1969 Ford Mustang
By the time the 1969 Ford Mustang was ready to hit the streets, this model had lost some of its mystique. Simply put, Ford was in a “put up or shut up” position. Fortunately for them, they put up in a big way. The 1969 Ford Mustang was a huge hit, and many of today’s car enthusiasts consider the model to be a classic. In fact, you will find a large contingency who feel that this is the best Mustang that Ford ever produced – and that is saying a lot.
The 1969 Mustang Coupe design is not one that will be forgotten any time soon. When it comes to a classic muscle car appearance, this vehicle has everything you could possibly imagine. Believe it or not, work for the 1969 Mustang began within Ford as early as 1965. This probably explains why the car was so well received, and of course, why it has held up to the test of time.
When compared to past models, it was easy to see that the 1969 was the largest Mustang yet. While the wheelbase stayed at 108 inches, the overall length of the car took off and grew to 187.4 inches. Along with this, the width increased to 71.3 inches. The only thing that got smaller within the 1969 Ford Mustang was the height, which fell to 51.2. That being said, a lower height gave this car its sporty appearance.
Just like all early Mustangs, the 1969 came in many styles and models. To start, there were two V6 engines – the 200 with 115 horsepower and the 250 with 155 horsepower. The base V8 engine still offered 220 horsepower, but the big block could put out 320 horses. Placed in between the two V8s that Ford lovers had come to known were two additional 351 small blocks. The top of the line engine in the 1969 Ford Mustang was the Cobra Jet 428 with 335 horsepower.
The 1969 Mustang Mach 1, Boss 302, and Boss 429 were special models that are still highly coveted. While these models came with a higher price tag, the performance specs and features led the market during the late 1960’s. Along with this, low production numbers, such as 1,934 of the Boss 429, attracted buyers to the showroom.
The 1969 Ford Mustang took the automotive industry by storm. Although the Mustang had been around for several years, this model is one that sticks out among the crowd.