NEW YORK, March 27, 2002 – The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is shaking back to the street – complete with the signature "shaker" hood scoop that made it one of the most collectable Mustangs ever.

The new 2003-model Mustang Mach 1 special edition makes its debut at the New York International Auto Show – 38 years after the original Mustang was introduced in New York.

In March 1969, the Mustang Mach 1 was named “the quickest four-person production car” ever tested by Car Life magazine, earning it a chapter in the history of automotive enthusiasm and securing its legacy for the future. The 1969 Mach 1 looked like it was in motion, even at a stoplight, thanks to the shaker hood scoop.

“Of all our Living Legends, Mustang might have the richest heritage. While everyone has a favorite, Mach 1 is one of the most memorable and most collectable Mustangs,” says Jim O’Connor, Ford Division president.

The 2003 Mach 1 is expected to deliver more than 300 horsepower from its modular (MOD) 4.6-liter, 4-valve, DOHC V-8 engine when it goes on sale at the end of this year. The preeminent pony car remembers its roots with functional performance upgrades and Mach 1 styling cues, including “comfort-weave” leather seats, a shaker hood scoop and today’s interpretation of classic “Magnum 500” chrome wheels.

Ford, which builds approximately 160,000 Mustangs each year, will build 6,500 Mustang Mach 1 special editions – on the same line of the Dearborn Assembly Plant that produces the V6, GT and Cobra Mustangs. Each Mach 1 will come with a unique serialization found in the vehicle identification number (VIN) to ensure exclusivity and collectibility.

The Mach 1 is the newest derivative to join Ford’s Living Legends lineup of cars, which includes Mustang, Thunderbird, the new GT40 and the Forty-Nine concept. Mach 1 pricing and detailed technical specifications will be announced just prior to public introduction. More







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