Cool colors, a built 351 under the hood, and a big stack of
receipts make this 1968 Ford Mustang fastback a winner in anyone's
book. Bristling with more than 350 horsepower and a Tremec 5-speed
transmission, this pretty pony represents an A-list piece of muscle
with the goods to deliver on the promises its bodywork makes.
Finished in a handsome shade of medium green that looks an awful lot like original Lime Gold, this fastback looks exactly like the kind of car that would be prowling Woodward Avenue back in the late-60s. It's subtle but there's no mistaking a predatory Mustang fastback, and we do have to say that it's nice to see one that isn't Highland Green for a change. Build quality is great, with straight sheetmetal, great gaps, and sharp details, all topped by an paint job that's holding up well and has a correct look. Experts will spot the scoops in the quarter panels, which are an aggressive look borrowed from the Shelby parts book, and the dual exhaust protrudes through the rear valence, which is always an awesome look. The chrome bits, including front and rear bumpers, the pony emblem, and the lovely taillights, all appear to be in original condition and look great.
Two-tone buckets have been restored to factory specifications using correct reproduction seat covers, and thanks to new foam underneath, they're supportive and comfortable. Matching door panels are in great condition, and there are recent carpets on the floor, so it all has a consistent look. That fat wood-rimmed steering wheel isn't stock, of course, but it looks great in the vintage Mustang's interior and shows off the gauges to great effect. Auxiliary gauges have been mounted under the dash in the usual spot, just ahead of the shifter for the Tremec 5-speed manual gearbox, which is a massive improvement to any early Mustang. A new AM/FM stereo head unit has been expertly massaged into the dash, and feeds speakers discreetly hidden out of sight. Open the trunk and you'll find a correct mat, clean sheetmetal, and a full-sized spare with cover.
According to the extensive receipts that accompany this car, the 351 cubic inch Windsor V8 comes from Fetters Racing Engines, and features World Products heads, a Comp Cams camshaft, an Edelbrock carburetor and intake, and all-new components throughout. Making a dyno-proven 350 horsepower, it barks and snarls like there's a big cam inside and it has been expertly tuned so it runs right. Dress-up pieces include the valve covers and air cleaner, and the ignition system is by MSD. While they had it apart, they also installed a giant aluminum radiator, fabbed up new fuel and transmission cooler lines, and repainted the crossmembers and installed a new oil pan. A rebuilt front suspension and fresh shocks all around improve handling (this might be the best handling fastback we've ever driven), and the ceramic-coated long-tube headers and a new dual exhaust system with X-pipe and stainless mufflers sounds magnificent. All the parts related to the 5-speed are new, including the clutch and flywheel, and the 9-inch has signs of recent work. Those lovely Torque Thrust wheels are the ideal choice and wear staggered 215/60/15 front and 255/60/15 rear blackwall radials that totally stuff the wheel wells.
Documented with tons of work recently completed (the engine alone has more than $7500 in receipts), this hi-po fastback is ready to rock. If you've wanted a fastback, nice ones don't get much better than this. And man does this thing drive and handle great. Call today!
Pick of the Day is an electric-converted pony car done back in 1995
The Pick of the Day is one of the iconic 1969 prototypes built by Kar Kraft for Ford, turned into a quarter-mile competitor
As the saying goes, ‘better late than never.’
Most Americans want to see a pony parked in the driveway
It took a decade, but Harry Donovan’s pony is back on the road
They’ll take some work, but you could make some money back and learn a lot
Most powerful and quickest factory version to arrive later this year