You can say what you want about the Mach 1, but there’s no denying that its performance appetite makes the Mustang even more intriguing. It’s not surprising that the Mustang GT was discontinued after the Mach 1.
The new model was selling so well that Ford had no reason to keep the GT around any longer. After all, the Mustang GT got the axe after the 1969 model year when its sales couldn’t reach 5,400 units. In comparison, the Mach 1 was a superstar, with its 1969 sales reaching close to 72,500 units.
The 1970 model year brought several styling refinements for the Mach 1, including dual-beam headlight updates, new bucket seats, and new side and rear badges.
The engine lineup also received multiple updates. The 390 (6.4-liter) 4-barrel was no longer available, but the 428 (7.0-liter) remained the top option with 335 horsepower.
The 351 Cleveland replaced the Windsor, becoming the most common choice for this model year.
The 1970 Mustang Mach 1 that someone posted on Craigslist earlier this week comes with a 351. It’s the original unit that shipped with the car, though its condition is unknown. Based on the photos, it might no longer be in working condition, especially because the seller claims Mach 1 has been sitting for “quite some time.” No further specifics were provided, so if you buy this Mach 1, bring a good mechanic to assess everything under the hood.
Unfortunately, the low-quality photos won’t allow you to thoroughly inspect every little part of the car, but you can see rust in the floor pans and the trunk. As a result, the buyer should be prepared for major restoration work, though it might be wiser to replace the entire floor pans. The interior also shows significant damage, with a torn headliner and a dash in need of urgent repairs.
It’s unclear if the car is still entirely original and complete, so if you plan to restore it to factory specifications, you’ll need to ask for more information. Be sure to look for specific Mach 1 upgrades, as many abandoned examples were used as donor vehicles for other projects. The hood scoop is a highly desirable part, and it appears to be missing from this 1970 Mach 1 – or at least, that’s what I can infer from these poor-quality photos.
The asking price of $4,000 seems reasonable given the Mach 1’s rough condition, suggesting that the engine likely has mechanical issues as well. Finding a period-correct 351 shouldn’t be too difficult if the existing engine can’t be salvaged.
The owner is willing to part with this Mach 1 for $4,000. You can find it in Arvada, close to Denver if you want to inspect it in person – something I strongly recommend, especially considering the low-quality images.
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