1969 Ford Mustang
In 1969, like other companies, was the peak of performance for
Ford. The 1969 Mustang changed greatly in styling and performance.
On the outside the Mustang grew by 3.8 inches in length and had
a more steeply raked windshield. The body sides did not have the
large signature "C" scoop or recess. Instead was an inverted
scoop was placed on the rear quarter panel ahead of the wheel well.
On fastback models there was a small quarter scoop under the 1/4
window. Inside the car was also remodeled.
However, the real news was under the hood. 1969 would bring to
the Mustang a variety of potent motors; 428 CJ, 429, Boss 302, and
the Boss 429.
Hardtop, convertible, fastback
GT: Available on all body styles. Base motor was
a 351. However, many upgrades available. Included special suspension,
dual exhaust, and body stripes.
Mach 1: Fastback style body with blacked out hood,
shaker scoop, hood pins, stripe down sides of car, chrome gas cap.
These cars also came with deluxe interiors. Standard motor was 351
but 428CJ and 428SCJ were available.
Note: The Mach 1 model was added to the
Mustang lineup in 2003. It featured the Cobra 4.6 4V head motor
rated at 305hp. This included a true cold air shaker intake system
connected to a Tremec transmission and solid rear axle featuring
Shelby GT-350: Radically restyled. 351 motor. Radical
Shelby GT-500: Radically restyled. 428 motor.
Boss 302: Specially designed 302 with canted big
valve heads. Capable of 8000rpm but limited to 6250rpm. Heavy duty
suspension & 4 speed. Reportedly the best handling mustang of
the 60/70's. Built originally to qualify for Trans Am Racing.
Boss 429: Built for satisfy NASCAR's rule that
any motor used must be sold in the showroom. Specially built by
Kar Kraft, these cars had revised front suspension and inner fender
wells to fit the massive 429. All cars had deluxe interior and are
one of the most desirable mustangs of all time.
||Super Cobra Jet
||Boss 429 (Z)