Yet it looks absolutely pristine.
When it comes to the world of classics, it's often cars that exhibit flaws that can sell for more than those that appear perfect. This is because classics with all original parts and paint are nearly impossible to find, and one can never properly verify the quality of work that a restored vehicle has been subject to. Sure, there are some cases where a car is restored by the manufacturer or has been executed flawlessly by a third party, but rarely, you'll find a unicorn that is both in 100% original condition and has not been tainted by time. The 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 below is one such shooting star.
Unsurprisingly, the model depicted has not changed hands once since its original owner acquired it from the dealer 50 years ago. Whoever that original owner was, they had taste. A bunch of options were ticked, including the R-code Cobra Jet V8 with a Ram Air intake, power steering, power brakes, and the Drag Pack with a 3.91 Traction-Lok diff. The flawless paint is called Medium Green, and there are only 12 other examples in this shade.
It's the same story inside, where Medium Ivy Green upholstery again makes the interior one of just 13 others like it. The only item not fitted by the dealer is a column-mounted Sun tachometer.
It's also hardly been driven, with just 34,853 miles on the clock. All the original accessories including smog equipment, spare wheel, and jack are also present and correct. If you have deep pockets, this pristine beauty will be on auction from October 29 to 31 with Mecum Auctions, but don't expect this to sell for a song. Of course, if you miss out, you could always order the new Mach 1, but we highly doubt that today's version of the icon will ever be appreciated as much as the original. Still, at least it seems to be handy on the track.