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1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 fastback project car -- #s NUMBERS MATCHING

  • Price: Ask a price!
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • SubModel: Fastback
  • Type: Fastback
  • Trim: Mach 1
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 29,458
  • VIN: 0F05H149785
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 351 Cleveland
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Sanger, Texas, United States


I have a 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 project car for sale. I bought this car in Atlanta, GA a year ago under the pretense that it was numbers matcher - which it turned out to be, and so much more than I expected in that regard.

The car is an H-code 351 Cleveland 2V/FMX auto. On Mach 1s, the 2V was a slightly rarer option than the 4V. Before it was disassembled for complete restoration, we were able to get the motor to run, and run strong before the carb flooded, as it was in dire need of a rebuild (butterfly valve was frozen). I have a video of the event. As the disassembly portion of the restoration began, we began to realize just how original this car was. The factory toe tag was still attached to the carburetor, as well as the rear axle. The start motor, radiator, water pump, etc. -- all original to the car. Everything that had a date code stamped into it matched. It still has the original D code yellow paint on it from the factory. There is more evidence that nods toward this car only having the 29,XXX miles showing on the odometer.

THIS IS A PROJECT CAR IN NEED OF COMPLETE AND TOTAL RESTORATION. Much of the metal work has already been completed, which is detailed below, by a body shop in Lewisville, TX that specializes in classics and exotics, and the guy who runs the shop did excellent work. The interior of the car, while complete, needs to be overhauled -- it is in need of new carpeting, a new dash pad, new headliner, and the seats need to be recovered. The seat frames themselves are in good shape. The motor likely does not need a complete rebuild, and for originality's sake, might be better off with a top-end rebuild only. The transmission will need a seal kit due to age and sitting, but with its originality and low miles, may not need a complete overhaul and may be worth keeping as original as possible -- again, this is at the new owner's discretion. The car is missing the following parts: rear bumper (was rusted out when I bought it), windshield (cracked beyond repair when I bought it), back glass (missing when I bought it). There are no keys, which were also missing when I purchased it. That's the bad.

Now for the good - I have quite a bit of new and/or good, original sheet metal that comes with the car:

- Hood, currently hung on the car for easy transport, but not fully reinstalled with the hinges so that it can be removed for painting

- Extra set of doors that are straight as a laser and overall solid, with only pin holes in the bottom, currently hung on the car for transport but reinstalled with all hardware so as to make removal for painting/further restoration easier

- Original doors (bottom of the shells are rusted, but all hardware/glass/etc. is there, and we purchased the extra set of doors mentioned above as replacement shells)

- New quarter panels, professionally installed

- New floors, professionally installed

- New trunk metal, professionally installed (sides, rear crossmember, brackets)

- New back panel, professionally installed

- New fiberglass hood scoop

- Original rear spoiler

- All chrome trim original to the car, minus the rear bumper which was no good

To add to the good, here are some more details:

- Clear blue Texas title in my name

- The difficult metal work is done; the car is 98% rust-free at this point

- Parts are packed in boxes accordingly, and sheet metal (save for some extra sheet metal we haven't used yet) is hung back on the car and the motor has been set back into the engine bay, and the car is already loaded on a trailer, making it is ready to ship with very little work involved -- just bring a truck to load up the remaining loose sheet metal, the extra doors, the transmission (which can be set in the trunk of the car for easier transport), and the four or five boxes of parts we have packed up

To add to this, let me reiterate that the car is almost entirely complete. Not in great shape, as the car and its parts are 47 years old at this point, but just about everything is there. Interior trim pieces and all. Almost every single nut and bolt, including the original factory toe tags from the carburetor, transmission and rear axle (we have these stored separately in plastic bags). Very little of what came with the car off the line is missing, aside from the pieces I mentioned above.

It's hard to even find a completed Mach I with this kind of originality for sale for an accurate comparison of its potential value.

Make me an offer!