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The slowest Mach I you will ever drive. That’s how the current caretaker describes their 80k original mile, Green Glow over Avacodo vinyl, 1974 Ford Mustang Mach II survivor they posted late last week here on Craigslist in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Their current asking price of $6,900 is a bit optimistic, as the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool indicates that is $200 more than the #2 “Excellent” of $6,700 and while it is a rare survivor with a much more desirable manual transmission, this is at best a #3 “Good” condition example worth closer to $5,000. The seller is open to reasonable offers, so hopefully you can use that information to bargain. If you are serious about purchasing this Malaise-Era Mach I, you can call (do not text – they will not reply!) the current caretaker directly at (570) 505-2090 to start the conversation.
The seller provides a very thorough and well-written history of the Mustang II and their car, so we’re providing it here. If you’re into Mustang II’s and you like Avacado Green, this may be just the car for you. We have no doubt you will be a standout in the typical sea of first generation examples at any Ford or Mustang event you show your “new” Mach I in. Good luck with the purchase!
“Up for sale is a 1974 Mustang II with the Mach 1 Package. Green Glow Exterior Paint with Avacodo Luxury Interior Group Package. Equipped with a 2.8L V6 engine that produces 105 HP with a 4 Speed Manual Transmission. Kept in original and unmolested condition with just over 80,000 original miles.
Due to the gas crisis, Ford introduced the Mustang II in 1974 with only two engine options, the 2.3L 4-Cylinder and the 2.8L V-6 (there wasn’t a V-8 option until 1975). One of only 587 produced in 1974 with all these options and I’m sure not too many have survived. You don’t see too many Mustang IIs with the Mach I Package around. And if you ask me, I think these are more rare than the Cobra II Packages that were offered from 1976 to 1978.
Originally a Texas car with virtually no rust. The only spot I’ve noticed is under the battery tray on the right side inner fender. She’s not perfect by any means but given the age I think the car is in pretty good shape overall. She’s the slowest Mach I you’ll ever drive but she does gets attention. Could be repainted if you wanted too. Interior is in decent shape, but carpet and center console does show fading. Instrument cluster gauges work but every once in a while the RPM gauge intermittently stops. The AC isn’t charged but the system is there and complete. The climate control unit works but the blower motor does not. It was working when I first had it but quit last spring. The engine and tranny run well. I would recommend rebuilding or upgrading the carburetor. The carb tends to be finicky at times and may just need to be adjusted. Plenty of extra parts will go with the vehicle. Great project to work on during these winter months. Not much really needs to be done to get her in tip-top shape. Drive it as it or restore it.
Definitely a fun 70s style car to cruise around. Not truly respected in the past when compared to other Mustangs but these cars do have a following and are making a comeback. This is you’re chance to get one before she turns the big 5-0.”
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