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Old 04-25-2007, 12:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I remember seeing Mustang Mach II prior to 1971. I lived in California at the time, so maybe it was just a local thing, but now I can't find any information about this car.

At the time, and in a later magazine article, the Mach II wasn't a souped up car, just a fancier version (I'm guessing a package like power windows, locks, maybe better stereo).

This was not the prototype car and I remember seeing these cars at more than one dealership in Los Angeles.

Anyone else remember these?

I was one of the few not doing drugs back in the late 1960's so I'm not hallucinating. Maybe the Mach II was just a very localized car?

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No Official Mach II. However, wouldn't be a shock if some dealers sold their own.
But there would have been no pwr windows or locks prior to '71.
If anyone would know about these cars, it would be Jeff Speegle.
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Might have been a 1971 model. I didn't move to Texas until summer of 1971.
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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There was actually a '67 prototype rear engine Mach II that never got off the ground. I remember it well.

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Yes there was a Mach II. I believe that it was a mid-engine, two seater. It was a one-off concept car that explored the possibility of shifting the design concept of the Mustang.
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Yes it was only a concept vehicle. I saw it not too long ago in our design center at Ford. We still show it now and then.
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IIRC it was a design concept of what a future Cobra 2 seater could look like. Also IIRC, it was repainted and called something else later.

I would like to see someone do a recreation of the first Mach 1 based on a 68 rather than another Eleanor.
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Yes there was a Mach II. I believe that it was a mid-engine, two seater. It was a one-off concept car that explored the possibility of shifting the design concept of the Mustang.
He specifically states it is NOT the prototype he is inquiring about. Seems as though he is asking about a dealer produced Mach II (which there may have been but it was not a 2 seater) or factory produced (of which there was not a Mach II).
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Thank you! I was wondering if someone would read the whole question!
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i remember the mustang II had a mach 1 option, perhaps that's what you're thinking of?
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There were dealers that were taking a 6 banger, taking Mach "visual cues," and making a Mock out of it and called it a Mach II. It was basically an entry level Stang with an appearance package built by an individual dealer. Some have done it with the 03-04 6 bangers, calling them Mach IIs as well. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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DOH! :blush: Sorry! I was so excited to look for the Mach II prototype I didn't pay attention.
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Probably the same thing as the 74 Boss II I made in 76. Traded it in for a 77 Cobra II and the dealer sold it as a "Boss II". In fact, since it was paint, rear spoiler and rear window louvers, they made a few out of some other fastbacks they had and sold them too. This was out of Columbus Ohio back in the day.
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I've narrowed this down to being a 1971 model, possbily a group of dealers doing this in the Los Angeles area. Apparently it was the same as a Mach I but with all the electrical options, and possbily different floor mats and/or interior trim, and Mach II on the car instead of Mach I.

Still no positive proof, as I haven't seen any pictures of a 1971 Mustang Mach II.






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Old 04-26-2007, 07:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well,if you are REALLY interested in finding some pics, go to your library and pull up the car ads for 1971 out of the local newspaper. Sat and Sun have always had the most dealer ads.
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