Ford Mustang Mach 1: 40 years of downtime, and works like a clock

Ford Mustang Mach 1: 40 years of downtime, and works like a clock

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An ad has been posted on eBay for the sale of the 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1. The peculiarity of the instance is that it spent four decades without moving, retaining many factory parts, a working engine and an original leather interior.

According to the current owner, he purchased the Mustang Mach 1 in 1995, and at that time the muscle car had already stood in the garage for 14 years. The new owner also decided not to use it on the roads: the rare car remained motionless for another 26 years, after which it experienced the first ever replacement of a number of parts, including a fuel tank, pump and filter.

The old Mustang tank contains 40-year-old gasoline, which is also well preserved, the seller notes. To his surprise, when he brought a lighter to the fuel, it caught fire and did not emit any suspicious odors.

In addition, the car received a new battery, brake cylinder and hoses, as well as new tires to replace old and cracked ones. The owner has kept almost all the parts that had to be replaced and will give them back at the request of the buyer along with the car.

According to the seller, the 52-year-old Mustang is in full working order, including the power steering and the factory radio, which is still functioning despite the broken antenna. There are dents on the body, but almost no rust. The interior was also in good condition, aside from a few scuffs on the door cards and seat upholstery.

The muscle car is powered by the original 5.8-liter V8 Windsor engine with 253 horsepower, which still starts without problems. It is paired with an automatic transmission.

At the moment, the ad has received 40 bids. The maximum is $ 16,800, or 1.2 million rubles, but the price may still rise – there are two days left until the end of trading.

At the end of last year, two wrecked Ford Mustangs that participated in crash tests were put up for sale at GSA auction. They planned to earn $ 3,700 for both broken ones.

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