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No Reserve Roller: 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback Project

Based on just appearance alone, if I had to pick a favorite year for the Ford Mustang Fastback, 1969 would rate high as that small additional window on the side and the quad headlights sure work well from a visual standpoint in my humble opinion.  Then top it off with a black paint job and my attention is undivided, so if you’re feeling the same and looking for a promising winter project this one might be worth checking out.  The car is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and can be found here on eBay where the no-reserve auction has reached $10,600 so far, with the seller also showing the Mustang locally and accepting offers.

One of the things that always makes a project vehicle interesting is the mystery sometimes surrounding them, and this one is no exception as we don’t get much information about the past whereabouts or how long it’s been idle, but based solely on the pictures the body seems decent and has had the door handles and bumpers removed, so it appears like someone already began work on the outside or at least planned to.  The passenger side fender is sticking out on the bottom with no explanation, but overall the exterior of this Mustang seems like it’s at a pretty good point for another enthusiast to take over.

Under the hood is a good and bad situation, worse probably as the 351 Windsor and 4-speed the car came with are gone, but at least the mindset can be put to rest about any concerns that this one needs to remain numbers-matching.  The seller throws out the idea that his Mustang would be a good candidate for putting back together similar to how it came or going the Restomod route, with either sounding like a good possibility, and while another 351 wouldn’t be a bad option I could see a 390 being right at home in the bay or maybe even one of those monsters in excess of 400 cubic inches.

A few items have been borrowed from the interior such as the seats, door panels, and radio, with the remaining components looking like most of them could use attention.  But the missing carpet is a good thing as we get to view the floor, which seems solid as does the trunk area, though no photos from underneath are provided and the seller doesn’t address the frame’s condition.  Even with all the work it’s gonna take to get this one back on the road, this Mustang seems like a reasonably good roller, and with no reserve plus the opportunity to buy locally maybe this one’s worth chasing after.  What do you think?

Comments

  1. Avatar photo Terry

    Stop and pick up a Kaase 429 or 460 or larger Boss and a Tremec, some light aluminum interior panels quick street terrorist.

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    • Avatar photo Bub

      Stomp on it once and have it snap, krackle and pop into three pieces. Then you can stop and pick up your Boss and Tremec.

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  2. Avatar photo DA

    A shell for 11.8, probably more? No way.

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  3. Avatar photo Scott Member

    Is a shell and a vin! Merry Christmas!

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