You’ll have a hard time finding a new find video that fits the term better warehouse find than this one. Set in a Michigan warehouse for over 40 years, this 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 recently returned to shine in a rather dramatic way. No, it doesn’t come out. But part of the warehouse was actually removed to free him. And Wow, Nellie is it a guard.
Before talking about cars, let’s learn a little about the players in this mini-drama. We have Joe, who grew up with cars and loves Mustangs. She bought the car from Pam, who held it after her husband Phil died. Phil and Pam were not the original owners, but they maintained the car until the 1970s and ended up parking it in a warehouse for unknown reasons. According to Pam, it happened in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
In the decades since, the barns have filled up and we mean filled. Simply getting to Mach 1 – nestled carefully in the corner of the barn – is a hurdle from several tractors, campers, and old equipment. Ford fans might also smile at the early 1980s Ford EXP, a sporty two-door front-wheel-drive coupe based on the Escort hiding inside. There’s also an old Ford LTD in there, but sadly, this warehouse invention is all about the Mustang.
And that is special. The Mach 1 1969-1970 was one of the most sought after in the Mustang world, and this 1970 model clicked all the right buttons. It has a shaker hood with a 428 cubic inch (7.0 liter) V8, connected to a four-speed manual transmission. It’s red on top of red, though time has passed on the outside to give it a more orange look. It sits on proper old school Goodyear tires, and the odometer shows just 49,953 miles. In fact, it seems that this Mach 1 is almost entirely original, right down to the paintwork.
Instead of clearing the entire warehouse, Joe shows up with help and removes a section of the wall behind the Mustang. By clearing the place, it’s towed onto a trailer and picked up for its first wash in four decades. Each step of the process reveals more good news – the paint is in good condition, the underside is solid, and the interior is clean and well-maintained.
Joe had no intention of flipping Mach 1 for an advantage. This is his dream car; he’s really known Pam for years and now in Joe’s care, the plan is to get her back with the kids and enjoy her for the cool car.
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