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1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« on: June 09, 2017, 08:32:25 PM »
Reluctantly offered for sale is my much loved, southern California born and raised 1969 factory big block Mach 1 Mustang. 

Personally imported by me in 2016, she has had only two previous owners, both of whom had her for 20+ years each.  I have full provenance available including original sales receipt, build sheet, current California title and original black California plates that have been on the car continuously since new.  I know we've all heard this one many times before, but I truly believe it's an original sheet metal, zero rust car that has spent nearly all its life in SoCal (last couple of years in Arizona).

This Mach 1 started life as a San Jose built 'S' code auto delivered through the Los Angeles DSO. Factory equipment included power discs, power steering, A/C and a sport deck rear seat.  Upgrades made over the years include a mild 428, sub-frame connectors, anti-tramp rods, Baer 4 wheel discs, 17" Foose alloys, 3.9:1 Traction-Lok in a nodular case, high flow electric fuel pump and Optima red top battery relocated to the trunk.

The 428 was built with all good gear (parts list available on request) and conservatively rated at 430 HP.  I've recently had it tuned by Paul Cibotto here in Melbourne but haven't had it on the dyno.  The original C6 transmission was rebuilt to handle 600 ft-lbs of torque and is backed by a Hughes 2500rpm stall converter.  This car hauls arse both off the line and from a rolling start.

Wheels are a custom set of Foose alloys with 275/40/17s on the back and 245/45/17s on the front with one of the front rims personally signed by Chip Foose. Wheel alignment was done recently by the well respected Rob Tuckett and she tracks straight as an arrow.

There has been one repaint of the car in its life, from the factory Royal Maroon to Ford Bright Red which is a Mustang colour from the early 90's.  The repaint was done 20 odd years ago and still shines/presents well, but there are some small imperfections from the passage of time and it's not show quality.  No major dents in any of the body panels and the original factory spot welds are still visible.  Glass and chrome are in very good condition and the doors line up properly and open/close easily.  Interior is in excellent condition throughout and all lights, gauges and the rimblow horn work as they should.  The engine bay components and plumbing for the  A/C have been removed, but all of the cabin/under dash gear appears to be present and correct.  I have the original compressor and condensor which will come with the car.

This is a rare opportunity to get your hands on an ultra solid driver quality big block with all the power (and more) of a factory CJ car without the 'R' code price tag.  The original machined 390 block and crank come with the car, giving you the option to return it to full numbers matching stock configuration if you want.  Factory big block Mach 1s in this condition are becoming very expensive and difficult to find and the latest asbestos ruling on imports is only going to make things harder.

I don't need to sell it, but changing circumstances mean I won't be able to enjoy it for quite some time and a car like this needs to be driven and appreciated.  Car is now on Carsales listed at a tick under $80K, there is some wiggle room in that price.

And yes I know, it's all pretty USELESS WITHOUT PICS!  :grin:




















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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 09:39:22 AM »
Gotta love a factory s code with all the goodies.

Very nice looking car. Someone will be very happy to buy this.

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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 10:07:17 AM »
Very nice looking car. Someone will be very happy to buy this.

Love it, good luck with the sale

Thanks for the kind words.  :thumb:
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 10:36:51 AM »
Love it, good luck with the sale

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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017, 07:29:25 PM »

 Yup fair price for a nice car , good luck with the sale   ,,   Ahh big block 69 :thumb:
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 09:24:38 AM »
Yup fair price for a nice car , good luck with the sale   ,,   Ahh big block 69 :thumb:

Thanks, now up on CarSales with more pics: 

https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Ford-Mustang-1969/SSE-AD-4796005

Cheapest big block Mach 1 listed at the moment and it's a very clean and straight Cali car - a little surprised there hasn't been more interest...  :nopity:
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 11:29:58 AM »
Seems like a pretty good price for a 390 Mach 1. Good luck with the sale
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2017, 02:27:01 PM »
I've been in that car - probably the fastest 428 I've been in....
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 03:44:14 PM »
I've been in that car - probably the fastest 428 I've been in....
It's a bit quicker again since Paul Cibotto tuned it.    :grin:

And sorry Jeff, but I'm keeping the springs you sold me - car rides much better now.  :thumb:

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 10:20:18 PM »
Bah! They were good springs!!
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 06:44:55 PM »
Desire to sell has waned a little, but if anyone's seriously interested let me know...  :thumb:
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2017, 06:19:10 PM »
Still on CarSales at $77.5K which makes it the cheapest big block fastback available!
Also the 3rd cheapest '69 Mach 1 on the site which is pretty amazing. :omg:

Great factory spec enhanced by a lot of money spent to make it go, stop and steer better.

Now fully engineered with blue mod plate and current RWC, so zero hassles getting it on full reg if that's what you want.
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2017, 06:29:33 PM »
Hey mate did you watch Lloyds auction last Saturday ? . A black 69 Mach 1  M code with a 408 went through ,and made 77,500 dollars plus 7.5 % cost to the buyer ,no rego ,no RWC ,as is . Looked like a nice car from what I saw .  Makes yours good value in my eyes.  :shrug:

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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2017, 06:58:57 PM »
Thanks Glenn, didn't see the auction car but mine is a zero rust, original sheet metal, factory big block San Jose car that's only ever lived in SoCal and Arizona.  Plus the previous owner spent big bucks on the motor, tranny and suspension.

Not sure why there hasn't been any interest...   :cry:
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2017, 06:56:46 AM »

Not sure why there hasn't been any interest...   :cry:

Because i havent won the lotto yet - be patient.
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2017, 08:10:55 PM »
Just dropped the price to $74,990 to try for a quick sale before the RWC runs out.

If anyone is in the market for a rust free big block Mach 1 with 4 wheel power disc brakes, subframe connectors, anti-tramp rods, power steering, fold down seat and a 428CJ drivetrain putting out over 400 hp I know where there's one going cheap...    :hi:
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2017, 12:29:18 PM »
Personally Brian, I would put some fat Magnums on it with the BFG's. It will surly move with that tough old school look.
You already have the slats, rear wing and front chin spoiler.
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2017, 01:11:24 PM »
Personally Brian, I would put some fat Magnums on it with the BFG's. It will surly move with that tough old school look.

Appreciate the input but I would need 17"s to clear the brakes and for me the Magnums kind of lose that old school look in that size.  Plus I already have two sets of wheels available for the car so not keen on buying a third...

This is the other wheel option I have available:



Reduced the price to $73,500 - cheapest big block Mach 1 on CarSales!
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2017, 05:42:19 PM »
Perhaps thereís low ballers who are waiting for you to drop it even more from the very low price youíre already asking.  Itís getting a bit rich if thatís the case.  If itís at all possible, hang on to it for a while and re-advertise it if you still need to.  Have seen well optioned cars suddenly move when thereís a new buyer pool available further down the track. 

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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2017, 08:53:26 PM »
Perhaps thereís low ballers who are waiting for you to drop it even more from the very low price youíre already asking.  Itís getting a bit rich if thatís the case.  If itís at all possible, hang on to it for a while and re-advertise it if you still need to.  Have seen well optioned cars suddenly move when thereís a new buyer pool available further down the track.

100% agree with those sentiments. I have another car on the way but don't need to sell this one as I have access to secure storage.  Would have been nice to not have it sitting around gathering dust but if that's the way it turns out then so be it.  I'm already offering it for less than replacement cost from the US once you factor in all the running around trying to find a good one. If someone is seriously looking for a '69 / '70 big block Mach 1, mine is the cheapest available and is a very clean and solid car as well.

If there are no reasonable offers by Christmas it will be going into storage.
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2017, 11:42:50 PM »
Updated the CarSales listing with fresh pics and description - car now has Showwheels Streeter rims on it.

Best offer over $70K takes it home - would really like to have it sold before the new baby turns up...    :pepper:
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2017, 08:28:08 PM »
Love the new wheels and tyres

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« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2017, 08:31:50 PM »
Love the new wheels and tyres

Took some inspiration from forum member Aussie on that one...  :thumb:



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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2017, 10:10:51 PM »
Deposit taken!   :pepper:
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Re: 1969 Mach 1 Factory Big Block
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2017, 07:47:12 PM »
Congratulations (was it the wheels ?).  Someone has got a great deal.  And to all the lowballers out there, get real next time !! Now you can concentrate on bubs !!

 

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