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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.

2021 Oxford White Mach 1 front view driving between red and blue sports cars

Timeline of Key Moments.

Timeline of Key Moments.

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 muscle car side view with person next to bonnet

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

1969 Red Ford Mustang Mach 1 driving on road with close view of grille

1969

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

1969

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

1970 Yellow Ford Mustang Mach 1 with man and woman driving

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.

1971 Red Ford Mustang Mach 1 rear side view

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.

1974 Ford Mustang Mach 1 parked outside a house in the drive

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.

2003 Red Ford Mustang Mach 1 with pony logo in showroom

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.
Mustang Mach 1 cartoon with written text

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.