Low Mileage - Honest Original with Top-of-the Line Mechanical Upgrades
- Location: Soquel, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- SubModel: 2 Door
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Mach 1
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 69,300
- VIN: 0F05M126211
- Color: Bright Gold Metallic /K/
- Engine size: 351 Cleveland 4V 300 hp
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4-Speed with Factory Hurst Shifter
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: Cassette Player
1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 description
In addition to the 351 Cleveland 4V engine, optional equipment at the time of sale on Jan. 5, 1970 was as follows: 4-speed manual transmission with Hurst shifter, Traction-Lok differential, 3.91:1 axle, shaker hood, power steering, power front disc brakes, tachometer and trip odometer.
The upholstery is original and in excellent condition. The dash also is excellent and is original with the exception of an Custom Autosound USA-1 radio and cassette player that currently is not working and custom wooden knobs. It has the same style window cranks.
The car's roof and rear panels were repainted by my local Ford dealer soon after I acquired the car, only because the original owner had screwed Dodge Charger gas caps on each side for looks (!!!##!) I had to do the roof and quarters for a perfect color match and blend. The body repair work is flawless where the screws were drilled into these beautiful new quarters. I know, unbelievable. Just full disclosure from me. The rest of the original paint is in very good condition as shown in the photos. There is no body damage. The chrome is original and in excellent shape.
This Mach 1 starts, idles, shifts and drives beautifully. This is a car that you will be proud to own and drive, just as I have. This is not a show car, but it could be with some TLC. It is a high-end driver that presents and preforms beautifully.
I have a folder full of receipts for these parts and work, but maybe not all that I have described. Following is the work I had completed on this fine automobile:
The original 351 Cleveland 4V 300 horsepower engine underwent a complete rebuild at 60,000 miles, everything upgraded and brand new, including modest .20-over boring and pistons (the appraisal says .30 over, which is incorrect), new low-lift cam, reground crank, new valves, valve springs, timing chain, clutch, resurfaced fly wheel, Edelbrock high-volume water pump, Modine high-flow radiator, MSD Pro-Billet distributor with MSD and Mallory electronic ignition, starter, alternator and belt (2016) and Interstate battery (2016). Holly 750 cfm carburetor, fuel pump and new fan shroud. Machining by Marino’s Automotive Machine Shop, Watsonville, CA; assembly and installation by Stuart Automotive, Soquel, CA.
Equipped with the original optional four-speed transmission with Hurst shifter. Transmission performs flawlessly. No upgrades have been done.
Hooker ceramic-coated headers, installed by Auto Tech, Santa Cruz, CA; Flow Master Delta Series mufflers, system installed by Holiday Mufflers, Santa Cruz, CA.
Rebuilt front disc brakes, new master cylinder (2016) rear wheel cycliners and brake shoes (2016)., installed by Auto Electric Specialist, Santa Cruz, CA
Steering and Suspension
Completely upgraded with new parts and installed by Stuart Automotive, including inner and outer tie-rod ends, idler arm, upper and lower ball joints, power-steering hoses, spring perches, coil spring insulators, strut rod bushings, end link kit and frame bushing kit; Magna sway bar, Competition Engineering traction bars, KYB shock absorbers. Reconditioned tilt steering column with NOS turn-signal switch.
New Goodyear Eagles at 64,913 miles
Rebuilt tachometer and clock by Palo Alto, CA, Speedometer, NOS turn-signal switch, new headlight switch, new sending unit, new Scott Drake concours radio antenna.
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Please feel free to ask questions via email. I will do my best to honestly answer all inquiries. This vehicle is located in Soquel, California, near Santa Cruz. I will do what I can to assist with your shipping arrangements. I welcome your or your representative's personal inspection by appointment.