Up for sale is a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Q Code 428 4 Speed Cobra Jet. As we all know the 1969 Mustang Mach 1 is a legend in muscle car history. This particular car maintains many of its original parts and is extremely solid as you can tell from the photos. VIN BREAKDOWN: 9T02Q171958 9 - 1969 T - Built at Metuchen 02- Mustang 2-Door Sportsroof Q - 428-4V Cobra Jet Non-Ram Air Engine 171958 - Serial Number Door Plate Information: 63C - Mustang Mach 1 2-Door Sportsroof T5 - Candy Apple Red Paint with black-out hood treatment 3A - Black Clarion Knit/Vinyl Mach 1 Hi-Back Bucket Seats 06B - Buffalo Ordering District S - 3.50 Traction-Lok Rear Axle 6 - Four-Speed Close Ratio Manual Transmission This Mach 1 is a Marti Report confirmed original Q Code vehicle and it is equipped with its original, matching number, VIN stamped (9T171958), 428 Cobra Jet engine. It has the correct RUG-AE2 4 Speed Toploader Manual Transmission and 3.50 Traction-Lok Rear Axle. It is painted in the correct Candy Apple Red exterior paint with the black-out hood treatment. It has the black knit interior, which is in very nice shape. The original Philco AM Radio is present and works properly. The dash pad has recently been replaced with a new Ford Tooling dash pad and is perfect. All the gauges work properly. The odometer reads 14,297. It is believed to be 114,297 on the body but all the driving components are new or refurbished. The Cobra Jet engine has been professionally rebuilt within the last two months. The cylinders have been bored .040 over and new cast iron pistons have been installed. The original Cobra Jet Heads have been rebuilt. All the seals and gaskets have been replaced and the water pump has been rebuilt. It has a new power steering unit and all four shocks have been replaced. The correct C9AF-9510-M List 4279 Holley Carburetor has been refinished, rebuilt, and professionally tuned to the stock settings. The Q Code Air Cleaner Assembly was sent out to Semo Mustang and professionally refurbished by Jeff Sneathen. The tires are like new and have less than 500 miles on them. The original Space Saver Spare is still present in the trunk with the original, unused, compressed air can. This is a three-owner car. According to the Deluxe Marti Report (which will be included with the sale) this Mustang is 1 of 9 with the options it possesses. The gentleman I bought it from had the car passed down to him by his father who bought it from the original owner. According to the gentlemanís father the original owner bought the car in February of 1969. He brought the car in for a service later that year and the dealership had a Boss 429 on the sales floor. The original owner loved the hood style of the boss 429 and within the next few years he replaced the original Q Code hood with a Boss 429 hood. When I purchased the car I originally had planned on putting the original hood back on the car because the car has so many original parts. After working on the car and seeing how nice the Boss 429 hood looked and how well it was painted I decided to keep the hood on the car as a nod to the original ownerís style. Being that both hood scoops are non-functional as there is no Ram Air set up on the Q Code model I decided to leave well enough alone. I took the time as I was restoring the engine bay and rebuilding the motor to photograph all the numbers and date codes on the engine parts to document the motors originality. As you can tell from the date codes the Engine / Heads / Intake they were all manufactured within 10 days of each other in January of 1969. As stated earlier the partial VIN number is stamped on the back of the block and it is also present on the driverís side head (the stamping is very faint on the head but it is there). The body and paint on this car is very nice. The paint has some very minor flaws that are consistent with any vehicle that is driven and not treated like a trailer queen. It is easily an 8 out of 10 paint job and this car will turn heads anywhere you go. The current average market on these 1969 Mach 1 428 Cobra Jets is approximately $52,000 according to Hagerty, which is based on current auction results that have been obtained over the past few months.
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Ford may have tied together much of its global lineup under the One Ford campaign, but one market where it still offers unique products is Australia. That will soon draw to a close as well, but before it does, the Blue Oval's Aussie operations are rolling out refreshed versions of its two unique products. For the moment, Ford isn't revealing much in the way of powertrain details, but it has shown off a couple of snaps of the revised products on its in-market Twitter feed.
First up is the new Territory. The SUV is neither based on a front-drive crossover platform nor on a truck frame, but shares its rear-drive underpinnings with the Falcon, taking it a step beyond the Falcon wagon alongside which it sits in Ford's Aussie range. Like the outgoing third-generation SZ Territory, the facelifted version is dominated by a narrow grille and larger front air dam, but further punctuates its big-chinned look with more rugged lower cladding and other metallic inserts that bring its look up to date.
And there's the Falcon, which Ford revealed in XR8 trim just last week and is now presenting in G6E spec. If the XR8 is the performance model, the G6E is the luxury version, swapping in more refined trim like a chrome-slat grille (instead of a black honeycomb), chrome foglamp surrounds, less-aggressive multi-spoke wheels (instead of five-spokes) and a flatter hood (instead of a power bulge). Otherwise, it looks essentially the same as the one we saw last week, its facelift bringing it more in line with the smaller, front-drive Mondeo (which we know here as the Fusion) and other members of the Ford family.
Okay, okay, okay, so I was just a smidge wrong. Those that read my review of the Ford Fiesta with the new 1.0-liter, EcoBoost engine will know that while I really enjoyed the torquey little three-cylinder, I was concerned that Ford's decision to force 1.0-liter owners into a manual transmission, steel wheels and one trim level might hurt sales of the new engine. I was also concerned that the promised 45-mile-per-gallon highway rating wouldn't be enough to tempt buyers into trying an engine that's so far outside of what the general public is use to. My concerns, though, seem to have been for naught.
While not doing a booming business on the triple-equipped Fiesta, Ford is seeing a take rate of four to eight percent per month in the engine's first few months on sale. Now, four to eight percent might not sound like a lot - if, like last year, the Fiesta sells around 71,000 units, there'd be barely 5,600 1.0-liter models on the road. It is also small potatoes relative to the take rate on EcoBoost-equipped vehicles across the Ford range, which US sales analyst Erich Merkle estimates to be roughly 35 to 40 percent of retail sales. Still, according to The Detroit News, the 1.0-liter is getting adopted at roughly the same rate as the sparkling Fiesta ST, which should be a solid indication of just how well this little engine is doing.
The 1.0-liter's success "really speaks volumes, not just to what we're doing with the Fiesta, but with EcoBoost in general," Merkle told Autoblog.
History has a way of repeating itself, especially in the auto industry. When Jaguar was owned by Ford, the British brand attempted to field a competitor for the BMW 3 Series, called the X-Type. Based on the bones of a Ford Mondeo, it aped the styling of Jaguar's flagship model, the XJ, while borrowing liberally from the Ford parts bin. That was 2001.
Now, in 2013, Jaguar is planning a new 3 Series challenger based on the platform previewed by the C-X17 Concept, while Ford is attempting to take the latest Mondeo upmarket. The moves have both brands recognizing where, why, and how the X-Type failed. "It didn't look mature or powerful or anything. It was just a car," Jaguar's current head of advanced design, Julian Thomson, told PistonHeads. Basing the X-Type on a front-drive car while giving it styling that was meant for a rear-driver lead to proportions that "were plainly wrong," Thomson told PH. Ford's European head of quality, Gunnar Herrmann, added that the X-Type was "a fake Jaguar, because every piece I touch is Ford."
For what it's worth, the X-Type's successor in the segment will sport rear-drive, with plenty of input from Ian Callum. Thomson described the new model, which would challenge the 3 Series as having, "Big wheels right to the ends of the car, low bonnet, short overhangs, very low cabins." Sounds good to us.