The 1969 Mustang definitely brought a change to the series with this new model that proved to be one of the best models that Mustang ever created. The looks of this hot car were in my opinion even better than all of the other models produced up to and after this. Everything about this car screamed excellence and attention to details. Just by looking at the hood of this car, provided with the air intakes you could have a hint of the massive engine that lay underneath it.
Thus the new 69 Ford Mustang Boss 429 was thought to be that one car that would finally manage to have something better than what Chevrolet could offer. But it didnâ€™t quite meet these expectations, however this didnâ€™t hurt Fordâ€™s sales. But the street model was never intended to be a street dominator nor did they try to make it powerful enough to compete with any other cars that were involved in drag races.
Ford decided to have this car built in 500 prototypes because it wanted to have its new racing engine specially developed for NASCAR. Thus the engines for these babies were the ones used in the 1969 Mustang Fastback and it was in all of its respects a serious engine presenting a forged steel crankshaft, 4 bolt mains and big-port, staggered-valve aluminum heads which featured combustion chambers which were crescent shaped.
If you were an avid fan of Ford and highly desired this type of engine, then it would cost a whopping $1200 extra. This massive engineering success included header-type exhaust manifolds, an aluminum high riser and a 735-cfm Holley 4 barrel which also came with Ram Air. Other parts that were used for this car were the Polyglas F60X15s tires, an oil cooler, beefed suspension which featured rear and front stabilizer bars, a battery which was mounted in the trunk, power front discs and also quicker power steering.
Outside the car looked very fresh and featured a front spoiler, nice Magnum 500 wheels, a hood scoop and simple decals.
Many collectors I know are favorable towards the 1969 Mustang Mach 1 simply because of its design.