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This 1969 Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet Is A Fortune Collector's Dream

1969 was a great year to find a brand new Ford Mustang on the market. The muscle car was available with a ton of options, flashy colors and a long list of engines that included three V8s with over 300 horsepower available.

The 390-cubic-inch (6.4-liter) FE was one of them. Rated at 320 horsepower, the four-barrel was discontinued in 1970.

Ford also introduced the 429-cubic-inch (7.0-liter) Boss, a mill designed for NASCAR racing and which was the most powerful of the bunch with 375 horsepower and 450 pound-feet (610 Nm) of torque.

The third high-powered option was the more iconic Cobra Jet. With a displacement of 428 cubic inches (7.0 liters), it delivered 335 horsepower thanks to a four-cylinder carburetor.

The Cobra Jet made its debut in 1968, but Ford added the Super Cobra Jet variant to the lineup.

The Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet put up for sale

While identical in the power department, the Super Cobra Jet featured an engine oil cooler, stronger crankshaft, and improved balance for drag racing. The pack was also known as the Drag Pack.

Ford has sold over 10,000 Mustangs equipped with the mighty 428 V8, so they aren't exactly rare overall.

However, some were ordered with specific option combinations that turned them into hard-to-find gems.

This 1969 Mach 1 that you see in the photos above is one of them.

What makes it so special? Well, the Marti Report that comes with it says it's one of 216 examples equipped with the 428 V8 and four-speed gearbox.

That's enough to make it a desirable collectible, but that number decreases as we consider other options.

Specifically, it's one of only 20 Mach 1s equipped with the Super Cobra Jet and 4.30 Traction-Lok ​​axle combo, and one of nine that also has power steering and front disc brakes.

AM radio narrows it down to five cars, while the last line of the report states that 2 had no other options and were identical twins.

Yes, this Mustang is a one-of-a-kind classic.

Not surprisingly, the muscle car has been treated to a restoration and looks perfect from every angle.

The metallic blue paint shines like new, the interior is squeaky clean, and the engine bay could win beauty pageants all on its own.

All in all, this car looks better than new even though it turns 53 in 2022.

If you're in the market for a gem, you'll be happy to hear that the Mach 1 Super Cobra Jet is on sale.

But it's far from cheap because eBay seller “qcarsparts” wants $$ 175,000 for it.

However, be aware that the buy now tag is attached to an ongoing auction that shows a high bid of $ 72,100 with almost two days to go and an unfulfilled reserve status.

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