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MAY 21, 2020 | From Ford Performance Staff Reports

Ed Blackwelder's '69 GT's Intact With Original J-Code Drivetrain


While few things in this world may be able to escape the ravages of time, it is still said that some things get better with age. The latter seems to be the case when it comes to Ed Blackwelder’s 1968 Mustang GT. Looking at the photos that Ed sent us might seem to indicate his car has been fully restored, but he tells us much of this fine Fastback is still original. To find out exactly what, read his brief note to us below:

“Hello, Ford Performance! I’m Ed Blackwelder from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I’d like you to take a look at my car and consider it for an appearance in your Ford Fan Spotlight.

“I have a 1968 Mustang GT Fastback. I’m just the second owner of this Mustang, after purchasing it 30 years ago from the original owner. It’s a ‘J-code’ (factory 4-barrel 302 V-8) car, and still has the original motor, transmission and drivetrain.

“It even has the original interior with radio, original window glass (except for the windshield), and more. Enjoy!”

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