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  7. Nevada1/2rack NevadahalfrackMember

    $20k with yet another 2 days left!! It appears that this old Mustang may get to run hard again..

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  8. z28th1s

    The 351C was the standard motor on the ’70 Mach 1 so a smaller engine wasn’t available as was stated in the write-up.

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    • TBall

      While the 351C was the “standard” engine on the ’70 Mach, it was not the only option.

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      • z28th1s

        I didn’t say it was the only option.

        I was just pointing out that the write-up on this car stated “the Mach 1 package added some style and flair as well, though it could be paired with smaller engines”.

        That is incorrect because you couldn’t get a six cylinder or a 302 V8 in the ’70 Mach 1.

        The link you posted has wrong information in it. The 390 wasn’t available in the ’70 Mustang.

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  9. Bakyrdhero

    Is that moss on the carpet? Drivers side transmission hump..the values of these beautiful old relics are far exceeding anything I could afford to buy and drive, never mind buying and then dumping thousands into for a restoration.

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  10. PRA4SNW

    Sold for $20,100.

    Like 0

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