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- Medium Yellow Gold
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- Seller: clasiq
- Phone: 888-469-1435
This is the story of a pea-green 302 Mustang Fastback born in 1971 that grew up and decided one day: “I'm tired of being picked on just because I am big and overweight – I wanna be pretty and strong! I wanna be a Mach1!” So it started taking a lot of steroids, turned Medium Yellow Gold in the process and grew a 429 heart. But it wasn't enough, it continued to work out too hard and as a result, suffered from a heart attack while competing on a drag strip. The doctors gave it a 460 replacement heart, and the order to move to a quieter, caring home. Maybe yours?
This Mustang started its life in Florida with an owner who worked in the oilfields. The Mustang was a well known part of a circle of oilfield worker friends, and later, the owner sold it to one of these buddies who was from Texas. When he got into financial distress, the recent owner, also an oilfield buddy, decided to help him out and bought the Fastback from him in 2009. After 13 years of ownership, he feels he can no longer do his Mustang justice due to his age, and is ready to pass it on. The clean Oklahoma title is in his name.
The “Medium Green” Fastback was “redone” and resprayed under its Texas owner, who chose to change the color to “Medium Yellow Gold”. It wears the Mach1 decal set as a tribute, and completes the perfect 70's look with a set of Cragar SS chrome steel wheels wrapped in BFG's not older than 500 miles. The windshield has a small crack, the paint work leaves room for improvement and both driver and passenger door hinges could used some TLC. The original chrome such as bumpers and window trim show off nicely.
The black vinyl interior with Mach 1 badges and correct seats have been redone in the past. Seat covers, carpeting and headliner are new. The dash pad is in good condition and the interior looks clean. A radio is not installed, the factory clock was replaced with 2 aftermarket gauges, the factory cluster hosts a new speedometer showing 3,466 miles (since the rebuild) and a set of idiot lights. The A/C system is not functional (we come back to that), everything else works as designed.
A 460 cu in. V8 from a 1990 Ford F450 was implanted under the hood, upgraded with an “Engine Works” performance cam with 516/513 lift on it, MSD electronic ignition and Holley 4150 carburetor. It is connected to a C6 3-speed automatic. The factory A/C worked with the 429, but can't be easily retrofit due to the different design of the 460. The rear is a Ford 9” Posi traction with Yukon locker, the shocks up front and the air shocks in the rear are new, discs in front and drum in the rear are less than 1,000 miles old. The entire front end was gone through with all rubber replaced and subframe connectors were installed.
The Lemon Squad report addresses the cosmetic and functional shortcomings as well as the results of the test drive, which revealed a strong engine, well operating transmission, steering, suspension and brakes.
If you're looking for a mint, well preserved original Mach1, this is not your Mustang. This Fastback has lived, it grew a lot of muscles and is not shy to punch its rage right into the tarmac. It had body and chassis work done, there's still a lot of room for improvement and refinement, but whatever you decide to do with it, this Ford will be thankful for any form of TLC.
Listed for auction at www.Clasiq.com
Auction Ends 8/16
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