Placed for sale on Craigslist back in September 2019 in Sandown, New Hampshire is this red over black 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 the current private is asking $17,000 for. Using the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide, the current caretaker has his Mach I fairly priced $1,800 below the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) level.
Ford introduced its “Mach 1” package as one of six performance versions of its popular Mustang for 1969. Ford elected to keep the Mach 1 package alive when the company restyled the Mustang for 1971. Available only in the “Sports Roof” (i.e. fastback) body style, the most notable styling cues for the 71-73 Mach 1’s are a body-color matching urethane front bumper and the dual NACA scoop hood. While virtually identical to the ’71 model styling-wise, for 1972 Ford eliminated the big-block engine options and switched its horsepower ratings to SAE net for the three 351 cubic inch V8 options that remained available.
The private seller reports that his Mustang “will need some TLC” as its been stored in a garage and off the road for “many years.” This example still has California license plates affixed, so you’ll have to ask the private seller directly about how long ago he moved to New Hampshire from California.
While the seller mentions his Mach 1 is equipped with a 351 Cleveland V8, we can’t tell which of three versions this car originally came equipped with. It is connected to a C6 automatic and a Nine-inch rear end. Nicely equipped with full gauges, a folding back seat, and rear window louvers, this Mach 1 appears to be a great survivor that will be an easy process to get road worthy again to enjoy cruising with. Good luck with the purchase!