What Is the Mustang Sidewinder Special?

The 1970 Mustang Sidewinder Special is a vehicle that remains shrouded in secrecy, in large part because of its scarcity and the fact that Ford offers very little in the way of information regarding its brief and relatively undistinguished history. According to AmCarGuide.com, Ford produced only 40 of these vehicles, and only seven remain in existence today. The vehicle was noted for its distinctive stripe kit that included a snake-on-wheels decal on the rear panel.

Sidewinder Special MustangThe Result of a Special Ford Promotion

The available information indicates the Mustang Sidewinder Special was actually intended to be a promotional vehicle. According to Ponysite.de, dealers could order the Sidewinder using a special manufacturer’s code. Standard Sidewinder features included a 351 4V engine, sportsroof, comp suspension and the Ford automatic transmission known as Cruise-o-Matic. An optional 4-speed manual transmission was also available. Ford built the vehicles in Dearborn and shipped them to the dealers with the stripe kit packed in the trunk, to be mounted by the dealer’s body men. Poor sales apparently led to a quick termination of Mustang Sidewinder Special's production, which is why a Sidewinder sighting is so rare today.

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