Dream Giveaway Garage and CJ Pony Parts are offering a 1969 Mustang Mach 1 Cobra Jet as a grand prize in support of veterans’ and kids’ charities. It’s an opportunity to win a very rare, low-mileage classic. But there are only six more days to enter.
The Pony Car Wars in the United States had reached a frenzy in 1969 as the OEMs did battle in the design and engine-building rooms as much as on the track in the Trans-Am series and NHRA dragstrips. Model year 1969 was considered the benchmark for the Ford Mustang in producing a myriad of performance names and engines.
The Mach 1 represented a new aerodynamic design and hot motors. The top option was the 428cid Super Cobra Jet engine (R – 428-4V Cobra Jet Ram Air V8), making 335 horsepower and linked with three-speed C-6 Select Shift Automatic Transmission, and putting 440 pounds-feet of torque down through a W-code Traction-Lok rear with 4.30 gears.
The 428 Cobra Jet “Ram-Air” Engine was an extremely competitive performance option for the guys headed to the track or flexing muscles on the street. This car was ready to lay down the gauntlet with dual exhausts, competition suspension, performance gear ratio, extra cooling package and engine dress up including cast-aluminum rocker covers and Cobra Jet hood identification.
It’s no wonder this car took its name from military pilots’ code word for “Speed of Sound.” Owners of the car certainly got that feeling as the rear tires dug in and threw their heads back in the seat.
This 49,000 original-mile Pastel Gray track-day weapon with black-out hood treatment and black knit vinyl Mach I hi-back bucket seats had a complete frame-off restoration including a full mechanical rejuvenation to factory specs. CJ Pony Parts provided the parts for the restoration.
Dream Giveaway Garage also will award the winner $10,000 to pay the taxes on the Mach 1, which has an estimated value of $100,000.The contest entries are due by midnight PST on June 30, 2020, and a winner will be drawn a week or two later.
Tickets to enter the drawing start at just $3 for one ticket all the way to $5,000 for 7,500 tickets. Entry instructions can be found on the contest website.