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All Black 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Looks Like a Spawn from Hell, Goes for $45K

By the end of the year, the country's roads and tracks should be roaring with cries, howls and growls of the new generation Mustang Mach 1. The return of the nameplate marked an important announcement for the Mustang family in 2020, as it fills in the gap left by the discontinuation of the GT350.
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The new incarnation of the Mach 1, described as the “most track-capable 5.0-liter Mustang ever,” will arrive this spring with a $52,915 base price. For that one gets the 5.0-liter we already mentioned, tied to either a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission, and good for 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) of torque.

This is not the first time Ford has tried a revival of the Mach 1, mind you. It did so in 2003 as well, but presently the carmaker’s muscle car is far better positioned on the market to ensure greater success for what is otherwise intended as a limited production run.

None of the new iterations of the Mach 1 lived up to the appeal of the original, however. Born in 1969, at a time when the muscle car age was still in full swing, it was intended as a means to attract new buyers, drawing them away from the competition if possible.

The Mach 1 was so successful (it kept rolling with the Mustang moniker until about a decade later) that it killed off other trims, like the GT. In some circles, the car is still impressive enough to warrant asking/spending small fortunes to get one. And there’s no shortage of Mach 1s out there; sadly, not all of them are still in stock configuration.

The one we have here is modified too. The most important change, aside from the hellish matte black paint, is the fact that the 351 Windsor under the hood was bored to 409 inches (6.7-liter) and got tied to a 5-speed manual.

We are not told whether the drivetrain is original to the car, but the list of added hardware (you can check it out in full here) includes names like Eagle, Edelbrock, Hedman, and so on.

Betting on the appeal the car has in fan circles, the owner is asking about 8 grand shy of what Ford is charging for the new variant: $45,000.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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