(4 photos of a 1968 Lime Gold Green Mustang Fastback) Lime Gold 1968 Mustang with 195 hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel, V8 engine. This is the original lime gold paint!|
(4 photos of a 1968 Sunlit Gold Mustang Golden Nugget Special Hardtop) Scott Rear of Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada sent us this photo of his Sunlit Gold 1968 Golden Nugget Special Mustang hardtop with its original 289ci 2V V8 engine. This original Golden Nugget Special was purchased from Perry Morrell Motors which used to be in Silverton Oregon. Scott says, In the process of restoring her now. I am looking for images of the
dash plaque that came with the car so I can reproduce one. The vinyl roof
has been removed in the pictures. 525 of these cars were built and sold in the Seattle area and came with 289 cubic inch 2V V8 engine, C4 automatic transmission, louvered hood, black stripes, black vinyl top, black interior, and featured unique golden plaques on the dashboard with the original owner's name engraved. Check out the ad I found in the January 26th, 1968, edition of the Seattle Times.
(13 photos of a 1968 Sunlit Gold Mustang Hardtop) Sunlit Gold 1968 Mustang hardtop with a 195 hp (at 4600 rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel, V8 engine.
(1 photo of a 1968 Sunlit Gold Mustang Golden Nugget Special Hardtop) Sunlit Gold 1968 Gold Nugget Special Mustang hardtop which was only sold in the Seattle/Oregon area. We are still working to determine if a special darker version of Sunlit Gold called Anniversary Gold was used, but the ad from 1968 says Sunlit Gold. Other standard options in the Gold Nugget special package was a 4 speed manual transmission, power steering, AM radio, center console, deluxe seat belts, black vinyl roof, performance tires, wheel covers, louvered hood, and front fascia integrated turn signals.
(12 photos of a 1968 Black Hills Gold Mustang Color Of The Month Hardtop) This 1968 Mustang hardtop was originally ordered by Galloways Garage, Inc of Newburgh, New York as a Sprint B with automatic transmission, special Black Hills Gold paint (Gold Metallic WT3822), and blacked out louvered hood. The Sprint B came with a V8 engine, argent style wheels, and GT fog lamps. Two 1968 Mustang promotions come to mind: the Anniversary gold with black striped louvered hood Seattle area Golden Nugget Special, and the Black Hills Gold January Color of the Month rumored to be in the Denver area only. Both these special promotional cars were built in the San Jose plant (VIN 8R...) where this car was built in Metuchen, New Jersey (VIN 8T...); therefore, technically this car may be neither but it was ordered with the same paint as the January Color of the Month Black Hills Gold. During the restoration of this car, the wheels have been changed to later Magnum 500 wheels.
(8 photos of a 1968 Sunlit Gold Mustang Fastback) This is a Sunlit Gold 1968 Mustang fastback. It has the 390-4v V8 engine (S code), black knitted seats with a standard front bench (8A code), 3.25 Equa-Lok locking axle ratio (G code), and the four-speed manual transmission (5-code). Other original options include the black paint stripe, sport deck rear seat, and wheel covers.
(1 photo of a 1968 Black Mustang Hardtop Advertisement) "See the Man", Seattle Times newspaper Mustang ad for January 26th, 1968. The ad says, "Report to people who want to break away from the look-alike pack! Mustang! The one car on the road you can't mistake for any other. With a long, lean look all its own. With bucket seats, vinyl interior, wall-to-wall carpeting and floor-mounted stick shift - all standard. Mustang. It's really something else! See the man with better ideas.. your Ford Dealer."
(4 photos of a 1968 Sunlit Gold Mustang Golden Nugget Special Hardtop Advertisement) Advertisement for the 1968 Seattle area Golden Nugget special Mustang we found in the January 26th, 1968 edition of the Seattle Times. We found several of these advertisements in the January and February issues of the Seattle Times newspaper to promote the 525 specially painted and optioned Mustangs. This advertisement says, "Exclusive for this area only! Specially ordered, specially painted Mustangs, each with a golden plaque for the dash panel bearing the customer's name. Sunlit gold color, with black vinyl top, black hood panels. Black stripe. Whitewalls. Wheel covers. Plus all the better ideas that make Mustang America's favorite, most imitated sports car. More Mustang than ever for '68." This ad also shows what the golden dash plate looks like (of course in black and white and in a different scale...) We think this advertisement was payed for by Ford since it has no local dealership listed, which may mean that the Golden Nugget Special promotion was a Ford promotion rather than a group of dealers. Another indication is the special order number of 1111 which appears on the door data tag of each car after the DSO code of 74 indicating the Seattle area. This 1111 code appears to be special since it was also used in 1966 for the 50 special limited edition Millionth Anniversary Mustangs.
(1 photo of a 1968 Corporate Yellow Mustang Hardtop Advertisement) Only Mustang makes it happen! This is a 2 page Mustang magazine advertisement shows a Corporate Yellow hardtop with louvered hood and black stripes. The film strip across the top shows how owning a Mustang will change your life. Yep, this is definitely from the late 60's. The ad reads Turn yourself on, switch your style, and show a new face in the most exciting car on the American road! for '68, the great original comes in 3 versions - hardtop, fastback, convertible. With all the standards that make Mustang Mustang: bucket seats, floor-mounted stick, sports steering wheel, rich loop carpeting. And you can design your own luxury Mustang, sporty Mustang, practical Mustang... with better ideas like AM/FM Stereo Radio, air conditioning, SelectShift transmission, new 2-tone hood. Get hip to the great transformer: Mustang makes dull people interesting, interesting people absolutely fascinating! And only Mustang mades it happen! Check out an alternative version of this ad.
(10 photos of a 1968 Special Green Mustang Rainbow Of Colors Hardtop) Here is an unusual one. Its a special order 1968 Mustang hardtop which came with automatic transmission, power steering, sport tires, sport wheel covers, louvered hood, C-code 289ci V8 engine, black side stripe, and special order paint (WT7148). It was built in the San Jose plant but under special order number 3059 from Salt Lake City. We've confirmed that the Rainbow of Colors promotion also ran from Salt Lake City. We've been recently emailed of another special order green painted Mustang from the same special order number by Mike in Idaho. We think both of these cars were part of the Rainbow of Colors west coast promotion. WT7148 is a close match to WT7126 which was used in this promotion.