The 1970 Ford Mustang Mach One 428 Cobra Jet will interest you for this reason

The first-generation Ford Mustang is often regarded as the holy grail among classic muscle car enthusiasts. While the likes of the Shelby GT350 and GT500 often receive the most attention, Ford produced numerous Mustangs that have gone on to become certified classics in their own right.

While not as well known as the Carroll Shelby-developed models, Cobra Jet Mustangs are still regarded as some of the greatest classic cars out there, and this immaculate example is certainly a testament to that. YouTuber Dezzy from Dezzysspeedshop takes a look at this museum-quality restored 1970 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet that unsurprisingly goes on to sell for a six-figure sum.

This 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 Cobra Jet Restoration Is Simply Perfection

The history of the Cobra Jet moniker dates back to 1967, with Ford struggling to keep up with the muscle car horsepower race from competitors Pontiac and Chevrolet. Both automakers had begun to offer big block V8s producing over 330 hp by the end of 1967, and Ford was being left behind.

In 1968, however, Ford responded with their own 428 cu. in. big block V8 dubbed the 428 Cobra Jet. This motor was originally fitted to the Mustang fastback in an attempt to dominate at the drag strip, with only 50 Mustang 428 Cobra Jets produced in 1968.

The 428 Cobra Jet V8 motor was originally claimed to produce around 335 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. However, according to MotorTrend, Ford underrated the power figure for insurance purposes and the engine was pushing closer to 400 hp.

This particular 1970 Mustang Mach 1 is an ‘R-code’ vehicle, which means it is a ram-air induction spec car with a shaker hood. Along with the 428 Cobra Jet V8, this Mach 1 is also fitted with Ford’s close-ratio 4-speed top loader transmission as well as an OEM 3.00 traction-loc rear axle.

How Much Is A 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 Cobra Jet Worth?

A grabber orange Ford Mustang Mach One 428 Cobra Jet front quarter
via YouTube via DezzysSpeedShop

This Mustang also has power front disc brakes and power steering, essentially making this car one of the highest performance spec Mach 1’s available while still using all OEM and period correct components. The owner also proudly states that the car is all date-code and part number correct, and the sheet metal is all factory original.

The car is also finished beautifully in original Grabber Orange paint, with this Mustang being only one of 126 Mach 1’s with the close-ratio 4-speed transmission painted in this color from the factory. Of those, the only one fitted with Ford’s Evaporative emission system.

This car has gone through a 5-year-long restoration process, and the outcome, as you can see, is one of the most immaculate Ford Mustangs on the road. Prices for original Mustang Mach 1’s (1969-1970) do vary though, with the average price around $70,000, according to classic.com. This particular Mach 1 is clearly a cut above average and eventually went on to sell for $100,000. Money well spent if you ask us.

Source:YouTube @ Dezzysspeedshop, MotorTrend, classic.com

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