1969 Shelby Mustang Data Explorer summary
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Other years : 65 66 67 68 [1969] 70 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

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Body Styles (compare years, see more 1969 style information including Special Models)


Fastback

Convertible

The 1969 Shelby looked very different from the 1969 Mustang with fiberglass fenders, hood, and rear cap which made the Shelby three inches longer than the already elongated 1969 Mustangs. The hood was fastened with five recessed NASA-type hood scoops. The leading edge of the hood ended with a chrome strip that wrapped around the grille to meet the thin Shelby chrome bumper. A second chrome strip formed a wide mouth on the grille between the headlamps with Lucas driving lights mounted just below the bumper. The Shelby GT side stripes were wider, centered vertically, and ran the entire length of the car. The rear brake body side air scoops were wider and mounted in the center for the convertible but higher and similar to the 1968 for the fastback. In the rear, Thunderbird sequential taillights were used and a spring-mounted license plate frame that hid the fuel cap. Early in the year, the dual exhaust tips ended just inches below and to the right and left of the license plate. Later they were moved further out, and earlier cars were recalled due to a fire hazard. All of Ford's Grabber colors were available as well as the 1968 Shelby colors. All GT-350s got Ford's new 290hp, 351 cubic inch V8; while the GT-500s got the 1968 GT-500 335hp, 428 cubic inch, Cobra Jet V8. In the fall of 1969, Shelby decided to stop making Shelby GT, and about 789 remaining unbuilt stock cars were sold as the 1970 Shelby.

Production Totals (compare years)

Total VIN VCT Body Sub-Total
3153 02 63 Fastback GT-350 1087
02 63 Fastback GT-500 1534
03 76 Convertible GT-350 194
03 76 Convertible GT-500 335
prototype 3

Paint Color Codes (compare years, paintref.com - codes, chips)

Code Sample Mfg Code
Raven Black A M1724
Royal Maroon B M3059
Black Jade C M3197
Acapulco Blue D M3077
Gulfstream Aqua F M3065
Grabber Blue J M0470
Candyapple Red T M2008
Grabber Orange U M3659
Grabber Green Z M3658
Silver Jade 4 M3230
Pastel Gray 6 M3303
Bright Yellow (grabber yellow) 9 or blank M3217

Engine Data (compare years, see more 1969 performance information)

VIN Displacement Carb Compression Max Power Max Torque
Shelby GT-350 290hp V8 M 351ci 4-bbl 10.7:1 290hp
Shelby GT-500 335hp V8 Cobra Jet R 428ci 4-bbl 10.6:1 335hp

VIN Decoder (compare years)


Year: 9 = 1969
Assembly: F = Dearborn, Michigan
Body:
02 = Fastback
03 = Convertible
Engine:
M = GT-350 290hp, 351ci, V8
R = GT-500 335hp, 428ci, V8 Cobra Jet
Shelby Code: 48
Shelby Unit Number: 1969 Shelby modification start at 0001 and continues to 3153
The Shelby VIN number is found on the top upper flange of the right and left front fender apron visible with the hood up, on a plated riveted to the top of the dashboard on the passenger's side, and on the warranty plate on the driver's door.

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