Parked In 1988: 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback

This 1969 Mustang might look rough, but it does have a few things in its favor as a project car. The first of these is that it is essentially complete, while the fact that it is a full, numbers-matching car will also help its cause. It needs help, but it doesn’t appear to be beyond salvation, and this would explain why it has been the subject of healthy bidding since it was listed for sale here on eBay. It is located in Brockton, Massachusetts, and with bidding now at the $5,000 mark, the reserve has been met.

The Mustang originally started life finished in Wimbledon White, but has received a repaint in its current Royal Maroon at some point during its life. The fact that the paint is looking pretty ratty is the least of the car’s problems because there is rust that will need to be repaired before the car is fit to hit the road again. It has managed to find its way to the usual areas such as the torque boxes, floors, and the trunk pan. There are other areas that have been impacted, but the quarter panels and rockers look to be surprisingly solid. All of the exterior trim and chrome is present, but it has deteriorated to varying levels, and virtually all will be in need of restoration.

It would appear that the original Black interior trim is all present, with the exception of the carpet. Some items have been removed from the dash, but these things seem to be floating around inside the vehicle. It is going to require a full restoration, and just how this is tackled will depend on the next owner’s vision for the car. The seller does raise the idea of a Boss or Mach 1 clone, so that would certainly be something to consider.

It is probably no great surprise to learn that the engine in the Mustang doesn’t run. However, the numbers-matching H-Code 351ci Windsor V8 does turn freely. Also original to the car is the 3-speed automatic transmission, the 9″ rear end, and power steering. With the drive-train being so original, it would seem a shame to make any changes to the car in a bid to create a clone, but of course, the next owner might also want to own a Mustang that has more than 250hp at their disposal, so that might be a consideration.

My ideal Mustang has always been a 1966 Coupe with a 289 under the hood, but I’ve always thought that on looks alone, the 1969 Fastback is the toughest-looking of the 1st Generation Mustangs. Once upon a time, this would have been a really attractive car, and there is no reason why it can’t be again. It will take some work to get there, but it is by no means the worst Mustang that we’ve seen here at Barn Finds. Therefore, it should be a decent proposition as a project. It will be interesting to see whether our readers would restore it to its original specifications, whether a clone would be their choice, or whether they would turn the Mustang into something different, and create the car of their dreams. Over to you for ideas.


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  1. Maverick

    Parked outside. Pretty much parts. A one day going to lol

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  2. Chris M.

    Too bad, such a great design for 1969.

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  3. TimM

    Needs everything!!! Sitting outside surely hasn’t helped!! Would be a good project being everything is available for these cars!! I would have to make it a 4 or 5 speed!!!

  4. Steve

    I had two of these, and I’ve been looking for a decent one for years. It’s a shame that this car has fallen into such a sad state.

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