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1968 Mustang GT


Mustang GT

The 1968 Mustang GT was a special options package which included an engine upgrade to the C-code base V8 engine with dual exhaust, a body side c-stripe or rocker panel stripe, 14 inch GT steel styled wheels, GT gas cap, GT quarter panel emblems.

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Other years of the Mustang GT: 1965 1966 1967 [1968] 1969 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

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Royal Maroon Mustang GT
Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang GT California Special hardtop owned by Don Potter from Ohio. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for March 2nd, 2008. Don has this extra information to share, "The car was found on the internet and purchased February 2004 from an exotic car dealer in the Seattle, Washington area. The photos I received with car indicated that the body work and paint were done in September 1997 and is still in very good shape. The engine bay and engine along with interior and floor pans were in pretty sad shape. The mileage at time of purchase was 54,243. Once the engine and tranny was pulled, the undercarriage was inspected completely. We found several modifications that led me to believe car had been extensively drag raced at one time. The right rear shock housing was pushed up and split in three areas. The trans linkage, clutch bracket and shifter had been modified. Since my purchase, the following work has been completed: interior gutted and replaced, dash repainted correct color and all dash pieces replaced, factory console replaced with a humphugger console, factory shifter replaced with a Hurst shifter, electrical gauges replaced with mechanical gauges, 390 engine replaced with a 428 Cobra Jet engine, grille replaced with correct GT/CS grille and Marchal fog lights, front and rear bumpers replaced, engine bay detailed, rearend rebuilt with new axles and 325:1 Posi w/traction bars, GT pop-open gas cap added, standard LED sequential tail lights from Mustang Project, and the driver's side floor pan and passenger side floor pans replaced along with left front torque box."

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Red Mustang GT
This Red 1968 Mustang GT hardtop has a 390ci engine, X code (V2) 2 barrel carb, AC w/heat, C-6 automatic transmission, AM radio with 8-track player, power steering, power disc brakes, bucket seats with seat belts, spare tire & jack, fog lights, remote outside mirror, tinted glass, front and rear spoilers, and a Posi rear end with 2.78 gears. The front nose and hood are from a Shelby.

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Gulfstream Aqua Blue Mustang GT
Gulfstream Aqua 1968 Mustang GT/CS California Special hardtop owned by Arlie Moses and now Shane Mills. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for 6-15-08. Options include the C-code 289ci V8 engine, C4 transmission, 3.00 open rear, air conditioning, power steering, and power disc brakes.

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Sierra Blue Mustang GT
This probably a one of a kind Sierra Blue 1968 Rainbow of Colors promotional GT Mustang hardtop. It has a black vinyl roof, aftermarket wheels, black side C stripe, vented hood, fog lamps, metal rocker panel trim, and a 390ci V8 engine. Scott Johnson's family bought this car in the mid 1970's from a local dealer, probably only one other owner. During the 70s the car was repainted to a match of its original factory color. Scott says that everyone thought that this could not have been a factory color since nothing like it is on the 1968 Mustang color charts until he recently ordered a Marti Report which showed the car as one of the Rainbow of Color promotional GT hardtops and it was painted Sierra Blue. The 1968-69 Rainbow of Colors promotion offered 13 special colors, one of them was Sierra Blue. This amazing car was our Attitude Of The Week for November 23, 2008. See our Rainbow of Colors special information page for more information on the information we have been able to put together on all 13 colors.

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Presidential Blue Mustang GT
This beautiful Presidential Blue 1968 Mustang GT/CS with a 289ci V8 was our Attitude Of The Week for April 5th, 2009. Arlie says that this was a 2008 Christmas present to myself. Only 155 California Specials built with 289 & 4-speed. Still has the original 8-track player and smog equipment. Arlie also has a Gulfstream Aqua 1968 GT/CS which was our Attitude Of The Week for 6-15-08 and December of our 2009 calendar.

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Candy Apple Red Mustang GT
Candy Apple Red Mustang GT/CS with 230 hp (302 cubic inch) 4 barrel, V8 engine. The CS stands for California Special which included a Shelby style decklid with a spoiler, sequential taillights, and a blacked-out grille with out Mustang identification. The GT was also missing from the normal GT wheelcovers. A similar option package was available in Colorado called the High Country Special.

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Acapulco Blue Mustang GT
Acapulco Blue 1968 Mustang GT California Special. This car was originally Lime Gold with a gold interior, but it is an original California Special model. The California Special included a front grille with no horse or other emblem, Marchal or Lucas fog lights (this one has Lucas fog lamps), competition style hood locks/pins, turn signals integrated in the hood, Shelby style side scoops, GT/CS Striping and California special script, fiberglass trunk lid and extensions (same as the Shelby convertible), horizontal tail lights (same as 65 Thunderbird and 68 Shelby), pop off gas cap, and plain GT wheel covers (although this one has GT wheel covers).

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Highland Green Mustang GT
Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT with 230 hp (at 4800 rpm), 302 cubic inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine.

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Candy Apple Red Mustang GT
Candy Apple Red 1968 Mustang GT High Country Special with a litte bit of front end damage. 250 of these cars were built by the San Jose plant for the Colorado area in 1968 and followed the tradition of GT upgrades and HCS side emblem found on the 1966 and 67 High Country Specials. The 1968 California Special was inspired by the three year successful run of High Country Specials. These HCS models featured a carburetor jetted for high altitude driving, side scoops, a factory fiberglass trunk lid with molded in spoiler, Shelby style taillights, namesake decals, horse delete grille, high-intensity fog/driving lights, hood pins and a stripe decal down each side of the vehicle.

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Seafoam Green Mustang GT
Seafoam Green 1968 Mustang GT hardtop owned by Dave. Dave comments, "The car was restored in 2000. I purchased it in 2005. It is a 'J' code Mustang with the 302 4-BBL engine with C-4 transmission. It is the original color Seafoam Green. The interior was changed to black when it was restored - the original was Ivy Green. The most interesting story is that I found the build sheet behind the dash when I was replacing bulbs in the instrument cluster and it confirmed everything that was on the car."

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Presidential Blue Mustang GT
Presidential Blue 1968 Mustang GT fastback with the C-stripes and special GT hub caps. When you ordered the GT, you had the choice between the C-stripes or rocker panel stripes

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Acapulco Blue Mustang GT
Acapulco Blue 1968 Mustang GT with the second largest engine offered in a 1968 Mustang, 325 hp (at 4800 rpm), 390 cubic inch, V8 with a Holley 4 barrel carburetor.

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Presidential Blue Mustang GT
Presidential Blue 1968 Mustang GT convertible owned by Darryl from Alberta, Canada. This beauty was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting February 28, 2010. Options include the Interior Decor Group, 8-track tape player, and center console.

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Lime Gold Green Mustang GT
This Lime Gold 1968 Mustang GT California Special hardtop was our Attitude Of The Week for December 1st, 2007. The California Special options group included a Shelby style decklid with a spoiler, unique taillights, and a blacked-out grille with out Mustang identification. In the CS option the GT was purposely missing from the normal GT wheelcovers. A similar option package was available in Colorado called the High Country Special.

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Meadowlark Yellow Mustang GT
Meadowlark Yellow 1968 Mustang GT fastback with a rebuilt S-code, 390ci, V8 engine and aftermarket wheels. The door data tag of this car reads: 63A 2+2 fastback with standard interior, W Meadowlark Yellow exterior paint, 2A black crinkle vinyl and black kiwi vinyl standard interior, 18U assembled on July 18th, 1968, 53 ordered in the Kansas City area, 7 with a 3.25:1 conventional rear axle, and U C6 automatic transmission.

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Raven Black Mustang GT
This 1968 California Special Mustang GT is owned by Amy Moores of Washington and is our Attitude Of The Week for the week starting May 15th, 2011. We photographed Amy's car at the 2011 Spring Mustang and Cougar car show sponsored by the North Olympic Mustangs and Cougar club in Port Angeles, Washington. Also check out the Ford designed GT/CS newspaper advertisement we just found looking though tons of newspapers.

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Highland Green Mustang GT
This is a Highland Green 1968 Mustang California Special hardtop. They are also called GT/CS cars. Steve McQueen drove a Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT fastback in the movie Bullitt. This one is an original code-R Highland Green Mustang, with code 2A black interior, date code 29C March 29th 1968 build, ordered by code-71 Los Angeles district, code-2 rear end with 2.79 gears, and a code-W C-4 automatic.

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Blue Mustang GT
Check out this blue 1968 Mustang GT hardtop owned by Shaunn Fullmer from El Dorado Hills, California. This is our featured, Attitude Of The Week for the week starting September 11, 2011. Shaunn shares, "An original CA Black Plate Car. San Jose plant built and has not left NorCal since. Third owner with 65K original miles. Mild mods to engine include ceramic headers, Flowmaster exhaust, Edlebrock intake and carb, MSD wires, braided hoses, and Pertronix coil and igniter. She's a blast!"

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Dandelion Yellow Mustang GT
Reiny van Uden of the Netherlands just sent us this updated photo of his new Special Order Yellow 1968 Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustang GT. The GT stripe and wheels were put back to their original style. The 1968 Rainbow of Colors promotion offered new Mustang owners a choice of one of 13 or more colors of the rainbow with wild names. Some of the wild yellow paint names were Dandelion Yellow, Yummy Yellow, and Razzle-Dazzle Yelow. Most of the cars we have seen were baselevel Mustang hardtops, so this is a special car. Color matching the original paint shows this car was restored to its original bright Dandelion Yellow (Ford special paint code WT6018) which was one of the 13 colors. Also view this video of this car and others of Reiny's.

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Candy Apple Red Mustang GT
Candyapple Red 1968 Mustang GT optioned convertible with a 195hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel V8 engine. Other options include wheel covers, fog lamps, metal rocker panels, gray side C stripes, power steering, power convertible top, and hood mounted signals.

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Madagascar Orange Mustang GT
John Roessel sent us these photos of this amazing car he used to own. It is a Madagascar Orange 1968 Mustang GT Rainbow Of Colors Edition Mustang fastback. It had it's original S-code 390ci V8 and an automatic transmission. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting September 23, 2012. The Rainbow Of Colors special editions were offered on the west coast for 1968 and 1969. Here's more information.

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Acapulco Blue Mustang GT
Restored Acapulco Blue 1968 Mustang GT fastback with a deluxe (luxury) interior and a 325hp (at 4800rpm), 390 cubic inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine.

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Sunlit Gold Mustang GT
Sunlit Gold 1968 Mustang GT hardtop owned by Boris Mirkin from Lindenhurst, New York. This is a nice looking straight Mustang that has a black interior and all the GT options.

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Highland Green Mustang GT
Highland Green 1968 GT California Special hardtop with Argent style GT wheels, black vinyl top, metal rocker panel trim, fog lamps, side scoops, GT/CS side stripe and graphics, and an emblem-less front grille. This photo is available in two wallpaper sizes; 1024-768 wallpaper and 2400-1600 wallpaper.

Brittany Blue Mustang GT
Brittany Blue 1968 Mustang GT California Special white vinyl hardtop with all the GT options of fog lamps, grille emblem delete, GT Argent styled steel wheels, hood pins, louvered hood; and the California special options of a GTCS side stripe and rear fender lettering. This car has its original 289 cubic inch V8 engine.

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Candy Apple Red Mustang GT
A beautiful Candy Apple Red 1968 Mustang GT/CS hardtop with black vinyl roof, argent styled steel GT wheels, Lucas fog lamps with covers, GT/CS side stripe, side scoop, hood pins, metal rocker panel trim, hood vents, and passenger side mirror.

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Acapulco Blue Mustang GT
Acapulco Blue 1968 Mustang GT/CS hardtop with argent styled steel GT wheels, white GT/CS side stripe and lettering, California Special rear letters, metal rocker panel trim, and aftermarket vented hood.

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Acapulco Blue Mustang GT
Acapulco Blue 1968 Mustang GT/CS hardtop with Argent styled steel non-GT wheels, fog lamps, white GT/CS side stripe and lettering, california special rear letters, metal rocker panel trim, vented hood, blue vinyl interior, and a 289ci V8 engine.

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Wimbledon White Mustang GT
Wimbledon White 1968 Mustang GT/CS hardtop with argent styled steel wheels, black GT/CS side stripe and lettering, California Special rear letters, metal rocker panel trim, vented hood, hood pins, and a 195hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel, V8 engine.

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Mustang GT
Brought to you first by MustangAttitude.com, this is the top part of a great newspaper advertisement we found for the 1968 California Special GT Mustang. Click on the second and third photo from this set to see the rest of the ad. It was placed by Galpin Ford on March 22nd, 1968 in the Van Nuys News of Van Nuys, California.

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Wimbledon White Mustang GT
Wimbledon White 1968 Mustang GTCS hardtop with standard Argent styled wheels; metal rocker panel trim; black GTCS side stripe; Shelby styled side scoop, hood pins, hood louvers, fog lamps, and rear wing; and a 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel, V8, originally rated at 195hp (at 4600rpm).

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Seafoam Green Mustang GT
An incredible Seafoam Green 1968 Mustang GTCS hardtop with white side stripes; Argent styled steel wheels with GT hub caps; Shelby side scoops, rear wing, and fog lamps; louvered hood with integrated turn signals (facing the driver); and a 289ci, 2 valve, V8 engine.

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Candyapple Red Mustang GT
This is an ultra-rare Candyapple Red 1968 Mustang GT High Country Special hardtop. This model was similar to the GT California Special, but it was offered in Colorado. This one has a red interior and a black vinyl top.

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Candy Apple Red Mustang GT
Only Mustang makes it happen! This Mustang magazine advertisement shows what happens to you after you buy a Candyapple Red 1968 Mustang GT fastback. The advertisement reads, Sidney spent Sundays seashelling at the seashore. Then Sidney started digging the '68 Mustang - the great original. Dug the models: hardtop, fastback and convertible. Liked the low price, too, which left Sidney lots of clams to design his own Mustang, Sidney style. Now Sidney's making waves all over. Last week he saved 3 bathing beauties. (And they all could swim better than Sidney!). Check out another version of this ad.

Candy Apple Red Mustang GT
Take a look at this red 1968 Mustang GT fastback. It has the GT fog lights, reflective C-stripe on the side, and aluminum GT wheels.

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Acapulco Blue Mustang GT
This Acapulco Blue 1968 Mustang GTCS hardtop was at the 2010 Mustang car show in Port Angeles, Washington. The 1968 California Special has the same rear taillight panels and spoiler as the Shelby, fiberglass side scoops, stripes, blacked out grille, fog lights, and hood locks.

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Candyapple Red Mustang GT
This amazing Candyapple Red 1968 High Country Special Mustang hardtop was at the 2010 MCA Grand Nationals held in Bellevue, Washington. The High Country Special was offered in the Denver area and featured the rear wing, fog lamps, and side scoops from the Shelby GT500, sport wheel covers, louvered hood, side stripes, and High Country Special badges.

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Raven Black Mustang GT
This Raven Black 1968 California Special hardtop was at the 2010 Mustang Roundup car show in Bellevue, Washington. It has the standard 12 slot argent styled wheels, white side stripe, side scoops with GT/CS graphics, California Special rear fender graphic, rear wing, and 289ci V8 engine. The C-code 289ci V8 was the most common engine for the 1968 GT/CS but others ordered included the T (200ci), J (302ci), X (290ci), S (390ci), and the R (428ci) code engines. Side stripes came in white, black, red, or metallic blue depending on the main exterior color. Most of the grilles included Lucas fog lamps but some did receive lamps manufactured by Marchal. 2.79:1 was the most common rear axle ratio but others included the 2.75:1, 3.00:1, 3.20:1, 3.23:1, and the 3.50:1. The GT California Special was a California special promotion but only about 8 percent of the cars was ordered with the GT option which included dual exhaust with quad exhaust tips, argent slotted steel wheels with GT center caps, and heavy duty front and rear spring. All other standard 1968 GT options were not used.

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Gulfstream Aqua Mustang GT
Gulfstream Aqua 1968 Mustang GT black vinyl hardtop at the 2010 Mustang car show in Port Angeles, Washington.

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Acapulco Blue Mustang GT
This Acapulco Blue 1968 Mustang GT California Special hardtop was at the 2010 Mustang Roundup car show in Bellevue, Washington. Over 1000 Mustangs showed up for the event. This car was parked in the California Special section which included the classic 1968 and 2007+ versions.

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Meadowlark Yellow Mustang GT
This Meadowlark Yellow 1968 GT California Special Mustang hardtop was a the 2010 Mustang Roundup car show in Bellevue, Washington. This GT/CS has GT style wheels and a 289ci V8 engine.

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Royal Maroon Mustang GT
This Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang GT California Special was at the 2010 Mustang Club of America Grand Nationals in Bellevue, Washington. This GT/CS has the optional GT style wheels, Lucas fog lamps, and a 302ci V8 under the hood.

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Lime Gold Mustang GT
This Lime Gold 1968 Mustang GT California Special with black vinyl roof was at the 2010 Mustang Roundup car show held in Bellevue, Washington. This GT/CS was ordered with the GT option which included dual exhaust with quad exhaust tips, argent slotted steel wheels with GT center caps, and heavy duty front and rear spring. All other standard 1968 GT options were not used including the GT gas cap which probably could be ordered separately.

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Yellow Mustang GT
This custom 1968 California Special Mustang GT was at the 2010 Mustang Roundup car show in Bellevue, Washington. This GT/CS was originally ordered Wimbledon White with a black vinyl top, but now wears a bright yellow exterior paint, custom wheels, and custom engine.

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Meadowlark Yellow Mustang GT
Meadowlark Yellow 1968 Mustang GT/CS hardtop with black vinyl roof at the 2011 Mustang Roundup car show held in Bellevue, Washington. California Special features include argent styled steel GT wheels, black GT/CS side stripe and lettering, California Special rear letters, metal rocker panel trim, louvered hood with hood pins, and Shelby style rear spoiler/wing and side scoops.

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Candyapple Red Mustang GT
Cool Ford promotional photo of a Candyapple Red 1968 Mustang GT fastaback with Argent style GT wheels, fog lamps, side c-stripe, GT fender emblem, louvered hood, and metal rocker panel trim and wheel lip molding.

Wimbledon White Mustang GT
This is one of 50 Wimbledon White Mustang GT Cobra Jet fastbacks factory built for racing at the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Winternationals in Los Angeles. VIN numbers range from 8F02R135007 to 8F02R135056 and the first batch of 18 where scheduled for assembly on December 30, 1967 with delete export brace, 428ci Cobra jet, GT option, steel wheels, aluminum intake, Wimbledon white, and no racing stripes. Gas Ronda, Jerry Harvey, Hubert Platt, Don Nicholson, Hubert Platt, and Al Joniec raced them for Ford at the 1968 NHRA Winternationals held February 2-4. This is Don Nicholson's car. An additional 32 cars where built and at least 8 went to dealerships to promote the event.

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