For Sale: 1968 Ford Mustang in Lithia Springs, Georgia

$44,995

Vehicle Description

There's almost an unwritten rule that if you've got a 1968 Ford Mustang fastback, you paint it Highland Green. Any car guy worth his salt recognizes that combo: it was Steve McQueen's ride in Bullitt, perhaps the most iconic Mustang of all time. With just 52,515 original miles, a documented ownership history, and a J-code V8, this is the fastback you've been waiting for.

The original Meadowlark Yellow was a fine color, but it simply didn't pop like it does now that it's Highland Green, and everyone would be asking you when you're going to change the color anyway. The paint and body are in great shape, but they're not so perfect that you're afraid to take it out: this car was put together to drive. The paint is five years old and still looks fantastic, and you know it was a first-rate job, because there's just no sign of the original Meadowlark Yellow. The new front grille has been trimmed to more closely resemble Frank Bullitt's fastback, and experts will note that the side marker lights were shaved to make it look sleek. The rest of the bright trim is likewise clean, and the blacked-out taillight panel looks great. A GT rear lower valance allows for factory-style exhaust tis and the chrome detailing on the taillights gives the car an ornate, high-quality look. Classic and clean, this Mustang's muted presence gets appreciative nods everywhere it goes.

Inside, the original black standard bucket seats were retained, which is how Bullitt's car was built, too. Those are new seat covers, new door panels, a new carpet, a new headliner and more, so it all looks quite fresh. The console is factory, as is the fold-down rear seat, making this the practical muscle car that you can really use. You're holding on to the original deluxe steering wheel and staring at the original gauges, with a clock added in the center slot just to keep it from looking too naked. The original radio is still in the center of the dash, but a modern AM/FM/CD/MP3 head unit has been neatly integrated into the console and new speakers are in the kick panels and the rear seat area. This was an original A/C car, and everything from the firewall back is intact. In the trunk you'll find the amplifier and a new trunk mat.

Pop the hood and you'll find what is very likely the original (Ford didn't stamp many VINs on their motors) J-code 302 cubic inch V8 engine. It was born with a four-barrel carb, so it's rather rare in its own right, and everyone knows how well the 302 (AKA the 5.0) really runs. A new Holley 4-barrel carburetor provides a power boost, but with so few miles on the clock, the engine needed no internal work at all, so it's stock. It's beautifully detailed in bright Ford Blue with correct details like the hoses and clamps, plug wires, and decals. Underneath, you'll see that this certainly was a car born in Dearborn and shipped to sunny Atlanta, so rust issues simply don't exist here. A newer exhaust includes a set of Flowmaster mufflers for a great rumble, and power is delivered via a C4 3-speed automatic transmission and on back to a 9-inch rear end with 3.00 gears inside. To complete the Bullitt look, a set of 15-inch Torque Thrusts was added along with some fat BFG radials.

There's a deluxe Marti Report that comes with the car, as well as a bunch of the original ownership documentation. If you're looking for a cool cruiser with Hollywood appeal, call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-896613
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang
  • Exterior Color:Highland Green
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:52515
  • Stock Number:3287-ATL
  • VIN:8F02T168103