(from page 1 of the 1968 Collection)
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. |
(from page 3 of the 1968 Collection)
This 1968 Mustang convertible is owned by Ed Moulton. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for the week of 9-14-08. Ed just completed an 8 month restoration in August 2008. It's painted Vista Blue clearcoat metallic - from the late model Mustangs. He stored the original 289 4v V8 and installed a 347 stroker from Blueprint Engine. It has the original C4 automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes (front disc rear drum), power top with folding glass rear window, billet grille, and blue dot halogen headlights.
(from page 3 of the 1968 Collection)
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.
(from page 4 of the 1968 Collection)
The "Attitude Of The Week" for 9/9/07, a Gulfstream Aqua 1968 Mustang Cobra Jet with GT package. This car has the 428 cubic inch, 335hp at 5600rpm, V8, Cobra Jet V8 engine. The Cobra Jet also came with the Mach 1 package. The GT package included auxiliary lights on the grille, GT gas cap, and GT wheel covers as well as an optional side "c-stripe" and accent paint stripe.
(from page 7 of the 1968 Collection)
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.
(from page 15 of the 1968 Collection)
Acapulco Blue 1968 Shelby GT-350 fastback owned by Denny Headley from Illinois. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting April 18, 2010. The car originally Lime Green, then painted white, then sat in a field for many years rotting away. The car was rescued from the field and restored. These photos were taken at the 7th Annual Main Street Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis Car Show held in Princeville, Illinois.
(from page 16 of the 1968 Collection)
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.
(from page 21 of the 1968 Collection)
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!"
(from page 33 of the 1968 Collection)
Gulfstream Aqua 1968 Mustang hardtop owned by Peter Brandes from Graz, Austria. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting May 4, 2014. This Mustang has it's original 289ci V8 and an automatic transmission. Peter shares, "I was always into Mustangs since I was a little boy. 10 years ago I fulfilled my dream and found a first owner car in Darien, Connecticut. After 3 months of waiting it arrived in October 2003. It is almost original and driven almost every day from April to September. This year in April I was in Las vegas at the 50th anniversary of the Mustang and I had a great time"
(from page 35 of the 1968 Collection)
Acapulco Blue 1968 Mustang Sprint hardtop owned by Thomas Farnstrom Bjorklinge Sweden. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting November 16, 2014. It has it's original 289ci 2V V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Thomas tells us more, "This Mustang come to me in 2012 from Miami. This is a 1968 Mustang Sprint B with a 195hp (at 4600 rpm) 289 cubic inch 2 barrel V8. The Sprint options packages from factory included; Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic transmission, power steering, and drum brakes. The car is number matching and has only re-paint to Acapulco blue from Lime gold in 1998. The engine was restored at the same time. This Mustang was sold in Washington in 1968 and was in that area until 2012. The last owner had it in Lorton, Virginia. I will restore slowly and drive it all the time."
(from page 43 of the 1968 Collection)
Check it out. This is a Sierra Blue 1968 Mustang GT Rainbow Of Colors Edition fastback. It's owned by Marc from Yorba Linda, California. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week starting October 11, 2015. The car was purchased new by his Father at a dealership in Santa Ana, California. It has the DSO/Special Order number of 71-0783. Marc tells us, "My Dad loved cars and took care of them. It had about 138,000 miles on it when he decided to do a minor restore. At one point, my Father had re-painted it, beefed up the engine (lighter manifold, racing cam, bigger carburetor, etc.), and re-did the interior. It was supposed to be parchment, but he
instead chose a white interior with blue carpet. I loved the car since I was about five so my Dad had always promised me the car when I was old enough. I remember every time it broke down, he would vent by saying he was just going to sell it. I used to get so upset, but he would always keep it. Unfortunately, the car was stolen from a parking lot in the early eighties. I was probably the most heartbroken of the entire family. Fortunately, the joyriders only wanted the battery and tires so they left it sitting on blocks. The car was recovered later that night. Needless to say, I was filled with joy in hearing the news and my Father was able to keep his
promise by giving it to me when I was sixteen. The car was not in great
shape at all. I spent most of my spare time working on it and most of my money on parts. In 1999, I was able to restore it back to almost original. It should have comfort weave parchment seats, but I was unable to find the material at the time. I removed the California smog equipment, added electronic timing and left the aftermarket aluminum manifold. I also installed a 3" Magnaflow Cat-Back (since I work for Magnaflow). I do still have all of the original parts. I had always tried to determine the paint color. The person who painted it had told me some story of having to get
the paint codes from Detroit, but never offered any detail as to the color.
Since it was a custom order, I was never able to determine exactly what the color is. Thanks to your website, I was able to decode the color as Sierra Blue. So the car has been in the family with one registered owner for the last 47 years and I will give it to my son in the next five years or so (let's hope he decides to keep it too)."
(from page 51 of the 1968 Collection)
Check this one out! It's a Beatnik Blue 1968 Rainbow of Colors Mustang hardtop. This is our Attitude Of The Week for the week starting June 22, 2020. Jason reached out to us to confirm. He asked, "I think I have a rainbow of colours car. The car is in excellent condition and still retains its original body metal. It has spent years inside and never left exposed to the elements. From what I can see the car appears as if it was repainted once but I can not find anything anywhere that shows it to be painted any other colour. I sent a small paint chip in when requested by Kevin Marti so they could determine the paint code. They said it was beatnic blue..." Jason showed us a copy of the Marti Report with the WT8095 paint code match and the DSO of 710784. According to our research, this DSO matches a Beatnik Blue sibling that was delivered to Bill Ellis Ford in Rialto, California. Jason's was delivered to California Motors in Glendale, California. The dealerships are 55 miles apart.
(from page 53 of the 1968 Collection)
Check out this "during restoration" photo of a 1968 Rainbow of Colors Mustang in the light blue special order paint. The 1968 Rainbow of Colors promotion offered Mustangs in a rainbow of special ordered paint colors and options for the West Coast. We have been calling this color Beatnik Blue after an advertisement we found on the promotion at a local dealership. Mike has been restoring it. He had it shipped from California with much of its original paint, Ford special order WT8095. We have other examples of this paint on our site, but this one matches the original. The original was non-metallic. WT8... were blue colors; if the second digit was less than 8, it was non-metallic, etc. This beautiful car is our Attitude Of The Week starting April 23, 2022. See the car's original condition in the next photo.
(from page 53 of the 1968 Collection)
Here is Mike's 1968 Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustang in its original special order blue paint and a bit of primer. The door data tag reads: Body 63A Mustang 2-door fastback body style, Color blank special order paint (verified to be WT8095 in this case), Date 16B build scheduled for February 16 1968, DSO 710784 Los Angeles ordering district with special order number 0784, Axle 2 2.79 conventional rear axle, and Trans W C-4 select shift automatic transmission. 71 0784 has been linked to at least 2 other similarly painted, special order Mustangs. Here is one of them. |
(from page 38 of the 1969 Collection)
Photo set of a Gulfstream Aqua 1969 Mach 1 Mustang with blackened hood, hood scoop, hood pins, side scoops, and sport wheels at the 2012 Mustang Roundup car show in Bellevue, Washington. This is our Attitude Of The Week for the week starting July 30th, 2012.
(from page 4 of the 1970 Collection)
Take a look at this Grabber Blue 1970 Mach 1 Mustang fastback. It was our Attitude Of The Week featured picture for the week of 8-12-07. Factory options include: Options: Mach 1 package, 428ci SJC engine with drag pack, 4-speed close ratio manual transmission, black hood stripe, dual paint stripe, convenience group, F70x14 belted tires with raised white letters, AM/FM stereo radio, Tinted glass, front chin spoiler, and rear spoiler.
(from page 6 of the 1970 Collection)
Grabber Blue 1970 Mustang hardtop owned by Frank Norman from Cleveland, Texas. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting August 22, 2010. This car came from the factory in Grabber Blue. It has a 351ci V8 and an automatic transmission. Frank tells us more, "I have had it since my senior year of High School in 1992. It has come down a long road. It had an '89 302 when I bought it, but it didn't last. I found a '72 Torino with the Cobra Jet Cleveland and C6. It has been warmed .030 over, Weiand intake, Holly 750, Isky valvtrain, Crane rollers, etc, Mach 1 seats, custom console, Grant steering wheel, etc."
(from page 12 of the 1970 Collection)
Silver Metallic Blue 1970 Mustang convertible owned by Mark Hummel from Owings Mills, Maryland. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting September 1, 2013. Mark shares, "After a five year search, I was able to find by 1970 Ford Mustang convertible. Its a H-code 351 Cleveland, 76B Deluxe interior, very rare one of 13 according to the Deluxe Marti Report, highly optioned with factory A/C, power disc brakes, convenience and decor group,, console, AM/FM stereo, and much more. I was able to obtain the original factory invoice from Kevin Marti as well (Eminger Report) and have the original window sticker. All the sheet metal is original although stripped and repainted three years ago in Dupont Jewel Blue to replicate the original color paint. The shaker hood and assembly is code correct and the Tony Branda Shelby padded rollbar is period correct. Interior is original (new door panels) with Rim Blow tilt steering, Shelby console gauge pod, and even data coded intermittent wipers. Rear LED sequential lights were added for safety and kool look. KMC hotwheel rims (17x8 in front, 17x9 in rear) round out the package with a 2-inch Shelby drop. Original Cleveland block, although the heads are new with a complete rebuild Dyno at 385 RWHP. I'm still searching that this Mustang may have been ordered and purchased by Hugh Hefner."
(from page 13 of the 1970 Collection)
Grabber Blue 1970 Mustang Boss 429 fastback owned by Dave Messier from Farmington, New Mexico. It is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting December 1, 2013. This Boss 429 still has its original engine and a manual transmission.
(from page 1 of the 1971 Collection)
Blue 1971 Mustang fastback owned by Matt Fritsche. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for the week starting March 30th, 2008. Matt's Mustang still has the original 351ci Cobra Jet engine under the hood!