Paul Pettey's '69 Mustang T/A racer
© Steve Francis, Wolfgang Kohrn -  January 31st, 2004, last updated December 18th 2009

 


Picture courtesy Steve Francis
Paul Pettey with his Mustang at Mont-Tremblant /Canada 1971 Picture courtesy Yves St-Jean
Picture courtesy Steve Francis
Picture courtesy Steve Francis
Picture courtesy Steve Francis
Picture courtesy Steve Francis

Picture courtesy Steve Francis
Picture courtesy Steve Francis
Picture courtesy Steve Francis
Picture courtesy Steve Francis
Picture courtesy Steve Francis
Picture courtesy Steve Francis
Picture courtesy Steve Francis
Picture courtesy Steve Francis
Above pictures show the car before restoration

Below the interior as of 2002 (owner then Jere Clark)



The History of Paul Pettey's and Roy Hallquist's 69 Mustang T/A

Driver Paul Petty racing the car at Lime Rock 1972 (Picture Steve Francis)

A report from Steve Francis
"When I inspected the car it had a running Boss 302 engine, period correct 4-wheel disc brakes, over rider type bars, magnesium ARE Torque Thrust D wheels (looked like 15"x 9" or 9.5"), fuel filler in both quarter panels (for Daytona and Sebring endurance race events), the Bud Moore Cougar roll cage and fabricated Monte Carlo bar, green line SW gauges, twin R-model type racing seats and the brass tag (#72AS15) riveted on the passenger side main hoop.. A scruffy dusty race car but all there. It was clear that the cage had been in another car prior and had been re-installed in this Mustang.

This was owned and raced by a Connecticut resident Paul Pettey (different spelling and no relation to Richard). His fellow CT friend Roy Hallquist helped with the driving duties at circuits such as the Sebring 12 hours in 1970 where they finished 27th in the number 18 Mustang.

At the end of the 1967 Trans Am season Paul Pettey purchased one of the Bud Moore Cougars with plans to race it in the 1968 NASCAR Grand National series. Unfortunately the car was wrecked at Sebring early in the year 1968. Misc. parts such as the roll cage, drivers seat and gauges were removed from the Cougar and installed in a new 1969 Mustang fastback (not a boss 302) and as I recall it was an H-code car originally. The car was maroon and later painted white.

Currently the car has been restored with a new roll cage fabricated and installed.

The old Cougar roll cage from the Paul Pettey 1969 Mustang was purchased by Dave Tom.


Steve Francis
Main Street Motorsport LLC
Historic Racing Services

Picture courtesy Steve Francis
Pettey/Hallquist racer after restoration, picture courtesy Phil Murphy 


Pictured below in 2002 by Dale Mathers/NZ, then owned by Mike Davis





The car was driven by Boris Said in 2003 and owned then by Mike Davis.

Below pictures show it at a Willows Spring race at that time


Picture courtesy Jim Harris/2003

Picture courtesy Jim Harris/2003


During Jere Clarks ownership at Laguna Seca 2006
Jere Clark was the next owner from August 2005 through July 2009.

As of August 2009 Ken Adams is the new owner, who sent us these pics.

Picture Ken Adams

Picture Ken Adams

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