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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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1971 Ford Mustang Mach I

“Mach I”

1965 Ford Mustang

“California Born”

Photo of: 1971 Ford Mustang

No longer owned

Photo of: 1965 Ford Mustang

Head to Head


About “Mach I”

This was my 1st brand new car. Picked it up at Koons Ford in Falls Church, Va. No other
dealers in area wouldn't sell me 1 cause of my age. Back then 36 months was max on financing. The salesman convinced Koons Ford to Finance me for 37 months to keep payments resonable. I asked how I should break the car in , He told me to run the Piss out of it thats what it was made for. And that I did.
That evening my wife & I rode around showing our friends our new ride. Got into a race with a Corvette on the Capitol Beltway doing a 110 mph. What a thrill kicking his Butt. Speeding tickets & noise polution (squealing tires) took it's toll & had to get rid of it. Traded it in on a new 1973 Ranchero

About “California Born”

Car was built in California and sold off a dearership Med. Turg. and the owner painted the car red and it stayed in California till 1987. It was bought for $2200 and was drove back to Cleveland, TN. Were it sit until we bought it at a swap meet in June 2004. We stripped all the paint off and primed it. Then put five different colors of green and one color of silver as a temperary paint until we put the original color back on it.

We pulled the motor and transmission and put new gaskets, water pump, fuel pump, oil pump, new carberator, and the original valve covers and breathers back on it. The engine did not need to be rebuilt it was in good running condition when we bought it. Replaced all the seals in the rear housing.

Replaced all the dash knobs and instrument cover. New wiper and head light switches.

Then we cleaned it up and started driving it!!!


Specs for “Mach I”

Mach I RAM AIR 351 Cleaveland 4 speed Dual Exaust 350 Posi Forest Metalic Green W/Silver strips

Specs for “California Born”

289 2 barrel with automatic transmission, 308 gear,


Factory Options for “Mach I”

Power steering, AM Radio. No Frills

Factory Options for “California Born”

power steering


Mods for “Mach I”

Hooker Headers, Hush Thrush Mufflers, Traction Bars, 430 Detroit Locker, 750 dual feed dbl pumper, Custom Wheels L-60-15 Goodyear on Rear.

Mods for “California Born”

period correct 1960's Keystone wheels, dual exhust with two chamber flo master mufflers, CD player


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Points for Mach I Total Votes Points for California Born
64 19 31


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