Ford Mustang Mach 1

The 1971 Mustangs were the biggest Mustangs ever – nearly a foot longer and some 600 pounds heavier than the originals. The Boss 351, with its 351 “Cleveland” V-8 and Cobra Jet heads, debuted. The Mach 1 was available with a variety of powertrains, topped by the 370 horsepower 429 Super Cobra Jet.

The Mach 1 was the car of choice in the world of street racing. It was relatively affordable, lightning quick and had a seriously intimidating look – exactly what you would want from a car if your intentions were to prowl the streets and dominate stop light races.

In 1971, three years after its introduction, the Mach 1 would receive its first major overhaul. Although it was sleeker, the 1971 Mustang SportsRoof body was much longer and a fair bit heavier than its predecessors.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.

370 bhp, 429 cu. in. Cobra-Jet Ram Air V8 engine, C6 SelectShift automatic transmission, independent front suspension with live rear axle, front disc and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 109".

Source: Ford press and RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel

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