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, some GT features were added on along with plenty of
new parts for the interior, sporty wheels and tires, a stiffened
suspension, and beautiful paint, all powered by a Windsor 351ci V8
which is not original but better! Have a close look at this one,
and not unlike the consignor when he purchased the car, you will be
We see the iconic look to this 1968 version now with center fog
lights mounted in the grille. All laser straight steel with nicely
minded gaps, and bathed in beautiful not oft seen Emberglow paint,
a tasteful color change applied better than the factory could!
Chrome and trimming look shiny and like new, and right down to the
hockey stick cove the trimming is near perfect. On the back the new
rear for this year uses the inward V shaped sergeant stripe
taillights. Nice trimming highlights the Emberglow and add in a
shiny bumper, large bezels on the roll pan for the backup lights
and a chromed badged gas cap in the center, and we are good to go.
15-inch Magnum 500 chrome wheels are on and wrapped in front by
215/60R15's and on back 235/60R15's.
A work of art with some new parts like a stitched parchment vinyl
center console. It sports the original shifter which would normally
be seen sitting by itself in mid hump. Now it's surrounded by a
glovebox, cup holders and a storage area. As it rises to the dual
eyebrow padded black dash top, a retro Mustang radio is now in
AM/FM style. Just under the black top is a shape matching wood
grain panel which has a new round gauge setup with modern speedo,
digital mileage readout and a tachometer. 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 cream painted panel
which has the knobs and pulls within it. Climate sliders are to the
driver's left and reside in a smaller wood grained panel. Parchment
colored vinyl covers the buckets which have been overstuffed and
sport smooth outer bolsters, and tuck and roll inserts. The same
for the rear bench, which along with the bucket's floats in a sea
of black carpeting. More horizontal tuck and roll for the door
panels which present like new. Also of note is a wood rimmed
steering wheel, and a nice tight headliner also in parchment.
Under the hood now resides a 351ci Windsor V8 topped with a
4-barrel carburetor. This transmits power to the ground through C4
3-speed automatic transmission, and an 8-inch rear axle. The exhale
is courtesy of Flowmaster which gives the 68 'Stang a melodious
tone. Our consignor states that a mere 1,000 miles has been clocked
since the rebuild.
During the restoration the underside of the car was thoroughly
cleaned and painted and for added stiffness and handling a set of
sub frame connectors were installed. Power steering, and a power
booster is on for the front disc brakes. The rear braking is power
drums. All is looking fine underneath just like the topside.
As soon as you enter you will realize you are not in your average
1968 Mustang. All very nicely done and modernized but still looking
the 1968 parts. It fires right up, and on the test track drives
like a Windsor 351ci dream. Great acceleration, solid handling, and
bias free panic stopping. Power steering was a plus, and I felt
like I was in a really hot car with the exterior Emberglow
Look at this car from any angle and you will be hard pressed to
find any faults. That's why after looking at 65 other examples our
consignor landed on this one. Nice upgrades, great paint, and
fabulous chrome. Giddy-up!
T-Metuchen, NJ Assy Plant
01-2 Door Hardtop
222838-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 65B-Hardtop, Luxury Interior, Buckets
COLOR R-Highland Green
TRIM 6U-Parchment Luxury Buckets
DATE 16F-June 16th
AXLE 4-2.83 Conventional
TRANS W-C4 Automatic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.