1968 Mustang Fastback
For Sale is this custom built 1968 Mustang fastback, serial number 8R01J161026. Powered by a Roush built 588 cubic inch V8 no expense has been spared in the build of this fabulous automobile. It is owned by my friend and I am helping him sell the car.
The Mustang began it’s existence as a Mustang coupe. It was decided to heavily modify the car along the lines of the famous Mustang in the movie “Gone In 60 Seconds”.
The car was totally dismantled and the coupe was transformed into a fastback. The factory floors were removed and custom floor pan’s were built. The firewall and shock towers were removed to be replaced by custom sheet metal as this unibody car became a body/frame car. A custom frame was fabricated out of 2” x 3” tube steel and welded together using steel gusset plates where additional strength was needed. We have photos of this work. The frame is super strong. The rear of the car was modified so that larger tires might be fitted. The frame was powder coated before the body was put back on the frame. The body was coated with Epoxy primer. One of the most respected body shops in the South, Capital Body Shop, Ridgeland, Ms did the body and paint work. They spent more than 880 hours working on this body. The body work and paint are exceptional. Major purchases of parts were made, many through Mustangs Unlimited for items such as the glass, power windows, front and rear valances, bumpers, window regulators, etc and etc. One purchase had over 100 items and cost more than $7400. Like the body the interior of the car is excellent. The front seats are by Procar. The steering column is a tilt unit by Flaming River with a Grant steering wheel. Instruments are by JME with an electronic speedometer. The A/C unit is from Old Air Products. The rear seat folds down 9a custom made unit that looks stock). Most of the interior items such as carpet, headliner, door panels were new at the time of the restoration of this vehicle (2010- 2011). The new wiring harness was by American Auto Wire. The radio is an alpine unit with6.5 coax 2way speakers and digital amplifier. A car alarm is part of that package which cost more than $1700.
The Mustang is powered by a Roush Performance Products built 588CI V8. The engine has a 4 bolt iron block with Roush FRT aluminum heads. There is a 870CFM Edelbrock carb, Edelbrock single plane intake, hydraulic roller cam, roller rockers, 4340 forged crankshaft, 4340 h Beam rods, forged pistons, SFI steel flywheel with steel bellhousing. There is an 8 quart front sump oil pan. The front serpentine belt drive unit is by Billet Specialties and is their Tru Trac FEAD System. The engine was machined, balanced, assembled and dyno tested by Roush. Dyno results were 683 horsepower and 680 Ft Lbs of torque. The cost of this engine and transmission (Tremec TKO-500/600 5 speed manual) was $25815. Headers are by Ford Power-train and are ceramic coated. The exhaust system is a 2.5” system by FlowMaster. To say the car sounds good is an understatement.
The stock suspension is long gone replaced by 13" 10 way adjustable coil over shocks front and rear; tubular upper and lower control arms; 4 link rear suspension. The steering is a rack and pinion unit by Flaming River. Steering is power assisted. Brakes are 4 wheel discs by Wilwood as are the front spindles and the master cylinder. Wheels are 17”. The tires are Goodyear Eagle EAG F1 245/45 ZR17/SL. The radiator is a 4 row Griffin unit and the dual cooling fans are by Spal. The rear end is FAB 9 unit with a Mosher 3.25 positive tracking 3rd member and Strange 31 spline axles. There is a 12” McLeod clutch and pressure plate and McLeod hydraulic throw out bearing.
This custom Mustang is beautiful, powerful, dependable and a blast to drive. We have all of the receipts incurred in the build of this car (which now has ____ miles on it). The cost of the body and paint work and the parts purchased exceed $126000 and this is before any labor charges are figured in. As stated no expense was spared in making the car what you see in these photographs. The car is located in Madison, Ms (central Mississippi where I55 and I20 intersect) where I am helping my friend, the owner sell the vehicle. It can be seen, inspected and driven here. Pose any questions to Mike Martin 601-906-1196