Not a lot is known about the ’70 Sidewinder Special. It was one of many territory specials created during the first generation of Mustangs and was built and sold in the Nebraska/Iowa area (Oklahoma Sales District).
What is known is that all sidewinders were produced with 351-4V engines, were Dearborn built, were all sportsroof models, and were sold in the Oklahoma Sales District. In addition to all having the 351 Cleveland V8 they also got competition suspension, 31 spline n-case and 3:50 traction locks.
The Sidewinder came in a variety of colors, and sported a decal which was similar to Ford’s own cobra cartoon. These decal stripe kits were placed in the trunk, and were to only be applied by the dealers who decided to be involved in the promotion. They also got the Boss rolled lip fenders.
It is believed that only 40 Sidewinder Special were produced. They were built on two days in January 1970 and have the same DSO and sequence of VIN’s. With only seven remaining according to the forums, the Sidewinder Special is one of the rarest Mustangs today.