The original Ford Mustang Mach 1 is an undeniably cool car, no matter what engine lurks under the hood. Fit that Mach 1 with a 429-cubic-inch “Super Cobra Jet” V8 engine and a Drag Pack, however, and you have a serious vintage straight-line racing machine on your hands.
Its safe to say that the example pictured above stands a good chance of being a hit at Mecum’s Portland auction event later this month. The Medium Blue Metallic beauty is from 1971, and it’s one of 531 examples optioned with the 429 SCJ and Drag Pack. It has a four-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter, power steering, power brakes with discs up front, a dazzling and pristine white interior with Graphite accents, and an original build sheet and Marti report.
The engine has been dyno’d at 416 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.
If that weren’t enough, according to Marti Autoworks, this Ford Mustang Mach 1 SCJ is one of just two Drag Pack models ordered for 1971 with this color combination, and the only one optioned with those handsome, classic-looking Magnum 500 wheels. The car has done just 100 miles since a ground-up rebuild, which was carried out to MCA Gold Judging specifications.
No auction estimate has been provided by Mecum Auctions, but for reference, Hagerty provides valuation estimates of $65,000 for an “Excellent” specimen of the 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 429, and $80,500 for a “Concours” example.