Ford Mustang Mk1 values
The Muscle car Value Guide: As usual a very informative valuation edition of my favourite magazine. Something I have noticed after reading many of the valuation editions over the years, is the difficulty in pinning down the huge range of Ford Mustangs available.
For example, you rate Mach 1 Mustangs with 428 Cobra Jet engines quite high in the valuation level, and you refer to 429 Mustangs costing many hundreds of thousands. Presumably you are referring to BOSS 429s. An homologation model for that NASCAR destined engine. However the 1971 Mach 1 also had a model with a more readily available 429 Cobra jet engine and the Super Cobrajet version is considered a high point in the first generation Mustang. It was only produced for one year I believe and only built in low volume.
You also refer to the value difference between 71 Mach 1s with 351 engines and the Boss 351 version and seem to wonder why the price difference. The fact that the BOSS 351 version is a whole lot more sophisticated might explain it. In fact it’s considered a far superior car than the BOSS 302 model you featured. It did not get to the track due to Ford exiting racing in 1971.
Are the Boss 351 and the 71 Mach 1 429 Cobrajet grossly undervalued, or not even valued at all? Perhaps due to low numbers in Australia they miss your criteria?
I would love to see further analysis of these two models in future editions, perhaps even a feature.
Mustang values are sometimes counter-intuitive