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MUSTANG MACH 1

The Mach1 Sports Roof combines traditional styling with an all-new design standard V-8 engine, a special suspension system and a unique interior package.

 

EXTERIOR DESIGN

 

   The exterior of Mach 1 models include a unique plastic grille and driving lamps, E70 fiberglass-belted, bias ply tires, hood lock pins, and a non-functional hood scoop and a new black or white hood paint treatment and tape engine numbers.

   A new wide dark accent extruded aluminum rocker panel molding with Mach 1 die-cast letters is standard, as are dual color-keyed racing mirrors with LH. remote control features, a new deck lid tape stripe with  a new die-cast "Mach 1" letters centered on the deck lid, new lower back panel with "honey-comb" appliqué, pop-open gas cap and a new oval-design bright exhaust extensions with the optional 351 4v and 428 4v engines.

INTERIOR  DESIGN

   The interior of the Mach1 is accented by high-back bucket seats with "Comfort-weave" knitted vinyl inserts, a deluxe 3-spoke "Rim-Blow" steering wheel, special color-keyed carpeting, a floor console and simulated wood-grain trim on the console, instrument panel and door panels, molded door trim panels with courtesy lamps, an electric clock and bright-trimmed pedal pads.

SPECIAL HANDLING SUSPENSION

   A special suspension with higher-rate front and rear springs, larger diameter front stabilizer bars, a rear stabilizer bar, and high-capacity shock absorbers help provide the performance ride characteristics of the Mach 1.

 

 

MAJOR  SPECIFICATIONS

Wheelbase...................................... 108"

Front compartment Dimensions

Turning diameter curb-to-curb (ft.)....... 37.6" Effective Head Room................. 37.3"
Tread-- Front..................................... 59.5" Maximum Effective Leg Room.... 40.1"
Tread-- Rear..................................... 59.5" Hip Room................................ 55.6"
Length--Overall.................................. 187.4" Shoulder Room........................ 56.0"
Width--Overall................................... 71.7" Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.).......... 22*
Height--Overall.................................. 50.6" Curb Weight (lbs.).................... 3406**
Usable Luggage Capacity (cu.ft)........ 7.2 *20 for California-delivered units
Luggage Compartment Lift Over Height 27.7 **With 3-speed manual  and 351 c.i.d. engine.
 


             "Of all our Living Legends, Mustang might have the richest heritage. While everyone has a favorite, Mach 1 is one of the most memorable and most collectable Mustangs,"
- Jim O'Connor, Ford Division president.


The Ford Mustang was introduced 40 years ago and has earned its place as a true American legend. From its inception, Mustang took the automotive world by storm, spawning fan clubs of enthusiastic baby boomers that were just coming of driving age in the mid-1960s. It seemed everyone wanted a Mustang and Ford was all too happy to provide one.
In the first year, Ford sold more than 600,000 Mustangs. Derivatives came quickly as customers wanted to personalize their Mustang. There were numerous body styles, from coupe to fastback to convertible, and scores of power train and styling packages.


The original Mach 1 was introduced in 1968 as a concept car with a hatched fastback, aggressive hood and side scoops and a unique paint scheme. In 1969, the Mach 1 was one of three new Mustang models that made it into production. It featured the familiar fastback body with simulated side scoops high on the quarter panel, an aggressively raked air dam on the front and a spoiler on the rear, “comfort-weave” leather seats and the now famous, “shaker hood scoop” mounted directly onto the carburetor and fitting through an opening in the hood.

 


Underneath, the 1969 Mach 1 offered a 250-horsepower 351 Windsor V-8 or a 335-hp 428 Cobra-Jet mill. Mach 1 and its stable mate, the Boss 302 Mustang, reenergized the fastback, tripling sales of the body style in 1969.

 

 

 

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