“Of course, rarity is relative”
“He figured out the car had its original motor, but not its original transmission or rearend.”
No doubt, Drag Pack Mustangs saw racing use. This battery in this car was in the trunk for weight transfer on the strip.
Fryer was pleased the sheetmetal was original. Maybe best of all was the original paint.
Back home, he got the car running and driving. The car needed a good cleaning. Jason Billups, not far from Tulsa, replaced what Fryer called “stuff from auto parts stores” under the hood and other areas of the car with Ford Autolite parts.
The 1969 Mustang is a departure for a 1971 enthusiast, but Kirt Fryer is not complaining. He knows the car’s rarity and super high performance make this Mustang very special and very valuable, as well.
Readers can contact Jerry Heasley at jerry[email protected] and follow him on Twitter @jerryheasley. He is looking for rare finds, the “ones that got away,” and stories of cars with provenance. He will travel to significant Rare Finds to document them as they are pulled out.
n The date code is 15G for July 15, 1969, a very late production car. Fryer believes this is probably the last Drag Pack convertible built for 1969.
n This is an R-code, as denoted in the fifth place on the VIN, stamped into this aluminum plate on top of the dash, driver’s side.