To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' London
event, 24 October 2019.
£80,000 - £110,000
- One of 1,044 fitted with the 428 cu. in. Cobra Jet option
- Documented known ownership history from new
- Heavily optioned example in striking Acapulco Blue
- Accompanied by a deluxe Marti report
Ford first offered 'big block' power in the facelifted 1967
Mustang. The option continued for 1968, and this professionally
restored, meticulously maintained example is one of 42,325
fastbacks produced for that year, including one of just 1,044
fitted with the R-Code 335 bhp, 428 cu. in. 'Police Interceptor'
Cobra Jet V-8 engine and, furthermore, one of 860 fitted with the
C-6 automatic transmission.
This Cobra Jet was built on 9 July 1968 and delivered to Courtesy
Auto Sales, Inc., of Jackson, Michigan. It was quickly sold just
days later to a Mr Higgins on 13 July. Some years passed, and it
was sold to a Mr Phelps, who worked for Courtesy Auto Sales and who
had routinely serviced the car. Phelps sold the car in the late
1980s to a Mr Vail, whose intention was to restore the car in time
for the 35 Years of Mustang celebration in Charlotte, North
Carolina. Having done so, he showed the car throughout the U.S.
while putting 3,000 miles on it prior to selling it to Reiny van
Uden of the Netherlands. The consignor bought the car from Mr van
Uden in 2016.
Finished in Acapulco Blue over a black interior, this Mustang is
described as one of the most original Cobra Jets available. Heavily
optioned, it is equipped with air conditioning, tinted glass, power
steering and power front disc brakes, tilt-away steering wheel, GT
equipment, locking differential, sport deck rear seat, AM radio,
and the interior decor group with deluxe steering wheel. Proper
flat black hood stripes and gold C-stripes highlight the
The interior remains original, and documentation includes the
original Bill of Sale from 1968, four titles evidencing ownership,
and a Deluxe Marti Report. It is noted as retaining its original
engine and transmission. It has been technically overhauled and
regularly exercised by the consignor and would be a thrill to drive
and enjoy.To view this car and others currently consigned to this
auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf19