Mustang fastbacks are red hot, and perhaps the most popular of all are cars like this 1968 Mustang fastback that combine an authentic feel with a few upgrades to take them to the next level. With a great-running 289, a manual gearbox, and the perfect stance, this is a car that gets noticed for all the right reasons.
Freshly painted in beautiful Candyapple Red (it was originally code W Meadowlark Yellow), there's no question this is a great-looking Mustang. Look closer and you'll see that a lot of effort was required to get it that way, and the details stand out. Note how crisp the lines are leading to the C-scoop in the rear quarts, how even the reflections are, and the depth of the shine. That doesn't happen by accident, someone spent the time (and money) to make it even nicer than it was when it was new. Gaps are good all around, and there's a refreshing lack of add-ons to distract from the clean Mustang shape. 1968 was the first year for side marker lights, making this car easy to identify from a distance, and I'm especially pleased that it hasn't' been dressed up with fake Shelby stripes or GT badges that just don't belong. Instead, they focused on getting the little stuff right, from the bright chrome bumpers to the bright chrome fuel filler cap.
The interior is fresh, too, with beautifully installed black pleated seat covers on the front buckets and a matching setup on the folding rear bench. This Mustang takes a no-frills attitude, so there's no center console but many folks, myself included, like the industrial look of a shifter sticking up all by itself. This car was originally a 3-speed manual, but it now has a proper 4-speed with a Hurst cue ball on top to really make it party. The instruments appear to be original and in good condition, situated behind a wood-rimmed steering wheel that could only be a product of the '60s. A modern AM/FM/CD radio is in the dash and you'll be happy to learn that all the wiring is new, so no gremlins are hiding behind the scenes. The trunk is neatly finished with a black mat featuring an embroidered Mustang emblem, so it looks custom without affecting functionality.
The VIN says this was originally a C-code 289 with a 2-barrel carb, and that's still what's under the hood today. It's got plenty of upgrades like an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and intake, so it looks awesome sitting there with those finned Edelbrock valve covers. Long-tube headers help build low-end torque and give the 289 a muscular voice through a Flowmaster exhaust system with tips under the rear bumper. A 4-speed manual gearbox spins an 8-inch rear full of 2.79 gears, so this one cruises effortlessly at supra-legal speeds. The floors were replaced in 2015, so you won't have any worries about rust or structural issues and the finish work underneath is very nicely done with a light dusting of undercoating for protection. The suspension has been lowered a bit to give it that awesome stance and the fenders are stuffed with 17-inch American Racing Eleanor-style wheels and 245/45/17 front and 275/40/17 rear BFGoodrich g-Force radials.
Fastback fever is very real, and this one gets all the details right. Just don't expect to be able to stay under the radar with a car that looks and sounds this good. Call today!