1970 Twister Special Mustang

Posted by admin | Limited Edition Mustangs | Sunday 4:48 pm

1970 Twister Special

2008-thunder-in-the-desert-mustang-show-101This was one special edition classic Mustang that extended beyond just Mustangs to include the 1970 Torino Cobra and Ranchero as well. Like other regional specials in the Mustang past, the Twister Special one was limited to one DSO, which was Kansas (DSO 53). There were 96 Mustang Twisters made in 1970, all Mach 1's with consecutively numbered VIN's built at the Dearborn Ford plant. The cars were identically equipped except for the engine/transmission combos. Half of the 96 produced got the new 351C-4V (Cleveland) and half the 428 SCJ (Super Cobra Jet). Both 4 speed manual and C6 automatics were used. All were clad in Grabber Orange paint with a "Twister Special" tornado decal on the rear quarter panels (see photos below)

But the Twister Specials did more than just look the part. Unlike many regional specials that were just paint and badges, the Twisters were built for performance. The suspension was beefed up with the competition suspension and drag pack packages plus F70x14 polyglass tires. Front power disc brakes helped keep the healthy engines in check. And if the bright orange paint with black accents didn't clue you in to it's performance the shaker hood scoop would leave little doubt that this was a true Muscle Car.

Identification: The 1970 Mustang Twisters were all Mach 1's and had VIN's starting with 0F05M118xxx or 0F05R118xxx (M = 351-4V and R = 428 SCJ)


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8 Comments »

  1. Comment by Bob — @ 11:40 am

    How much for the Twister?

  2. Comment by admin — @ 9:15 am

    Sorry. This one’s not for sale. Photos were taken at the Arizona MCA show in 2009.

  3. Comment by Rick Monson — @ 1:54 pm

    I have a small block Twister for sale.
    417-825-4112

  4. Comment by Donna — @ 9:37 am

    how much are these cars worth…..have one ….maybe sell…

  5. Comment by GARY — @ 6:35 pm

    I AM INTERESTED IN BUYING A TWISTER TO PUT IN A NICE MUSEUM, I AM PLANNING. IT WILL MAKE COMPANY WITH THE BEST…BLACK BEAUTY, BATMOBILE, BTTF, KNIGHTRIDER AND MORE. THANKS

  6. Comment by Rick — @ 4:59 am

    Hello Donna

    If you still have your Twister would you please call me at 417-825-4112

    Thanks-Rick

  7. Comment by Lyn — @ 11:05 am

    Rick, We have a 70 mach 1 twister fully restored at the Leake Auctin in Dallas today. It will run after lunch today. 11-17-12
    It has all the documentation and Marty report, it is the 351 automatic. Its vin number is the last number of the 48 produced then it goes into the larger motor numbers, complete restoration and all original.

  8. Comment by Lyn — @ 11:10 am

    Sorry, message above is for Bob. Dont have a number for you and can’t find out how old your message is. Dallas Leake Auction has a Twister for sale . It will run today after lunch. 11-17-12.

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