In late 1969 Ford offered special-edition Mustang to dealers in the Kansas City area. Based on 1970 Mach 1 the cars were known as the “Twister Special.” Highlights include the Grabber Orange exterior paint along with custom “Twister Special” graphics. The Mustang Twister Special cars debuted for the Total Performance Day at the Kansas City, MO district sales office on November 7, 1969.
In all, 96 Twister Specials were built. These specially ordered and consecutively numbered Mach 1’s were a promotional Mustang made exclusively for the Ford Kansas City Sales District dealers (DSO 53). This covered an area including Kansas, Missouri and the Northwest corner of Arkansas.
The consortium of dealers in the Kansas City region devised the concept of the “Twister Special” to generate heightened interest. This concept dictated that all vehicles would sport a distinctive Grabber Orange coat and be adorned with distinct black “Twister Special” graphics. Ultimately, Ford completed the production of 96 Twister Special Mustang Mach 1 Fastbacks.
Out of these, 48 were equipped with the new 351 Cleveland V-8 engine, while the remaining 48 boasted the powerful 428 Super Cobra Jet V-8 engine. This particular 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special Fastback is one of the select 24 units that feature the 428 SCJ engine along with the C6 3-speed automatic transmission.