1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Rare Finds
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Dan Bailey had been stalking his dream car, a ’69 Mach 1 Mustang, for ten years. No matter his diligence, Dan almost completely lost out. “I had just lost interest in it. I thought the owner was never going to let it go. I figured he was just going to let the old Mustang rust into the ground.” Luckily, Dan did not give up. He inquired about the muscle Mustang one more time. “I asked Raymond [the father] if he remembered me.”

Now in his 80s, Raymond could not forget Dan. Ten years earlier, in 2004, Raymond, who was in the heating and air conditioning business, had made a service call to Dan’s home. “He saw my ’73 [Mach 1] sitting in my shop and said his son had one of those, but not the same model year.” Dan got a pretty good idea the Mach1 might be a ’69, exactly what he wanted to “get back.”

“I had one in the 1980s, but sold it and wish I never did.” Dan could see his chance to get his favorite Mach 1 back. So, he embarked on what he calls his “mission” to find and purchase this Mach 1. I wondered what Dan meant by a “mission.” Apparently, the car was stored in an obscure location in an old barn in the “bluffs” of the Missouri River. Heating and air conditioning junk hid the car from prying eyes. “I asked him if I could go look for it. Raymond said yes and gave me directions on how to get there. Within the next two or three days I found it,” Dan added.

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I saw and read that article.

Tenacity paid off for him and he was still able to buy it for a great price.

Maybe they will "revisit" the car once he has it done.
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I saw this article too, great story. Like they say if at first you don't succeed try try again. Like a mentioned in a previous thread, I love these rare finds sections of these magazines. I only wish it could be me. Thanks for sharing!
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