1968 Ford Mustang Coupe
There is symbolism in that logo in front. The logo of the car is a Mustang horse galloping from right to left. It was created by automotive designer Philip Thomas Clark. The horse has a strong connection to the American West, but the symbolism runs deeper. According to some reports, the horse represents American expansion and freedom. Others say the logo is moving to the left because Clark was right-handed, and it was easier for him to draw that way. Either way, and as they say the rest is history!
For consignment, a very fine example of a 1968 Mustang. During the restoration, some GT features were added on along with plenty of new parts for the interior, sporty wheels and tires, a stiffened suspension, and beautiful paint, all powered by a Windsor 351ci V8 which is not original but better! Have a close look at this one, and not unlike the consignor when he purchased the car, you will be SOLD!
We see the iconic look to this 1968 version now with center fog lights mounted in the grille. All laser straight steel with nicely minded gaps, and bathed in beautiful not oft seen Emberglow paint, a tasteful color change applied better than the factory could! Chrome and trimming look shiny and like new, and right down to the hockey stick cove the trimming is near perfect. On the back the new rear for this year uses the inward V shaped sergeant stripe taillights. Nice trimming highlights the Emberglow and add in a shiny bumper, large bezels on the roll pan for the backup lights and a chromed badged gas cap in the center, and we are good to go. 15-inch Magnum 500 chrome wheels are on and wrapped in front by 215/60R15's and on back 235/60R15's.
A work of art with some new parts like a stitched parchment vinyl center console. It sports the original shifter which would normally be seen sitting by itself in mid hump. Now it's surrounded by a glovebox, cup holders and a storage area. As it rises to the dual eyebrow padded black dash top, a retro Mustang radio is now in AM/FM style. Just under the black top is a shape matching wood grain panel which has a new round gauge setup with modern speedo, digital mileage readout and a tachometer. These use large shiny bezels to land either side of the steering column, and just above and peppering between these large gauges is a trio of more new gauges, accurate and easy to read. Below is a cream painted panel which has the knobs and pulls within it. Climate sliders are to the driver's left and reside in a smaller wood grained panel. Parchment colored vinyl covers the buckets which have been overstuffed and sport smooth outer bolsters, and tuck and roll inserts. The same for the rear bench, which along with the bucket's floats in a sea of black carpeting. More horizontal tuck and roll for the door panels which present like new. Also of note is a wood rimmed steering wheel, and a nice tight headliner also in parchment.
Under the hood now resides a 351ci Windsor V8 topped with a 4-barrel carburetor. This transmits power to the ground through C4 3-speed automatic transmission, and an 8-inch rear axle. The exhale is courtesy of Flowmaster which gives the 68 'Stang a melodious tone. Our consignor states that a mere 1,000 miles has been clocked since the rebuild.
During the restoration the underside of the car was thoroughly cleaned and painted and for added stiffness and handling a set of sub frame connectors were installed. Power steering, and a power booster is on for the front disc brakes. The rear braking is power drums. All is looking fine underneath just like the topside.
As soon as you enter you will realize you are not in your average 1968 Mustang. All very nicely done and modernized but still looking the 1968 parts. It fires right up, and on the test track drives like a Windsor 351ci dream. Great acceleration, solid handling, and bias free panic stopping. Power steering was a plus, and I felt like I was in a really hot car with the exterior Emberglow paint.
Look at this car from any angle and you will be hard pressed to find any faults. That's why after looking at 65 other examples our consignor landed on this one. Nice upgrades, great paint, and fabulous chrome. Giddy-up!
T-Metuchen, NJ Assy Plant
01-2 Door Hardtop
222838-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 65B-Hardtop, Luxury Interior, Buckets
COLOR R-Highland Green
TRIM 6U-Parchment Luxury Buckets
DATE 16F-June 16th
AXLE 4-2.83 Conventional
TRANS W-C4 Automatic
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.