The upcoming Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction is set to feature all sorts of interesting and notable vehicles, including a couple from Ford royalty. It will also see comedian and actor David Spade’s personal 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 cross the block, a car that he’s owned since 2013, with no reserve price.
That celebrity ownership history is certain to help attract some extra bids and raise the hammer price of this 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 at least a little. The fact that the Ford Mustang Mach 1 is returning for the 2021 model year, well, that probably won’t hurt either. But this particular car is a very nice example of its breed on its own accord, too.
The classic Mach 1 is finished in Dark Gray Metallic with a black vinyl interior and appears to be in rather excellent condition. On the outside, it features Magnum 500-style 14-inch wheels, Sport Slats rear window louvers, and front and rear spoilers, and it’s powered by Ford’s 351 Windsor V8, which is backed up by a three-speed automatic transmission.
Under its previous ownership, this Mustang’s engine and transmission were rebuilt, and the block was bored 0.30 over. A polished crank was installed, along with ported cylinder heads with hardened valves seats, as well as a Pertronix ignition and auxiliary gauges. According to Spade, it’s “perfect for doing donuts in the Chilis parking lot.”
Spade admits that he always wanted a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 and that he’s loved owning this particular car. But now it’s time to move on and get something else, though he provides no clues as to what that might be. Regardless, we imagine that his fans, as well as Mustang fans in general, will be more than eager to scoop up this beauty and bring it home to their own garage for a while.