1969 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 428
Why This Car Is Special
In 1969 with the 428 Cobra Jet Ford Mustang, Ford had a genuine muscle car in their stable. It had a Ram Air Shaker hood scoop, special striping, and the new-for-’69 styling and was an aggressive car with performance to back up that image.
The 428 Cobra Jet was developed by Ford’s Light Vehicle Powertrain Department and it made the 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 one of the world’s fastest cars.
This 1969 Mach 1 428 Cobra Jet we have at Skyway Classics is a pedigreed with a Marti Report to back it up has been correctly restored where needed, has the original engine, all the right parts, and is not only a serious investment grade classic, but a fun driver.
1969 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 428
Optional R-Code Ram Air 428 cubic inch engine 335 horsepower @ 5,200 440 lb·ft @ 3,400 rpm
Holley 4-barrel carburetor
Correct ram air Shaker Hood Scoop induction system
Silver finned valve covers
Cast iron manifolds
High-performance exhaust system
Spotless engine bay has the correct satin black pain
C6 automatic transmission
Ford 9 inch rear end with the 3.50 Traction Lock
14-inch factory 5-spoke factory styled mag wheels
BF Goodrich Radial TA tires.
Interior features the black vinyl with Hi-Back buckets seats
Dash that has working gauges which include a factory clock, and features wood grain trim
The radio works as it should
Chrome shifter is in the correct wood trimmed console
Correct seat belts, chrome accessory knobs, and door panels finish out the interior
Correct and glossy coat of Black Jade paint
Angled chin spoiler
Factory chrome hood pins
Factory rear spoiler
Factory rear window slats
Ours has the vaunted optional R-Code Ram Air 428 cubic inch engine with a 4-barrel 335 horsepower @ 5,200 440 lb·ft @ 3,400 rpm.
At the top of the engine, a Holley 4-barrel carburetor sits under a correct ram air induction system which draws fresh air from the cars detailed shaker scoop. Other components include silver finned valve covers, cast iron manifolds, a high-performance exhaust system, fresh hoses and correct clamps.
The CJ spotless engine bay has the correct satin black paint and all of the correct components look fresh from the shock tower brace to the correct decals, vacuum hoses and accessory brackets are there.
From the factory, the 428 CJ was treated to a set of deep-breathing heads from the 427 (2.09/1.65-inch valves, combustion chamber volumes between 73 and 75 cc, larger intake and exhaust ports, 427 valve springs and dampers), a 735-cfm Holley four-barrel carb, and freer-breathing exhaust manifolds, along with beefier connecting rods.
The 428CJ’s actual power output is reputed to be well north of 400 horse, with its advertised numbers artificially lowered to help keep the insurance companies from jacking up its rates.
The rest of this Mach 1 has been restored to the same high standards as its exterior and engine compartment. It has a C6 automatic transmission and a durable Ford 9-inch rear end with the 3.50 Traction Lock.
All that power hits the pavement with 14-inch factory 5-spoke factory styled mag wheels and a set of BF Goodrich Radial TA tires.
Even with the automatic transmission, in 1969, Car Life magazine’s CJ Mach 1 took just 5.5 seconds 0-60 mph and flew through the standing 1/4 in 13.90 seconds at 103.32 mph.
“The best Mustang yet and quickest ever,” said the editors, who also declared it “the quickest standard passenger car through the quarter-mile we’ve ever tested (sports cars and hot rods excluded).”
The interior features the black vinyl with Hi-Back buckets seats with the dash that has working gauges which include a factory clock, and features wood grain trim. The radio works as it should and the chrome shifter is in the correct wood trimmed console. Correct seat belts, chrome accessory knobs, and door panels finish out the interior.
This CJ has a correct and glossy coat of Black Jade paint that has a brilliant shine with its awesome shaker hood and straight and flat body panels, perfectly ridged character lines, and narrow panel gaps that combine to create a show worthy muscle car which presents a better than factory appearance.
The front end of the car has chrome trimmed low beam headlights and the grille mounted high beam headlights combine with an angled chin spoiler. The chrome Mustang emblem features a familiar galloping horse, factory chrome hood pins, and nice front bumper.
As far as collectability goes, a Black Jade 1969 428 Cobra Jet Mustang, like the one we have at Skyway Classics, is a very collectible muscle car, especially in the shape this one is in and verified by the Marti Report!
If you want a top-notch CJ, but one you can still drive and enjoy, come see and buy this one today.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.
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