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Wheels in the Grass

’69 Ford Mustang hardtop, Youngstown, N.Y.

This 1969 Ford Mustang hardtop is a little more in the grass than the cars we’ve seen lately, but there it is, in Youngstown, N.Y.  It doesn’t look too bad from the doors back (although the taillights are missing) but from the doors on up it looks like it needs a bit of work. In 1969 the base hardtop was by far the most popular Mustang saleswise, with 128,458 being produced. The fastbacks however, are much more popular with collectors; they came in three guises: fastback coupe, Boss 302, and Mach I. There was also a more luxurious hardtop, the Grandé, and a convertible. It wouldn’t be much longer before the Mustang became just another bloated gas-guzzler. But, to its credit, it’s been in production since 1964, making it one of the longest-lasting nameplates in America.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

brochure art – ’69 Mustang hardtop
brochure art – ’69 Grandé