1 Of 2 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Boasts Rare Factory Color

This 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 restomod with 428 engine received a repaint years ago to its original body color.

Undeniably, the Mustang is one of Ford’s most important vehicles. Ford has been producing the Mustang since 1964, and that year marked its debut at the New York World’s Fair in metal form. Nearly 60 years later, the Mustang has transformed into a modern and menacing muscle car. Currently in its seventh generation, the Mustang remains a staple on American roads. Ford has even introduced high-potent versions, such as the Mustang Mach 1.

The first Mustang Mach 1 made its appearance for the 1969 model year. As the progenitor of all Mustang Mach 1 models, this generation holds value beyond its metal composition due to its rarity. However, this particular 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is exceptionally rare, not only for its unique specifications but also its distinctive factory color. The DezzysSpeedShop YouTube channel was able to take a closer look at this classic wonder.

Mustang Mach 1 Has Rich History And Impressive Specs

Quick Facts Of This 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

  • 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 has a VIN 9R02R10933
  • Produced in Ford’s San Jose plant, this Mach 1 features a Sportsroof body style
  • It is an R-Code Mach 1 with a 428-ci 4V engine
  • It’s the 9,330th Ford vehicle scheduled for production at San Jose

This 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 has a story to tell with its impressive specifications. According to the Marti report for this pony car, the unit is identified by the VIN 9R02R10933, which provides significant details about the car. The first digit (9) signifies the year of manufacture (1969), while the initial letter (R) indicates its origin from the San Jose production line.

The “02” in the VIN corresponds to its body style, the Mustang Sportsroof. Sportsroof models are characterized by an unbroken roofline extending to the tail and fixed rear quarter windows. In contrast, previous fastback Mustangs had a roofline flowing until a hard B-pillar and vent louvers. SportsRoof models also featured distinctive faux vents below the rear-quarter glass.

The fifth character (R) indicates that this Mustang Mach 1 is an R-code car with a 428-4V CJ Ram Air powerplant. The sequence “9330” denotes that this car was the 9,330th Ford vehicle scheduled for production at San Jose.

A Mustang Sportsroof Model In Special Paint Finish

Model1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1
StyleSportsroof R-Code
Engine428-ci Cobra Jet 4V
Output463 hp (from 335 hp)
Torque467 lb-ft
TransmissionTKO 600 Tremec 5-speed transmission
Exterior#WT9106 purple special color

Further information from the door data plate reveals that this Mustang Mach 1 Sportsroof (63C) left the factory with a special paint finish (5)—a shade of purple known as Ford #WT9106—along with a blackout hood treatment. It featured fresh white Clarion Knit Vinyl Mach 1 Hi-Back bucket seats (3W) and was scheduled for production on October 7, 1968. However, Ford completed the car on October 25, 1968, which was approximately 18 days behind the original build schedule.

This 1969 Mustang Mach 1 R-Code was ordered through the Los Angeles Ordering District under Special Order #1323 (711323). The designation “A6” indicates that the car came with a 3.50 standard axle ratio and a four-speed close-ratio manual transmission (option).

Factory options for this Mustang Mach 1 also include F70X14 traction tires with raised white letters, power front disc brakes, an AM radio, complete tinted glass, and deluxe/warning lights. The original owner purchased this car from Russ Davis Ford in Covina, California.

This 1969 Mustang Mach 1 Is One Of Two

The Marti report underscores the rarity of this Mustang Mach 1. Out of the 299,036 Mustangs built for the 1969 model year, only 131,819 models featured the non-Shelby Sportsroof. Among these, a mere 10,130 had 428 Cobra Jet engines, and of those, only 5,853 cars were equipped with a 4-speed CR manual transmission—placing this Mustang Mach 1 in that exclusive category.

The rarity deepens even further. Out of the aforementioned numbers, a mere 94 were painted with special paint and had a blacked-out hood. Among these, only 15 boasted white knit vinyl Mach 1 bucket seats. Within this subset of 15 cars, six were equipped with deluxe belts and warning lights. Of those six, only four had tinted glass, and among them, just two featured AM radios.

Remarkably, this Mustang Mach 1 with VIN 9R02R10933 is one of these two. Furthermore, this Mustang Mach 1 stands among the 6,473 1969 Sportsroofs sharing the same engine and transmission (R and 6), 1,926 with the #WT9106 paint code, and 286 with the same paint/trim codes.

Owner Buys Mach 1 Nine Years Ago In Another Color

Ownership History Of 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 9R02R10933

  • 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 sold to the current owner in 2014
  • By then, Mustang Mach 1 was finished in Calypso Coral
  • A website listed Tom Patterson as the owner in 2016
  • The current vehicle owner survived throat cancer

There is no information available on how many times this 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 has changed hands. DezzysSpeedShop failed to mention the name of its current owner, but certain online clues exist. Reportedly, there is a nine-year-old YouTube video from Vanguard Motor Sales advertising the sale of a 1969 Mustang Mach 1 with VIN 9R02R10933 in Calypso Coral finish. This aligns with the current owner’s statement regarding the timing of his acquisition of the car.

Around two years later, in February 2016, MustangAttitude.com published information about a specific 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 with VIN 9R02R10933 in Calypso Coral finish. The listed owner of the car was Tom Patterson from Poulsbo, Washington.

Interestingly, the individual from DezzysSpeedShop, also a Navy veteran, confirmed that this car was previously finished in Calypso Coral paint. With this information in hand, it seems plausible that the person from DezzysSpeedShop and Tom could be the same individual.

This 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Is A Restomod Classic

Restoration Work Done On 1969 Mustang Mach 1 9R02R10933

  • 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 restored in 2008
  • Has several parts and components changed during the restoration
  • It is now more powerful with a five-speed transmission
  • The Interior received a thorough restoration with new elements and detail

This 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is a restomod classic. According to MustangAttitude.com, when Tom purchased the car in 2014, it wasn’t in stock condition due to several additional touches. These included a Shelby roll bar and 1970 hood locks, and the roof emblems were also removed.

Vanguard Motor Sales’ YouTube video described that the Mustang Mach 1 underwent a no-expense-spared full restoration in 2008. There is a possibility that it changed colors from purple to red-orange during this restoration. Additionally, its four-speed gearbox was replaced with a TKO 600 Tremec 5-speed transmission.

The interior also underwent a thorough restoration, featuring new seats, door skins, headliner, dashboard, center console, Shelby roll bar, and black carpet. From the completion of the restoration until 2014, the car had only traveled just over 2,000 miles. Most of the time, the Mach 1 remained parked in the garage.

Owners Repaint 1969 Mustang Mach 1 To Original Color

When the current owner purchased this 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 in 2014, he didn’t dare to change anything. Everything was good for him, as the pony car looked pristine and ran great. Its 428-ci engine now delivers 463 hp, instead of the original output of 335 hp. There was no need for a change, even though the pony car has a five-speed transmission instead of a four-speed gearbox.

However, the reddish-orange color of Calypso Coral grew on him, and he eventually decided to give Ford a new paint job. But he intended the new finish to match the car’s original color—purple. The owner got his wish, and the car now looks like it just rolled off the production line. As for the other elements, they’ll stay on the car for now.

Credits: Julybien Atadero / Hotcars

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *