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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

If There’s a Mustang to Own, It’s this Super Cobra Jet Mach 1 Twister Special


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Mecum Auctions— it’s the place to go to buy or sell the world’s rarest classic muscles cars. It’s what they’re known for. You can find things like an L88 Corvette that sold last year, to the now skyrocketing in value last generation Ford GT. Mecum is a muscle car mecca. But one of their latest offerings is so rare, not even some well-versed enthusiasts have heard of it.
This is a 1970 Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet Mach 1 Twister Special. And besides being a mouthful, this car is definitely a handful for anyone who attempts to drive it. It features a 7.0-liter 428 V8, a four-speed transmission, and a 3.91 Traction Lok rear axle. Suffice it to say, it’s fast. But what’s truly interesting about the Super Cobra Jet Mach 1 Twister Special is how the car came to be.


According to Mustang360, “The Twister Special got its start when Ford’s Special Promotions Division was approached by American Raceways International to build five Mustang Mach 1’s and five convertibles to use as pace cars at its five planned race tracks around the country. All ten, each equipped with a 428 Super Cobra Jet and aC6 automatic transmission, were specially prepared by Ford.”

Originally, Ford and ARI were going to build 100 cars total. However, halfway through the build, ARI went bankrupt and left Ford with the bill and a whole mess of cars. Thankfully, though, Ford saw all the development they had already done with the Super Cobra Jet Mach 1 Twister Special and decided that they’d at least make 96 of the 100 cars originally ordered.


Fast forward to the present day and only a few of these Super Cobra Jet Mach 1 Twister Specials are still around: let alone in the pristine condition this one is.
 On Tuesday, April 21, this car will go up for sale at Mecum’s Kansas City Auction.
This is truly a chance to own a piece of history.