1969 Ford Mustang
1969 Mustang Mach 1
The Mustang was again restyled in 1969 and gained in length, width, and weight. Joining the coupe and convertible models was the new "SportsRoof" model which replaced the old "Fastback" model (basically a new name for the same thing).
The 1969 Mustang had four headlights with two set into the grill. A smaller horse emblem set on three vertical, colored bars, was mounted on the left side of the grill. New side scoops (non-functioning) were added above the belt-line just behind the doors, while the lower side panel indentation was now gone.
The 351 cubic inch engine debuted in 1969 (rated at 250 and 290 horsepower), and it was the last year for the 390. It was also the last year for the GT option on the Mustang until 1982.
New for 1969, the Mach 1 Mustang had a 351 cid engine standard, with the 428 Cobra Jet or 428 Super Cobra Jet engines as options. The Mach 1 came with a flat black hood with a hood scoop and NASCAR style hood pins standard. It also included dual body-colored racing mirrors. A chromed pop-open gas cap was also standard. Front and rear spoilers, and rear window louvers were optional.
The Boss 302 and Boss 429 Mustangs were also introduced in 1969. The Boss 429 had a 429 cubic inch high revving engine rated at 375 hp and 450 ft-lbs of torque, while the Boss 302 had a 302 cubic inch engine rated at 290 hp and 290 ft-lbs of torque. The Boss 302 came with a flat-black hood and trunk, and a front spoiler.
1969 Shelby Cobra Mustang
The 1969 Shelby Cobras had three NACA air intake ducts plus two air extractor vents on the hood. They also had new air intake ducts on the forward section of the front fenders just behind the side marker lights.
Rectangular driving lights were mounted under the front bumper. The gas cap was now located under the license plate which was set between the tail lights instead of under the bumper as before.
1969 Mustang Key Differences
1969 Mustangs are unique in that they are the only Mustangs to have four headlights (all the same size) standard. Earlier GT Mustangs had driving lights mounted in the grill, but they were of a smaller diameter than the headlights. The large horse emblem in the grill was replaced by a much smaller one mounted on three vertical bars.
1969 and 1970 Mustangs were the third version of the First Generation Mustangs (1965 - 1973). Both years had the same body, but the front ends, grills and headlights, are completely different and easy to distinguish.
How to Identify a 1969 Mustang
1969 Mustang Headlights
1969 Mustang Grill
1969 Mustang Grill Mesh
1969 Mustang Fender Scoop
1969 Mustang Pop Open Gas Cap
1969 Mustang C-Pillar Badge
1969 Mustang Mach 1 Hood
1969 Mustang Mach 1 Hood Scoop
1969 Mustang Rear Panel
1969 Mustang Tail lights
1969 Mustang Rear Wing
1969 Mustang Dash
1969 Mustang Magnum 500 Wheel
More 1969 Mustang Pictures
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