This specification was introduced in 1969, featuring a wide range of powertrain options to go with its distinctive styling features, such as the reflective striping, pop-open gas cap, dual exhaust outlets, matte-black hood, chin spoiler, NASCAR-style cable and pin tiedowns, rear wing, rear window louvers, plus a functional “shaker” hood scoop available as an option.
These Mustangs were ultra nice inside as well, compared to lesser variants. It wouldn’t take you long to realize just how special of a car this is – this is as true now as it was back in the late 60s, or any other decade for that matter.
To a lot of folks, the 1969 Mach 1 is almost the quintessential Mustang, and this particular one, which is currently getting auctioned off to the highest bidder, is wearing what is almost the quintessential Mach 1 color, Black Jade.
Seriously now, what other color would you rather see this car in? Roughly 10% of all 1969 Mustang wore this color, and as you can see, Black Jade isn’t so much a “black” as it is “green”. I wonder how many customers suddenly had this realization, either in the showroom or after taking delivery.
Anyway, this black was only green for a year, before Ford decided to rename this color Dark Ivy Green Metallic, in order to clear up any confusion. And yes, Raven Black is another amazing Mustang Mach 1 colorway. No argument there.
So then, what else is special about this car? For starters, it’s been refurbished after its 20-year hiatus, with the hood, fenders and doors getting replaced. The passenger-side door actually had to be replaced after another vehicle backed into it – the horror.
In terms of performance, the car is powered by an overhauled 351 ci Windsor V8 engine, working alongside a replacement intake manifold, four-barrel carburetor (installed in 2021), and a three-speed automatic transmission. We should also note the Thrush glasspack mufflers for the dual exhaust system and the presence of power steering and power-assisted front brakes.
Keep in mind that this Mustang is currently registered in Connecticut, which doesn’t require a title for vehicles that are this old.