So you have or want to buy a Classic Mustang, have your eye out for a Mach 1,
looking in the local ads and on the internet. How do you know what you
Here are a few facts about one of my favorite cars:
72,458 "63C 2dr fastback Mach 1"[s] were manufactured in 1969.
119 mph official top speed.
Significant changes between the 1968 and 1969 Mustangs included:
An increase in vehicle size measurements everywhere but the wheelbase.
The increase in overall size was accompanied by a weight gain of 150-175
Vehicles were pushed half an inch lower onto their suspensions.
The aerodynamic angle of the windshield was improved by 2.2 degrees.
The roof height on SportsRoof models (including the Mach 1) was lowered
almost a full inch.
Both doors got their own bullet-style rear view mirror with the Mach 1
The previous 302 engine designs were stretched into 351 cubic inches.
Other facts can be found here:
"The Mach 1 has been called the supercar of the masses..."
Ford Mustang Mach 1 History ["http://www.jerryodom.com/mach1history.html"]
"In March 1969, the Mustang Mach I was named 'the quickest four-person
production car' ever tested by Car Life magazine..."
-- Ford Mustang Mach I - Ultimatecarpage.com - Images, Specifications
"The Mach could hold its own against the competition in any theater.
Mickey Thompson flogged a couple of specially prepared Mach 1s at the
Bonneville Salt Flats
in some of the heaviest endurance testing ever performed on a production
"With the Mach 1 and Boss Mustangs, Shelby's no longer had all that much
of an advantage over the original Fords."