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I picked up this Mach 1 on a whim back in September 2016, as a new toy. I didn't know too much about them, only that they were a pretty rare ride, and had the 32v DOHC 4.6 rather than the 2v SOHC that the GT came with. I always assumed it was just a "wannabe" Cobra, and nothing too special.I was wrong.From the first time I sat in this, to firing it, to taking it on the test drive, I had to have it. Everything about it felt great. I brought it home the next week and was already in love. My previous cars included a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, which was a great fun car, and a 1996 Mustang GT that I picked up for cheap because I needed a car for work. The Supercharged GTP was a sleeper which was fun, pretty quick, but at the end of the day it was 'just another grand prix' to most people. The GT, having the 2v non PI 4.6, was slower than a tortoise, but reliable, sounded good, and for the price I paid it was a fantastic car.But the Mach 1 is a totally different animal. It looks great, it's rare, it comes with a healthy amount of naturally aspirated power from the factory, and it still makes me smile every time I get in and turn the key. So far, it's received a full exhaust courtesy of BBK 1 5/8th Longtube Headers, a BBK offroad X, and a Borla Stinger catback; Whiteline solid rear control arms upper and lower; an MGW Short Throw; and it all gets to the ground through a pair of Nitto NT05r's.
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