1969-70 Shelby Mustang GT350/GT500 Production Figures Barrier Test & Prototype Pilot Cars 3 1969 Shelby Models 2,361 1970 Shelby Models 789 Total 1969-70 Production 3,153 Barrier Test & Prototype Pilot Cars 3 GT350 Fastbacks 935 GT350 Fastback Hertz Cars 152 GT350 Convertibles 194 GT500 Fastbacks 1,534 GT500 Convertibles 335 Total 3,153 Serial Numbers 9F02M480001 9-Last digit of model year(0-1970 updated cars) F-Assembly plant(F-Dearborn) M-Engine code(M-351, R-428CJ-R) 48-Shelby code 0001-Consecutive production number Location Plate riveted to dash panel on driver's side, visible through windshield. Stamped on Warranty Plate located on face of driver's door. Plate also reads "Special Performance Vehicle". Stamped on driver's and passenger's inner fender panel halfway between the shock tower and firewall. Visible with fenders removed. Additional Plate stating "Custom-Crafted by Shelby Automotive, Inc." attached above Warranty Plate. Engine Codes M- 351 ci 4V V-8 290hp R- 428 ci 4V V-8 335hp (CJ) Distributors GT350- C90F-12127-M or N/manual, C90F-12127-M or T/automatic GT500- C8AF-12127-T Carburetors GT350- C9ZF-9510-C/manual, C9ZF-9510-D/automatic GT500- Holley R-4279/Manual, R-4280/automatic 1969 Shelby Mustang Prices Retail GT350 SportsRoof 4,434.00 GT350 Convertible 4,753.00 GT500 SportsRoof 4,709.00 GT500 Convertible 5,027.00 Close ratio four-speed transmission (GT350 only, standard GT500) N/C Automatic transmission 30.54 Air conditioning 374.39 Optional axle ratio 6.13 Traction-Lok Differential 60.97 Drag Package 155.45 Sport Deck Rear Seat(fastback only) 91.51 Tilt-Away Steering wheel 62.24 Power Ventilation 37.83 AM Radio 57.38 AM/FM Stereo 170.76 Stereo Tape(requires AM radio) 125.64 Intermittent windshield wipers 15.85 Tinted glass 30.54 Heavy duty batteries(GT350 only) Option #1 7.93 Option #2 15.85 F60x15 Goodyear tires-Extra Heavy Duty Suspension Package 60.97 1969-70 Shelby Mustang Exterior Colors Code Gulfstream Aqua A Acapulco Blue E Grabber Orange H Black Jade J Maroon M Pastel Gray P Candy Apple Red R Silver Jade S Grabber Blue T Grabber Green U Grabber Yellow V White W 1969-70 Interior Trim Code Black 3A White 3W Red 3D Convertible Tops Black White 1969-70 Shelby Mustang Facts This was the last year for the Shelby Mustangs. Based on the new SportsRoof and convertible Mustang body styles, the Shelby’s styling was unique and bore little resemblance to the production Mustang. Two models were available, the GT350 and GT500, each in a fastback or convertible. The front end styling was a complete departure from previous Shelby Mustangs. Fiberglass fenders and hood created a large rectangular grille opening which houses two seven inch headlights. Lucas fog lamps were mounted beneath the bumper. The hood had three forward-facing NASA scoops (the center one providing air to the engine's intake system) and two rear-facing scoops. The front fenders also had brake scoops, as did the rear, which provided air to the brakes. The convertibles used a rear scoop that was mounted lower to prevent interference with the convertible top mechanism. The rear of the car used a fiberglass deck lid and extensions to form a pronounced spoiler. 1965 Thunderbird lights were utilized, and the Shelby used a unique aluminum exhaust collector exiting in the center beneath the bumper. Side stripes ran the length of the car's sides with either GT350 or GT500 lettering at the front fender in front of the brake scoop. Snake emblems were located behind the rear side windows and on the left side of the front grille. Cobra Jet emblems, like the ones on the 1968 GT500KR, were used on the GT500s front fenders. The interior was the Mustang's Deluxe Interior Decor Group, in black or white, with Shelby identification on the door panels, steering wheel and passenger's dash. The console top had two Stewart Warner gauges, oil pressure and amps, and two toggle switches for the fog lamps and courtesy lights. The instrument cluster contained temperature, 8000 rpm tachometer, 140 mph speedometer and fuel gauges. All fastback Shelby’s have roll bars with the inertia-reel harnesses while the convertibles used the same 1968 type roll bar. A small number, less than 80, of Shelby Mustangs came with red interiors. The GT350 came with the 290hp four-barrel version of the 351 Windsor engine. The only difference between it and other 351s was the use of an aluminum intake manifold and Cobra valve covers. The GT500 used the 428CJ-R V-8 with all the regular Mustang variations applying to the Shelby (see 1969 Mustang). The Competition Suspension, transmission and rear axle options paralleled those found on the Mach 1. Wheels were unique to the Shelby. The 15x7 inch rims used an aluminum center section welded to a chrome steel rim. Standard tires were E70x15; most cars came with F60xI5 Goodyear Polyglas GTs. Other standard features included power steering, power front disc brakes, and four-speed manual transmission. 789 cars were unsold in 1969. These were "updated" and sold as 1970 models by changing the VIN to reflect 1970 as the model year. The windshield was removed so that the ID plates could be changed, inner-fender plates and door data-plates were changed. An FBI agent witnessed the changeover. No attempt was made to change the original VIN stamped on the driver’s and passenger’s front inner fender panel because they were not visible without removing the fender. Other changes were the twin black hood stripes and a Boss 302 type chin spoiler. The spoiler was shipped to the selling dealer in the car’s trunk; it was then installed when the car arrived at the dealership.