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Restored 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fetches $24k On eBay

A beautifully-restored, 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 just sold on eBay last week, fetching a price of $23,990. One of just 50 Mustang Mach 1 examples produced for that model year, this car is perhaps most noteworthy for having a Windsor 351 in place of its original Cleveland.

Starting off as an unmolested, rust-free Ford Mustang Mach 1 with some 80k miles on the odometer, this car was taken down to bare metal before being resprayed with a red base coat/clear coat – all except for the hood, which was painted in the requisite matte black. The unoriginal Windsor V8, which features a Holley 4-barrel, Hooker headers, and an MSD breakerless ignition system, was fitted while the factory C6 (3-speed automatic) transmission and 9-inch rear end were rebuilt.

Inside, this ’71 Mustang Mach 1 boasts a fresh interior with a new headliner, visors, seat upholstery, dash, center console, and more. The car’s suspension, steering, and brakes have all been thoroughly gone through, as well, with new springs, shocks, control arms, bushings, etc. giving this pony car a like-new ride. At all four corners sit 15-inch Magnum chrome wheels with brand-new B.F. Goodrich radial tires.

According to the seller, this Mustang Mach 1 was appraised at $41,600 as recently as November, 2015. That’s enough to render the sale price of $24k rather low – almost criminally so. Someone got a heck of a bargain on a classic Ford Mustang Mach 1.

For more pics and details, be sure to check out the original listing.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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