Friday, December 12, 2014

1969 Ford Mustang Fastback

The 1969  Ford Mustang restyle "added more heft to the body as width and length again increased. Weight went up markedly too." Due to the larger body and revised front end styling, the 1969 models (but less so in 1970) had a notable aggressive stance. The 1969 models featured "quad headlamps" which disappeared to make way for a wider grille and a return to standard headlamps in the 1970 models. This switch back to standard headlamps was an attempt to tame the aggressive styling of the 1969 model, which some felt was too extreme and hurt its sales. It's worth noting though that 1969 sales exceeded those in 1970. Starting in 1969, to aid sales and continue the winning formula of the Mustang, a variety of new performance and decorative options became available, including functional (and non-functional) air scoops, cable and pin hood tie downs, and both wing and chin spoilers.

This 1:64 Ford Mustang Fastback was made by Greenlight Collectibles for their 10th Anniversary Series.


komenda said...

The most iconic nameplate of all the muscle cars, IMHo! So much so that it doesn't have any 'Ford' logo on the exterior, only the 'Mustang' logo :)
Great feature on the pride of blue oval, Mike. Cheers!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

you got a point there Erwin! :-) Thanks for the visit also! :-)