Interior of the Mustang
Smart new US style show plates!
Here is the Marti Report of my 1969 Mach 1 Mustang
Restoration of the paint
And the finished result!
Hi, my name is Mark and this website is a dedicated to my 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1. I bought this car in March 2017. It is finished in Ford Black Jade paint with black upholstery. The Mustang is matching numbers car and has a 351 Windsor V8 4 barrel M code as it left the factory. It has been modified with an Edelbrock 1406 Performer carb and a Flowmaster exhaust system.
The car has spent most of it's life in California and was imported to the UK in 2012. Since then it has spent it's time in a heated garage near Glasgow with a careful Owner.
told about the car by a Mustang Specialist in Glasgow called Javed. He
has many years of experience with classic Mustangs and kindly inspecting
the car for me. After a thorough inspection, he described the Mach 1 as
an original survivior car and in time warp condition. No rust, original
floorpans, original suspension and FMX transmission. He said it looked
like the Mustang had only been driven for a few years in the late 60s
and early 70s. On his recommendation I bought the car in March 2017. He
was spot on, the Mustang was in incredible original condition. Big thanks
The car was issued with a new MOT and I purchased the car.
Tornado Automotive in High Wycombe serviced the car. Mike commented about the Mustangs amazing condition.
Since I have owned the car I have added wider 15x8 Magnum 500 wheels on the rear and BF Goodrich 235/60r15s tyres on the front and 255/60r15s on the rear. I have kept the original wheels for originality.
The paintwork was looking very flat, as it had oxidised in the Californian sun over many years and lost it's colour and shine.
So I had the paint restored by Hailey Specialist Cars in Shiplake, Oxfordshire. They spent 2 days machine polishing the paint with compound and sympathetically bringing the paint back to life.
I also fitted some period show plates as the original plates didn't look in keeping with the car. I also bought a full set of new black Mustang mats for the car, to protect the original carpet.
I took the Mustang to Tornado Automotive and had a new 14" Edelbroke Air cleaner fitted, with a rocker cover breather fitment. A new distributor cap was fitted as the old one had worn. Mike also fitted a new master cylinder as the old one was leaking and he bled the brakes. He also fitted new spark plugs and did the timing as it was out. The car drives a lot smoother now. The mpg is not so good though, it's doing 6-7 mpg! Need to get that sorted.
The low mpg was due to the vacuum advance pipe being disconnected. I connected it and it seems to be getting better mpg now!