1968 Ford Mustang Coupe
There is symbolism in that logo in front. The logo of the car is a
Mustang horse galloping from right to left. It was created by
automotive designer Philip Thomas Clark. The horse has a strong
connection to the American West, but the symbolism runs deeper.
According to some reports, the horse represents American expansion
and freedom. Others say the logo is moving to the left because
Clark was right-handed and it was easier for him to draw that way.
Either way, and as they say the rest is history!
For consignment, a very fine example of a 1968 Mustang. During the
restoration, a color change was performed along with plenty of new
parts for the exterior, sporty wheels and tires, a rebuilt
suspension, and beautiful paint, all powered by a 302ci V8 with
less than 4,000 miles on the rebuild, which is not original but
better! Have a close look at this one and its binder of receipts
for repairs over the years you will be SOLD!
We see the iconic look to this 1968 version now with corraled horse
mid gallop coming out for the clean eggcrate grille. All laser
straight steel with nicely minded gaps, and bathed in a color
change respray of Highland Green, a tasteful color change applied
well but with a few imperfections, runs and inclusions. Chrome and
trimming look shiny and are new, and right down to the hockey stick
cove the trimming which is near perfect. Accentuating the rocker
line of the straight steel sides are white GT stripes just above a
stainless rocker trim panel. A near perfect black vinyl top covers
the roof and adds an air of distinction to this pony. On the back
the new rear for this year uses the inward V shaped sergeant stripe
taillights. All new chrome and stainless trimming highlights the
Highland Green and add in a shiny bumper, large bezels on the roll
pan for the backup lights, a chromed badged gas cap in the center,
and GT style dual dual exhaust tips and we are good to go. 14-inch
Styled Steel wheels are on and wrapped in 235/60R14's all
A work of art horizontal tuck and roll door panels with a splash of
chrome for the highlighting trim, door release and window crank.
Moving inside our eyes are drawn to the dash with its dual eyebrow
padded black top, aftermarket AM/FM/Cassette player and crinkle
finish black panel which houses the factory gauges. These use large
shiny bezels to land either side of the steering column, and just
above and peppering between these large gauges is a trio of more
new gauges, accurate and easy to read. Below is a black painted
panel which has the knobs and pulls within it and the climate
sliders are to the driver's left and reside in a smaller black
panel. Black colored vinyl covers the rarely seen front bench which
have been overstuffed and sport a smooth fold down armrest and tuck
and roll inserts. We note some tearing of the seat material along
with prior repairs accomplished with black tape. The same for the
rear bench which remains tear free, which along with the front
bench floats in a sea of black carpeting. Also of note is a padded
black rimmed steering wheel, and a nice tight headliner also in
Under the hood now resides a circa 1968 302ci V8 topped with a
4-barrel carburetor that was rebuilt approximately 4000 miles ago.
This transmits power to the ground through C4 automatic
transmission, and an 8-inch rear axle with 2.79 rear gearing. The
exhale is courtesy of dual exhaust with Turbo mufflers which gives
the 68 'Stang a melodious tone. A component of note is factory
installed A/C for those hot summer drives.
During the restoration the underside of the car was thoroughly
repaired with new front torque boxes, floor pans, and floor support
rails. Factory power steering is on as is a factory power booster
is on for the front disc brakes while the rear braking is power
drums. We note all new parts for the brake in the form of new
calipers, wheel cylinders, lines, hoses, and parking brake cables
along with new steel fuel lines. Independent front suspension is on
along with new lower control arms, sway bar bushings and sway bar
end links and for the rear we note new leaf springs and traction
bars for that extra grip.
As soon as you enter you will realize you are not in your average
1968 Mustang. All very nicely done and a complete throwback to
1968. It fires right up, and on the test track drives like a
galloping 302ci dream. Great acceleration, solid handling, and bias
free panic stopping. The power steering was a plus as was the power
brakes, and I noted all functions operational with the exception of
the A/C which our consignor stated did work but most likely has a
leak and will need to be recharged.
Look at this car from any angle and you will be hard pressed to
find many faults. With rust free panels, a rarely seen front bench
seat, tons of undercarriage work, an iconic paint hue, lots of
receipts and fabulous chrome. Giddy-up!
T-Metuchen, NJ Assy Plant
01-2 Door Hardtop
C-289ci V8 2bbl
203480-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 65A-2 Door Hardtop, Standard Buckets
COLOR M-Wimbledon White
TRIM 2AA-Standard Black Vinyl Buckets
DATE 14E-May 14th Build
AXLE 2-Ford 8" 2.79
TRANS W-C4 Automatic
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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
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