West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and beautiful example of this original southern California custom 1970 Ford Mustang SportsRoof (Fastback) with the highly desirable rebuilt, balanced & bored 351 4 barrel 'M' Code 'Cleveland' V8 engine mated to a Hurst 4 speed Wide Ratio Manual transmission and boasting the following customized options on a no expense spared restoration:
351 Cleveland 4BBL V8 engine 4 Speed Hurst Shifter Transmission S/S Piston Kit Forged Pistons Main Studs & Bolts Kit Retro Hydraulic Roller Lifters Cam Bearing Kit Performance Cam Kit Valve Stem Seals Valve Keepers Headers Holley Fuel Kit Performance Muffler American Racing Torque Thrust Wheels Electric Gage Mini Fiberglass Hood Scoop Rear Window Molding 2 Stage 'Black' Clearcoat paint with 'Gray' painted hood stripe Black Clarion Knit/Corinthian Vinyl Bucket Seats interior Power Front Disc Brakes Molded door panels with simulated wood grain inserts and courtesy lights Simulated wood-grain instrument panel appliques AM/FM Cassette Radio Tinted Glass - Complete
1970 saw the previous 351W (Windsor) V8 engine options replaced with a new 351C (5.8L) Cleveland V8 in either 2V (2-venturi carburetor) or 4V (4-venturi carburetor) versions. The 351C (4V) M Code engine featured 11.0:1 compression and produced 300 bhp at 5400 rpm. This new performance engine incorporated elements learned from the Ford 385 series engine and the Boss 302, particularly the poly-angle combustion chambers with canted valves and the thin-wall casting technology. The standard 351 Windsor engine was really a slightly enlarged 289/302 and as its name implies came from Ford's Windsor engine family. The thin wall cast small block with 5 bolt straight valve covers accepted regular spark plugs and used a timing chain in the block. The 351 Cleveland, on the other hand, belonged to Ford's 355 engine family and was a big small block with 8 bolt 2 plane valve covers, used the smaller 14mm spark plugs and had a separate front cover bolted to the block housing the timing chain and routing water but most importantly it sported different and larger heads and a unique intake manifold which makes these fire breathers the legends that they are with lots of horsepower and as they were only manufactured for five years consequently they are not only very expensive to buy but also hard to find. The Boss 351 Mustang was a Cleveland and one of the fastest production cars ever made for the street right from the factory.
This particular example is a seriously striking example which turns heads wherever she goes! It features a no expense custom build over several years on an original southern California car (with it's original California Blue License Plates to be sold with the car) by it's enthusiast owner and the rebuilt upgraded engine is extremely strong and responsive and which sounds absolutely magnificent, the 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool. It boasts a thick file of receipts documenting the build!
The 'Black' paint and matching interior is extraordinarily striking and a real head turner. This must be one of the finest and most tastefully customized example's of a 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback with an extremely desirable and powerful 351 Cleveland bored and rebuilt V8 engine in rare turn-key and daily head-turning condition of an all time classic American muscle car icon! Perfect car for any Mustang enthusiast or simply any classic American muscle car collector!