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OCT 8, 2020 | From Ford Performance Staff Reports

Award Winning 'M-Code' 1970 Mach 1 A Source of Pride for Larry Siebert

Red 1970 Mach 1 Mustang with hood propped open

For rust-weary collectors living in the Midwest or the Northeast, buying a car that had spent most of its life either in the South or out West is usually a good thing. So you can bet when Larry Siebert from Rochester, New York, went looking to buy a classic Mustang about a dozen years ago, seeing one that was labeled a “California car” likely played a role in his decision to buy it. But these days, what makes Sibert most happy about his award-winning ’70 Mustang Mach 1 is how much attention it gets at car shows. To learn which award makes Larry the most proud, read his email to us below:

“Hello Ford Performance! My name is Larry Siebert. I’m 66 years old and I live in Rochester, New York. Please consider featuring my 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 in your weekly Ford Fan Spotlight. I have owned this Mustang for 12 years. It had spent the first 30 years of its life in Southern California. It was built in Dearborn, Michigan, on 10/20/1969, and was delivered to Montebello Motors in Montebello, California.interior from drivers side'></i></p>
<p><i>“I purchased it from an owner who resided in Pennsylvania who had owned it for eight years and only put 800 miles on the car. The engine is a  351 cubic-inch "M Code” Cleveland 4-barrel. I had the engine completely rebuilt about 2,500 miles ago.<img src=

“I have won multiple awards with my Mach 1, but the two that I am most proud of were the ‘People's Choice Award’ from the Mustang Rally Car Show of the Finger Lakes in 2010, and a Top 20 Trophy (out of about 100 Mustangs) form the Perfect Pony Car Show here in New York back in 2018. Thank you.”awards won by the 1970 mach 1

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