For some, the phrase “holy grail” conjures up a Biblical reference, and for others it might be thoughts of an Indiana Jones movie, but for the blue oval fanatics the holy grail might just be the ’69 Match 1 Mustang 428 Super Cobra Jet. It was first introduced in the 1969 model year and was an upgrade over the regular Cobra Jet when buyers selected either of the optional 3.91 or 4.30 rear end gear ratios. By making that simple selection it triggered the addition of the 428 Super Cobra Jet engine, an external oil cooler. As Mustangs go it’s a rare find, and collectors love ’em.
We found this fully restored 40,000 mile beauty over on eBay for $92,500, and it’s the Real McCoy. According to the listing it’s “candy apple” red with a dark red clarion knit interior, has the Mach 1 high back bucket seats, and even a fancy AM radio.
The power plant is the 428 Super Cobra Jet engine backed by a C-6 automatic with a 3.91 geared 9-inch rear end out back. Honestly, the restoration pictures don’t quite do it justice. The trunk is flawless and the quarter panels still appear to be factory. The car is so immaculate, and so collectible, that it’s debatable whether one could ever really drive it to enjoy it. This really could be an investment piece that’s too nice to drive, but if it were ours we’d make sure to bake the rear tires at least once a month. It’s the right thing to do!