Friday, January 29, 2016

Pony Express: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

The 1969-1970 Ford Mustang fastback is one of the better looking cars to ever leave a factory in Detroit, and I'm not just saying that because I've got one in the garage.  Actually they didn't just leave factories in Detroit, because at the height of Mustang madness they left assembly plants in Dearborn, San Jose, New Jersey, Mexico City, and Venezuela.  Regardless, the '69 Sportsroof as designed by the guys under Gale Haldeman is something special.  Find this 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 here on eBay bidding for $13,000 with 2 days to go, located in Erlanger, KY.

The Pony Express is part barn find, part hot rod, part vintage drag car -- but if you ask me, this isn't the car to buy and doing a rotisserie restoration.  Just clean up the interior, replace anything that has rusted through and drive it around as-is. 

Under the hood is a 351 cubic inch Cleveland V8 that would have been rated at 300 horsepower and 385 ft-lbs of torque with a 4bbl carburetor.  This one has been massaged for more airflow and has one of the largest oil pans this side of a Mediterranean food truck and will make an insane racket with those un-muffled pipes exiting under the driver's backside.

See a better way to wake the neighbors?

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome in such a period way! If claimed 1/4 mile times are true, that engine has been heavily massaged, but there's not doubt the Cleveland is capable.

    Note: I may be biased toward 1970 Mustangs...


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