VIDEO: Subtle Upgrades Transform a ’70 Mustang into a Work of Art

When the Mustang was first released on April 17, 1964 to raving reviews, car buyers and automotive journalists alike went haywire for a car that created its own niche in the marketplace. The Mustang would create a buzz and a following that the Thunderbird had failed to do, while indirectly conceiving the Chevy Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, Plymouth Barracuda, among others, in its wake.

As time marched on, body styles and buyer’s interests changed but the coveted Mustang from the glory days always maintained its place in the performance aftermarket, racing world and in the hearts of collectors. Trends such as pro-street and pro-touring have taken these cars into one-off creations of their owners, with various results.

However, taking the right approach to a first-generation Mustang can reward you with a car that could not only the perfect balance of form and function, but can certainly earn the attention of car buffs all over. Such is thew case of this 1970 Mach 1 we recently heard about from our friends at Forgeline.


This example belongs to and was reimagined by the crew atĀ ACS Garage in Bronxville, NY. Under the hood, sits th Daddy of all Ford big-blocks, a 427 cubic-inch Cobra powerplant belting out a rather respectable 600 hp. The mill features plenty of high-end hardware, too, including a Roush 8-stack injection system with a very nice-sounding rumble emitting from the Borla pipes.

Sitting at all four corners areĀ Forgeline’s SC3C Concave wheels, measuring in at 19-inch diameter and wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber. Keeping the high-end rollers planted to the pavement are Wilwood brakes, JRi Shocks and Detroit SpeedĀ suspension. The combination lends an excellent blend of style, functionality and performance. It’s surely the perfect display of Mustang prominence and heritage.


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