Not sure why the charge on the Hood Stripe, but it does say "Black" Hood Stripe in the Marti report?? And it does say that it is optional equipment on the Mach 1 Registery site?? Unless most dealers just ordered the Black Hood Strip on the majority of the Mach 1's?? Has anyone ever seen a stock Mach 1 without a Hood Stripe?
cassiarkid, your Mach1 was LOADED. You have to remember, back in 69-70 people then didn't think of Boss 429's like we do today. And for the most part, the Bosses didn't come nowhere even close to the options you have on your mach1 for the time period.
And after two to three years those Boss 429 owners were trading those Boss 429's in on new Pintos(That is a true statement, I read that in a past issue of Mustang Monthly several years ago). Because back then the gas embargo, the behemoth size hemi motors wouldn't stay running at red lights.etc,etc,...
If I can find that issue, I will try to post it here for you all to read.
MCA member 27 years(#17780)
1969 Mach 1, Owned 43 years.
1967 Mustang, Owned 33 years.
If people only knew what they had back then, but you are probably dead on the mark. They probably had to trade the Boss and cash for the PintoHaHa!
Well Mr. Shelby said it myself, when asked if he ever thought his early Shelby's would bring the money that they do today, he said ,"Hell we had a hard time getting rid of them for $3500 back in the day!!"
If we all only had a crystal ball, what is it going to be in this age that we are throwing away that will be worth a fortune in 50 years. Maybe a Mustang II!
I'm thinkin' from a factory COST standpoint, it had to be Henry II's coupe.
+1 on that. It had the real leather seats, one-off wheel lip holdings, the hi-po engine, etc. Back in '66 if I would have had to pay for what it cost to put that coupe through the Ford Custom shop or whatever hole in the wall detailing department it went to before the Deuce got it, I just wouldn't have paid for it!
67 Fastback GT -- original colour (Frost Turquoise), orig engine, .. . 1st pic is the car as it now is. Stock except for Opentracker roller perches and idler arm, roller bearing pedal cluster, Cibie lights, radials, that sort of thing..
2nd pic is of me and the same Mustang - May '67, with original F70-14 Wide Ovals.
In 64 I was a new engineer making $6000/yr. Feeling rich I ordered a 64 1/2 Mustang vert
D code 4 speed $3100 list, signed for $2950. Verts were selling for 10-20% above list. Got my special order for 5% under list. The bottom line MSRP included shipping and dealer prep. Taxes varied by state so were not included.
IMO inflation and auto prices are about even. Big, huge, enormous difference is today there are a lot less jobs with high level pay. In 64 I could take my pick of 10 offers for similar pay all within 100 miles from where I was living.
By the way in 64 most skilled labor jobs payed as much or more than what engineers were paid. That's supply and demand...nothing to do with fairness! Sad thing today job pay is misleading. A high percent of technical/engineering jobs are Chinese, India, Israeli, Japan etc. People from other countries are gradually taking over. They are good, know what they are doing. We are beyond the time where we can sit on our butts and rake it in!
Slim , you are right about the wages. I was an apprentice plumber back then and made more than that. almost $ 10,000 a yr. Union though.
1969 Mach 1 , with American Eagle's 15"x8" 4.25 back space 235/60/R15 BF Goodrich tires
351W Massaged just a little with a mild cam and Edelbrock intake. Holly 650
1968 GMC step side short box
1967 Triumph 650 Tigar Twin Cycle
As Red Green Would Say. If It Ain't Broke , your not trying hard enough
Never givfe up the ship!
Nice '67 fastback. Must have been one of the most expensive Mustangs in '67!! Like the color
Assume you are referring to mine...Thanks for the compliment. AFAIK the car has everything except, competition handling package, convenience light panel, and cruise control. Adding those into the mix would have pushed the price to about $5000. Putting that into perspective, that was knocking on the door of Cadillac territory back then!
*67 Vintage Burgundy 390GTA with most of the bells and whistles*
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