In 1969, the Ford Mustang saw a restyle that gave the body 3.8 inches in length. This redesign added some more visual weight to the vehicle, and gave it a slightly more aggressive look. 1969 was also the year of introduction for the legendary Mustang Mach 1. But as good as that legendary year was for the Ford Motor Company, no one could have envisioned a Mustang featuring the components that this 1969 convertible restomod does.
This '69 Mustang convertible may look mostly factory, but underneath it is a far cry from original. Don't let the older paint job fool you; time and money has been spent on this car in all of the right places, where it counts the most!
Under the hood sits a Ford Performance 302 V8 with a serpentine belt system and HEI producing 380 horsepower; that's more than enough to get this pony going! Lifting the hood reveals a stunning engine bay, with just enough chrome to catch your eye. The transmission is a Ford C4, which was also brand new when the engine was installed. Also new at that time was a Ford 9” rear end and an upgrade to rack and pinion steering for much better handling. Rack and pinion steering coupled with a set of coilover shocks on the front, this Mustang is sure to out-handle any factory Mustang from the era. The American Racing wheels give this car a sporty but serious look.
Stepping inside this Mustang will make you forget about all the serious performance upgrades…for a little while! The interior is in very nice driver quality condition with a beautiful dashboard and carpet. The steering wheel and woodgrain dash inserts look almost new! With the exception of an aftermarket stereo, the inside of this Mustang feels like 1969.
The paint is a vibrant blue that does have a few flaws on the front end that are typical with a 15-20 year old paint job. However, Despite the visual damage to the paint, the panel gaps are nearly perfect and the convertible top is free of any damage. Essentially, this Mustang is an affordable mild resto-mod under a skin of a five-footer paint job. Another way to look at it is, this is the '69 Mustang convertible that you can drive and enjoy and not worry about a pop-up rain storm.
If you want a classic car that has been mildly modernized without breaking the bank, this Mustang just might be the vehicle for you! Contact Shelton Classics & Performance at 704-663-0432 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning N/A
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES