The Mach 1 is one of the most desirable models in the Ford Mustang world, and there is no point in discussing the reasons. However, what everyone certainly knows is that a Mach 1 in high end form usually sells for a lot of money, especially if it remains totally original.
The 1970 Mach 1 that eBay seller hotrod651 recently listed online, however, is becoming more of a regular fastback as part of a transformation that might make some people sad.
The owner says the Mach 1 was bought a long time ago, but since it was “just a stripped-down carcass” they used a rusty 1970s fastback to get the car back on its wheels. In other words, the rough fastback had use as a donor to save the Mach 1, but of course it did away with its original magic just to keep the car alive.
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The seller has a detailed description on eBay of what has already been changed and what hasn't, but at first glance, it looks like returning to the Mach 1 setting is still entirely possible. Of course, it won't be an easy project, but anyone who loves Mach 1s knows that a fully restored example would be worth a small fortune when completed.
The engine under the hood is a 351 (5.7 liters) 2-cylinder and, according to the seller, turns by hand. That means the V8 isn't locked at this point, so in theory it can still be saved with a little work.
As a Mach 1, there's no doubt that this Mustang deserves a return to its roots, so I hope whoever buys the car doesn't go further with the standard fastback transform. The auction is ongoing, with the highest bid coming in at US $ 7,000. This time there is no reservation.