The 1969 Mustang was an important year for the classic Ford pony
car for many reasons, including some major changes in the engine
specifications and power. The styling of the 68 car was a
combination of refining the new from last year body style and the
addition of federally mandated safety changes, including rear side
marker lights. Changes for the 68 Mustang's interior were minor,
overall trim detail changed very little, however due to tightening
national safety regulations, a new collapsing steering column was
added in Mustangs, as well as other cars of the day and was
designed to have a crush zone to absorb some of the shock of a
(possibly non seat belted ) driver in an impact.
For your consideration, a 1968 Mustang in Sunlit Gold that caught
the eye of our consignor who would oogle this car on his daily
commute to work as the car sat at a garage with a for sale sign on
it. As luck would have it, one day it was raining, and the car was
pulled inside the garage. Our consignor stopped in and got to
really view the car and how well it was taken care of. Over the
course of a few months and multiple stops to discuss the car and
price, however, the owner at that time was very attached. One day
the car was up on the lift and after seeing the undercarriage our
consignor decided that this was the car for him. A price agreement
was reached and the rest as they say, is history.
The beneficiary of a restoration over 15 years ago, this pony is
still showing proud with only very minor rust bubbling and a few
small scrapes. Sunlit Gold covers this straight body with well
minded gaps and a black canvas convertible top adds just the right
contrast when in the raised position. Complete with the iconic
mustang hockey stick cove that ends just in front of the rear
wheels and a stainless rocker trim panel for some extra bling, this
Mustang draws our eyes to it from a mile away. 14" chrome styled
steel wheels round out that package and are wrapped in raised white
A swing of the door and we are met with front bucket seats and a
rear bench that shine like the showroom and welcome you to get in
and drive. A chrome T handle floor shifter proudly sits on the hump
which is covered by gold carpet that has slight fading on top of
the hump. An original and very clean dash fronts the new for 1968
collapsible steering column. The dash contains its original
instrument cluster and the addition of a small tachometer and an
AM/FM/Cassette player. Gold steel and vinyl make up the door panels
and are looking just fab with their chrome door handles and window
cranks. Black Mustang logoed floor mats protect the carpet and
provide the same gold and black contrast as the exterior.
The correct 289ci V8 resides within the original and well restored
engine bay. An aluminum intake manifold has a Holley 4bbl carb on
top and then the icing on the cake is the chrome air cleaner
assembly. On the back is a C4 3-speed automatic and putting power
to the ground is a Ford 8" axle assembly.
A well restored and used undercarriage presents with no invasive
rust and only minor surface rust on the suspension components. Drum
brakes are seen all around, and dual exhaust sends spent fossils
thru Turbo mufflers to announce the V8's melody. All good down
One of the rites of summer here at the Classic Auto Mall is getting
to cruise the test track with the top down. We were thwarted on
this as the top pump does indeed run but there are sounds of fluid
gurgling indicating a leaking line or cylinder. On the track the
car performed flawlessly and handled everything we threw at it. All
functions were operational other than the top.
A well restored and sorted out car that caught the eye of our
consignor and made him fall in love. A minor repair and this car
can offer you years of top down smiles and all the notoriety that
ownership of a classic Mustang brings.
T-Metuchen, NJ Assy Plant
C-289ci V8 2bbl
184108-Sequential Unit Number
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.
1968 Ford Mustang
Exterior Color:Sunlit Gold
Interior Color:Ivy Gold
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