SHOWROOM READY !!! This fine gem has all the “bells and Whistles” Collectors will know with classic cars, the fewer hands that have been changed on a classic vehicle the better. Original owner OWNED THE CAR FOR 40 YEARS !! Yes that is right ! The original owner purchased this beauty in 1968 and sold the vehicle to me in 2008 thus the car had a 40 year owner making me only the second owner. The vehicle was originally purchased and driven by a woman for transportation to and from work in 1968. Her husband restored the vehicle beautifully in 1999 with paint and interior to exact proper vin code colors “Gulf Stream Aqua” and “Tahoe Turquoise”. This is a California car manufactured in 1968 at the San Jose Ford plant. It has won best of show trophies twice in California Car shows. Car has been driven less then 4000 miles since restoration and it shows.
- This “gem in the wilderness” with this color combination is spectacular. Please take a good, long look at this attractive coupe. The paint has a wonderful shine that looks right on the 49-year-old shape. Finish quality is excellent with original VIN code color and 2 coats of clear for that high gloss shine. Crisp body lines suggest the people who did the work knew what they were doing creating a car that only looks better and better the more you look at it. Bright chrome bumpers, shiny stainless trim, and new emblems add to the highly detailed look.
-The two-tone Turquoise upholstery looks unbelievable in the
no-nonsense pony car, an elegant combination that again belies the
affordable price. The seat covers, door panels, and carpets are
showroom quality. Factory instrumentation is highly detailed and
with black faces and shiny chrome bezels, complemented with the
wood grain dash they add a lot of eye candy to the Mustang's
interior. Not only does this car feature an upgraded center console
with storage pocket but it also featured the An older
AM/FM/cassette radio powers speakers in the rear package shelf and
still sounds great with custom motorized retracting antenna. With
this 3 speed manual transmission one can chirp in both 1st gear and
2nd gear easily. Matching turquoise stick shift knob garnishes this
interior to match. Unlike many other Mustangs at this price, even
the trunk is properly finished with a reproduction mat.
The 289 cubic inch V8 was mildly built to be entertaining on the street and detailed enough to attract attention at shows. A 2-barrel carburetor handles the intake duties underneath the open-element air cleaner, and you'll note that virtually every nut and bolt in the engine bay has been restored or replaced, cleaned, polished, and reinstalled with paint complete on the aprons and engine firewall. Ford Blue on the engine valve covers and air cleaner is period-perfect. All transmission and rear end are to original-specs, including the suspension. The list of new components is extensive, including the front suspension, shocks, control arm bushings, idler arm, tie rod ends, and new brake and fuel lines. Mufflers thru body duel exhaust give it that traditional Mustang sound without getting obnoxious on the highway, so this is an excellent cruiser for long trips. This sports 15-inch “old school” Crager type mag wheels (only non stock item other then steering wheel) with 215/60/HR15 front and rear BF Goodrich T/A radials. Original OEM steering wheel is kept in the trunk comes with the vehicle.
All electric gauges, signals, in hood signals, interior and exterior lights are in perfect working order. The prior owner was a mechanic and completed the engine work himself and his son had a body show so all of the work hand crafted with family loving care all for mom’s car, photos of the restoration process.
This is the 17th in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Las Vegas collector car auction
The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage fastback equipped with its original 428cid Cobra Jet V8
The Pick of the Day is a rare and scantly remembered performance pony car
Watching a long-promised moment happen is pretty awesome
Semi-autonomous Ford classic struggled to stay on the pavement
In the end, it was a dead heat between two Detroit giants
With a high-tech load of electronic adjustments for nearly every performance aspect, the V8-powered coupe answers the call
The Steve McQueen-driven movie car is headed across the pond
The Pick of the Day is one of the most interesting pony cars of that era, packing a strong turbo four and performance suspension