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Barrett-Jackson, Fender Team Up To Build Matching 1969 Ford Mustang And Guitar

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Barrett-Jackson is no longer just one of the biggest collector car auction houses on the planet – it also now has its own in-house custom shop dubbed Barrett-Jackson Builds. And it’s kicking off its first project in style – by teaming up with Fender Custom Shop to build a matching 1969 Ford Mustang restomod and Fender Custom ’69 Stratocaster guitar and Tone Master Deluxe Reverb custom amplifier mounted in the Mustang’s trunk.

Like all future projects from Barrett-Jackson Builds, this one-off duo will be sold at B-J’s flagship 2021 Scottsdale auction this March with no reserve and will be unveiled prior to the sale. The project will also launch a new digital series called “Barrett-Jackson Builds,” which will begin with a 10-part series documenting the process of turning this 1969 Ford Mustang into a show-stopping restomod.

The car itself is receiving a major overhaul, which began with the team taking it down to the bare metal and painting it gloss black with a matte black hood and trunk. The hood features a Boss 429-inspired scoop, and custom Fender badges adorn the exterior as well. The Mustang rolls on a set of custom painted 18-inch Rocket Attack Series wheels wrapped in Continental Extreme Contact Sport tires, which cover Wilwood 12-inch-diameter vented brake rotors and 6-piston Dynapro calipers.

The ride and handling of this classic 1969 Ford Mustang have been upgraded with a RideTech bolt-in 4-link rear suspension, and HQ series coilovers and steering kit. But it’s under the hood where we find the proverbial cherry on top – a stroked Ford 302 from Blueprint Engines that displaces 347 cubic-inches and produces 419 horsepower and 436 pound-feet of torque, which flows through an automatic transmission to a 9-inch rear end.

Like its twin, the Fender ’69 Stratocaster is a restomod version of the original and is fitted with modern, high-performance components and a slew of Mustang parts, including custom covers constructed from actual 1969 Mustang side marker lights. The guitar also features a tremolo arm machined to match the turn signal arm of the Mustang and custom knobs that mimic that pony car’s radio controls.

Together, this dynamic duo forms a pretty cool pairing that’s sure to attract a ton of attention when both cross the block together this spring.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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