1969 Ford Mustang Fastback
1969 Ford Mustang Fastback
- Red Over Black
- 351ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- Marti Report
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“It still looks like a Mustang but it's the toughest one yet.” - Car and Driver, November 1968
The Car and Driver writers continued with their first reactions to the then-new Mustang offering: “Outwardly the (new Mustang) is a blend of dragster and Trans-Am sedan.” A Ford magazine ad for the 1969 launch put it this way: “Someone finally built a better Mustang.” (See more such ads and equipment descriptions at Ford's Online Media Center here: https://media.ford.com/content/dam/fordmedia/North%20America/US/2013/11/18/1969_Mustang_Product_Brochure.pdf)
Clearly, the 1969 Mustang was a major introduction.
Offered here is a 1969 Ford Mustang SportsRoof (fastback) in red over black. According to its accompanying Deluxe Marti® report, the car was built at Metuchen, New Jersey on November 25, 1968 to be delivered to Jeff Allen Motors in Parsippany, New Jersey, the car's current odometer is 104,869 miles, or just over 2,000 miles per-year on average since new.
The exterior non-metallic red paint retains excellent gloss and consistency. It was an excellent choice for the professional re-spray for this legendary blue-oval model, and the results are impressive. The finish perfectly highlights the flowing, new-for-1969 body style, in particular its roofline, rear-fender air intakes, and forward-sloping front end. The matte-black finish is similarly consistent on the lower-front spoiler, front grille, rear-window louvers, and rear-deck spoiler. There is no damage, no dings, and no dents on any sheet-metal panel. Chrome trim is likewise excellent across front and rear bumpers, grille trim, window trim, and door handles. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Factory badging, exclusive of the fuel-filler cap, was deleted during the car's refresh for a clean, uncluttered look. All lighting lenses, including on the four headlights (a design-first on Mustangs in 1969) and the six taillights, are clear and uncracked. Cabin glass is free of flaws. The 5-spoke, 14-inch chrome-trimmed, styled steel wheels with running-horse center caps are mounted with Road Hugger® Radial GT, raised-white-letter tires.
The Mustang's black interior has been tastefully upgraded without losing the classic appeal. TMI® well-bolstered, high-back, front bucket seats replaced stock units, while the original vertically pleated vinyl upholstery remains in place on the stock, folding rear-bench seat. A horizontal design highlights black molded door panels above body-color panels. Power-window switches are door-mounted. Chrome door-sill trim (with blue-oval Ford logo) is in excellent condition, evidence of owner care. A replacement brass-riveted, matte-finish. wood-rim steering wheel with brushed-metal spokes and a Mustang logo center frames four circular instrument openings. The padded black dash is free of damage. The center stack includes a replacement push-button radio, with heat and ventilation slide-level controls below. The T-shift lever for the automatic transmission is mounted on the floor. Black cabin carpeting is in place throughout. The car's trunk floor is painted black; no matting is in place to allow clear views of the trunk surfaces.
Opening the hood reveals the 351-cubic-inch V8 (wearing its original, Ford-blue block paint) in a clean, tidy engine bay, thankfully not treated with shine-enhancing sprays. The cast, finned valve covers bear the “Powered by Ford” identification, and the manifold is clean and unpainted. The air cleaner is an open-sided, oval affair, also with the finned look. All components are properly installed, and all hoses and wiring are correctly routed. Viewed from below, the chassis is clean, complete, and undamaged. The full-length, properly routed performance exhaust system with racing-style exhaust headers is a focal point. Minimal light surface rust is present on some untreated metal.
The car's original build, identification, and informational tags all remain as mounted at the factory. The car's Deluxe Marti report is included in the sale.
While the more than 145 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this Mustang Fastback in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
A 1969 2-page Ford magazine advertisement was headlined simply: “Power seekers: Your Mustang is ready.”
True then; true now.