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Lot 160 - 1973 Ford Mustang Fastback Mach 1

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ESTIMATE £18,000- £25,000

Auction Blenheim Palace July 2016
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Lot Number 160
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number 3F05F213052
Year 1973
Make Ford
Model Mustang

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Description

The Ford Mustang was successfully introduced in April 1964 as the sporty “Pony car” to attract younger buyers into Ford products. After a few years of development, Ford saw the need to create performance Mustangs to compete with some of their more sporty rivals.

Introduced in August 1968 as a package for the 1969 model year, the Ford Mustang Mach 1 was the performance-oriented option package designed to do just that, and it did so brilliantly. The Mach 1 title adorned performance-oriented Mustang offerings until the original retirement of the moniker in 1978. However, due to its widespread success Ford re-introduced the Mach program in 2003 as a high performance version of the SN95 platform and due to the fantastic design characteristics of the 69’ model, many of its traits were carried over and integrated into the new design.

Perhaps one of the most highly factory optioned Mustangs around, this Mach 1 is presented in a sporty and iconic blue-grey colour combination.  Fitted with beautiful American Racing Torq-Thrust alloy wheels wrapped in Winston GT white letter radial tyres,  the car really does look the part with all round condition to match. The car carries with it a high degree of originality with its original factory colour and equipment. The 302 however has been upgraded from its original F-code 2-barrel engine to a 4-barrel configuration with the addition of a Edelbrock carburetor and inlet manifold. Further enhancements include the fitting of a complete new set of Mach 1 seat covers, new door cards, carpet set, dash top, front and rear spoilers and a stainless steel dual exhaust. The suspension and steering has undergone refurbishment including the fitting of various steering components and has had new shock absorbers fitted all round including air-shocks to the rear.

One of the most iconic cars of its time, the Mach 1 still retains its mantle as being one of the best looking. Described as feeling strong, driving superbly and of course sounding emphatic, the remarkable overriding feature of this car is its originality. One of the cheapest ways to get your hands on a true American Classic. This is one “muscle car” that should not be missed.


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