“Of course, rar­ity is rel­a­tive”

Muscle Car Review - - Rare Finds -

“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.

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