(5 photos of a 1968 Sunlit Gold Mustang T-5 Convertible) This amazing 1968 Sunlit Gold T-5 Mustang comes to us from Mario Sikorski of Ingolstadt, Germany, and was our featured Attitude Of The Week for December 7th, 2008. Mario tells us that his T-5 has been restored, has all its matching factory numbers, and according to the Marti report this is a one of a kind. When these cars were exported to Germany, Ford could not register the "Mustang" name for sale. Ford replaced the "Mustang" emblems with "T-5" emblems. T-5 Mustangs exist from 1964 through 1979.|
(5 photos of a 1968 Corporate Yellow Mustang Convertible) Cannot miss this bright yellow 1968 Mustang convertible with 195hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, V8 engine.
(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.
(1 photo of a 1968 Madagascar Orange Mustang Rainbow Of Colors Hardtop) Karen Rose in Raleigh, North Carolina owns a very rare Madagascar Orange 1968 Mustang. This car was originally ordered by her grandma Frannie in California, who picked out one of the special factory colors advertised in the "Rainbow of Colors" Ford promotion between 1968 and 1969. Karen writes, I still drive this car regularly, but it could use some restoration, most pressingly a new hard top. I've been scouting around for a good body shop in the Raleigh NC area if you know of one. Thank! And you don't even want to see photos of my engine, it's not a pretty sight, but at only 160k, garaged most of her life in California, I'm still able to keep her going replacing part for part as they wear out. She's a good gal at 40. A larger wallpaper view of this car is also available. There are others: check this out.
(6 photos of a 1968 Seafoam Green Mustang Hardtop) Seafoam Green 1968 Mustang hardtop with 21 spoke wheel covers, louvered hood, metal rocker panel trim, and a 200ci 6-cylinder engine. This is the original Seafoam Green paint and the car has only 57K miles on it.
(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.
(9 photos of a 1968 Seafoam Green Mustang Hardtop) Seafoam Green 1968 Mustang hardtop with a modified interior and C-code 289ci 2-barrel V8 engine.
(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.
(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.
(7 photos of a 1968 Seafoam Green Mustang Hardtop) Seafoam Green 1968 Mustang hardtop with full wheel covers, metal rocker panel trim, and a C-code 289ci 2-barrel V8 engine.
(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.
(4 photos of a 1968 Diamond Blue Mustang Hardtop) Diamond Blue 1968 Mustang hardtop with black vinyl roof, wheel covers, side c-stripe, and a 289ci V8 engine. This car has 38K miles on it and has its original paint, vinyl top, and interior. Diamond Blue is an old Ford color going back to at least 1958 as Platinum.
(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.
(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.
(5 photos of a 1968 Passionate Pink Mustang Color Of The Month Hardtop) Here's a special one! It's a Passionate Pink 1968 Mustang hardtop. The Passionate Pink (repaint) is the original color - the black hood stripes and hood scoop were added by the owner. Why is it painted pink? Probably because it was part of a dealer sales promotion. Both the Rainbow of Colors and Color of the Month promotions included this shade of pink. Since the DSO is not LA or San Jose and it wasn't built in San Jose, it's not the Rainbow of Colors. This was built in Dearborn and has a DSO of Cleveland (322391) and delivered to Beasley Ford in Columbus Ohio (dealer 42C001).