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What's in a Mach 1?
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(07-28-2018, 08:18 PM)secluff Wrote: Eric, I don't want  to high jack Dan's thread, but since this is Mach1 related I hope he doesn't mind.
The consolette (Short Console) was standard in all 71-73 body styles and trim levels. In 71 the long console was a $60.00 option for cars that had a cluster mounted clock. Vehicles that had idiot lights or a tachometer in the left cluster received the console with a clock for $76.00  Try to buy all that now to build a console with a clock for the same price!! I believe the last time we checked your Marti report it mentioned "Console" in the "Equipped With The Following Features" section. So at one time your Mach1 did have a full length console with no clock. Probably didn't take the Good Ole Boys long to destroy it considering the condition of your car that was left for dead when you rescued it.    
As far as the 69-70 models....The Grandé, Mach1, and Boss 429's came standard with what we would call the Deluxe interior. Those vehicles came standard with a passenger side dash mounted round clock since the interiors were considered up scale. There was a round clock option like in the Mach1's but was only available in conjunction with the Decor group option. The other option was rectangular clock available for the ones of us that could not pony up the funds for a car with the fancy round clock!!     Big Grin

Good info - you always seem to come up with all the best stuff thumb 


Kind of sad and interesting that mine was such a well-appointed car, then systematically driven into the ground and "left for dead," as you said.  I'm glad it didn't have A/C but had a factory rear defroster though, I love the Classic Auto Air system, and since I won't be needing the defrost function in West Texas, I have a pre-punched hole for a nice Aux Driving Light switch - just gotta score a new 'LIGHTS" bezel and make it fit now. Wink

Eric

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(07-28-2018, 07:12 PM)Hemikiller Wrote: Adding to Mister 4X4's post...

Standard features of the '71 Mach 1:

- sportsroof body style with unique "05" VIN code & "63R" body code on door tag
- Color keyed Urethane front bumper & front fender and hood trim
- Honeycomb grille in black w/sportlamps
- Argent or black Mach 1 decals on fenders
- Argent or black stripe and "MACH 1" on the trunklid
- Argent or black lower body accent paint
- bright trim at lower body paint line
- E70-14 white sidewall tires w/ hub caps & trim rings on 7" wide rims
- color keyed dual racing mirror w/driver side remote
- Honeycomb tail lightpanel applique with bright trim
- Unique pop open gas cap
- 302-2V engine w/3 spd manual
- competition suspension (HD springs & shocks), variable quick-ratio steering box if ordered with P/S
- standard Mustang base interior
- NASA hood was a no-cost OPTION for the base engine

That's it, nothing else was standard. No clock, no scooped hood, no spoilers, no cool interior - nothing. Everything else was base Musang and all other goodies were an option, or part of an option package.

Also, 4 colors were not available on Mach1 - 
- Pastel Blue
- Medium Green Metallic
- Medium Brown Metallic
- Light Gold (aka appliance almond)

My 71 Mach was about as base as you will find, 302-2v - options were auto, p/s, pdb and an AM radio.


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Hemikiller's car is a very rare example because few like his have stayed original or even close to it!  Nice example.
(07-28-2018, 08:14 PM)Ryunker Wrote: I have a 71 mach1, I have done a bunch of research with my main source being the original sales brochure. I have not found anywhere in that brochure that shows any car except the Boss 351 that has those cool looking side stripes.

Why is it very many redone mustangs have those installed?

Like Eric mentioned, people like the side stripes.  Believe it or not - some even like them on Grandes.  Like rear spoilers on anything other than a Sportsroof or Mach 1, it just looks out-of-place to me. 


Ray

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1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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If you get you a copy of Mari's book "Mustang by the Numbers" it gives the production of each option on each body style. Mach 1 and Sportsroof are in same group though.
Here are the production numbers for cars with side stripes.
1971
HT was 9,002
FB 9,773
CV O ZERO
So there were almost as many hardtops made with stripes as Fastback and Mach 1

1972
HT 316
FB, 15,517
CV, 136
So the coupes dropped a bunch.

1973
HT, 2,048
FB, 35,439
CV 941
So that is why you see so many with stripes lots of them had them. It will show up as an option in the Marti report unless on a Mach 1 and that was part of the package.
David


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