The Mach 1 Mustang is a legitimate A-list collectable, but what about the guy who would rather have one to drive instead of a trailer queen investment? If that''s you, then this black 1969 Mach 1 is the right choice. It''s a real-deal Mach 1, it''s black, and it packs a thundering 428 and 4-speed, all for well under the going rate for an "investment" Mustang. What else do you need? The 1969 Mustang sportsroof is perhaps the best-looking muscle car of all time (OK, that''s subjective, but this is one heck of a good-looking car, no?), and when you drape it in Raven Black, it becomes something more than just a friendly pony car. This is a serious bruiser built for combat and that black paint is your first and only warning before the horsepower puts a hurt on you. During the build it received a Boss 429-style hood scoop that looks right at home here, plus a set of hood pins and both chin and deck lid spoilers. Finish quality is outstanding, even in black, and the car shows up as exceptionally straight and clean with excellent gaps. Bright red Mach 1 graphics only enhance the racy look, and optional rear window slats are a functional as well as stylish upgrade, helping to keep the interior cool in the summer sun. The chrome bumpers shine up nicely, all the stainless trim is straight, and if this Mustang isn''t talking to you right now, perhaps it''s time to take up stamp collecting. Black Comfort-Weave buckets are standard Mach 1 fare, but who''s complaining? The impressive thing is that except for the carpets, it''s entirely original. There''s not much wear and certainly no neglect or damage, and it would be easy to believe it was restored a few years ago. Lots of faux wood on the dash reinforces the Mach 1''s split personality, suggesting luxury as well as performance. The gauges look original and are almost as nice as the seats and the Hurst cue ball shifter certainly looks right in the Mach 1''s interior. A newer AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit has been stuffed into the dash along with a set of powerful 6x9 speakers in the trunk. And speaking of the trunk, it''s neatly finished with a correct mat and no signs of trouble in the sheetmetal underneath. I''m sure you''ve already checked the VIN and noted that this is an original S-code 390 car, but the original engine is gone and in its place there''s a built 428 cubic inch big block that positively humiliates anything the factory was building. Edelbrock aluminum heads are a big upgrade, along with a matching intake and Holley 750 CFM carb, a set of roller rockers, and long-tube headers. It snaps to life with a cackle that''s as much race as street, and it pulls like a freight train on the open road. With 3.70 gears out back, it roars off the line and cruises easily on the highway and with stock-style 2.5-inch mufflers it sounds great without making your ears ring. Handsome Magnum 500 wheels are timeless and wear 245/60/15 BFG radials. If you like to drive, this is the Mach 1 you''ve been looking for. Beautiful enough to show with pride but fast enough to make it a real party on the road, it''s a no-compromises piece that truly delivers on every level. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.