Decide of the Day: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1


Right here is one thing you don’t see day-after-day: a Nineteen Sixties muscle automotive being listed on the market by its authentic proprietor. After 55 years of possession, this Mach 1 is being supplied as much as the collector market for the primary time since being bought new from Invoice Watkins Ford in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Decide of the Day is a low-mileage 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 listed on the market on by a non-public vendor in Hixson, Tennessee. (Click on the hyperlink to view the itemizing)

“Rotisserie restoration carried out,” the vendor says. “Automobile was ordered in 1968 in Scottsdale, Arizona and spent most of its life in Phoenix. Completely no rust. Restoration began in 1998 via 2010 in Chattanooga, Tennessee by JJ’s Mustangs.” About 4,000 miles have reportedly been added since restoration was accomplished.

Having lived in Arizona for the final 18 years, I used to be significantly thinking about discovering out extra about Invoice Watkins Ford. Apparently, the dealership was situated on the southwest nook of Scottsdale Street and Camelback Street. It initially opened in 1964 as Paradise Ford and on the finish of 1967, it was bought to Invoice Watkins. There’s a web site with some fascinating previous newspaper ads from the dealership within the late Nineteen Sixties together with photographs of a particular occasion which concerned Ford’s drag racing group.

The extent of element that went into this Mach 1’s restoration turns into evident within the picture gallery. The outside is completed in Indian Fireplace, and the paint theme is offset by black accents for the chin spoiler, air consumption, window louvers, and decklid spoiler. Sadly, the Marti Report picture is slightly too blurry to learn, however the vendor says that the automotive retains most of its authentic gear with exception of the radio and the steering wheel. The upgraded audio system is a Kenwood CD head unit with Bluetooth connectivity. Choices embrace energy steering and manufacturing facility air-con.

Energy comes from a Cobra Jet 428cid V8 paired with a console-shifted C6 Cruise-O-Matic three-speed automated transmission. In its day, this automotive was one of many key gamers within the horsepower wars that made the muscle automotive period such a memorable time in automotive historical past.

“Automobile pushed to native automotive reveals solely, by no means pushed on ice or snow, garage-kept,” the vendor says.

Mustang fanatics, take a more in-depth have a look at this one as a result of it’s an unmistakably uncommon alternative. Imaging with the ability to be the second proprietor of such an iconic pony automotive from the Nineteen Sixties.

The asking value is $118,000 or finest provide.

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