About This Vehicle
- Mileage: 26,231
- Engine: V8
- Body Style: Coupe
- Transmission: Manual
- Exterior Color: Red
- Interior Color:White
- VIN: 0T05R125227
ABSOLUTELY TOP QUALITY 1970 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 R-CODE 428-4V CJ RAM AIR 4-SPEED , HIGHLY DOCUMENTED, MATCHING # ORIGINAL DRIVETRAIN, CONCOURS RESTORATION!!!
IF YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A #1 INVESTMENT QUALITY 1970 R-CODE MACH 1 THAT HAS LIVED A RUST FREE LIFE AND STILL WEARS ITS ORIGINAL BODY PANELS, HAS ITS ORIGINAL 428 COBRA JET RAM AIR POWER PLANT AND 4-SPEED TRANSMISSION, THAT WILL WIN SHOWS AND IS AN ABSOLUTE BLAST TO DRIVE THEN THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE PONY FOR YOUR STABLE!!
This 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1, R-code 428, 4-speed is an amazing find and I am going to do my best to present all of the information and history I can along with enough pictures and videos that should allow you to decide if this is the one for you! We recently got a call from a gentleman who I have gotten to know over the past few years through the car hobby and he asked if I would consider helping him sell a truly fantastic car. I told him to bring it by and within minutes I agreed to market this rare stallion for him. The consignor is a Mustang enthusiast and car collector who has owned a wide array of Mustangs over the years. He said this is the finest quality Pony he has owned and while he would love to keep it he admits that finding and restoring rare Mustangs is the true thrill to him. He has owned so many that once they are finished he gets excited about passing them on the next lucky owner so he can go out and find the next great one. This particular car has lived its entire life in Alabama prior to his purchase when he brought to the Atlanta, GA area which was the original DSO for this car. He was told the car had just 4 previous owners. At one point this Mach 1 was stored in a garage and not driven for 16 years. The last owner had this car for 12 years and did a complete restoration. Well, close to complete actually as only minor details were still needed to bring this Mach 1 to the condition you see it in here. The consignor bought it and immediately had it transported to one of the finest restorers of Classic Mustangs in the Atlanta Area. The consignor had several high quality Mustangs restored by this gentleman and told him to go from front to back, top to bottom and do anything that was needed to complete this concours restoration. I know this professional restorer and spoke to him about the car and he said he was absolutely blown away by how original and rust free this car was and he also mentioned that he would be happy to speak to any serious buyer if needed. That is a brief history…Let’s get to all of the details and beauty of this stallion!! Get comfortable and please allow all of the pics and videos to load…believe me, it is worth the wait!!! Enjoy!
Let me start by showing some of the original paperwork and documentation that will show that this Mach 1 is presented almost exactly as it came from the factory when it was built on October 22, 1969. It is 1 of 942 with these Paint and trim codes as per the MARTI report shown below. It wears its original colors of Medium Red with White Clarion knit/Corinthian Vinyl bucket seats. DSO code 21 shows it came from the Atlanta, GA ordering District where it was delivered to Long-Lewis Ford in Bessemer, Alabama. The original dealer invoice has been preserved and is shown below listing all of the factory options. During the restoration 2 build sheets were found and are of course included. One is quite legible while the other appears to have been on the fuel tank is barely legible. These documents definitely add to the overall value of this beautiful fastback. Have a look:
The previous owner stripped the car down to bear metal and there were no rust issues and the car appears to have all of its original body panels. An absolutely show quality paint job was applied approximately 10 years ago and truly looks like it is still wet. The body is laser straight and body panel fit is top notch. All of the chrome, body trim and glass are show quality and are either original or NOS parts. The car is believed to have less then 100 miles on it since the restoration. While the paint was done 10 years ago you cannot tell it apart form a car that was just painted last week. The cars body is just about flawless, however upon extremely close inspection you may find a few minute rock chips. There is also a very small flaw under the paint at the area of the roof where the factory used lead where the roof meets the rear quarter panel. I am being extremely critical but I doubt you will see any of these flaws in the pictures or perhaps even in person. This is a Concours restoration done by high level professionals and you will not be disappointed!! Here is a walk around tour of this red beauty:
As beautiful as the Medium Red Exterior is, wait until you see the immaculate interior finished in the original correct White Clarion Knit/Corinthian Vinyl. This is simply a stunning color combination!!! Essentially everything on the interior is impeccable and correct. All of the gauges and lights work correctly including the clock! Center console is beautiful and the Hurst 4-speed shifter of course has the functional lock-out rod that works correctly. The AM/FM Stereo is a factory original and works well however this car originally was equipped with an AM/8 track player. Original rim blow deluxe steering wheel looks like new and works correctly. Essentially the interior is in showroom condition. Take a look for yourself:
Ok, it’s time to get under the hood of this Big block 428 CJ Ram Air 4-speed and I know many of you want to hear about the date codes and correctness of the drive train so here we go. Pictured below are the receipts from a high end Performance Shop in Alabama that did the rebuild on the original motor. This was done in 2005 and there has been less then 100 miles put on the car since that time. The Mustang Restoration expert went through the drivetrain and related components to inspect date codes and part #’s and I will list those below. There is not a doubt that this Pony has its original motor and transmission. He did note that the rear end may be the only non-original component as it was date coded about 30 days after the original build date, however, it is the correct 9″ rear end and 3.50 standard axle ratio. As you can see this Mach 1 currently has a great stance with the 14″ Magnum 500 wheels wrapped in BFG Radial TA’s. You could easily go back to the original look with Poly Glass Tires if desired. This car is a joy to drive with Power Steering and Power front disc brakes. You will see it has the original shaker hood system and assembly, power steering cooler, original Heat shield and s-tube and the complete functional smog system.
Here is a list of some of the date codes and part #’s:
Block date code 9J28
Heads (both) 9J6
Water Pump 9G14
Distributor Part # D0ZF-12127-C ( dual point ) Date code 9H29
Carburetor Part # D0ZF-9510-AA Date code 933
Radiator Part # C8ZE-L1 (New Core) Date code 9JC
Fan Part # D0TA-C Date code J69
Tailshaft Housing Part # D0ZR-7040-A
Original Transmission Part # RUG-AZ
I believe it looks as good, if not better, under the hood as it did on the showroom floor in 1970. Below are some pictures and a video so you can hear it running.
HERE IS A SHORT VIDEO OF IT STARTING UP AND RUNNING: (CLICK ON THE ARROW AND TURN UP YOUR VOLUME)
The undercarriage and inside the trunk of this Pony are as pristine and correct as everything else. As you will see all components underneath the car were done as they should be in a Concours restoration. This IS a Barrett-Jackson Quality car!! All of the original buck tags and Factory Vin plates and stickers are still with the car as well. Come take a tour:
HERE IS A FINAL WALK AROUND VIDEO: ( CLICK THE ARROW TO VIEW)
Hopefully you can see just how fantastic this Rare R-code 4-speed Mach 1 is. This is obviously a high end car so it is perfectly understandable if you would like to have an independent inspection done. Or, if you would like to speak to the gentleman who finished the Concours Restoration of this car I would be able to put serious buyers in contact with him.
This car is owned by a private individual here in the Atlanta, GA area and the car is registered in his name. This sale will be done on a Bill of Sale since AL and GA did not issue Titles for this year car at the time. This will not present any issue for you to get a Title in your State and there is no issue in exporting this car out of the country as I have done it several times and can assist with the process. I am also a licensed Transport Broker and can assist you with a great price on Enclosed Transport anywhere in the country. If this is the car you have been looking for then this is the one to buy!!