Friday, January 13, 2017

The 1969 Limited Edition Mustang E, a car I've never heard of until now. Not to be confused the the "4.1 Liter Special" though they are both 1969 Mustangs with a 4.1l engine

While 1969-model-year cars were offered with a wide selection of V8s engines, ranging from 289 to 427 displacements, the Mustang E got its juice from a 4.1-liter 250 ci inline-six called the "Thriftpower"

Although it wasn’t the first six-cylinder available in the Mustang, the 250 incher was new for 1969 and came with a three-speed automatic (the C-4) equipped with a high stall torque converter and a high 2.33:1 rear axle ratio.

Output was rated at 155 hp and 240 ft lbs, identical to the standard six-cylinder, but the torque converter and revised ratio made it significantly slower.

Styling-wise, nothing set this car apart from the standard model except for the “Mustang E” letter on the quarter panels. Inside, it was again identical to the regular pony, but it didn’t have air conditioning

About 50 were produced. Ironically, this makes the Mustang E one of the rarest Mustangs ever built, more so since many have been converted to Mach 1 replicas.

The 1969 Mustang E is remarkable not only for its rarity, but also for the way it anticipated by more than four years the oil crisis of 1973

the "4.1 Liter Special" had about 150 made according to the Marti report, for the Indiana district under 6 different DSO#s.

There were coupes and fastbacks. The cars were produced in 3 different colors, Green (WT7034), Orange (WT5108) and Yellow (WT# unknown). 25 cars were produced under each DSO# with each car under each DSO# being painted the same color.

It is known that each of the 150 cars was equiped with the following: 250-1V I-6 Engine
C4 Transmission
2.79 Rear End gears
Sports Appearance Group (aka Non-functional Hood Scoop)
Dual Sports Mirrors (black on the orange cars, white on the green cars, yellow is unknown).
Tape Stripe (white-gold-white)
E78x14 white wall tires
Standard hubcaps
AM radio


  1. This was like when G.M, put a 4 cyl. in the Camero I'm 1882..
    0-60 in 2 weeks.

  2. 2.33:1 axle would be HIGH, not low...4.10:1 would be LOW

    1. You and I both know that the numerical inverse context of axle ratios in the English language is only equaled by the regular confusion of over and under steer. I didn't write the text, I pulled it from either or both of the links. I don't have enough time to be a writer and researcher and blogger. You get one, maybe two at most. Proofreading, well, I rarely do that very well either.

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