The Mach 1 was a performance package that Ford began offering in 1969. Available with a range of engines, the potent 428 was fitted as the “Cobra Jet” and was a cheaper alternative to the BOSS 429. For drag racing a “Super Cobra Jet” was essentially the same package with a reinforced drive shaft.
Produced on June 19th 1969 and ordered through the Kansas City district. M-code 351 CI engine with 4-barrel carburetor. FMX Cruise-O-Matic transmission. Select-Aire air conditioning. Professional ground-up restoration. Engine compartment, interior and chassis completed to correct specifications. Auburn Gear limited slip rear axle. Upgraded Kenwood sound system. Ford Rally wheels. New BF Goodrich radial tires. Front and rear spoilers. Rear window slats. Power steering. Power brakes. Marti report.
14,100 actual miles. Original Pastel Gray with Black hood treatment and sports roof. Black Clarion knit/vinyl hi-back seats with sports deck rear seat. C6 Cruise-O-Matic transmission. Air conditioning, Power front disc brakes. Power steering, tilt away steering wheel. AM/FM radio and clock. 3.00 standard axle ratio. Built in San Jose, California, sold new at Warren Anderson Ford, Riverside, California on 4/14/69. California black plate car. Concours Gold Mustang 35th anniversary, Charlotte Motor Speedway, April 1999. Original window sticker, Protect-O-Plate, Marti Report and warranty fact book. Numerous California registration cards up to 1990. Non restored car, numbers matching. Original muffler, plug wires and hoses.
Ford unleashed the Cobra Jet 428 big-block engine to endow the Mustang with enough power to dominate not only the super stock classes at drag strips across the country, but on the streets as well. Buyers flocked to the showrooms to pick their favorite items from Ford’s mouthwatering menu, the result being scores of uniquely-equipped and very quick cars wearing the Blue Oval. In the case of this R-code automatic Sportsroof, it is one of only 235 painted in beautiful Raven Black. Of those, only 158 had the Black Mach 1 Bucket seats; of those, 66 came with a tach, 22 with the Visibility Group and only 4 with the 3.50 rear axle. Of those 4, this car is the only Mach 1 built with manual drum brakes.
Beyond those special qualities, this car is also notable for its knock-out Raven Black paint, which was professionally applied by an experienced colorist who knows exactly how to bring out the maximum luster in dark finishes; it really must be seen in person to appreciate the craftsmanship. In addition, the engine has been built to provide an extra kick in the pants while maintaining excellent reliability, with the happy side effect of sounding extra mean at both idle and cruise.
Collectors looking for a beautiful show-n-go Cobra Jet Mach 1 will find this a very attractive candidate.
Freshly restored and completely correct, this Pastel Grey 1969 Mach 1 is a premier example of one of the best street/strip Mustangs ever built. It comes with an Elite Marti Report documenting it as the only 1969 Mustang with its particular set of options, the two most important of which put it solidly in the top echelon of all Mustangs: the W-code 4.30 Drag Pack and the R-code 428/335 HP Super Cobra Jet V-8 packed with NASCAR-grade internals, in this case mated to a heavy duty C-6 automatic for maximum efficiency on the drag strip. Radio delete and standard steering and brakes contribute to the car’s purposeful nature. The Deluxe Décor interior is standard to the SCJ-optioned Mustang; this car also features chrome styled steel wheels wearing White-lettered Goodyear Polyglas tires.