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1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 53568 Miles Candyapple Red Fastback 351 cubic inch V8 M

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
SubModel: Mach 1
Type: Fastback
Trim: Mach 1
Year: 1969
Mileage: 53568
VIN: 9T02M173952
Color: Red
Engine: 351 cubic inch V8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Fastback
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Local pick-up only

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Description of 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Awesome one-owner Mach 1 with 53,568 original miles. One repaint in the ‘90s, otherwise original. Optional M-code 351 4V, 4-speed, power disc brakes, power steering, AM/FM stereo. Documented.
Code T5 Candyapple Red is the car’s original color and after 25 years of fun, it was due for a freshening. Fortunately, despite being sold in Pittsburgh, PA and living its life in northeastern Ohio, it had never seen snowy weather—that meant good, clean sheetmetal with no issues. The refinish included the correct blackout hood treatment, rocker stripes, and Mach 1 callouts, and despite another 25 years of fun, it still looks great. Panel gaps are just the way the factory did it because the car was not completely blown apart, and the doors close with a surprising solidity that most Mustangs seem to lack. You’ll note this car carries a dealer-installed chin spoiler, but the hood pins and scoop were part of the Mach 1 package (and yes, the turn signals on the back of the scoop work properly!).
Aside from the carpets, the black “Comfort-Weave” interior is entirely original, which shouldn’t be a surprise given the mileage. The seat covers are in great shape and the foam underneath is still comfortable and firm, and the only real demerit is a small tear in the side of the driver’s seat back. The rim-blow steering wheel is in great shape, too, and the original owner had the foresight to order a 4-speed manual with his Mach 1, making this car a ton of fun to drive on the street. A full complement of gauges monitor all the car’s vitals and they all work like they should, although the unique clock on the passenger’s side is sadly not operational. A glance at the Marti Report says this car was originally equipped with just an AM radio, but somewhere along the line they added a correct AM/FM stereo head unit that looks right and sounds decent using a pair of speakers in the rear quarters. The trunk is correctly outfitted with what appears to be the original mat and perhaps even the original spare Goodyear Polyglas tire that doesn’t appear to have ever been used.
The standard engine in the Mach 1 was a 2-barrel equipped 351 Windsor, but this bright red Mach carries the optional M-code 4-barrel version, which is this car’s original, numbers-matching engine. Given the legendary durability of the Windsor family of V8s, the light usage, and only 53,568 original miles this one is healthy and strong and ready to have fun. The engine has been lightly detailed at some point, mostly with fresh Ford Blue paint, but if you look closely you’ll see a lot of originality and factory-correct parts. The inner fenders and firewall are in great shape, so you know it’s never been rusty or wrecked, and it’s always reassuring to see OEM ignition components and correct cast iron exhaust manifolds. It starts easily, idles well, and does indeed pull the Mach 1 around with enthusiasm. It doesn’t mind revving a bit, so the 4-speed is an asset, yet it’s docile enough to sit in traffic without getting fussy. Add in power steering and power front disc brakes and you have a fast, fun Mustang that’s easy for anyone to manage in today’s world.
The undercarriage has a light dusting of undercoating that has probably been there since 1969, but absolutely no signs of rust or accident damage. The critical areas like the rockers and torque boxes are excellent and the sheetmetal is 100% OEM. The wide-ratio Toploader 4-speed manual was the single most expensive option in this Mach 1, a rather substantial $204.64, but it transforms the car’s personality. The exhaust system might be original, but there’s plenty of evidence of recent maintenance, including power steering components, newer shocks, a fuel pump, belts and hoses, starter, and upper ball joints, all of which make this car ready to drive. Original styled steel wheels were standard equipment, and they’re wrapped in 205/70/14 Goodyear radials that are probably only the third set of tires this car has ever worn.
Documentation includes a framed Deluxe Marti Report.
This is one of those special cars that gets all the important stuff right. It has a great history, low mileage, and a list of desirable options, all wrapped in what is arguably the most attractive sheetmetal ever applied to a Mustang. Just as it was in 1969, the Mach 1 offers a great combination of looks, performance, and style all out of proportion to its price. Call today!
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