Make : Ford
Model : Mustang Mach I
Year : 1969
Owner : Bassam Salman
Country : Lebanon
Let’s start with the basic, “Ford” a well-known American Auto Maker, add to it the word “Mustang” and you just stepped to a whole new level, now The term ‘Mach 1‘which is a scientific term used to describe the speed of sound. Now try to combine “Ford” “Mustang” “Mach1” and you will get an American muscle car with performance beyond compare from back in 1969. During that era, Mustang buyers had a lot to choose. Starting with the regular base Mustang, GT version, Mach package, GT350 Shelby car, GT500 also Shelby, Boss 302 all the way up to the Boss 429. In this case we are looking at 69 Mach 1.
The Ford Mustang 1969 production reach 299,824 units out of which 72,458 were Mach 1.
As for the ‘thing’ under the hood, there are several options for the 1969 Mustang: 351 cu in (5.8 L) Windsor-tall deck V8, 351 cu in (5.8 L) Cleveland Ford 335 engine V8, 390 cu in (6.4 L) V8 and 428 cu in (7.0 L) CJ/SCJ V8.
The 428 cubic inch Cobra Jet engine is very similar to the Police Interceptor 428. The combination of the Super Cobra Jet pack and the style of the Mach 1 really end up to an unbelievable car.
As for our engine, this Mach I is powered by a 351 ci 4V V-8 producing 290 hp with a 3 speeds automatic transmission special police interceptor.
Color is grabber blue, not the standard paint color for the 1969; it was created especially for police vehicle however it was added to the 1970 production.
The Mach1 replace the GT as the premier performance Mustang, it was based on the Sports Roof and came with a long list of features. The hood was painted flat black along with a similarly nonfunctional hood scoop, reflective side and rear stripes were coordinated to complement the body color. Adding to the racer image were the NASCAR hood pin latches, a deletable option Chrome styled steel wheels and a chrome pop-open gas cap among others.
The Mach I package was again released in 2003-2004 on the new style Ford Mustang after it went out of production back in 1978, the Mach I remains an icon of performance look upgrades for the all-powerful Ford Mustang.
Some muscle cars are all about speed, others are all about style. This 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 has both.