1969 Mustang Mach 1 – 13.90 seconds
Price New: $3,200
Price Now: $70,000 +
The original Mach I was introduced as an affordable performance version of the Mustang Sportsroof in 1969 and featured a long list of options and three engines. The base was the 302 V8. Then there were the 351 V8 and the top-of-the-line model – the mighty 428 Cobra Jet. Although Ford built over 20,000 Mach Is in 1969, only a small number had the Cobra Jet engine, which was the definitive option (via Car and Driver).
Only the 428 CJ-equipped Mach Is had true performance potential and could beat other muscle cars on the street. The 428 Cobra Jet had 335 hp, but everybody knew it produced more than 400 HP. With a four-speed manual transmission and a skilled driver, the 428 Mach I could accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 5.5 seconds. This was an excellent number for the time and still demands respect today.