Folks have forgotten about the 1969 Mustang GT. From 1965-69, the GT was the Mustang‘s core performance package, which included several trim and suspension upgrades from the normal Mustang. High performance options were not mandatory with the GT, but sportiness was. However, by the time the Mach I debuted in 1969, it completely overshadowed the GT package, even though the former was only available as a “SportsRoof” fastback while the latter was available in all three bodystyles. This one on eBay is more unique than most.
When you ordered the GT package on the redesigned 1969 Mustang, you received the following:
- Standard 351-2 motor with three-speed manual
- Dual exhaust with quad tailpipes
- Wide-Oval tires
- Steel wheels
- Heftier shocks and springs
- Stabilizer bar
- Pop-open gas cap
- Hood pins
- Simulated hood scoops
In total, 6,694 Mustang GTs were built—compare that with over 72,000 Mach Is. It’s no wonder Ford discontinued the GT package after 1969.
1969 GTs have been left in the shadow of the Mach I’s popularity on the collector market, but that makes these cars all the more interesting. Only 1,483 GT coupes were built in 1969, but this one on eBay is even more special because it has the 390 big-block. Only 858 coupes were built with the 390 in total, and there’s no saying how many came with the GT package. According to the Marti Report, this Mustang GT was sold new at a dealership in Ft. Collins, CO and was painted Black Jade (a dark, dark green) with Dark Ivy Gold interior, black vinyl roof, power steering, automatic transmission, and power front disc brakes.
With so many Mach Is out there, why not be a little different? It’s hard to overlook big-block power.