7 months ago

Ford Mustang 1969

1824 miles

Gateway Classic Cars is excited to present a stunning, show-stopping, Bucketlist build 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Restomod with Coyote Power! Featured in Hot Rod Magazine, among other High End Publications.

1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is one of the most desirable Mustangs you can find, mostly because of its iconic body lines. We have a special restomod one-off version available for purchase today by Tucci Hot Rods of Marcy, New York. A specialty shop is well known for creating award-winning restomods and hot rods, Tucci’s is no stranger to building crazy and powerful beasts, the build SEMA-winning show cars- and this Mach 1 is no exception.

This stunner features a Ford Performance Gen 2 5.0L Coyote crate engine and it is mated to a 6-speed manual MT82 transmission pumping out roughly 450 horsepower. To fit the dual overhead cam mill into the older car’s engine bay, Tucci ended up cutting the shock towers and capped them to clear the new motor and retain the stock coil-over mounting points. The headers are also custom fabricated to hug the block as much as possible.

Along with the added power from the Coyote, Tucci added a full Ride Tech suspension system, 4 Piston Baer 13″ brakes, a Pypes exhaust system, and Bronze Powder coated 18″ Budnik wheels Featuring, 295mm Falken tires out back. With these updates, this car handles and sounds as good as it looks.

The motor was sourced from Cleveland Power and Performance and utilized a wiring harness and computer from Ford Performance. Putting the Coyote motor in the original engine compartment was going to be a challenge. Many shops would just change the front suspension out to fit the massive Coyote but we had just installed all the new Ride Tech suspension so we went ahead and trimmed the shock towers to fit the motor and still be able to retain all the original suspension locations. A set of headers were hand-made to fit around all the steering components. A Mishimoto radiator was used to keep the Coyote cool. While modifying the engine compartment to fit the new power plant, we looked at the overall restoration of the car and found that the paint and panel fitment was not up to our standard. We then contacted John Ramsey, from John’s Auto Restoration, and discussed the way to make it a true Tucci Hot Rods build.

The car was completely stripped down to bare metal and a few body modifications were done. We narrowed the rear bumper, making it closer to the body, and moved the rear quarter panels out about an inch to create a more aggressive look. Now it was time to look at the interior of the car. A new set of Cadillac CTS-V power leather bucket seats were fitted and the 2015 Mustang center console was mounted, retaining the stock shifter and boot from the 2015. The console was mounted in a way to blend into the stock 1969 Mustang dash while incorporating a Vintage Air air conditioning system. The Builder also wanted to have a stereo system that would complement the newer interior design. Bux Customs fitted a custom carpet, headliner, and rear seat and finished off the rear surround along with new trunk upholstery. An Aeromotive fuel system makes sure the Coyote is never starved for fuel. Pypes Performance exhaust gives the car that unique Mustang exhaust note. A Dakota Digital VHX instrument cluster and clock finish off the modernized interior.

American Autowire – Wiring
Baer Brakes – 4 piston AZ copper coated caliper with 13″ rotors
Budnik Wheels – 18″x9″ wheels coated in a flat bronze powder coat and steering wheel
Dakota Digital – VHX gauges, VHX clock
Design Engineering, Inc. | DEI – Exhaust wrap
Falken Tire – AZENIS tires
Ford Performance Parts – Coyote wiring harness
IDIDIT, LLC. – Steering column
Lokar Performance Products – Door handles
Optima Batteries – Battery
PPG Industries Inc. – Paint
Pypes Performance Exhaust – Exhaust
RideTech – coilovers, front and rear suspension
Steele Rubber Products – Weatherstripping
Vintage Air – HVAC

This 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Restomod is listed by our Dallas Showroom and can be viewed in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at For additional information, please call our knowledgeable staff at (817)-310-9400 or email us at [email protected]. Our Dallas Showroom is located at 1250 Mustang Drive Suite 500, Grapevine, TX 76051. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM CST, please reach out to set an appointment.

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