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The exhaust pipes have been routed out those square exit points centered under the bumper.
Candy Apple Red 1969 Mustang Shelby GT-500 convertible, right rear view.
Under the hood is a 428ci Cobra Jet engine!
The interior is black with woodgrain accents on the dash, door panels, and center console. There's holders for the front seat belts on the center console.
On the rear edge of the driver's side door is the Data Plate. The color is T
for Candy Apple Red.
(Note: more photos are coming, this car is more complete now) Check out this special order purple 1969 Mach 1 ordered by Russ Davis Ford of Covina, California. Yes, this is a match to the original color! which is currently undergoing restoration and is our Attitude Of The Week starting July 27th 2022. Russ Davis Ford was known for its involvement in racing, including having several drivers as salesman like Gas Ronda. So it is not surprising that they ordered many bright specially painted Mach 1 Mustangs in 1969. Most of them were ordered in May and June of 1969 but this one was earlier with a build date of October 1968. We think Russ Davis wanted one of the first 1969 Mach 1 Mustangs in its showroom so they ordered this special one late in 1968. Thomas and his wife have owned this car for 8 years and it was many different colors. During its last restoration, Revolution Speed Shop
of Auburn Washington found its original color on a piece of the front fascia. Only a few special order purple colors were available in 1968/69 from Ford and this is one of them. Peter of thecoralsnake.com
helped verify this color was indeed available in 1968. Stay tuned for additional photos as the car becomes completed.
Russ Davis special ordered several 1969 Mach 1 Mustangs in bright colors probably to promote the race cars and drivers like Gas Ronda who also worked as a salesman. We have several of these special 1969 Russ Davis performance special Mach 1 Mustangs
on our site. This one has a door data tag DSO and special order number of 71 1323, where the others are 71 3200 and 71 3313 which are later.
The door data tag reads: 63C blank
5 3W 07K 711323 A 6. These codes mean: 63C
fastback/sportsroof body style, blank
paint code indicating a special order paint, 5
in the paint code section for the blacked out hood, 3W
trim code for the white Clarion knit vinyl Mach 1 hi-back bucket seats, 07K
scheduled build date of October 7th, 1969, 71 1323
ordered in the Los Angeles area with special order number 1323, A
3.5:1 rear axle, and 6
4-speed close ratio manual transmission.
A peek inside of the R-code, 428ci, Cobra Jet, Ram Air, 335hp, V8. Very cool!
This will not be a restoration to original factory specs/options, but changes are reversible. Check out the 428 Cobra Jet hood scoop peeking out at the top.
Cool side closeup showing off that amazing special order purple color. Check out our purple Mustang
page to see all the purple shades available. This one is Ford special paint code WT9106
. This photo also shows of the beginnings of the White Clarion knit vinyl Mach 1 hi-back bucket seats which will be followed by the rest of the interior trim.
Nice close-up of the rear decklid showing off that amazing special order purple again.
This is one trim part which shows the original Ford WT9106 special order purple paint under the Calypso Coral aftermarket paint. Thanks to the Revolution Speed Shop in Auburn Washington for find this out and for Thomas and his wife for bringing it back.
Here is an updated photo of Thomas' special order purple, 1969, Mach 1. The interior is in now. It was a little overcast the day of this photo, so the special order purple paint is much darker. Amazing color, sun or shade...
Restored interior of the 1969 Mach 1 Mustang. Nice!
Another view of the restored interior with the rear seats down.
Check out the Russ Davis license plate holder.
Grabber Orange 1969 Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible with Shelby modified front fascia, Shelby 5 vented hood, hood pins, side scoop, Lucus fog lamps, Shelby wheels, color key sport mirrors, white GT500 side stripes, Shelby rear wing, and a Cobra Jet 428 cubic inch V8 engine. The hood of this car is painted correctly for a 1969 Shelby Mustang. In 1970, all hoods had black stripes independent of the side stripe color. All 1970 Mustang Shelbys where 1969 carry over models when Shelby decided to stop modifying Mustangs in 1969.
Grabber Orange 1969 Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible, front view showing off the Lucus head lamps.
Left right view of a Grabber Orange 1969 Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible. You can just make out the off center Shelby Cobra grille emblem.
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