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I was gonna add these to some of the pic threads but felt it needed its own story.

I just purchased a Mach 1, Velocity Blue. I’ve always dreamed of having my own mustang but time, career, family and never really finding the “one”got in the way. I’ve always been picky and I had a built in romanticism about the idea.

My reasons for this have to do with my father. He is the original owner of a 71 Mach 1, 429 CJ, bright blue metallic. 46K original miles, all original paint, he has kept it in good shape all these years. I grew up with this car, it’s been a part Of my life since I was born (I’m 40) and the idea of having my “one” mustang took hold all those years ago.

Last June in the middle of all the crap the announcement and pics of the new Mach 1 felt like a sign. It was the Mustang I’ve dreamed of, it was a Mach. I committed to trying my best to make it happen. I paid off my daily driver, I worked double hard to secure any bonuses. I socked money away where I could, including cutting out silly purchases like take out food. I had to make it happen or at least make an honest effort.

The end result: my own blue Mach 1. It’s perfect, and it’s 50 years since my fathers.

finally got to his house to take some pics and I wanted to share with all the great enthusiasts on this forum. Life can be hard sometimes but it makes the great stuff that much better.
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This is just REALLY COOL! Great story, this is the stuff about Mustangs we all love to see. Both are just lovely!
 
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This is just REALLY COOL! Great story, this is the stuff about Mustangs we all love to see. Both are just lovely!
Thanks! I will admit I might always have the softest spot for his, the old ones just have an attitude that’s tough to beat.
 

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Wow.
what a great story and pics! Thank you for sharing. I wish my old man had kept a few of the cars he had over the years.
 

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Wow.
what a great story and pics! Thank you for sharing. I wish my old man had kept a few of the cars he had over the years.
He’s had so many, still has an 07 Shelby GT (the black with silver stripes), he had a 65 t bird, a 63 split window vette too. The Mach is the one constant
 

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grats! Those two look amazing next to each other! I hope you both have many years of cruising these two next to each other.

Not to take away, my dad was never a car guy, but I always was. I bought a bright red 71 Mach 1, 351C car, from a MSgt I served under in the USAF, that was 19 years ago. he was not original owner, he was 2nd, I am the 3rd owner. It was stripped, gutted, and primed when I bought it. It still is, I have done nearly zero with it since, for many reasons. I have a 21 M1 coming in soon in race red, I intend to swap the 21 interior out to red, and will paint the 71 in the current race red to match. [edit to add, when I pick my car up from Granger next month or early Nov, towing it home, I am stopping by that MSgts' (now retired as a SMSgt) house to show him the car]

My son, 5, can recognize any mustang now, no emblems, custom paint, doesn't matter. I have taught him every generation and he can spot them all on the road. He also knows the Broncos (my DD is an 86 Bronco and we have a couple)

So, I am REALLY glad to see others out there doing the generational thing with the Machs, I am having to do it on my own sorta, but my son should benefit and learn of it at least. Congrats on the great car!
 

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Thanks! I will admit I might always have the softest spot for his, the old ones just have an attitude that’s tough to beat.
Your dad's is a beautiful piece of history... but if I'm picking one to drive every day, at the track, or wherever, I'm taking yours, hah.

Congrats! How is your spec'd?
 

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Thanks for sharing the story and the pics! That Classic Mach 1 is in excellent condition!
 
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Your dad's is a beautiful piece of history... but if I'm picking one to drive every day, at the track, or wherever, I'm taking yours, hah.

Congrats! How is your spec'd?
700A, A10, elite.
I totally get it. The driveability of the new one is really impressive. Easy to cruise in normal mode, smooth (ish) but a snarling beast when wanted.
 
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FCKING AWESOME MAN!

grats! Those two look amazing next to each other! I hope you both have many years of cruising these two next to each other.

Not to take away, my dad was never a car guy, but I always was. I bought a bright red 71 Mach 1, 351C car, from a MSgt I served under in the USAF, that was 19 years ago. he was not original owner, he was 2nd, I am the 3rd owner. It was stripped, gutted, and primed when I bought it. It still is, I have done nearly zero with it since, for many reasons. I have a 21 M1 coming in soon in race red, I intend to swap the 21 interior out to red, and will paint the 71 in the current race red to match. [edit to add, when I pick my car up from Granger next month or early Nov, towing it home, I am stopping by that MSgts' (now retired as a SMSgt) house to show him the car]

My son, 5, can recognize any mustang now, no emblems, custom paint, doesn't matter. I have taught him every generation and he can spot them all on the road. He also knows the Broncos (my DD is an 86 Bronco and we have a couple)

So, I am REALLY glad to see others out there doing the generational thing with the Machs, I am having to do it on my own sorta, but my son should benefit and learn of it at least. Congrats on the great car!
Thanks! That’s so cool. I have a son who is 3.5 and he already talks about the mustang daily. It is a great thing to share.
Can’t wait to see pics of those Machs when your project is all complete! I’m sure the wait is killing you on the new one.
 

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Nice pics! I m in Speculator NY, look me up if you take a cruise up this way. Really nice roads up here as you know. I m awaiting my Mach 1 build.
 
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Nice pics! I m in Speculator NY, look me up if you take a cruise up this way. Really nice roads up here as you know. I m awaiting my Mach 1 build.
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