1969 Ford Mustang S-Code Convertible, Full nut-and-bolt restoration, Lime Gold
- Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- SubModel: Mustang S-Code Convertible
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Mustang S-Code Convertible
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 57,238
- VIN: 9F03S222475
- Color: Lime Gold
- Engine size: 390 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black Kiwi
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1969 Ford Mustang Mustang S-Code Convertible description
1969 Ford Mustang S-Code ConvertibleRare! One of 146 Mustangs in this configuration in 1969! Full nut-and-bolt restoration completed in 2014; this car is immaculate! Documentation includes a Deluxe Marti Report; correspondence from the Ford Motor Company Customer Service Division; a Hot Rod Magazine article on this car, dated April 1, 2016; model year vehicle details; chassis data; in-depth VIN decoding details; 1969 Mustang Option List; 1969 Engine Options List; Transmission Codes; Axle Codes; various and detailed photos of the car and lists for interior, trunk and exterior colors 390 CID 4V V-8 (320 horsepower) with Holley carb C-6 Cruise-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission Lime Gold exterior (code I) with period correct shaker hood black power top and glass backlight Black Kiwi vinyl interior (code 2A) Purchased new from Northtown Ford in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada on March 4, 1970 Power steering and power disc brakes 14-inch factory steel GT rims
MotoeXotica is very excited to present a gorgeous and rarely seen 1969 Mustang S-Code Convertible that has been fully restored. This car is in immaculate condition and must be viewed first-hand to fully appreciate its overall condition, inside and out!
Ordered on July 2, 1969, 18 days before man landed on the Moon, the car was scheduled to be built at Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan factory on July 18 but instead was assembled three days earlier. It was released from the factory on July 23 and delivered to Northtown Ford (now Yonge-Steeles Ford-Lincoln) in Willowdale, Ontario, Canada, where it remained until sold on March 4, 1970.
This car left the factory with the following options – Lime Gold exterior paint (code I); black, all vinyl bucket interior trim (code 2A); black vinyl power convertible top with glass backlight; automatic XPL-type transmission; 3.00 non-locking rear axle; Visibility Light Group; E78x14 wide oval tires; center console; power steering; power disc brakes; AM radio; heavy-duty battery; and full wheel covers.
In 1999, a Mr. Glowacki bought the car but it was far from factory fresh. Painted banana yellow with extensive airbrushing, it bore the nickname the “Widowmaker.” The car had been used as a drag racer during the 1970s and was well-known in area drag racing circles.
Glowacki did not bring the car home until three years after he bought it, starting what became a long-term, full nut-and-bolt restoration project. Glowacki stored it for another four years, until 2006, while he accumulated the necessary parts to begin the restoration, including a period-correct 390 V-8 from Québec and a proper S-code intake from Columbus, Ohio. The replacement engine was rebuilt in 2004 and has a Holley carburetor. In the fall of 2006, he bartered a 1982 Puma in exchange for a professional’s skills to begin work on the car. The project car returned to storage then while Glowacki searched for a body shop. In 2012, the car’s sheetmetal was massaged and the car was shot with Glowacki called a “driver-quality” paint job, all he wanted at that moment.
In the autumn of 2013, Glowacki bumped into an old friend, Barry Bergmann, who is an expert at restoring 1969 and 1970 Mustangs. The pair worked together to decide what rebuild path the car should take. They sent the car to Moniz Auto Body in Taunton, Massachusetts, for a proper repainting; the finish is now way beyond driver-quality, complete with a new power top and brought to an investor-quality finish.
This car has a very tidy, still dry undercarriage with new and correct floorpan sheetmetal, front and rear. The car has new, whole rear quarter panels. Subframe connectors have been installed underneath, along with new suspension parts, new steering bits, dual exhausts with crosspipe connector, new brake lines, new emergency brake, new fuel line and new gas tank. Car rolls on BFGoodrich Radial TA tires, 235/60R14, front and rear, wrapped around factory steel GT rims.
After that, the next step was to incorporate all of the genuine Ford, hard-to-find GT Equipment Group components, which didn’t find many takers in 1969, adding to the car’s uniqueness factor. A matte-black hood treatment, an extremely hard-to-obtain, period correct, shaker hood and a Boss chin spoiler bestowed aggressiveness to what had been a calm, convertible cruiser.
Inside, they chose to use a Mach 1-style appearance, with woodgrain appliqués and Comfort-weave high-back bucket seats, more genuine, hard-to-find Ford equipment. A master stroke was to add a period-correct, three-spoke Rim-Blow steering wheel; the horn is inoperable but the wheel’s mock wood compliments the Lime Gold exterior. Driver assist features include power steering and power disc brakes. The car retains its original datecode-correct seatbelts; everything else is new.
Glowacki and Bergmann took the time and effort to source correct parts for the car and proper vendors to help them complete the project. The car left Bergmann’s garage 99 percent complete in September 2014. As a twist, Glowacki chose to leave the car’s gearing at 4.88:1 from its days as the Widowmaker.
Rob Ravensberg, president of Lambton Ford in Sarnia, Ontario, bought the Mustang in September 2014 and inserted it into his inventory, where it was displayed in the showroom regularly and many customers admired its looks and condition. The car’s gearing was restored to 3.00:1, just like when it left the factory 47 years ago.
Two years after debuting as King of the Ponycar Hill, the formidable S-Code ‘Stang was overshadowed by the Q-Code 428 Cobra Jet in 1969, which added 15 more hp, cost $130 more and found more buyers. Only 3.5 percent of the almost 300,000 Mustangs built in 1969 had a ‘S’ in the fifth spot on the VIN, signifying the 390 V-8. This pony is one of 146 examples with this transmission and one of 252 convertibles with 390 CID engines, which made 320 horsepower and 427 lbs-ft of torque with four-barrel carburetors and in this example, mated to the C6 Cruise-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission.
The 1969 model year restyle “added more heft to the body” with body length extended by 3.8 inches (the wheelbase remained at 108 inches), width increased by almost half an inch and the Mustang’s “weight went up markedly too.” This was the first model to use quad headlamps placed both inside and outside the grille opening. The corralled grille pony was replaced with the pony and tribars logo, set off-center to the drivers side. The car was longer than previous models and sported convex rather than concave side panels. The fastback body version was renamed Sportsroof, styled as SportsRoof in Ford’s literature.
Again, this car’s beauty cannot be fully valued from photographs and video; prospective buyers are encouraged to stop by our shop for a up close and personal look at this Ford Mustang from the era of TV’s “Laugh-In,” Neil Armstrong and the Fifth Dimension song, “Age of Aquarius.”
Documentation includes a Deluxe Marti Report; correspondence from the Ford Motor Company Customer Service Division; a Hot Rod Magazine article on this car, dated April 1, 2016; model year vehicle details; chassis data; in-depth VIN decoding details; 1969 Mustang Option List; 1969 Engine Options List; Transmission Codes; Axle Codes; various and detailed photos of the car and lists for interior, trunk and exterior colors.
This car’s competition in 1969 included Chevrolet’s Camaro SS-350, Mercury’s Cougar Convertible and Pontiac’s Firebird Trans Am.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 57,238 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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