AutoTrader Classic’s 1969 Ford Mustang Pro-Touring Feature Car! Originally built by Gateway Classic Mustang in 2011 for the AutoTrader Classic’s Hot Rod Television Show. After a nationwide four year tour, it's now available to a lucky new owner!. On the tour, the car was seen by millions and even tested the autocross track were it was "King of the Track." Over the years Gateway has made some improvements and just recently stripped the car back down to primer and repainted it. In addition, they completed a rigorous 100 point inspection, updating brakes, tires, clutch, added ProCar seats & rear window louvers, and many more items. The car has less than 2,700 miles on it since it was built. It also was the first vintage mustang to receive Ford’s 5.0L Coyote that is pushing 500 HP at the flywheel. This engine, paired with a Keisler 5-Speed, make this car a pro-touring dream. Read on for for additional specs and add-ons. If you are looking for an exceptional, one-of-a-kind, head turning pro-touring car with some unique provenance, this is it. Over $200,000 was invested into building the ultimate Mach 1. Featured in Mustang Monthly, Donald Farr's article is reprinted below, along with youtube links to the episode of Hot Rod Television Show where the car was featured. Contact us for additional pictures, Named as one of the "eight coolest resto-mod Mustangs by Mustang and Ford Magazine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIXPduBDTpc
Here is a link to the article were it was named one the eight coolest resto-mod mustangs by Mustang and Fords
This car is being sold AS IS.
AutoTrader Classic 1969 Pro Touring Fastback Mustang
You knew it was going to happen sooner or later. With the Mustang’s new 412hp Coyote 5.0L engine now available as a crate engine from Ford Racing, it’s only natural that the hot-rodders among us would seize the opportunity to drop the best Mustang engine ever into classic Mustangs. And we’re not surprised that our friends at Gateway Classic Mustang, where Mustang hot-rodding is a way of life, are taking the concept to the next level by creating a kit to make it easier for anyone to update older Mustangs to Ford’s latest high-tech powerplant.
“We want to be the place for 5.0L conversions,” admits Gateway’s Jason Childress. “GM Performance Parts makes it easy for vintage Camaro owners to install a modern LS small-block, so we want to make it simple to drop a new 5.0L into ‘65-’70 Mustangs.”
Ford Racing’s 5.0L crate engine, offered as part number M-6007-M50, is the same 412hp powerplant found in the ’11-’12 Mustang GT. With 32 valves and variable camshaft timing, the all-aluminum powerplant packs Ford’s latest performance technology into a lightweight package that’s perfect for vintage engine swaps, offering high-revving power and sexy looks under the hood. Ford Racing also offers a wiring, PCM, and installation kit, part number M-6017-A504V, to streamline the installation into earlier vehicles, whether it’s a street rod, Cobra kit car, or 1960s muscle car like the Mustang. Thanks to the computer’s integration into the ’11-’12 Mustang, you can’t just pluck a 5.0L and its computer out of a wrecked Mustang GT and plop it into another vehicle. Well, you can, but the engine won’t run. So Ford Racing’s PCM eliminates the vehicle integration features, like ABS and key recognition, to allow the Coyote 5.0L to operate in vehicles other than a new Mustang GT.
Even with the Ford Racing installation kit, there’s still plenty of adaptation required to fit the modern powerplant and its accessories into a vintage Mustang. That’s where Gateway Classic Mustang enters the picture. Their 5.0L swap kit, which includes the Ford Racing crate engine and PCM installation kit, adds notched shock towers, Gateway Performance Suspension (GPS) strut kit, engine mounting system, power steering pump, A/C lines, custom front sump Canton oil pan, radiator, and custom Dynatech headers. Gateway also includes its own cold-air intake because the ’11-’12 Mustang induction system, as supplied with the crate engine, does not fit in the vintage Mustang engine compartment. Gateway worked with Shelby American to create an optimum engine tune for the cold-air.
But we’re getting ahead of the story. The saga of this ’69 SportsRoof began when AutoTraderClassic.com approached Hot Rod TV about putting together a video to document the restoration and build of a vintage restomod, then offer it for sale on the AutoTraderClassic.com website. Producer Bud Brutsman contacted Gateway’s Jason and Lonny Childress, who related their idea about putting a modern Coyote 5.0L engine into an older Mustang.
Gateway purchased the ’69 SportsRoof from a customer, then stripped it down to the bare body for a complete sheetmetal restoration before beginning the transformation into a Mustang restomod with a modern powerplant. In the engine compartment, the factory shock towers were replaced by Dynacorn’s notched shock towers, which provide clearance for the wide 5.0L Coyote engine while also maintaining the factory structural integrity. At the rear, the wheelwell housings were “mini-tubbed” by adding 1-inch to each side to accommodate the planned meaty P335/30R18 rear tires.
With the notched shock towers providing clearance, the Coyote 5.0L drops right into the vintage Mustang engine compartment using Gateway’s frame mounting system that adapts the 5.0L’s engine mounts to the Mustang chassis. A Quicktime bellhousing connects the Keisler RS500 5-speed manual transmission to the engine, while a stout 9-inch rearend from The 9-Inch Factory transfers the 412hp to the ground through 3.50 gears in a Tru-Trac limited-slip differential.
For the suspension, Gateway showcased its own Gateway Performance Suspension system, which includes adjustable coil-over front struts with Baer 13-inch rotors and 4-piston calipers (upgraded to Shelby versions for the Coyote-powered ’69), in combination with Gateway’s 3-link rear suspension with AFCO coil-over shocks. The power rack-and-pinion steering is also Gateway’s own design
Visually, the ’69 remains true to its vintage roots with Boss 302 graphics and factory spoilers on the “Blue By You” paint from DuPont’s Hot Hues color chart. Of course, the rear quarter scoops on the original ’69 Boss 302s were eliminated because they weren’t functional; in this case, Gateway’s Bill Bufka opened up the scoops and created ducting to cool the rear brakes. The 18-inch wheels from Curtis Speed give the Mustang a more modern appearance while also recalling the Magnum 500s from the ’69-’70 era.
The stock ’69 theme carries over into the interior, where the seats are TMI’s supportive Sport versions with Mach 1 upholstery. The blue inserts match the exterior color and carry-over to the custom door panels, also from TMI. Classic Instruments built the custom gray-face gauge cluster with matching clock in the factory passenger side dash panel.
The Coyote ’69 build has served a number of purposes, including the Hot Rod TV segment (you can view it on YouTube from the www.gatewaymustang.com website) and competing as the Gateway Classic Mustang entry in last November’s Optima Invitational Challenge (see sidebar). Even better, at press time, the Mustang was listed for sale on AutoTraderClassic.com with the proceeds going to the Alliance of Auto Artisans (see sidebar), a program that mentors young people who want to learn about restoring, repairing, and building vintage cars.
Of course, the installation of the Coyote 5.0L into the vintage Mustang has provided Gateway Mustang w...for more information please contact the seller.