1969 Ford Mustang
Among the many celebrated muscle cars, and indeed cars in general, in American car history is the Ford Mustang. Classified as a pony car, this is a car which has enchanted generations of car lovers and even casual car enthusiasts, and has epitomized American automotive pride. Today, the Mustang remains a symbol of power and respect on the road, and still, millions of people around the world appreciate this head-turner. With the first generation Mustang (1964-1973) came the beginning of the muscle car era, and indeed, it signified the beginning of the American love affair with fast cars. Though Ford’s competitors also began to produce their own muscle cars, many did not stand the test of time like the Mustang.
The 1969 model year Ford Mustang had a 108 inch wheel base and had more than a handful of engine options. In all, ten engine options were available, and with those options came a huge range of horsepower ratings, from 115 to 375 horsepower. Topping out at 120 miles per hour, the 1969 Mustang had a quarter mile speed of about 15.6 seconds at just over 89 miles per hour.
Today, the 1969 Ford Mustang models sell for much more than their original price tag, some even getting as much as $30,000 for the convertible or Fastback. The original price for those particular body styles was just shy of $3000. Clearly, not only was this car a good investment to make back in the day, but it is also a car to be proud to own and display at car shows across the country.
Do you have a 1969 Ford Mustang? If so, which body style and engine is your favorite and why?