(5 photos of a 1968 Meadowlark Yellow Mustang Fastback) Meadowlark Yellow 1968 Mustang C-4 automatic V8 302 4 barrel engine and turn signal hood.|
(5 photos of a 1968 Royal Maroon Mustang Sprint Hardtop) This is a Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang Sprint with a 195 hp (at 4600 rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel, V8. The Sprint options packages started midway through the 1966 model year when Ford introduced the Millionth Mustang Sale featuring the limited-edition "Sprint" package which had a lot more chrome and a different engine due to engine availability problems in 1966. The Sprint option remained in later years with just the additional chrome and paint options which gave the car a GT look without the price. The 1968 Mustang Sprint option consisted of GT stripes, pop-open gas cap and the full wheel covers of six cylinder Mustangs. V-8s got in addition, the styled steel wheels with Wide Oval Tires and the GT fog lamps.
(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 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.
(6 photos of a 1968 Acapulco Blue Mustang GT Fastback) 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.
(8 photos of a 1968 Candy Apple Red Mustang Convertible) Candyapple Red 1968 Mustang convertible with some of the GT options. It has the 195hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel V8 engine - which was not available on the GT in 1968. Other options include wheel covers, fog lamps, metal rocker panels, gray side C stripes, power steering, power convertible top, and hood mounted signals.
(14 photos of a 1968 Wimbledon White Mustang Shelby GT-350 Convertible) Wimbledon White 1968 Mustang Shelby GT-350 convertible with a 306hp, 302 cubic inch, Shelby customized 4 barrel V8 engine. This car was restored to its original code M Wimbledon White paint with 1630 Blue stripes, white top, code 6A Black Decor Bucket interior, 302 4V V8 engine, 4 speed transmission, 3.89 rear exle ratio, power disc brakes, power steering, power parchment top, tilt away steering, air conditioning, tach and trip odometer, tinted glass, visibility group, wheel lip moulding, AM radio, and heavy duty battery. It must be incredible with the top down.
(4 photos of a 1968 Royal Maroon Mustang Sprint Hardtop) A real survivor this Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang Sprint vinyl roof hardtop has 14,976 miles on it. Since 1966, the Sprint options package's main purpose was to offer an engine upgrade to the next largest engine over the popular base model to prevent a shortage. For 1968 this engine was the 195hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel V8. Economically priced the Sprint Package from the factory which includes the Argent styled steel wheels, fog lights, and wheel lip moldings.
(5 photos of a 1968 Lime Gold Green Mustang Sprint Hardtop) Lime Gold 1968 Mustang Sprint vinyl roof hardtop with wheel covers, metal rocker panel trim, chrome wheel lip trim, and an engine upgrade to the c-code, 195hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel V8 engine. The Sprint option was was an economically priced upgrade which was aimed at reducing the risk of running out of the base engine by offering an engine upgrade and many of the GT options. This car has the 6-cylinder engine and is therefore known as the 1968 Sprint "A" Package. The door tag on this car reads 65CI6A05D712W: 65C 2-door hardtop, I Lime Gold metallic exterior paint, 6A black bucket seats, 05D assembled on the 5th of April, 71 ordered in the Los Angeles area, 2 2.79:1 rear axle ratio, and 2 automatic C4 transmission.
(7 photos of a 1968 Dark Green Mustang Shelby GT-500KR Fastback) Dark Green 1968 Mustang Shelby GT-500KR fastback with a 400hp, 428ci, 4 barrel, Cobra Jet V8 engine. Dark Green was the Shelby name for Highland Green paint offered on the normal 1968 Mustang. The 1968 Shelby has custom front fascia, vented hood, side scoops, and rear quarter panel scoops. These came stock with the roll bar.
(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.
(7 photos of a 1968 Raven Black Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) Raven Black 1968 Shelby GT350 fastback with Shelby wheels, front fascia, hood, side scoops, and rear wing.
(15 photos of a 1968 Seafoam Green Mustang Hardtop) Seafoam Green 1968 black vinyl Mustang hardtop with wire wheel covers, metal rocker panel trim, and a 195hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel, V8. This car has only 25K miles on it and the exterior paint and interior are all original.
(9 photos of a 1968 Lime Green Mustang Shelby GT-500 Convertible) The hood says it all, this is a Lime Green 1968 Shelby GT500 convertible, beautifully restored with hood pins, fog lamps, metal rocker trim, Shelby 10 spoke wheels, and an S-code 427ci 4-barrel V8 engine.
(12 photos of a 1968 Sunlit Gold Mustang Hardtop) Sunlit Gold 1968 Mustang hardtop with full wheel covers; vented hood, metal rocker panels; and a 115hp (at 4400rpm), 200 cubic inch, 1 barrel, inline-6 cylinder engine.
(16 photos of a 1968 Raven Black Mustang Convertible) Raven Black 1968 Mustang convertible with vented roof, red side stripe, metal rocker panel trim, and added GT argent styled steel wheels. This is not a GT, a GT would have a GT fender emblem.
(13 photos of a 1968 Passionate Pink (Hot Pink) Mustang Color Of The Month Hardtop) Special order Passionate Pink (from the February 1968 Color of the Month promotion) and the 1968 and 1969 Rainbow of Colors promotion (Hot Pink) 1968 Mustang hardtop. This car was ordered in April of 1968 which puts the car between the two promotions, but the same color (Ford# WT9036) was used on both. Because all Rainbow of Color and Color of the Month promotional Mustangs were reported to have been built at the San Jose plant (R-code in the VIN), and this car was built at the Dearborn plant (F-code), we believe this car was dealer ordered for the late April Easter Collection of Colors promotion which featured many of the pastel colors available on 1968 Mustangs. Besides the special order paint: this car has the deluxe full disc wheel covers; metal rocker panel trim; and the base level 115hp (at 400rpm), 200 cubic inch, 1 barrel, inline 6 cylinder engine. This is a Sprint 200 A (6 cylinder sports options package) special order car which included the deluxe wheel covers, rocker panel trim, and louvered hood sport options at a reduced cost.
(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.
(14 photos of a 1968 Passionate Pink (Hot Pink) Mustang Color Of The Month Hardtop) Special Passionate Pink 1968 Mustang hardtop ordered as part of the February Color of the Month promotion to celebrate Valentine's Day. The Color of the Month Mustang promotion ran the first four months of 1968 featuring a New Years January special gold paint, pink for Valentine's Day, a March St. Patrick's Day green, and Eastertime Coral in April. All Color of the Month Mustangs where rumored to be built in San Jose (VIN starting with 8R) and ordered for the Denver area. This car was built in San Jose but ordered in Los Angeles under special order 0778. In 1968, the San Jose plant also built special order cars with this same pink paint (WT9036) for the 1968 Rainbow of Colors West Coast promotion. The Rainbow of Colors cars were mainly ordered in the Los Angeles area, so this may be one of those cars instead.