For Sale: 1968 Ford Mustang in Lithia Springs, Georgia

Vehicle Description

Offering much more than its off the charts curb appeal, this 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible checks a lot of boxes for classic car collectors. It's certainly highly coveted simply by virtue of its status as a first-generation Mustang, one of the most influential models ever introduced to the car buying public - a model that enjoyed such spectacular sales success it earned a classification all its own: The Pony Car. But even among its celebrated brethren, this Seafoam Green beauty stand outs, with it's gorgeous paint job and convertible top, slick black interior, and powerful 289 V8/C4, it's a bonafide stunner with the hardware to back up all it's good looks.

While it's not all that uncommon to see a classic Mustang decked out in vibrant paint, when you see one like this, where that color itself is a big conservation piece, you can't help but take notice. Code "O" Seafoam Green is the car's original color, and while yes, this particular respray is a bit more green and vivid than the original Ford formula from 1968 (that shade is bit closer to white, whereas as this one embraces the beauty that is green), we absolutely love it because it makes the car truly stand out from the crowds with a healthy dose of personality. It's a bright shade that practically makes love to our studio lighting, and sparkles underneath the sun with that great "wet look" shine only the best paint professionals strive for. It's not a trailer queen - this droptop wasn't built just to show off at competitions anyway - but we're talking about a very high-end driver quality Mustang with little imperfections to speak of other than a minor bit of light orange peel or maybe some tiny debris caught under the finish that can only be seen under the perfect angle. Certainly better than anything Ford was rolling out of the factory in '68, and arguably much nicer than some of paint jobs I've seen out at the new car lot. The bright chrome bumpers, surrounding grille trim, rocker panel moldings, and all the intricate brightwork around the rear end and taillights add the perfect amount of flash to the already attention-grabbing presentation, and the fog lights and rear luggage rack are period-perfect additions that add extra sparkle as well. Through the ages, pretty much every photo of convertible vintage Mustangs shows them in open air configuration, but rest assured (should the weather warrant), you can rely on the power black convertible top as it's in fine shape, raises into place smoothly and even features an impressively clear plastic window in back.

The fairly stock look inside is a result of blending original and reproduction pieces seamlessly to give it a very inviting look, and a couple choice aftermarket pieces give the cabin a very bespoke feel. Most of the soft components are recent, including the very fresh black seat covers, plush carpets, and a dash pad, and the matching door panels feature sparkling accents and fresh hardware that really energizes things inside. These builders really knew how to come around full circle to make a car feel complete. We like the no-nonsense look of this coupe, and that includes the T-handle shifter right on the transmission tunnel, and although some might argue that the aftermarket 3-spoke steering wheel may be a bit overboard, it's a sporty-looking unit that feels great in the hands of the driver. For entertainment, there's a retro-style AM/FM/AUX stereo in the dash, although if you're like many of us that prefer the symphony an American V8 produces, you'll never use the radio. Original-style gauges look crisp and clear and do a great job of tracking things under the hood, and a Bosch tachometer was added to keep a close eye on the high-revving motor under the hood. A small console between the front buckets houses cup holders for your comfort and a bit more storage, and the under-dash R134a A/C unit actually blows cold! The neatly finished trunk is further protected with a set of reproduction plaid mats and thanks to the slightly larger size of the 67-68 cars, there's plenty of room for your gear even with a full-size spare.

The "C" in the VIN says this car should be carrying a 289 cubic inch V8 with a 2-barrel carb, and even though we can't verify if this block is numbers-matching (Ford didn't stamp VINs on their motors), a 289 V8 with a 2-barrel is exactly what powers this Pony today. Dressed in a stock configuration that includes a Ford Blue air cleaner and matching valve covers, the block itself was painted with correct Ford Blue as well, and the car certainly delivers on the performance promises made by the appealing exterior curb appeal. It runs extremely well, with smooth torque befitting the semi-formal convertible, but offers a ripping performance soundtrack when you're running hard thanks to the H-pipe dual exhaust system. The C4 3-speed automatic transmission shifts crisply and makes this an effortless cruiser, and with the help of power steering and power front disc brakes, this Pony handles itself very well out on the street. Bright wire-spoke wheel covers look right and carry 195/75/14 Uniroyal skinny whitewalls all around.

This is the Mustang you've been dreaming about since you were nine years old. Go ahead; at this price, and in this excellent condition, it's about time you owned a droptop Mustang the whole neighborhood will envy. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Ford Mustang
  • Listing ID: CC-1637015
  • Price: $39,995
  • Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang
  • Exterior Color:Seafoam Green
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:49570
  • Stock Number:6937-ATL
  • VIN:8R03C167326
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Atlanta
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122

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