1968 Ford Mustang Coupe
The Mustang created the category of the 'pony' car, a reference to
its distinctive horse logo. The name encompassed all the competitor
cars that were built to try and match the Mustang's success. An
example is the Chevrolet Camaro, which also cemented the image of a
sporty vehicle with a sleek style. Even Ford couldn't have
predicted how successful the car would be. On the opening day,
22,000 units were sold, and dealerships were taking waiting lists
for several days after.
This 1968 example for consignment has spent its lifetime in the
possession of a mere 3 families all in the central PA area. The
first owners had the car in service for 11 years and it was then
stored on jack stands for the next 26 years. It was then taken out
of storage and refreshed then put back on the road. Since this time
the second owner added in A/C and rebuilt the engine when it was
refitted with a Holley 4-barrel carburetor and intake manifold. The
remainder of the car is all original, including the low miles which
is now at 43,605 miles.
Bathed in a very nicely applied Diamond Blue, straight steel
abounds. Gaps are consistent and straight. The iconic hockey stick
cove is present in the rear quarters and it flows into the doors.
From the front bumper, grille galloping horse and wheel well as
well as rocker trim all chrome is very nice with no dimpling or
dulling. For 1968 styling becomes slightly more aggressive on a
simpler grille and deeper headlights, and on back the former
outward V shaped sergeant stripe taillights have now been inverted
to inward, but still using 6 individual lights. Original wheels
have been replaced with 14-inch Magnum 500 wheels, wrapped in
raised white lettered BFG tires. A black vinyl top in near showroom
condition is the dollop of whipped cream on top if you will.
2 tone blue in light and dark bounces all around this interior.
Door panels are light blue painted uppers and lowers, and vinyl
covered dark blue panels in the middle with just a touch of chrome
trim surround. Front buckets continue with dark blue horizontal
stitched inner panels, and light blue bolsters. This continues into
the back seat bench. The buckets flank an added-on center console
complete with a storage compartment and a dual cup holder. Further
forward on the hump is the T handle shift lever. A dual squared off
eyebrow design is reserved for the dash top and this plays in dark
blue and is above some light blue painted metal on the bottom of
the dash. A/C is now added in and we can note the original
instrument cluster, and steering wheel. Dark blue carpet is in good
condition and floods all the floors. Dark blue carpeted floor mats
are also seen, and these have a 3D galloping horse stitched into
them. The headliner is nice and tight dark blue vinyl. Looking way
back into the trunk we see very good condition square tweed vinyl
lining throughout looking like new.
Under the pristine hood, in the clean and restored engine bay, is a
289ci V8. It has a higher performance cam installed which specs out
at .448i/442 lift and 204i/214e duration @.050. World Products
provides the Windsor Jr. cylinder heads and are topped with 1.6
ratio roller rockers. A single Holley 4 BBL carburetor is on top,
and a C4 3-speed automatic transmission is in back with a Ford
8-inch 2.79 rear axle. A dual Flowmaster exhaust helps with the
exhale. We also note power steering and A/C to make the long drives
cool and comfortable.
A slight coating of surface rust is seen on some usual suspects,
but structurally rust free for the unibody, floor pans and rockers.
Patina is on the black painted surfaces. New rear shocks are in
along with new rear drum brakes, a new fuel sending unit, and axle
This car fired right up, and after a bit of a warm up period, ran
very smoothly, drove beautifully, and had good acceleration and
handling. It is a good highway cruiser as well. It is also noted it
has a nice engine sound emanating from the exhaust.
Well done and not like your steak, but in the sense of the a
wonderful survivor and tasteful upgrades done to this 68 Mustang.
Nicely done, performance modifications, center console, 14-inch
wheels, good chrome all around, and we are all buttoned up and
ready to ride our little pony into the sunset...(cue the
T-Metuchen, NJ Assy Plant
01-2 Door Hardtop
C-289ci V8 2bbl 195hp
185566-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 65A-2 Door Hardtop Standard Interior
COLOR N-Diamond Blue
TRIM 2B-Blue Standard Vinyl Buckets
DATE 20C-March 20th Build Date
AXLE 2-Ford 8" 2.79 Conventional
TRANS W-C4 Cruise O Matic 3 Speed Automatic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
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.