the 1968 banner year, 1969 proofed to be the beginning of the end for
the Shelby Mustang. The Ford Mustang had been restyled, becoming lower,
longer, wider and more dramatic, moving away from the original crisp and
compact design. And the Shelby version followed.
Cobra logos appeared on the sides and in the grille of the cars. Though
less stressed than in 1968 "Cobra" was still part of the model
name. At the rear impressive square twin-exhaust outlets were placed in
the middle and sequential (Thunderbird) taillights were used again. The
license plate holder covered the fuel filler cap and the rear spoiler
extended higher than on the 1968 model.
the 1969 Shelby Mustang was rather cluttered with scoops and ducts it
looked quite good. The long nose with imposing front and the low flowing
lines of especially the fastback make for an elegant yet brutally aggressive
The interior remained in standard Mustang deluxe style, complete with wood grain finishing. Some extra dials and clocks were fitted into the dash and the driver looked at a steering wheel with Cobra logo. Mandatory extras in the interior were special aircraft-type shoulder harnesses on the front seats and a tilt steering wheel. The 1969 Shelby Mustangs came with a 4-speed "top loader" manual gearbox as standard, but Ford's C-4 (GT-350, like you see here) or C-6 (GT-500) automatic transmissions were optional. Other options fitted as standard were power steering and power brakes.