Peter Manson's restored Poppy Green, 1969, Rainbow of Colors, Super Cobra Jet, Mach 1 fastback was our Attitude of the Week for March 8th, 2008. This amazing Mach 1 was one of 10 ordered by Russ Davis Ford of Covina California to promote his dealership and most likely his racing cars. We actually have its sister on our site. Peter has done extensive research as well as restoration on his car. The Rainbow of Colors was a west coast 1968-69 sales promotion which offered new Mustang owners many sporty upgrades as well as one of 13 special order bright colors. Many of these cars were base models, but a few; like Peter's; were higher end models. New information on Russ Davis shows that this special order may have also been for a Gas Ronda racing promotion since the famous Cobra Jet racer was promoted by Russ Davis.
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Interior Color: black
Visible Options: fog lamps, hood scoop, blacked out hood, hood pins, mach 1 side stripe, color keyed mirrors
Owner: Peter Manson (
Ford Options: (see all 1969 Mustang Options)
428ci 4v 360hp V8 RA Cobra Jet Engine (R-code)
Cruise-O-Matic Automatic Transmission
Shaker Style Hood Scoop (351ci 390ci)
Pin-type Hood Locks (Retainer Pins) (GT/Mach-1)
Mach-1 Side Stripes
Color-keyed Side Mirrors
AM Push Button Radio
Deluxe Interior (wood dash/console/dash inserts, clock, gray instruments)
12-hole Wheels w/ Aluminum GT Style Hub Caps w/o GT Identification
|Flower Power '68
:|| ||Wow! Beautiful car. Can't wait to see it completely stock...
:|| ||We've updated the photo on October 1, 2009, with Peter's most recent, just after his restoration.
|AusRcode:|| ||I have this cars sister car also in Australia , my Vin 1709 is the 1 after this car, mine is 428 Rcode 4 speed car ,was poppy green now yellow. cheers Mick ,, email@example.com [Editor: congrats on owning an incredible car. Consider submitting photos to us. We would love to see it.]|
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|bluboy:|| ||How can I get the mixture for this poppy green on Paul Mansons '72 Shelby Mustang. Thank you for any information. firstname.lastname@example.org [Editor: The Poppy Green that was used on that 1969 Mach 1 is Ford special paint code WT7034. It is not metallic but still very nice. To order a sample of the paint I would suggest calling http://www.automotivetouchup.com and giving them WT7034 to see if they can come up with a formula. It is not a standard color but the Ford code WT7034 or PPG code 43817 might allow them to look it up. Otherwise Napa or Sherwin Williams stores will have the ability to mix it]|
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