HomePick of the Day428 Cobra Jet Mustang Mach 1 in ‘fully restored’ condition

428 Cobra Jet Mustang Mach 1 in ‘fully restored’ condition


Ford made a bold gamble when it dubbed the 1969 performance Mustang as the Mach 1, which as any high school student would tell you is the speed of sound.  The problem – if you were the literal sort – was that, not surprisingly, the fastback coupe could not reach the sonic-boom speed of roughly 767 miles per hour.

But all was forgiven as the Mach 1 was found to be plenty fast enough for thrilling acceleration and competitive performance, and it became a muscle-car staple in the halcyon days of the horsepower wars.

Mustang The Pick of the Day is a sharp-looking 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 Cobra Jet with an engine that generates a booming 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, according the private seller in Prior Lake, Minnesota, advertising the fastback coupe on

“This car came from the factory with the very desirable 428 Cobra Jet engine (‘R’ code) with ram-air shaker scoop mated with a C6 automatic transmission,” the seller says in the ad description.  “The engine and transmission were professionally rebuilt from the ground up and have less than 2,000 miles on them.

Mustang “The combination of a reasonably aggressive cam, shaker scoop, Calypso Coral (orange) paint, and perfect exhaust note make this car turn heads everywhere it goes.

“The engine has the correct cast-iron intake header, exhaust headers, Rochester 4-barrel carb and was dyno tested and tuned to output 500lb-ft of torque and produce just over 400hp.”

To keep things under control, the car is equipped with power steering, front disc brakes and a limited-slip rear, the seller adds.

Mustang The Mustang is in “fully restored” condition, the seller adds.

“This was originally a West Coast car and has never seen road salt,” the ad notes. “The body is in amazing shape; as far as I’m aware it has no replacement sheet metal and no rust.

“The interior is in great condition with black vinyl seats with red accent inlays and black/red carpet. Even the original rim-blow steering wheel and rare center console are there.”

Mustang The asking price for this muscular if not supersonic Mach 1 is $46,000, or best offer.

To view this listing on, see Pick of the Day.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


  1. Automatic transmission: pffftt. Posers delight.

    Maybe somebody could put back up assist on it as well. Why actually drive your car when the car can take care of everything for you?

  2. Intake header? WTH? It is called an intake manifold. As for a "Rochester" carb on a CJ Mustang clearly the advertiser has no clue that the car would have come with a 735 cfm 4V Holley. Maybe they put a Rochester on…in which case shame on them twice. As for the chrome export braces both front and rear………I wonder if the Marti report would show those on it…..

  3. the comments are accurate . it would be the 735 cfm not a rochester and cast iron exhaust was efficient but not a header and no chrome
    export braces either. Very nice car. I had two of them being very lucky indeed.
    both 4-speed cars using 75′ corvette yellow and high gloss black instead of flat paint. The second cj was a super cobra jet missing the oil
    cooler but with “V” axle I believe at 3:91 and locker. Warmed up considerably over stock it would pick em up and lay em down very strong.
    raced some fast cars but the cj would beat them when warmed up for sure!
    Preferred it over my Buick grand national but not my Sunbeam Tiger. About even preference there. Gave the Tiger to my son.

    • You need to follow the links in the story to reach the ad and seller but, seeing the story is from 2019, there’s a good chance it’s no longer available. Check and see!


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