The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is a performance-oriented option package  the Ford Mustang, originally introduced in August 1968, as a package for the 1969 model year The ornate title Mach 1 Mustang performance oriented offerings to the original retirement of nickname 1978.
As part of a Heritage Ford, pack Mach 1 returned in 2003 as a high-performance version of the SN95 platform. Visual connections to the 1969 model is integrated into the design to pay homage to the original. This generation of the Mach 1 was discontinued after the 2004 model year with the introduction of the fifth generation Mustang.
Ford first used the name “Mach 1” on your screen 1959 of a “Levacar” concept called the Ford Rotunda. This concept vehicle uses an air mattress as propulsion in a circular dais.
The Ford Mustang was successfully introduced in April 1964 as a sporty “pony car” to attract younger buyers into Ford products. After several years of development, Ford saw the need to create performance Mustangs to compete with GM and their release of the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird.
As the war continued performance platform and engine bay were redesigned Mustang progressively blocks to accommodate larger engines. At the end of the 1968 model year, Ford introduced the 428 cubic inch (7.0 L) Cobra Jet FE engine in a small group of Mustang GT and 1968 Shelby GT500KR. This was a good performance and indicated the direction of the 1969 Mustang Yet “GT” was not a name that images begin shrieking street performance; therefore, the introduction of the title Mach 1
1969 was the benchmark year for Ford Mustang in its proliferation of performance names and engines. No Mustang models underperform 6 factories were available (GT, Boss 302, Boss 429, Shelby GT350, Shelby GT500 and the Mach 1). In addition, seven variations of V-8s were available in the ’69 models -’70; most of them are also available in the new Mach 1.
Due to the success of the Mach 1, the GT model was discontinued after 1969, following poor sales of 5,396 units – compared to 72,458 sales for the Mach 1  not carry the distinctive Mustang “GT” again until 1982 .
The Mach 1 package was only available in the body ‘Sportsroof’  (formerly known as the ‘Fastback’); never in the coupe or convertible. Many visual mod-REST and conversions that have been made by the owners and enthusiasts, but not the VIN code Mach 1.
Original recipe of the Mach 1 was simple: It started with a body V8 powered ‘Sportsroof’ and added several visual and performance improvements, such as black matte coating hood pins hood, hood scoop (including optional scoop Shaker) race suspension, chrome gas cap pop-open, Goodyear tires checked Polyglas wheel, chrome exhaust tips (except 351W 2V), luxury interior, inescapable livery and distributor optional chin spoiler, rear spoiler and rear side grilles.
Standard equipment was a 351 cubic inch (5.8 L) (351W) 2V engine with a 3 speed manual transmission and rear axle open 9 “28 spline Windsor. A 351W 4V was optional as was a 390 cubic inch (6 , 4 L) FE, and the huge 428 cu in (7.0 L) Cobra Jet 4V with or without RAMAIR, and even the introduction of the “tow package” engine option with the 428 cu modified (7.0 L) Super Cobra Jet. a 4-speed manual or 3 speed FMX (small block) / C6 (big block) automatic transmission was optional, and 428SCJ added a tail shaft cast iron in place of the regular aluminum one to C6 a “. traction lok “rear axle was optional, and the 428 CJ / SCJ included a” traction lok “with a 3.91 or 4.30 ratio, 31 spline axle shafts and a nodular case. in 1970, the ratio of 3.91 was a” traction-lok “while the ratio of 04:30 was a Detroit locker.
Mach 1s came with improved in varying degrees dependent power options suspension. Big block cars had front shock tower reinforcement, thicker sway bars (no rear bar 69), and heavier springs and dampers ??. 428 CJ / SCJ 4 speed cars also came with staggered rear shocks. … Video Rating: / 5