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Updated on May 04, 2012
1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1
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The first car I ever bought was a 1977 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT rolling-chassis (no engine or transmission). The day after purchasing it I mentioned the car to a co-worker. She told me that her son in law happened to have a Mustang for sale. Figuring it was most likely a second-gen or newer I wasn't really interested at first, but when I asked her what year the car was she mentioned it was around a 1970. Ears perked, I got her son in law's name and number and by end of the week I had a new 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 sitting in my drive-way! That was in July, 2004.
I had a blast with this car and it always got lots of attention. It was painted Medium Bright Yellow and had a Ginger interior. It also had the original 351-ci 2-V Cleveland and FMX automatic transmission. Soon after buying the car I was referred to someone about a half hour away who had spent most of his life meddling with Mustangs. He had a 1971 351-ci 4-V Cleveland (285-bhp) mated to a C-6 automatic which he was willing to sell. I bought the engine and transmission, then purchased various other performance parts for the engine.
I drove it to work for a while, and one day was approached by someone who woked in the same building as I did and mentioned he owned a 1971 Mach 1 drag car! He had the car since he was young and eventually began experimenting with different parts to see what he could get out of the engine. He had lots of parts that had only seen a couple of passes on the 1/4 mile before he decided to change his setup, so I was able to buy a bunch of parts for a reasonable price. His Mustang was also factory yellow, though his came with a 351-ci 4-V, and was still the engine he was currently racing with. The last time I talked to him the car was pushing 700-plus horsepower and high 9-second 1/4 ETs (if I remember correctly), all on a naturally aspirated small-block 351-ci 4-V without forced induction or nitrous oxide.
After driving the Mach 1 for a couple of years and then in September of 2006 I came across a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle for sale. A 1970 Chevelle had always been my dream car so I just couldn't pass it by. I bought the Chevelle and eventually sold the Mach 1 to a relative of mine in June, 2007.
In this photo: My 1970 Chevelle, my dad's 1975 Camaro and the '72 Mach 1.
Specifications: Engine: 351-ci 2-V Cleveland Transmission: FMX 3-speed automatic Rear-end: 2.75:1 Compression Ratio: 8.6:1 Carburetor: Autolite
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Awesome classic, man. Check out my 76 280z sometime
Nice Mach-1. 5 stars.
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