Old Cars is turning 50. In honor of 50 years of the privilege of bringing the old cars hobby to our valued and faithful readers, Old Cars will revisit 50 of our past featured cars in 50 days, to commemorate the half-century of Old Cars. Here's to fifty more years of Old Cars!
DAY FORTY-THREE: 1969 Ford Mustang 428 Mach 1
Tom Manger’s muscular Mustang, with its rumbling 428 Cobra Jet engine hidden under a menacing hood scoop, didn’t have a particularly easy early life. It survived daily driver duties for a quite a while and even a few harsh Wisconsin winters as everyday transportation. Somehow, it is none the worse for wear and still looks like a nearly new car.
“It’s all I had. With that Traction-Lok rear end, I was pulling a double snowmobile trailer for a while. On chrome reverse rims, I put on H40-17 studded tires! With the Traction-Lok, I could pull the trailer through deep snow, no sweat. If you were on a snow-covered parking lot… you could actually spin around the length of the car, if you were careful, and do a complete 180 and go the other way. But if you stood on it, you’re gonna have a problem,” he laughs.
It’s been about 45 years since the Mach 1 was restored, but it remains in stunning condition. Beckman took the car down the bare metal and repainted it back in ’86.
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