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HISTORY

50 years of turning heads.

The Mach 1 was introduced in 1969 as a bridge between the Mustang GT and SVT Cobra and Shelby models. It quickly became its own legend, earning a permanent place in Mustang performance lore.

HISTORY

50 years of turning heads.

The Mach 1 was introduced in 1969 as a bridge between the Mustang GT and SVT Cobra and Shelby models. It quickly became its own legend, earning a permanent place in Mustang performance lore.

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Timeline of Key Moments.

Timeline of Key Moments.

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1969

The first Mach 1 was an answer to Mustang’s many muscle car competitors

1969

The first Mach 1 was an answer to Mustang’s many muscle car competitors

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1969

Famous for the ‘Shaker’ hood scoop, which visibly shook when revved.

1969

Famous for the ‘Shaker’ hood scoop, which visibly shook when revved.

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1970

The first Mach 1 had no less than four facelifts in two years.

1970

The first Mach 1 had no less than four facelifts in two years.

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1971

Longer, wider and flatter, this is the model that co-starred with James Bond.

1971

Longer, wider and flatter, this is the model that co-starred with James Bond.

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1974

As US petrol prices rose, the Mach 1 down-sized to try and compete.

1974

As US petrol prices rose, the Mach 1 down-sized to try and compete.

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2003

The Mach 1 first reappeared as part of a ‘Living Legend’ series.

2003

The Mach 1 first reappeared as part of a ‘Living Legend’ series.

Design over time.

The distinctive silhouette of the Mach 1 has had a few iterations over time. Scroll right to see the changes.

Design over time.

The distinctive silhouette of the Mach 1 has had a few iterations over time. Scroll right to see the changes.

Selling Speed

A lack of regulation at the time meant cars could be advertised simply going flat-out. But the Mach 1 was also being promoted as more of a style icon, at much more sedate speeds.

Selling Speed

A lack of regulation at the time meant cars could be advertised simply going flat-out. But the Mach 1 was also being promoted as more of a style icon, at much more sedate speeds.

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Winners only

Using the Mach 1’s rally success as a way to prove it was suitable for weekend getaways.

Winners only

Using the Mach 1’s rally success as a way to prove it was suitable for weekend getaways.

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