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Cars > Challenges > “Mach 1” Vs “She's my baby!”

 

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1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

“Mach 1”

1969 Ford Mustang GT

“She's my baby!”

 
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About “Mach 1”

I am the 2nd owner of this car, purchased in 1992 with 41,000 original miles. The car now has 52,000 miles. It is extremely rust free and unrestored except for paint. The engine has never been disassembled and the interior is all original. The car has won dozens of awards at local and regional shows, and an Award of Excellence at the 1999 Mustang Club of America 35th Anniversary show.

The first time I saw this car it was sitting in a run down out-of-business repair shop along a rural road in West Virginia. As I drove by I could see the front end behind the glass roll-up door. My father-in-law was a mechanic who lived in the area and I asked him if he knew who owned it. He did, and put me in contact with the owner. It was being stored there until it could be sold at Spring Carlisle the following weekend. I test drove it and bought it on the spot.

The car has participated in several memorable events over the years, including Ford's official unveiling event for the "new" 1994 Mustang in Philadelphia; a TV news story during the 1999 introduction of the Mustang U.S. postage stamp; and the Mustang Club of America's 30th, 35th and 40th Mustang Anniversary Celebrations. At the 35th Anniversary Celebration at Charlotte Motor Speedway it was driven on the track and reached 130 mph on the back straight until I realized it was taching 5,000 rpm and pulled my foot off the pedal. It also appeared in the May 1998 edition of the Mustang Times magazine, published by the Mustang Club of America.

This is one of the best driver's cars I have ever owned. It has good power, awesome styling, is extremely comfortable, very reliable, and gets 19 mpg to boot! It has been taken on several long trips of 8-10 hours one way and I can't wait to do it again.

Even after 15 years of ownership, I still smile every time I walk into the garage and every time I get behind the wheel. I will never sell this car!

About “She's my baby!”

One of the rare breeds of the Ford Mustang. It was ordered with a 3 speed transmission with the GT Equipment Group, making it one of the 5396 GT's produced by Ford in 1969. It's color combination is more rare, being 1 of 87 made in Gulfstream Aqua and only 1 of 3 made with deluxe white interior. In the past years, it was filmed by Ford in it's television commercial entitled "Homecoming" which was Ford"s Tribute to the Armed Forces. Last year it was filmed again by Ford in its television commercial entitled "Stop Light" featuring NY Yankee, Derek Jeter and TV celebrity, Spike Lee. It is currently on the front cover of Fred Winkowski's book entitled "American Cars" as well as photographed for Stile Magazine in August, 2006. Our 1969 Mustang GT, has won numerous First Place and Best of Show Awards, including winning Best Classic Ford at Funkmaster Flex's Edison, New Jersey show.

 

Specs for “Mach 1”

351 Windsor
FMX auto trans
3.00:1 axle.
Factory ratings are 290 HP and 385 ft. lbs.
Car gets 19 mpg.
Color: Meadowlark Yellow

Specs for “She's my baby!”

MILEAGE - 52,108
ENGINE TYPE - 351 Windsor
SPECIAL VEHICLE OPTIONS - GT Equipment Group
COLOR-EXTERIOR & INTERIOR - Gulfstream Aqua with deluxe white interior

 

Factory Options for “Mach 1”

The Mach 1 came standard with many items that were options on other models, such as GT suspension and deluxe interior. The only options on this car are auto trans, power steering, and AM radio.

Factory Options for “She's my baby!”

All stock!

 

Mods for “Mach 1”

The only current modification is a Pertronix ignition. I am planning an AOD 4-speed auto trans swap and 3.50:1 gears for better acceleration without killing gas mileage.

Mods for “She's my baby!”

No modifications listed.

 

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