Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Random Car Wednesday: 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Welcome to this week's RCW. For today, the featured car is the 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1. A retro tribute to the Mach 1 models of the 1960's and 70's, the 2004 model offered a visual and technical advantage over the base and GT models. For looks, the Mach 1 was unique. Decals graced the hood and sides, and Mach 1 badges and labels were added. Ford also gave the car some classic touches. The legendary "Shaker" hood was equipped, as well as a chin spoiler, rear spoiler, and rear window louvers to mimic the design of the first generation Mach 1. Performance modifications were also made, as the Mach 1 was offered with the 4.6 liter R-code V8, which pumped out a very capable 305 horsepower, as well as 320 pound-feet of torque. This meant that the new Mach 1 was show AND go. The Mach 1 was offered for 2003 and 2004 only, and was discontinued in 2005 after the redesigned Mustang took over. This particular Mach 1 is very attractive. It has the full treatment of decals and spoilers, and is painted Azure Blue, one of several bright colors offered for the Mach 1 in 2004. This is a terrific car in that instead of a special-edition sticker job, the Mach 1 option was a real performance upgrade for the Mustang, and the vintage theme and limited production makes it a Mustang worth having.

2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1

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