Original 1970 Mustang Mach 1 351-2V Saved From a Carport in Texas

Original 1970 Mustang Mach 1 351-2V Saved From a Carport in Texas

11/19/2021

For once, the car parked in the open was for sale.

Jarrod Frankum has been looking for a Mach 1 Mustang since he found a set of faded 3×5 photos in his dad’s tool chest in 2009. Then 16 years old, Jarrod got a good look at the 1969 that his father Royce had driven in high school back in 1982, and a 1970 that he had bought a year after that. He might have stared a little too long, as it woke his inner car guy. 

For the next 11 years, Jarrod searched for a decent Mach 1 that wasn’t either marked up through the roof or a total rust bucket. To ease some of the frustration, he built a Mach 1 styled skateboard to ride to and from classes through college. He was riding that very skateboard through his neighborhood in Lubbock, Texas, when he saw this Mach 1 parked on ramps under a carport.