This 1969 ultra-stock Mustang driven by Sam Auxier Jr. was
purchased for the sum of one dollar from Ford to race in the
Ultra-Stock class, which was a pre-Pro-Stock class run under AHRA,
NAAR and taken from rules of NASCAR drag racing's earlier division.
The car is presented as restored, exactly how it was raced in 1969.
The tunnel-port side-oiler 427ci V8 engine is equipped with a
factory single-plane dual 4-barrel intake and dual Holley 780cfm
carburetors. The car was originally built with a Ford 9-inch rear
axle assembly and is presented now with a Ford 9-inch rear end with
a Strange Engineering spool and 33-spline axles, with 5:14 gears.
The fuel system is a Moon 3-gallon tank with dual Stewart Warner
electric fuel pumps. When the car was raced in 1969, Sam Auxier Jr.
took the car personally to Hurst in Pennsylvania, and the first
Super Shifter was installed at the Hurst Plant and tested. The car
still has the Doug Nash gears-equipped Ford Toploader 4-speed
manual transmission. Inside the car has an aluminum dash panel with
Stewart Warner gauges, autographed by Henry Ford III. Sam Auxier
Jr. raced this car in the new NAAR (National Association of
Automobile Racing) and won the Spring Nationals 1969, along with
match races against other big-name drivers. He had plenty of
magazine coverage by winning titles at events put on by Super Stock
and Cars Magazine, beating Ronnie Sox at the CARS Magazine
shootout, then beating Grumpy Jenkins in the finals for the second
year in a row. The current engine was built and completed by Sam
Auxier Jr. Machine work for the engine was always done by Bill
Coleman of Coleman Brothers Machine in Baltimore, MD; cylinder head
modifications and machine work was always done by Ladd's Porting
Service in Elkridge, MD; and R&M Performance in Cambridge, MD,
completed the body and paintwork restoration. The lettering on the
car was painted by the same person who did it in 1969, completing
it as a stunning piece of drag racing ultra-stock history. Most
recently the car was featured in a 2019 5-page article written by
Eric English in Car Craft magazine. It was also featured in Hot Rod
magazine in June 1969, August 1969 and April 1970; CARS Magazine in
November 1969 and January 1970; a full feature by Donald Farr in
Mustang Monthly July 1970; and in Mustang and Fords in October
2009. This car was featured at Carlisle All Ford Nationals in June
2009 and 2010, and at National Dragster's "Where Are They Now" in
2010. Additionally, it has been featured in many drag books,
including Charlie Morris' "Ford Drag Cars," and was featured at the
SEMA and PRI shows. This car was on the cover of the July 2009
Muscle Car Madness at the York reunion in Pennsylvania, along with
a feature article the next year. ** PREVIEW
1969 Ford Mustang
Exterior Color:RED WHITE AND BLUE
Interested in something else? Search these similar vehicles...
ClassicCars.com has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, successfully making the Inc. 5000 list in both 2015,
2016, 2017 and 2018. This prestigious accolade represents the continued growth of the company, and ClassicCars.com's dominance as the world's largest online marketplace for
buying and selling classic and collector vehicles.
The Stevie Awards, the world's premier business awards recognized
ClassicCars.com's first-class Customer Support team with a Stevie Bronze Award in 2019, celebrating the team's skills as exemplary customer support specialists.
In 2016 The Journal, brought to you by ClassicCars.com, was celebrated as the SECOND MOST INFLUENTIAL automotive blog in the world by NFC Performance.