This week, our Hemmings Auctions feature vehicle is a 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1. A Marti report for the car shows it is an original Mach 1, which has undergone a color change to dark blue.

From the auction description:

This Mach 1 has a 351 Cleveland V8 engine under the hood. The seller is not certain whether it’s the original engine, but it has been recently rebuilt and now has less than 500 miles on it. Performance enhancements include an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake manifold, Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, Doug Thorley ceramic-coated headers, and a custom exhaust system. There’s also a Summit Racing HEI distributor and a new radiator.

Backing the 351C is a recently installed rebuilt Top Loader four-speed manual gearbox, which sends the engine’s torque to a 9-inch rear axle. 

The Mustang’s chassis, suspension, and braking system are reported to be in good condition, although the seller has not performed any significant servicing on them. The engine compartment features fabricated shock tower braces. The car wears Center Line wheels.

The Mach 1’s original color was Light Pewter, but it was repainted blue prior to the seller’s acquisition of it. He says there are some chips, but the body is straight. There is no apparent rust and the glass and window seals are said to be in good condition.

The black vinyl interior has been retrimmed with seat covers featuring blue inserts. The seat upholstery, door panels, and dash pad have no significant visible wear or tears, but there is some fading in the dash pad and tops of the door panels. Additional aftermarket upgrades include a wood-rimmed steering wheel and a three-gauge panel, as well as a fire extinguisher mounted between the seats. The Mach 1 also has functional air conditioning. There is no radio, and an uninstalled center console goes with the sale.


Editor’s Note: If you like to buy your vehicles auction-style, you can now do that with the Hemmings Auctions service. We’ll be posting stories on one of our favorite Hemmings Auctions rides each week, so keep an eye out—you might find the ride you’ve been searching for.

One thing Hemmings Auctions has no other auction site does is the Winner Welcome Package. If you bid on and win a Hemmings vehicle auction, you’ll also get a healthy discount from Summit Racing to get parts, car care products, tools, fluids, or anything else you’ll need when your four-wheeled baby arrives. Auction winners automatically get a Winner Welcome Package email after the auction ends with instructions on how to get the Summit Racing discount. It’s like winning twice!

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Author: Alan Rebescher

Editor, author, PR man—Alan Rebescher has done it all in a 25 year career in the high performance industry. He has written and photographed many feature stories and tech articles for Summit Racing and various magazines including Hot Rod, Car Craft, and Popular Hot Rodding, and edited Summit Racing’s Street & Strip magazine in the 1990s. His garage is currently occupied by a a 1996 Mustang GT ragtop.