For Sale: 1968 Ford Mustang in Lithia Springs, Georgia

Vehicle Description

Mustang fans, let me be the first to assure you that any resemblance between this 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback and the famous one used by Steve McQueen in "Bullitt" is purely intentional. Complete with a powerful 351 cubic inch V8, an upgraded 5-speed gearbox, great options, and those famous Torque Thrust 'Old Style' wheels, this car has the look that everyone loves.

This Mustang is serious. It's nasty, it's fast, and it pulls no punches in any regard. It's beautiful in every way that a car can be and the sheetmetal looks stretched over the frame so tightly that you know there's not an ounce of fat on it anywhere. And that's a good thing because dark paint like the Highland Green keeps no secrets and the sheetmetal on this car is very straight and super sharp. It had some surgery during its restoration, but it was done right, with new sheetmetal rear quarters and an entire Dynacorn one-piece floorpan seamlessly integrated into the original design in such a way that even experts can't spot the work outside. In the classic car game, you get what you pay for, and it's no doubt this Mustang cost a pretty penny to execute and we commend the builders on a job well done. Doors fit right, the hood sits flush, and the deck lid blends seamlessly into the fastback profile to give it a beautiful, uninterrupted curve. If a top-end, driver-grade Mustang with a slick paint job is what you're after, then you can't do much better than this, and if you'd like to show it this Fastback can hang with the best of them. It's got some bright trim, just enough to highlight the fastback's most delicious details, but the grille has been properly blacked out and all the emblems removed, just like the Bullitt movie car. Chrome bumpers sparkle, the rocker panel molding adds the perfect amount of flash at the profiles, and we love the way the sculpted tail panel looks, complete with sporty gas cap and dual exhaust exiting underneath the rear valance.

The all-black interior is every bit as wonderfully restored, with crisp, well-detailed leather seat covers on the buckets, a sporty 3-spoke steering wheel, and Hurst 5-speed shifter sticking out of the transmission tunnel. If you can touch it, it's probably new, including the carpets and door panels, and basic black was the original choice so that's what went in during the restoration. The instrument panel and gauges are crisp and brightly rendered, focused on the big speedometer next to the oversized fuel-and-battery gauge, with a trio of auxiliary units above. Other upgrades include a retro-style AM/FM/AUX radio in the original slot, cold factory A/C with modern R134a hardware, and a fold-down rear seat. The trunk is nicely finished with a reproduction plaid mat and has plenty of room for all your car show goodies.

The engine is a potent and fresh 351 cubic inch V8, rebuilt and detailed to a very high standard. The '67-'68 Mustangs were redesigned just so this engine would fit between the shock towers and the performance is definitely worth the effort. With bottomless reserves of torque and instant throttle response from the big Holley 4-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock aluminum intake, it's almost impossible to resist putting your foot on the floor. A chrome air cleaner and polished aluminum valve covers add flash to the engine bay, while the billet distributor, MSD ignition, and long-tube headers add reliability to an already powerful drivetrain. The upgraded T5 5-speed feels robust and that torquey 351 doesn't need anything more than the 8-inch rear end out back, so it's a great highway cruiser as well. Long-tube headers and Flowmaster-style mufflers give it a wonderful cackle and the chassis is upgraded with red-oxide primed Dynacorn floorpan, a big front sway bar, power rack-and-pinion steer, and front disc brakes, so it certainly runs like Steve's car and then some. Proper American Racing Torque Thrust 'Old Style' wheels with 215/65/15 front and 225/70/15 rear Cooper Cobra radials ensure great handling.

A lot of Mustangs are more hype than substance, but this incredible Fastback allows you to relive a great movie moment as well as own a fantastic Mustang. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Ford Mustang
  • Listing ID: CC-1657315
  • Price: $79,995
  • Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang
  • Exterior Color:Highland Green
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:12108
  • Stock Number:7025-ATL
  • VIN:8F02C211569
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Atlanta
213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122

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