1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Restored Mach 1
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
- 351ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- 35k Miles
- Silver Over Black Interior
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“A dramatic fastback profile characterized the new-for-1971 SportsRoof Mustangs.” – Hemmings Muscle Car Profile
Hemmings went on: “The… Mach 1 treated its buyer to a host of popular-for-the-era upgrades, such as an impact-resistant molded micellar urethane foam body-colored coating for the front bumper, sport-driving-lamps-equipped honeycomb-pattern grille, closed 'NACA-type' hood scoops, honeycomb-pattern rear panel appliqué, pop-open gas cap, 'Mach 1' fender decals, black or argent lower body and front and rear valance panels, rear tape stripe with a 'Mach 1' decal, and color-keyed racing mirrors with driver's-side remote-control.”
The nicely restored Mustang Mach 1 SportsRoof model offered here wears classic silver paint over a black vinyl interior. The car's odometer shows just 35,000 miles. Exterior features include the functional twin air scoops, black center-stripe hood, front urethane bumpers, large front air-dam spoiler, Mach 1 badging on the front fenders, black “hockey stick” side stripes, black trunk-mounted spoiler, and five-spoke, styled steel wheels with Mustang-logo center-caps (mounted with Cooper Cobra performance tires). The paint is in excellent condition overall, and body-panel fit and alignment is proper. Mustang badge in the grille and “351 Ram Air” emblems on the hood are properly mounted; “Mach 1” decals are in excellent condition. No body rust is evident.
The car's interior features horizontal-pattern black vinyl upholstery on both the front, high-back buckets and the rear bench seat. Door trim is black with woodgrain inserts. The condition of interior surfaces overall is excellent. Cabin floors are carpeted in black with carpet mats in place up front. A leather-wrapped, Mustang-logo factory steering wheel frames the large speedometer and added SunPro® tachometer, with a smaller fuel gauge. The upper center console adds auxiliary gauges for oil pressure, voltage, and engine temperature. An upgraded Jensen® CD audio head unit is mounted in the factory-radio location; rear speakers are mounted on the rear shelf. Slide-lever-operated heating and ventilation controls, a t-shifter for the automatic transmission, and an armrest with storage complete the console. An analog clock is located just forward of the transmission shifter.
Under the hood, the “351 Ram Air”-identified Cleveland engine (in proper Ford blue) draws air through the hood scoops directly into the massive stock air cleaner. Valve covers are finned. (Be sure to sample the car's engine note by watching the video linked with this listing.) The engine bay is very clean and nicely detailed. All components are properly located. Underneath the car, the “snake-look” exhaust headers and full dual exhaust system with cross-over pipe show no signs of overly aggressive driving styles or track use.
The car's trunk is spotless; its floor is covered in the correct-pattern vinyl material..
The well-restored condition of this '71 Mustang Mach 1 fastback is faithfully presented from every angle (including from below) in the more than 155 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, we always encourage in-person, up-close inspections by interested parties—or their representatives—at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that appointments be made in advance by phone or email so that we can devote our full attention to our visitors and this silver Mach 1. Our showroom is not open to the public. We are, of course, happy to answer questions about this Mustang by phone or email.
The thousands of Mustang enthusiasts, as well as numerous clubs and a host of aftermarket parts suppliers help make owning one of these performance Mustangs a real joy. Every Mustang model draws interest at cars-and-coffee gatherings, so the next owner of this Mach 1 can expect their fair share of admirers, and more than a few “thumbs up” from fellow pony-car loyalists.