The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is a performance-oriented option package of the Ford Mustang, originally introduced by Ford in August 1968 as a package for the 1969 model year. The Mach 1 title adorned performance oriented Mustang offerings until the original retirement of the moniker in 1978. As part of a Ford heritage program, the Mach 1 package returned in 2003 as a high performance version of the New Edge platform.
Visual connections to the 1969 model were integrated into the design to pay homage to the original. This generation of the Mach 1 was discontinued after the 2004 model year, with the introduction of the fifth-generation Mustang. Ford first used the name “Mach 1” in its 1959 display of a concept called the “Levacar Mach I” at the Ford Rotunda. This concept vehicle used a cushion of air as propulsion on a circular dais. Late in the 1968 model year, Ford introduced the 428 cu in (7.0 L) Cobra Jet FE engine in a small group of Mustang GTs and into the 1968 Shelby GT500KR. This was a strong performer and indicated the direction of the 1969 Mustang. However, “GT” wasn’t a name that would initiate images of street screeching performance; hence the introduction of the Mach 1 title. In 1969 endurance driver Mickey Thompson took three Mach 1 Mustangs to the Bonneville salt flats for a feature in Hot Rod magazine, in the process setting 295 speed and endurance records over a series of 500-mile and 24-hour courses.
This absolutely fantastic example was fully restored in 2010 and has covered under 2000 miles since. It is fitted with the brutish 428 Cobra Jet engine, revered in the US as “ The” engine to power these iconic American muscle cars. Presented in blue/black with black interior, the car is unblemished and is a masterpiece in American engineering. With around 600 bhp, it is not for the faint hearted and will provide you with many miles of exhilarating driving either on the roads or at “Santa Pod Raceway”.
Please note that the vendor will be retaining its present registration number.