DTO: Musclecar Madness: 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback Mach 1

The Ford Mustang started life as a 2+2 coupe/fastback/convertible with a simple V8 and a huge following.  It only took a few years and the once simple/light classic morphed into a boy-racer looking burnout/street machine, but the early cars are expensive in any condition and those later (bigger) fastbacks can be found for much better prices.  Find this 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback Mach 1 currently bidding on ebay for $17,600 with no reserve and a few days to go.  This is another edition of Daily Turismo Omologato (DTO) where we showcase cars
that are above the standard DT price range, but are unique and worthy of
a feature.

Spend any significant time driving around in a 69/70 Fastback Mustang and everyone will ask you if it is a Mach 1 – so at least with this car you can say yes, truthfully.  The Mach 1 option package added a minimum requirement of 351 V8 engine
(from base inline 6 or 302 V8), some exterior stripes/badges, a
woodgrain interior, beefed-up suspension and a bevy of other luxury
items.  The front air dam, rear window louvers and wing were not original factory Mach 1 parts (I think…), but could have been added by a dealer when new or any one of an unknown number of owners in the past 44 years.

The 351 cubic inch (5.8 liters) Windsor M-code V8 was good for 290 horsepower with the 4-barrel carb and was the highest power small-block option before upgraded to 390 FE power.  The 69 Mustang had an astonishing 9 engine options for one model year and the 351 is certainly one of the better choices for good power and acceptable weight over the front axle.

The Mach 1 package added some faux wood trim on the inside, a center console and various other unneeded pieces.  The biggest disappointment of the 69 interior is the gauges/dash that aren’t nearly as cool as the previous years pieces, but this is part of the reason they are cheaper to buy.  This one is equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission for proper driving fun.

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