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September COTM 2013 1972 Mach1 Beauty
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Submitting my 1972 Mach1 as a COTM

My 1972 Mustang Mach1 has been restored with mostly (over 90%) of its original parts. It features a 351 Cleveland motor with just over 105,000 original miles. It is highlighted with the pewter/silver paint job with the original styling Ram Air hood. The decals have been left off at this point to keep it having a real clean look. I have added the rear-window louvers among other little things. The engine is stock with an added CAM, 3.5" pipes running all the way through, and a nice alternative to the overflow tank with a slim, stainless steel canister. (especially looks good seeing it through the front grille) One great addition that turned out clean was adding a rear-view camera system which was hooked up through the rear license plate. It features an Alpine camera that works well both day and night, and has a switch hooked up under my dash panel to allow me to turn it on even while in "Drive". As we all know, the fastback windows can be a pain to see out of, especially when adding louvers to the mix, so this is really beneficial.

In the headline I had mentioned, "gaining the recognition that this style should of always had"...I mentioned this for a couple of reasons. First off, a lot of the car shows I have attended, there have been folks that have said when this model was first introduced it didn't have as big of a following as it does today. So, I figured, living so close to Los Angeles, I would be on the look out for film related gigs or other means that would be in need what a lot of think, "Is one of the greatest muscle cars ever made". With that said, my vehicle was featured in a music video for an international female artist earlier this year.
Beldina, "What Can I say"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6gxwJdj3ZU

In addition, I have reached out to numerous car related companies in order to gain sponsors for parts and such. Despite a lot of regrettable responses, I have gained five awesome sponsorships thus far. They include; Meguiar's Car Products, Gates Corporation, K&N, PIAA, and GoPro. It mean a lot to me to have the support of these companies because despite the obvious of getting free parts, I feel it enables me as a young adult, the ability to compete at car shows with other individuals who may have the financial means to go above and beyond with their own vehicles.

Here is another great link to highlight the ride. This is on the Gates Corporation sponsorship page and it is cool to see an original Mach1 muscle car highlighted with other amazing race cars.
http://www.gatesracing.com/community.aspx (Scroll to bottom)

I would say my passion and tireless efforts to make this car what it is, came after I watched the "original" Gone In Sixty Seconds movie (1970's version) as a teenager. Once I saw that 1973 yellow Mach1 featured as "Eleanor", I knew someday I had to own a car like that. I am very fortunate to be in a position to do so, and with the help of sites like this one, I am able to learn a lot more about my car and share stories with my fellow Mustang Owners. [/b]

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Very Nice looking car Smile

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Iyman
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#3
I like the clean look
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#4
The video does give it the extra cool factor.
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#5
Beautiful Mustang and big plus for your efforts promoting the 71-73 hobby! Very nice indeed!

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
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#6
Great color nice car. You got my vote.



John
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#7
I liked the first 10 seconds of the video and the last 10 seconds. The car looks good.
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#8
Great looking Mach and great story. You got my "Like" vote for COTM!



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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#9
Good looking car...Get my vote!!
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#10
Awesome looking car and great story!

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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