Late Braking: 1969 Ford Mustang Convertible Restomod – SOLD!

by | Aug 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

August 18, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this Mustang “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Ford did not offer a Boss 351 Mustang until 1971 and only then on the Sports Roof models. So, coming across this freshly listed 1969 Mustang Convertible originally listed in August 2021 on Craigslist in the Northeast area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania quickly had us realize this was at best a tribute car. However, the term “Tribute” in our book applies if Ford actually offered the model you are trying to replicate that year. In this case, we consider this car a mild restomod once we evaluated the engine, interior, and stereo equipment a bit more that benefitted from an older restoration. Offered at $26,000, comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms the private seller has their Mustang priced between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $19,400 and its #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $32,500.  Similarly, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the price falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $20,400 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $30,100.

Still considered a first-generation Mustang, Ford designers restyled the 1969 Mustang by “adding more heft to the body” with body length extended by 3.8 inches on the same 108-inch wheelbase. Width increased by almost half an inch, consequently adding to the car’s overall weight.  1969 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 driver’s side. 1969 Mustangs were longer than previous models and sported convex rather than concave side panels. The fastback body version was named SportsRoof in Ford’s literature.

The Classic Car YouTube Channel features this 1969 Mustang commercial:


Here’s the seller’s description:

“69 Mustang Conv 351 W, Boss tribute, clean title clean CARFAX!
The car was fully restored in 2010 with a solid frame and body with straight lines. Floor pans, trunk, fenders are all perfect. The motor has mild radical cam, 650 Edlebrock Carb, distributor points wires all done. New tires with ERA correct rims original. New brakes n lines are all done. Interior and new vinyl roof replaced. Upgrades stereo with disc changer with 10” subwoofer Kenwood amp all running off of Optima battery moved to trunk. 2.5” Flowmaster exhaust straight back
Don’t ask if it’s available if you read the ad then it’s still up.

Show or go: what would you do with this restored Mustang Tribute?  Comment below and let us know!

  1. Dallas Johnson

    Question I believe the early Mustangs had frame rails not frames per se that would allow true “frame off” Looks like a great mustang for the money.

    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Dallas, you are correct as these are unibody cars with integrated frame rails spot welded to the rocker panels.


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