1970 Ford Mustang Fastback
1970 Ford Mustang 2-Door SportsRoof
- Kansas Car
- Clean, Restored Fastback
- Silver with Black
- 302 V8
- Automatic Transmission
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“It still looks like a Mustang but it's the toughest one yet.” - Car and Driver, November 1968
The Car and Driver writers continued with their first reactions to the then-new Mustang offering: “Outwardly the (new Mustang) is a blend of dragster and Trans-Am sedan.” A Ford magazine ad for the launch of the redesigned put it this way: “Someone finally built a better Mustang.”
Clearly, the new Mustang was a major introduction.
Offered here is a restored and refreshed 1970 Ford Mustang SportsRoof (fastback) in sliver-and-black over black. A Kansas car most of its life, the current odometer reading is 85,288 miles, or just under 1,675 miles per-year on average since new.
The exterior metallic silver paint shows excellent gloss and consistency. It was a perfect choice for the professional respray (including door jambs, the underside of the trunk lid, and the hood) for this legendary blue-oval model, and the results are impressive. The finish perfectly highlights the body's flowing lines, in particular its roofline, rear-fender air intakes, and forward-sloping front end. The gloss-black, wide hood-stripe over the large, functional ram-air intake (and echoed on the rocker panels) makes a serious performance statement. A matte-black finish on the lower-front, Mach 1-style spoiler, front grille, rear-window louvers, and rear-deck spoiler is a perfect complement. There is no damage, no dings, and no dents on any sheet-metal panel. Chrome trim is likewise excellent across front and rear bumpers, grille trim, window trim, and door handles. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Factory badging, including the front, running-horse grille emblem and fuel-filler cap, is properly in place. All lighting lenses, including on the twin, in-the-grille headlights (a change from '69) and the six taillights, are clear and uncracked. Cabin glass is free of flaws. The AmericanRacing® 5-spoke, gray-finished wheels in perfect condition are mounted with BFGoodrich® Radial T/A, raised-white-letter tires.
Inside, the stock horizontally pleated, black-vinyl-upholstered front bucket seats and folding rear-bench seat is in excellent condition; the seating surfaces are free of damage or serious indications of wear. A horizontal design (with Mustang running-horse emblem) highlights black molded door panels. Window cranks are door-mounted. Chrome door-sill trim (with blue-oval Ford logo) is in excellent condition, evidence of owner care. A wood-rim Grant® GT steering wheel with three brushed-metal spokes frames four circular instrument openings. The padded black dash is free of damage. The center stack includes an upgraded Questar® audio head unit, with heat and ventilation slide-level controls below. The original T-lever shifter for the automatic transmission is mounted on the console, which also includes a storage compartment beneath the center armrest. Black cabin carpeting is in place throughout with removable stereo speakers in place on the rear-cabin floor. The car's trunk floor is clean; no matting is in place to allow clear views of the trunk surfaces.
Opening the hood reveals the 302-cubic-inch Ford V8 (wearing its original, Ford-blue block paint) in a clean, tidy engine bay, thankfully not treated with shine-enhancing sprays. The cast, finned valve covers bear the “Powered by Ford” identification, and the manifold is clean and unpainted. The chrome air cleaner (wearing a “302 Cubic Inches High Performance” factory-type sticker) is open-sided to accept cold air coming through the hood. All components are properly installed, and all hoses and wiring are correctly routed. Viewed from below, the chassis is complete, and undamaged. The full-length, properly routed performance exhaust system with crossover pipe is a focal point. Light surface rust is present on some untreated metal.
The car's original build, identification, and informational tags all remain as mounted at the factory.
While the more than 155 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '70 Mustang Fastback in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Classic Mustangs of the muscle-car era never lose their appeal. Properly cared for and tastefully refreshed, this silver '70 fastback is a perfect example of that. A period 2-page Ford magazine advertisement was headlined simply: “Power seekers: Your Mustang is ready.”
True then, true now.