Saturday, June 20, 2009

Found in a Mustang boneyard

I came across this in a junkyard -- well, not really, a junkyard so much as a farmer's collection of old rusting cars that aspired to be a junkyard -- that included at least three Mustangs, and maybe more, given the unrecognizable (even to me!) state of some of the resident autos. But every junkyard and even every wannabe junkyard must boast at least one Mustang, since Ford has built some two zillion of them since introducing its ponycar in 1964. Two zillion, by the way, is an approximation -- if you can supply the actual number, or even something close, say within a couple of hundred thousand, I'll happily print it here.
Can't supply the number? Bet you can supply the year and model of the Mustang you see here. Choose from the list and provide your answer in the Comments.
  • 1971 Ford Mustang Grande.

  • 1974 Ford Mustang II Notchback

  • 1968 Ford Mustang GT

  • 1969 Ford Mustang Hardtop


  1. Its a 1969 Mustang Hardtop (coupe). You can tell by the reversed side scoop behind the passenger door.

  2. mustang thats easy

  3. i mean mustang hardtop and i think its a coupe

  4. 1969 Ford Mustang Hardtop Coupe. It is NOT a Grande, which was the upgraded coupe. This is clear because the lack of a "Sport" mirror on rhe passenger door. The difference between the 69 & 70 is clear because of the small rectangular side marker lite on the front fender, just behind the bumper. If it were a 70, it would have a longer side marker lite and it would be on end and located higher, just behind the headlight, above the bumper line. The reversed scoop is irrelevant as both the 69 & 70 had the same scoops. The rear wheels have 5-lugs, indicating that the car was at least equipped with a V8. A 4-lug wheel would indicate a straight six. This one may even be too far gone to use as a parts car.

    The car in front is either a 69 or 70 fastback Mustang. Either would be more worthy of a photo to a fan. Where are they? Somewhere north i suppose given the condition.