1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Restored Mach 1
1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1
- 351ci/365hp V8
- 4 Speed Manual Transmission
- Fresh Restoration
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“… the standard for what many think a muscle car should be.” –Main Street Magazine, August 2019
Classic Mustang Magazine gave its rundown: “1969 was the year that Ford debuted the Mach 1. It was named after a show car Ford displayed in 1966. The Mustang Mach 1 was similar to a GT fastback but had different stripes and came with a more upscale interior. Some of the features included were a blacked-out hood treatment, reflective body side tape stripes, chrome rocker panel molding, hood pins, a front spoiler attached to the front roll pan, a nonfunctional hood scoop with turn signal indicators on the back side, an engine designation badge on the side and accent stripes around the upper portion of the rear body panel. The Mach 1 also came with high-back bucket seats. A spoiler and window louvers were an available option, though they did not come standard.”
The '69 Mustang Mach 1 offered here in yellow-over-black-vinyl upholstery features nearly every option listed by Classic Mustang. Only the rear-window louvers—which many drivers felt caused rearward vision issues—are not present. The car is powered by the desirable and optional 365-horsepower, 351-cubic inch “Windsor” V8. This Mustang was recently restored throughout to a very high level. Back in 1969, dealer-showroom cars couldn't have looked much nicer.
The condition of the exterior of the car is simply outstanding. The paintwork—including the matte black on the hood—probably exceeds original factory standards. Body-panel fit is uniform throughout. The large chin spoiler, chrome grille and body-side trim, chrome bumpers, hood pins, hood scoop, emblems all appear factory-fresh. Cabin glass as well as headlight and taillight lenses are clear, un-faded, and free of cracks. The decals on the car's flanks and rear trunk are exemplary in coloring and design, and they're perfectly located. The styled-steel wheels are without flaws.
The Mustang's interior is similarly pristine. Black vinyl seat upholstery is factory-spec and properly fitted, as is the headliner. The flash of red on the high-back front bucket seats adds a touch of visual drama. The “twin-cowl” padded dash in black is free of wear, sun damage, or fading. Wood-grain trim on the dash, console, and doors is also un-faded and free of wear marks. The black steering wheel with its Mustang center emblem frames the instrument cluster. Gauge lenses are clear with crisp markings and correct colored needles. A Philco AM-FM stereo radio is mounted in the center column, as are the heating and air-conditioning controls. All switchgear, control knobs, and the large analog clock facing the passenger are present and in good operating condition. The console-mounted 4-speed transmission shifter with its Ford Performance “racing stripe” shift knob makes a strong statement as to the car's driver-orientation. There are no obvious modifications from stock.
Under the hood, the engine bay continues the showroom-condition theme. The 351 “Powered by Ford” V8 is easily identified by the forged valve covers bearing that information. All components—including air conditioning components—are properly mounted, with hoses and wiring routed as they should be. The entire engine compartment is clean and properly detailed. In the same way, the car's chassis shows no damage to the twin exhausts (with crossover pipe) or the floor pans of the car. There are minor dents on the oil pan of the original engine, still painted Ford-blue.
The more than 175 high-definition photographs available, together with a short walk-around-and-startup video, at the GarageKeptMotors site faithfully present the '69 Mach 1's condition. Having said that, no assessment can compare to an in-person, up-close appraisal. That's why we encourage interested parties (or their representatives) to visit our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that an appointment be made in advance by phone or email, so that we can be sure we have scheduled enough time to devote to our visitors.
“Whether by name recognition or its presence in pop-culture, the 1969 Ford Mustang is the emblem of the American Muscle Car.” That was Classic Mustang magazine's final assessment. In performance and its spectacular restored condition, this yellow Mach 1, 4-speed, 351 lives up to every bit of that.