1969 Ford Mustang 428 Mach 1 “R” Code. Originally sold new by John Stepp Ford in Anchorage Alaska. Owned by a fussy collector in Alabama for 35 years before coming to Canada.
During the Vietnam War (1955-1973), the Ford Motor Company cleverly introduced their High-Performance Muscle Cars to the young soldiers based at the American Air Fields in Vietnam, by shipping a number of these cars overseas. Here the soldiers got to “play” with these performance models of Mustangs, running them up and down empty runways. As the soldiers had limited items to spend their paychecks on while on tour, Ford made them special offers, allowing them to take delivery of Ford products after they returned from the war, back in the USA.
As this Mach 1 was delivered by Stepp Ford in Anchorage Alaska where there is an active US Air Base, it would lead to speculation that this purchase was initiated by Ford’s merchandising efforts in Vietnam.
- Built-in San Jose California, Feb 21, 1969
- Laser straight body
- Finished in Royal Maroon with black knit vinyl “Mach 1” seats
- 3 speed, heavy-duty transmission
- Traction-lock differential
- Visibility group
- Power Steering and power brakes
- AM radio with 8 track
- Deluxe light package
- Tachometer and trip odometer
- Rear window sport slats
- Magnum 500 wheels
- Custom car cover
- Full “Mardi” report
Stock # 145967.
Offered for sale at $95,000 CDN.
Contact Forbes Motorsport representative for availability and pricing details: 519-742-4463