1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special (clone)
CJ Pony Parts:
"Don't confuse the Mustang Twister Special with any of the plain-Jane regional special editions released by Ford in the late ‘60s/early ‘70s. More akin to the highly collectible California Special of 1968, the Twister had serious performance upgrades to separate it from the largely cosmetic embellishments offered on contemporary one-offs such as the Blazer Edition and High Country Mustang. To this day, Twister Specials continue to fetch high prices — a particularly well-restored model recently sold for $140,000 in a Mecum auction in Kansas City.
A total of 96 Mustang Twister Specials were produced and sold in Kansas-area dealerships for the 1970 model year. Based on the already powerful Mach 1, the Twister Special added a drag pack suspension and either a Super Cobra Jet Ram Air engine or the new 351ci Cleveland V8. The cars were available only in Grabber Orange and featured a black hood stripe and tornado decal. 52 Twisters are thought to exist today, of which only 18 feature the 351 engine.
The Car was revived in 1985 and 2008."
More information can be found on Mecum here: www.mecum.com/lots/KC0415-2163…
St. Paul Cruise
July 11th, 2015
St. Paul, NC