Despite pre-production rumors, the horsepower and torque ratings were not increased in 2004. The Ford Motor Company eclipsed 380,000 units sold in 1974, including 44,046 Mach 1s. The impressive total for Mach 1s unloaded was roughly 8,600 greater than the year before and over 16,000 more than in 1972. Looking to recapture the magic of the late 1960s, the Blue Oval did what many Ford fans had been clamoring for, but never imagined would happen, by relaunching the Mach 1 nameplate. As the performance war continued, the Mustang's platform and engine bay were progressively redesigned to accommodate larger engine blocks.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. After a surge in 1974, sales for the Mach 1 dipped to just north of 21,000 for the 1975 model year. Outside, 2004 Mach 1's wear 40th anniversary tags ahead of the doors while the 2003 has the traditional Mustang Running Pony and Tri-Color bar. The Mach 1 package was only available in the 'SportsRoof' body style previously known as the '' ; never on the hardtop or convertible. Limited in production, the 2003 and 2004 Mach 1s ended with the New Edge body platform, the discontinuation of the Fox framed unibody, and the introduction of the first new frame design since 1979 the s-197 with 9,652 2003's and 7,182 2004's being built, contrary to the Mach 1 originally being advertised as a one-year limited run model with production set at 6,500 cars. The Mach 1 stayed true to its roots even further with the 21st-century rebirth by offering its fans a host of color selections to choose from.
Ford club leaders told us they want a true connection with Ford, plus help in promoting their club, members and events as well as ways for their membership to save money. Fortuneatly for many buyers Ford continued to offer the Mach 1 for another production year. Speaking of changes from one model year to another, Ford maintained the status quo for the most part for the 2004 Mach 1. Further differences included the use of Ford's 8. Ford kept the Mach 1 alive into 1970 and little changed other than the visuals. Standard on Mach 1s was a fierce but cosmetic hood scoop that had integrated turn-signal lights mounted in the back. In 2004, Ford replaced Zinc Yellow with Screaming Yellow and added Competition Orange to the array of color options.
Style wise, the Mach 1 was very distinct from other Mustangs as it drew heavily from the 1970 Mach 1. We have really begun to specialize in those rare-option seats. In spite of the changing landscape and reduced horsepower numbers, the marketing team at Ford turned what could have been a negative into a positive to springboard the new generation of Mustang forward. Ford added significant weight to the second generation Mach 1s, while also making the vehicles several inches longer and growing the wheelbase by one inch. Tech Tip: Because Ford originally glued the rear seat upholstery to the rear seat foam, removal requires the old upholstery be peeled off the original set foam. Club Promotion o Each participating club is profiled on wwwFordPerformance. Standard equipment was a 2V motor with a 3 speed , and a 9-inch 23 cm 28 spline open rear axle.
The leather buckets will come with leather sides, bolsters and inserts with a vinyl back. Along with the six engine options, Mach 1 owners could select one of sixteen distinct exterior colors, three interior colors, five transmissions, and ten different axle types, creating hundreds of different potential combinations. The 2004 Mach 1 also features bare aluminum valve covers which are not painted black like the 2003 model. Cars are always a big theme of Bond movies, and Sean Connery proudly displays his 1971 Mach 1 with a 429 Cobra Jet engine in this action-packed classic The Mach 1 Mustang has also made an appearance in popular films such as Black Belt Jones, Marked For Death, and Machete, as well as in television shows, Top Gear and Saxondale among others. While similar to the Bullitt in the use of the Cobra's 13 in 330. Waylon: Thanks for having me Bill. Engine options sharply decreased from 1971-1972.
Those that wished to purchase a Mach 1 Mustang in 2003 could select Black, Dark Shadow Grey Metallic, Torch Red, Zinc Yellow, or Oxford White, as well as the special Azure Blue paint code. The Mach 1 title adorned performance oriented Mustang offerings until the original retirement of the moniker in 1978. You can tell that it is the same size seat and the same size frame with new upholstery over the top of that. Originally, the cars were offered in Black, Dark Shadow Grey Metallic, Torch Red, Zinc Yellow, Oxford White and the Mach 1—only Azure Blue. The 302 Windsor V8 made its return in 1975, which resulted in an increase of 35 horsepower. This concept vehicle used a cushion of air as propulsion on a circular dais.
The vehicle is lowered one-half of an inch and is equipped with a firmer suspension for improved handling. But as has been the case throughout automotive history, nothing good can last forever, and organizations must adapt to remain relevant in the ultra-competitive industry. Waylon: Originally we started doing Volkswagen interiors, but we quickly saw the market demand for high-quality premium Mustang upholstery and so we have been doing that now for about 25 years. Bill: How did you get in to the Mustang market? This article needs additional citations for. Under the hood, the 2003 Mach 1 sported a 4. Due to poor sales numbers and declining interest, the Ford Motor Company ended the decade-long experiment with the genesis of the Fox Body Generation.
The inner cabin of a 2003 Mach 1 Mustang featured dark grey leather seats, a machined aluminum shift ball, and an instrument cluster resembling that of a 1970s dashboard. The rear bumper was also mounted on new impact-absorbing extensions which caused the bumper to protrude from the body further than before, and the 1973 Mach 1 graphics were also changed. The 1970 Mach 1 remained mostly unchanged from the previous model, minus the relocation of the headlamps. With the new Ford Performance Group, its www. We are the Only dedicated 2003-04 Mach 1 Site on the Internet. Both a Mach 1 and base grille were offered, with differing insert patterns. Exterior paint colors offered in '04 included Oxford White, Black, Torch Red, Azure Blue, Dark Shadow Gray, Screaming Yellow and Competition Orange.