Restored Numbers Matching Shelby GT350 351 V8 4 Speed
- *Numbers matching
- *Deluxe Marti report
- *351 Windsor V8
- *Toploader 4-speed
- *Ford 9 inch / 3.25 gears
- *Fully sorted
Here at RK Motors Charlotte we have a tradition of offering you the finest muscle cars in the world. So, it's only natural that, when we found this awesome, documented Candyapple Red 1969 Shelby GT350, we simply couldn't wait to get it up on our website! Still equipped with its numbers matching 351 V8 and 4-speed manual transmission, it's a top notch example of one of the rarest Shelby Mustangs ever produced. And better still, it's fresh out of a complete concours restoration during which every inch of its metal was expertly detailed to practically define the term “investment grade”. If you're the kind of enthusiast who wants to experience the very best of owning a high caliber muscle car, this fully sorted GT350 is the car for you!
According to the original build sheet, backed up by the Marti Auto Works Report, this Shelby GT350 Mustang was assembled on January 13th of 1969 in Dearborn, Michigan with the following door data and options:
9 - 1969 Model Year
F - Assembled in Dearborn, Michigan
02 – Shelby Fastback
M - 351-4V Engine
406th Shelby vehicle scheduled for production at Fords Dearborn assembly plant
63C – Shelby Fastback
T5 - Candyapple Red Paint: Ford #2008-A with blackout hood treatment
3WA - White Clarion Knit/Corinthian Vinyl Hi-Back Bucket Seats
17A - Scheduled For Build on January 17th, 1969
842520 – Home Office Reserve Ordering District Under Special Order #2520
R - 3.25 Traction-Lok Axle Ratio
6 - 4-Speed Close Ratio Manual Transmission
• 4-speed close ratio manual transmission
• Traction-Lok differential
• Visibility group
• Goodyear brand name tires
• Sport deck rear seat
• Power front disc brakes
• Power steering
• Tilt-away steering wheel
• Power ventilation
• AM radio
• Complete tinted glass
• Deluxe belts with warning light
• Tachometer and trip odometer
Assembled four days ahead of schedule, this awesome 1969 GT350 was shipped to Sexton Ford in Moline, Illinois and spent less than two months in the showroom before its big power and big style was unleashed on the small town streets. This year, after almost 35 years of accident free driving and excellent maintenance, it underwent a highly detailed concours restoration during which all of its panels were stripped to bare metal and thoroughly worked to ensure a super smooth surface with laser straight lines. Once the body was fully prepped and displayed an excellent level of fit and finish, a correct coat of Candyapple Red basecoat was laid under correct tip-to-tail stripes, buried in a thick clearcoat and buffed to a fantastic shine. Today, this Mustang is a no-questions-asked show car which is a top notch example of some of the coolest and most desirable muscle to ever come out of Dearborn, Michigan.
The front end design on this slick Shelby was completely new in 1969 and still looks fresh today. Both the fenders and the hood are fiberglass and create a large rectangular grille opening which carries a chrome Shelby emblem and two seven inch headlights inside a broad chrome band and silver trim. Below that grille, ornate parking lights hang in a hollow front valence (we have correct fog lights on order -- they will be installed upon delivery); and behind that grille, a functional ram air hood utilizes five NASA scoops to provide fresh air to the cars intake system and ventilate the engine bay. At the top of the car, like-new glass is framed by bright stainless trim, satin finished wipers, and correct color-keyed race mirrors which reflect on brand new door handles. And at the sides of the car, a smooth and modern profile trades traditional Mustang ornamentation for integrated front and rear brake ducts, and fresh-out-of-the-box B-pillar emblems. Behind those B-pillar emblems, a solid fiberglass decklid is augmented by traditional Shelby extensions to create a prominent rear spoiler. And '65 Thunderbird tail lights are centered between a pristine Shelby decklid insert, a showroom fresh chrome bumper, chrome trimmed reverse lights, and a unique aluminum exhaust collector.
Now that you've waded through all the flowery prose about paint and stainless trim, it's time to get down to business. Lift this Mustangs glossy red hood and you'll find an original 351 cubic inch Windsor V8 that's been freshly rebuilt and produces a stout 290 horsepower. Long regarded as one of the most durable and desirable small block Fords ever created, the 1969 351 Windsor utilizes a tall deck block, heavy duty connecting rods and larger valves and ports to give Mustangs like this Shelby the stoplight muscle to back up their hot looks. At the top of the engine bay, the cars original ram air hood hovers over a correctly painted and decaled air cleaner which feeds a correct Holley 4-barrel carburetor. Below that carburetor, original heads hold correct “Cobra Powered By Ford” branded valve covers and a chrome FoMoCo breather at the sides of a GT350-exclusive aluminum Shelby intake. Fire is provided by a correct Autolite coil which sends fire to a correct points distributor and correct Autolite Radio Resistance plug wires. And cooling is provided by the cars original radiator which sends water past a correct fan to fresh Autolite hoses with correct clamps. At the sides of the engine, correct exhaust manifolds sends spent gases into a free flowing exhaust system; and at the front of the engine, a correct Autolite Sta-Ful battery, which is equipped with Autolite cables, sits opposite a correct Ford washer fluid tank. Aesthetically, the exceptionally detailed engine bay appears very close to original and features an even coat of satin black paint under correct Ford decals. And everything, from the silver accessory brackets and Autolite ignition module to the new brake booster and Motorcraft oil filter is absolutely spotless.
Take one look under this Mustang and you'll find exceptionally clean and expertly detailed floors which are every bit as nice as the cars body. Behind the tough 351, the cars original close ratio Top Loader 4-speed transmission spins an original Ford nine inch Traction-Lok rear end which is complete with interstate friendly 3.25 gears. At the front of the car, a rebuilt double A-arm suspension holds a correct sway bar and a rebuilt factory optioned power steering system between correct power disc brakes. At the back of the car, a rebuilt leaf spring suspension holds correct drum brakes at the edges of a new stainless fuel tank. And in the middle of the car, a modern, mandrel bent exhaust system sends spent gases through an H-pipe crossover to excellent sounding Flowmaster dual chamber mufflers. Power flows to the pavement through unique 15 inch wheels which consist of aluminum center sections that are welded to chrome steel rims and wrapped in correct F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs. And everything from the accurately overspread floors to the completely chalk marked suspension looks as good, or better, than when the car rolled out of the factory.
Take a look inside this GT350 and you'll find a completely restored Deluxe Clarion Knit vinyl interior with hi-back bucket seats, fully restored gauges and bright re-chromed knobs. The rebuilt and re-covered white Clarion knit buckets are in spectacular shape both front and back, and there is no evidence of sun damage or rot on the fresh dual cowl dash pad. Inside that dash, excellent looking wood applique trims clear gauges, which include an 8,000 RPM tachometer and a 140 MPH speedometer, a functioning passenger's side clock and a correct stereo radio. Below the dash, a full length center console holds a traditional chrome shifter above Stewart Warner oil and amps gauges, and switches for the cars fog lights and courtesy lights. At the sides of the seats, sculpted door panels are decorated with great looking wood trim, re-chromed knobs and correct Shelby emblems. At the bottom of the seats, new black carpet is bordered by Shelby sill plates and protected by red carpeted floor mats. And between the seats, a correct inertia-reel harness hangs like news seatbelts. In front of the driver, the cars original factory optioned Rim Blow deluxe steering wheel has been restored to perfectly match the wood trim on the dash and console, and features a prerequisite Shelby emblem. Behind the cockpit, a fully restored trunk props a correct mat below a fully functional courtesy light. After some clever searching, we located an NOS Space Saver spare tire as well as a correct jack, and both will be installed upon the cars delivery.
The sale of this awesome 1969 Mustang includes the original Ford Motor Company Build Sheet, a title/owner history and the Deluxe Marti Report outlined above.
There are a few cars that have the kind of attitude and presence of classic Shelby Mustangs. Documented, fully sorted and one of the best restored Mustangs we've ever had, this '69 GT350 drives and sounds every bit as good as it looks. If you've always wanted to own one of the ultimate Ford muscle cars, now's your chance!
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