M is for manly. M is for Mustang, the ultimate ride for the meat eating man who needs to show the world that he is macho and means business at the same time. The early 65-66 cars look somewhat feminine while the 67-68 generation is slightly meaner, but the 69-70 cars are considerably more menacing in appearance. So if you are going to pick up a pre-73 classic Mustang with a soft top, you probably want to consider a 69 -70 example, like this 1969 Ford Mustang Convertible offered for $22,900 buy-it-now or best offer on ebay, located in Grosse Point, MI.
This Mustang packs a bit of a secret under the hood – it is powered by an engine named something like the Magic Super Duper Cobra Snake, but it was originally powered by a simple inline-6…so this means that a previous seller has installed this fire breathing engine. But all the purist Mustang collectors won’t touch it — ergo you can buy this big block V8 powered drop top for 1/10th the price of the real deal.
Squeezed between the ’69 chassis’ wide fenders is a 428 cobra jet V8 taken from a Thunderbird which would have been called a ThunderJet and rated at 360 horsepower from the factory. It is mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox and will make some wicked sounds when the exhaust is uncorked.
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This post is part of Daily Turismo’s 2nd Birthday Celebration — DT’s ABCs.
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