Patina Pony: 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback

While it has spent the majority of the past few years hiding away in a shed, the previous owner of this 1969 Mustang Fastback would take it out for an occasional drive just to keep it in good mechanical health. Now the time has come for this classic to head off to a new home where it can be returned to its former glory. Located in Clear Brook, Virginia, the Mustang is offered for sale here on eBay. The owner has set the auction to open at $18,000, but at the time of writing, there have been no bids. Having said that, there are currently 117 people who are watching the listing. Perhaps they are all waiting to see who is going to blink first.

The Mustang is finished in Black Jade, and while this is an unusual color, I haven’t been able to positively confirm the owner’s claim that only around 10% of Mustangs built in 1969 were finished in that color. As far as rust issues are concerned, what you see in this photo appears to be the worst of it. There are some small spots in the quarter panels, but I believe that these could be addressed with patches, rather than with the wholesale replacement of panels. The floors have some surface corrosion, but certainly no signs of rot. The exterior trim and chrome looks good, while the Cragar wheels and tires are new.

The black interior of the Mustang isn’t perfect, but with a good clean, it would certainly seem to be fine to use as a daily driver. The dash has been changed at some point, and the owner claims that this is a Mach 1 style item. Unfortunately, the photos that he supplies aren’t clear enough to give us a really good look around the inside of the car. However, the rest of the interior looks to be complete, and while the Mustang is fitted with air conditioning, this currently doesn’t operate.

With an H-Code 351ci V8 pumping out 250hp, this Mustang should provide pretty reasonable performance. Bolted to the back of that 351 is a 3-speed automatic transmission. The good news is that the drive-train is all original, and thanks to the attention of the previous owner, it does run and drive. The car has a claimed 100,000 miles on the odometer, and if it has been treated with even a slight amount of respect, there should be plenty of life left in it yet.

With only some minor external rust and some present in one torque box, this Mustang really looks like its needs are mainly cosmetic. The owner says that it runs and drives, and I don’t see any reason why it couldn’t see fairly regular use once it has had a thorough mechanical check. For someone who has a desire to own a classic Mustang project car but doesn’t want to face the prospect of massive amounts of rust repairs, then this could be a really good option. It will be interesting to see whether any of those people currently watching the listing will be willing to start the ball rolling with an opening bid.


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  1. bobhess bobhess Member

    One of my favorite year Mustags. If I was in the market I’d buy this car just because the rockers are still there.

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  2. poseur Member

    yessir! not a huge Mustang fan but this is too cool….generic version in best body style ready to customize into a dream car without concern over killing its value. love it

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  3. Fred W

    I’m not a big patina fan, but this one just has “the look”. I would restore the mechanicals and interior, POR-15 the underside and leave the rest as is. Would get more attention than a 15K paint job and you could drive it up to Wal Mart without a care in the world.

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  4. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

    Black Jade is one of my all-time favorite Ford colors. I think there were over 20 colors offered on 1969 Mustangs, so to have one color at 10% is not unbelievable. Car looks pretty good, one could go different ways with it (restoration, restomod, minor work then just drive as-is).

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  5. JOHN Member

    Nice… This would make a fantastic driver. Clean up the interior, make it safe, charge up the AC, sell the Cragers and put some Magnum 500’s on it and enjoy!

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  6. Roseland Pete

    The 69 Sportsroof is my favorite Mustang of all time.

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  7. Troy s

    Car looks like it means business from the outside, very aggressive stance. Wheels, the worn black color, slats over the rear window, all of it. Classic street ride.
    Then we open the hood and …”bllaaahhh”.
    Car like this needs some attitude under the hood whether it be a mild 351 or whatever. This is one for the non purists, keep it rough around the edges.

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    • JoeNYWF64

      I could imagine your reaction if it had THIS under the hood …
      “mach 1 additions” to an “E” –>

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    • JoeNYWF64

      Google –> ’69 mustang E
      You would love the 1 of 50!!! fastbacks with strait 6 &
      2.33:1 rear axle ratio & no a/c avail to get better mpg.
      Slower than a std 6 cyl stang.

      • Troy s

        Saw the one on YouTube yesterday, for some reason your comment never made it here. I’m sure that bummed a lot of speed maniacs out. Ha!
        I don’t know, Mustangs were vanilla in flavor for the most part, they actually did build some that were red hot, but the 6cyl thing doesn’t surprise me….. definitely not exciting by any means either.

  8. the one

    Mustang 351. From Idle to full throttle. All time best exhaust note.
    Just sayin’..

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    • Andy

      You’ve never heard a Pontiac Ram Air IV.

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      • The one

        No I have not however until I do 351. Will remain my favorite. Just sayin’.

  9. Woody

    A nice project here,I’m sure it will sell quickly.Crager s/s chrome looks good on anything and with a fresh paint job this ‘69 will get complimented daily!

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  10. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Sold for $18,100.

    Like 1

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