My First Car Love
#1
I never really had a love for any particular car model or brand . I was still in. School in 68 driving an old beat up Ford Fairlane .  That car served me well and I never really salavated over any car before but when the 69 Mustangs came out ( especially the Mach 1 )  I fell I love with them.

The summer I graduated 68 from school , all I could think about was getting a full time job and buying a 69 Mach 1 .
I couldn't stand it , I wanted one bad .  So. I talked my dad into consigning for a new car. I went to the Ford dealer got the cost , talked to my dad , went over what I could afford .  But no dice it was $600 more than what I could afford to finance
It took me 33 yrs after that to get a Mach 1 .  And it sure cost me more than that $600 back in 68..
But my kids were all raised and gone and my business was doing well. So it made it much easier this time around.

My Opinion ? The 69 Mach 1 was the pinical for the Ford Mustang



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#2
Yes, the 69 Mach 1 is hard to top!
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#3
1969 was a good year for the automakers especially Ford with the Mach 1.  I read somewhere the 1969 Mach 1 was the demise of the GT models due to lacking sales.  I am glad you finally got the car you sought after.  Your car is an excellent example of a Mach 1.
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(01-13-2018, 09:33 PM)Mustangmike Wrote: 1969 was a good year for the automakers especially Ford with the Mach 1.  I read somewhere the 1969 Mach 1 was the demise of the GT models due to lacking sales.  I am glad you finally got the car you sought after.  Your car is an excellent example of a Mach 1.

I think the Mach 1 was also instrumental in the demise of the Shelby Mustang for a period of years .  No body wanted to pay for a Shelly when you could get the Mach 1 so much cheaper.



Obediance is the gateway to perfection and only those who see the invisable can do the impossible.

Home Town : Munising , in Michigans beautiful Upper Peninsula. or better know as Gods country

my home page http://www.myclassicvehicals.webs.com
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(01-14-2018, 11:29 PM)mymachone Wrote:
(01-13-2018, 09:33 PM)Mustangmike Wrote: 1969 was a good year for the automakers especially Ford with the Mach 1.  I read somewhere the 1969 Mach 1 was the demise of the GT models due to lacking sales.  I am glad you finally got the car you sought after.  Your car is an excellent example of a Mach 1.

I think the Mach 1 was also instrumental in the demise of the Shelby Mustang for a period of years .  No body wanted to pay for a Shelly when you could get the Mach 1 so much cheaper.

The 1969 Shelby GT350 base price was $4709 compared to the Mach 1 base price  $3122.  The difference in price seems pretty nominal in todays world but was probably was a deal breaker for that period in time.
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(01-15-2018, 05:28 AM)Mustangmike Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 11:29 PM)mymachone Wrote:
(01-13-2018, 09:33 PM)Mustangmike Wrote: 1969 was a good year for the automakers especially Ford with the Mach 1.  I read somewhere the 1969 Mach 1 was the demise of the GT models due to lacking sales.  I am glad you finally got the car you sought after.  Your car is an excellent example of a Mach 1.

I think the Mach 1 was also instrumental in the demise of the Shelby Mustang for a period of years .  No body wanted to pay for a Shelly when you could get the Mach 1 so much cheaper.

The 1969 Shelby GT350 base price was $4709 compared to the Mach 1 base price  $3122.  The difference in price seems pretty nominal in todays world but was probably was a deal breaker for that period in time.

yes , that was a big price differance .  I stated above that $600 was more than I could afford to add to the financing of that car. I financed my car for 36 months , that would have added $16.00 a. Month to a payment of $96.00 a month. At that time I was making just about $110 a week .  And remember insurance for car like that , well that put me way over the top .  Back then $16.00 was  a lot of money.  So when you look at almost $1600 more for a Shelby , that killed them.



Obediance is the gateway to perfection and only those who see the invisable can do the impossible.

Home Town : Munising , in Michigans beautiful Upper Peninsula. or better know as Gods country

my home page http://www.myclassicvehicals.webs.com
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#7
Happy to hear you finally got the car you've always wanted.  I too am a big fan of the 1969 Mach 1.  The 1970 seemed to have better paint graphics,  But the 1969 has a better overall look to it.  My preference in the Mustang line up is a bit limited compared to some others.  For me, it's 1969 and 1970 Mach 1's and Boss 302's.
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(01-15-2018, 07:49 AM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: Happy to hear you finally got the car you've always wanted.  I too am a big fan of the 1969 Mach 1.  The 1970 seemed to have better paint graphics,  But the 1969 has a better overall look to it.  My preference in the Mustang line up is a bit limited compared to some others.  For me, it's 1969 and 1970 Mach 1's and Boss 302's.

i totaly agree.  



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