The first-generation Ford Mustang was manufactured by the Ford Motor Company 1964-1973. When the Mustang model arrived, a new class of automobile which was created became known as “the pony car”. At first , it was introduced as a hardtop and convertible. At the time prior to its unveiling, the Mustang, which shared some of its basic features with the Falcon, was slotted into a compact car segment.
1969 Mustang Exterior
The Mustang’s design, with its long hood and short deck, turned out to be widely popular and inspired a host of imitators. It was made in three body style: 2-door hardtop, 2-door fastback and 2-door convertible.
The abovementioned 1969 model year restyle “added more heft to the body”. The length of the vehicle was extended by 3.8”, width was increased by about 0.5”. The weight was increased as well. The 1969 Mustang was the first model to use quad headlamps which are placed inside as well as outside the grille opening. It used steel wheels with bold-lettered Goodyear Polyglas tires. The corralled grille pony was replaced with the pony and a three-bar logo which was set off the center to the driver’s side. The car had convex side panels. The fastback body version was renamed Sportsroof.
Interior of 1969 Ford Mustang
The Interior of the 1969 Ford Mustang became known as “Pony Interior” because of the embossed running ponies on the seat fronts. Both the driver and the passenger seats were adjustable, with the fastback model offering the option of rear fold-down seat, while the convertible was available with folding glass windows. It also included integral armrests, woodgrain appliqué accents, a round gauge cluster, sun visors and a mechanical mirror which was remote-operated.
As for other interesting interior features, some of them were an AM radio, the speakers and stereo upgraded, the air-conditioning integrated into the dashboard, with unique center and overhead consoles as options. The instrument cluster had provisions for an optional tachometer and clock. The vehicle was equipped with four warning lights for low fuel and seat belt reminder.
Engine Specs and performance
The 1969 Mustang did continue with many of the same basic V8 engines available on 1968 models, notably a now revised 302 cu in 4.9-liter Windsor engine with 220 horsepower, the 390 cu in 6.4-liter FE with 320 horsepower and the 428 cu in 7.0-liter Cobra Jet engine with an advertised 335 horsepower, however a variety of revised options and changes were introduced, such as a V8 available in 250 horsepower or 290 horsepower tune.
The vehicle was available with three transmissions: 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual and 3-speed automatic.
Table with specifications and main characteristics of the Ford Mustang 1969:
|engine displacement, type, carburetor type||max. motive power at rpm||max. torque at rpm|
|200 cu in (3.3 L) Thriftpower I6 (1970) 1-barrel||120 bhp (89 kW; 122 PS) @ 4,400||190 lb·ft (258 N·m) @ 2,900|
|250 cu in (4.1 L) Thriftpower I6 (1969–1970) 1-barrel||155 bhp (116 kW; 157 PS) @ 4,000||240 lb·ft (325 N·m) @ 2,600|
|302 cu in (4.9 L) Windsor V8 (1969–1970) 2-barrel||210 bhp (157 kW; 213 PS) @ 4,600||300 lb·ft (407 N·m) @ 2,600|
|351 cu in (5.8 L) Windsor V8 (1969) 2-barrel||250 bhp (186 kW; 253 PS) @ 4,600||355 lb·ft (481 N·m) @ 2,600|
|351 cu in (5.8 L) Cleveland V8 (1970) 2-barrel||250 bhp (186 kW; 253 PS) @ 5,400||355 lb·ft (481 N·m) @ 3,400|
|351 cu in (5.8 L) Windsor V8 (1969) 4-barrel||290 bhp (216 kW; 294 PS) @ 4,800||385 lb·ft (522 N·m) @ 3,200|
|302 cu in (4.9 L) Boss V8 (1969–1970) 4-barrel||290 bhp (216 kW; 294 PS) @ 5,800||290 lb·ft (393 N·m) @ 2,600|
|390 cu in (6.4 L) FE V8 (1969) 4-barrel||320 bhp (239 kW; 324 PS) @ 4,600||427 lb·ft (579 N·m) @ 3,200|
|351 cu in (5.8 L) Cleveland V8 (1970) 4-barrel||300 bhp (224 kW; 304 PS) @ 5,400||385 lb·ft (522 N·m) @ 3,400|
|428 cu in (7.0 L) Cobra Jet & Super Cobra Jet V8 (1969–1970) 4-barrel||335 bhp (250 kW; 340 PS) @ 5,200||440 lb·ft (597 N·m) @ 3,400|
|429 cu in (7.0 L) Boss V8 (1969–1970) 4-barrel||375 bhp (280 kW; 380 PS) @ 5,200||450 lb·ft (610 N·m) @ 3,400|
The prices depend on the condition of vehicle, on the market are some 1969 Mustang from a minimum price of $ 7,500 to even $ 140,000.