By the end of the Sixties, Ford had a lot of good things going for them. They had successfully created and dominated the pony car segment with their well-received Mustang and Carrol Shelby had just handed over the 'Shelby Mustang' brand entirely to Ford, who started building them in-house and decided to have a bit of fun. Although the Mach 1 Mustang was offered in various trims to make them appealing to a wide array of customers, its ultimate purpose was for one thing and one thing only, to burn rubber and set spectacular times on the drag strip. With that vision in mind, Ford launched the Mach 1 with a satanic 7.0L engine which they called the Cobra Jet, designed specifically for drag racing. This is a 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 CJ from Colorado with 86,360 miles on the clock.
A medium red paint job, black racing stripes, and chrome accents, plus the cachet of this car reportedly being one of just 53 made in this color combination make this 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback Mach 1 CJ that much more desirable. It’s hard to find a better exterior color that will proudly show off its aggressive design. Visually, the car speaks for itself, with its Mach 1 badging displayed proudly along the sides and rear end of the car, and the ever-so-subtle Cobra Jet nameplate sitting in chrome on the hood. it's reported that this car has gone through a full rotisserie nut and bolt restoration, with its detail, paint and markings brought back to its original state. This collector-owned example has a sublime interior that looks to be in very good condition. Swathed in black leather which is supposed to be just 1 of 39 in existence, the cabin, just like the exterior, sports some contrasting chrome accents that give the car a vintage muscle car feel. rounding off the interior is a beautiful fine varnish wooden dash and door panels as well.
Whilst cosmetic detail plays a big role in the appeal of a car, the biggest selling point here is the massive 428ci (7.0L) Super Cobra Jet V8 under the hood. Ford built the Cobra Jet from the ground up specifically to bear the intense pressure that is put on an engine during a drag. The monster mill kicks out 335hp and 440lb-ft, hinting at the engine’s potential, and that from the factory, it is a mere blank canvas upon which you can paint, or rather, tune your story. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a three-speed automatic transmission and correct 9-inch rear axle.
Car Location: Colorado 1970 Mach 1 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Reported to be a replacement engine block Reported to have a correct Cobra Jet C-6 Automatic transmission Reported to have the correct 9" rear axle Reported to have gone through a full rotisserie nut and bolt restoration Reported to have correct details, paint, and markings 3 speed automatic transmission 428CJ V8 engine Collector owned Reported to be 1 of 684 SCJ made Reported to be 1 of 53 made in Medium Red Reported to be 1 of 39 w/ Black interior
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