(5 photos of a 1968 Madagascar Orange Mustang Rainbow Of Colors Hardtop) This rare 1968 Madagascar Orange Mustang hardtop from the west coast Rainbow of Colors promotion is owned by Dale Olson of Rohnert Park, California. It was our Attitude Of The Week for December 28th, 2008. Dale writes, I got this car in 1990 and finished restoring it in 1996.
It was not show room quality, but it was a very nice car. For the entire time I've had it, I was misreading the data plate and didn't know exactly what the car was. Even few years ago I did search on internet of Orange 68 Mustang, and got nothing. Just within the past few weeks I finally
found out the car was a part of the Rainbow Mustang promotion of 68
and 69. I don't have the original engine in it because when I got the
car someone had put a straight six in it. I also had a 67 mustang with
a 289 4v that was usable so I rebuilt it. Also no longer have the C4
automatic for it. I put in the Ford design 4 speed (RUG-E2), but no
modifications other than bolt-ons. The car only has 23,000
miles on it since restoring it, but due to it sitting outside in the
weather, it needs to be completely restored again (except the
engine, transmission, and rear end). We've included some scanned in photos after its first restoration in 1996, hopefully Dale can get us more in the future. Also take a look at our Rainbow of Colors special information page to see what we believe all 13 colors from the Rainbow of Colors promotion looked like along with photos of other Rainbow of Colors cars.|
(4 photos of a 1968 Seafoam Green Mustang GT Hardtop) 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."
(11 photos of a 1968 Medium Blue Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) Medium Blue 1968 Shelby GT-350 with J-code 250hp, 302 cubit inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine, and standard GT-350/500 wheels/hubcaps. These wheels have a mag-style hubcap with simulated lug nuts.
(13 photos of a 1968 Olive Green Mustang Rainbow Of Colors Branded Hardtop) mustang This double unique, special model, Mustang was our featured Attitude of the Week for the week of December 13th, 2009. Robbie Tromp from the Netherlands has restored this Olive Green 1968 Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustang which is also a Branded Special. This olive green is one of 13 special colors which a new Mustang owner could order along with several upgrades in the west coast Rainbow of Colors promotion. Also during this time dealers could add a Branded Special emblem to further promote a car. Amazingly this car is both! This was the first Olive Green Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustang that found us. A few months ago, Wolfgang Kohrn of ponysite.de, contacted us about finding a unique originally painted, olive green, 1968, Mustang in the Netherlands which had all the options and special order data to indicate that it was the first car found of this unique color. This is that car which is also featured on Wolfgang's site. So far we've only found 9 names of the 13 colors of the promotion. This green was not one of them, so we've been temporarily calling it Olive Green. If you know the official color name, let us know. About the same time, Jeff from Oregon, emailed us on his newest purchase of an olive green 1968 Mustang which turns out to be a sister car to Robbie's because the share the same DSO order area, special order number, and therefore ordered by the same dealer which was, Lou Gerard Motors, in Redding, California. Look at the other photos of this car, Robbie has much more information.
(7 photos of a 1968 Presidential Blue Mustang GT Convertible) 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.
(8 photos of a 1968 Meadowlark Yellow Mustang Hardtop) Meadowlark Yellow 1968 Mustang hardtop restored to its original color and a newly restored 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel, V8 engine.
(7 photos of a 1968 Lime Green Mustang Shelby GT-500 Fastback) Lime Gold metallic (or Lime Green metallic) 1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang fastback with a 335hp (at 5200rpm), 428 cubic inch, 4 barrel, Cobra Jet V8 engine. Options on this car include: power steering, power brakes, extra cooling package, heavy duty battery, a 3.50 rear axle gear ratio, tilt-away steering wheel, sport deck rear seat, and decor options group.
(4 photos of a 1968 Gold Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) Gold 1968 Mustang Shelby GT-350 fastback that was originally ordered by Hertz Rent-a-car. It is one of 223 fastbacks ordered by Hertz in 1968. It has all the Shelby equipment (power disc brakes, power steering, competition handling package, shoulder harnesses, integrated roll bar, deluxe interior, unique console and gages, and tilt / tilt away steering column) plus selected options of an automatic transmission, air conditioning and tinted glass. This car was sold at the Barrett-Jackson auto auction in 2008 Scottsdale Arizona for $92000.
(17 photos of a 1968 Wimbledon White Mustang GT California Special Hardtop) 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).
(13 photos of a 1968 Sunlit Gold Mustang Convertible) Take a look at this Sunlit Gold 1968 Mustang convertible with full wheel covers, side C-stripes, louvered hood, and a C-code 289ci V8 engine. Why is the top up? It's Seattle weather.
(13 photos of a 1968 Madagascar Orange Mustang Rainbow Of Colors Hardtop) This is a Madagascar Orange 1968 Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustang with a J-code, 230hp, 302 cubic inch, 4-barrel V8. This car was a special order car from the San Jose, California area. Besides the special order paint it came with automatic transmission, white sidewall tires, center console, power disk brakes, power steering, AM radio, tinted glass, deluxe seat belts, remote left hand mirror, and deluxe wheel covers which included the center red cap to the standard full wheel covers. The vinyl roof may have been a dealer added option. The Rainbow of Colors was an east coast promotion which featured special order paint in a rainbow of colors. I got to see this car in person. Its been repainted but its in very good condition. We also have a sister to this car since it shares the same special order number.