(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 7 of the 1968 Collection)
This amazing 1968 white vinyl top Mustang owned by Mal Hillier of Melbourne, Australia, has all the codes and special order color to be a Spanish Gold 1968 Rainbow of Colors West Coast promotional Mustang and was our Attitude of the Week for April 26th, 2009. It was built in San Jose, ordered in Los Angeles, under a special order with special paint WT3822. Mal writes: My Mustang was imported in to Australia from Los Angeles as a running car and I purchased it from an importer. I knew little about Mustangs and the hobby grew from there. The body and Paint have been refurbished and the color has been professionally matched to the original color in the trunk. Body was rust free fortunately. The Mustang was in very good original condition when purchased and I drove it home, I have done most of the mechanicals and put it all together my self, I also have the original owners manual and is a matching numbers car. But most of all, I love driving it. Spanish Gold shares the same paint code as Black Hills Gold used in January 1968 for the Color of the Month Mustang promotion. The Color of the Month promotion offered a special ordered color and sport options for each of the first 4 months of 1968. Black Hills Gold was offered in January for the New Years; Passionate Pink in February for Valentines day; Emerald Green in March for Saint Patrick's Day, and Eastertime Coral for April. Follow this link to see all Color of the Month promotional Mustangs on this site.
(from page 9 of the 1968 Collection)
Jeffrey Wheeler's recently restored Olive Green 1968 Rainbow of Colors Mustang hardtop is our Attitude Of The Week for the week of July 10, 2011. Jeff found this amazing car with 28K original miles on it in its original special order Olive Green paint and options as part of the West Coast Rainbow of Colors promotion which featured custom colors and upgrades. Jeff writes, I wanted to give you an update and send some new pictures of Maggie Mae. She is on the road and doing great! I entered her in the 2011 PNWMC Mustang II's R a Mustang Too Spring Show n Shine and had a blast sharing her story with others and listening to the comments like 'I didn't know they came in that color' or 'Look at that, it has a bench seat'. Over all I would have to say she was very appreciated by others as she was awarded 2nd place in the '67 - '68 Coupe Class. It was a proud day. Now I am enjoying showing her off and eager for September to arrive and with it the 4 day International Mustang Show in Spokane.
(from page 10 of the 1968 Collection)
Originally posted July 25, 2010. This is one of two known Olive Green 1968 Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustangs; and besides the unique special order color, it is nearly all original. It is owned by Jeff from Oregon and was our Attitude Of The Week for the week starting July 25, 2010. Jeff bought this car thinking it had 133,000 miles, but during restoration, discovered it only had 33,000. The Rainbow of Colors was a 1968 and 1969 sales promotion in the San Jose - Los Angles area which offered new Mustang owners one of thirteen special order paints and sport upgrade options. This Olive Green is one of those 13 colors. During the restoration process Jeff has tried to keep as much of the original paint as possible. He still has the white side stripes to put back on. |
(from page 13 of the 1968 Collection)
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.
(from page 14 of the 1968 Collection)
Vermillion Red 1968 Mustang hardtop owned by Julie Austad from Everett, Washington. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for the week starting December 27, 2009. Julie also has a 2006 Mustang. Julie shares, "I bought the car 8/9/03 as a 'Totally Restored Beauty'. It wasn't. It had been painted, the engine had been worked on, and the interior redone. I have done the rest. It now has FlowMaster dual exhaust, was stock with single exhaust. It has been converted from a 2bbl to a 4bbl system with an Edelbrock 1406 carburetor and a Ford 289 4bbl cast iron manifold. In my garage, I have a 351 Windsor on an engine stand that I have torn down and am waiting for the money to be saved for the 408 stroker parts I want. Then I will rebuild it myself. Yes, I am a girl who doesn't mind getting dirty. I have a full shop in my garage including engine hoist and tools. Donations are always welcome for this project."
(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 16 of the 1968 Collection)
This Lime Gold 1968 Mustang GT California Special hardtop was our Attitude Of The Week for December 1st, 2007. The California Special options group included a Shelby style decklid with a spoiler, unique taillights, and a blacked-out grille with out Mustang identification. In the CS option the GT was purposely missing from the normal GT wheelcovers. A similar option package was available in Colorado called the High Country Special.
(from page 18 of the 1968 Collection)
This is a Flower Power Red 1968 Rainbow Of Colors Mustang convertible. It is owned by Don Croft. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 30, 2011. The Rainbow Of Colors promotion ran on the west coast on 1968 and 1969 Mustangs. They featured special paint offerings in all colors of the rainbow. This one was sold new at Highland Park Motors Inc. in Los Angeles, California. Don tells us, "I bought it back in 2004, and was told by the previous owner it was 'Grabber Orange'. I knew at the time this wasn't correct as Grabber Orange was a '69 color, and bit lighter than the shade of my Mustang. I had wondered since about the correct color, until last year when I stumbled onto your website, which encouraged me to run the Marty Report..." Besides the special order paint, the Marty Report listed the following options: 289-2V Engine, Parchment Power Top w/ Glass Backlite, C-4 Cruise-O-Matic Transmission,
F70X14 Wide Oval Tires, White Sidewall Nylon Tires, Air Conditioner - Selectaire, AM/8-Track Stereo Radio, and Tinted Glass
(from page 21 of the 1968 Collection)
This 1968 California Special Mustang GT is owned by Amy Moores of Washington and is our Attitude Of The Week for the week starting May 15th, 2011. We photographed Amy's car at the 2011 Spring Mustang and Cougar car show sponsored by the North Olympic Mustangs and Cougar club in Port Angeles, Washington. Also check out the Ford designed GT/CS newspaper advertisement we just found looking though tons of newspapers.
(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 22 of the 1968 Collection)
This is a special order yellow, 1968, Mustang GT is one of the Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustangs from California. It is owned by Reiny van Uden from Volkel, The Netherlands, and is our Attitude Of The Week for the week of July 15th, 2012. The yellow of the Rainbow of Colors promotion went by many names in advertisements including Dandelion Yellow, Yummy Yellow and Razzle-Dazzel Yellow. Many of the promotional cars were Sprint optioned hardtops. This is more rare since it is a GT fastback. See the previous photos in this set to see how it looked before Reiny changed out the wheels and had the C-stripe put back on.
(from page 23 of the 1968 Collection)
This amazing, special ordered, 1968, Sprint optioned, Mustang hardtop was purchased in 1968 and is still owned by Orville and Ann Werner of Colorado. It is also our Attitude Of The Week for the week starting June 17th, 2012. Orville tell us that he bought the 1968 Mustang off the showroom in Colorado which came with the Sprint package, 302ci V8 engine, and this amazing special paint. Since then Orville has seen other coral 1968 Mustangs in the area. "Samoan Coral" is the name of the paint as Orville recalls, and was part of the Color of the Month promotion in Colorado. The door data tag has a blank color code indicating that it the exterior color was a special order, the order district is 51 for Denver, the special order number is 3000, and the build date is 15D for April 15th. The car has been repainted but it is very close to the original color.
(from page 25 of the 1968 Collection)
John Roessel sent us these photos of this amazing car he used to own. It is a Madagascar Orange 1968 Mustang GT Rainbow Of Colors Edition Mustang fastback. It had it's original S-code 390ci V8 and an automatic transmission. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting September 23, 2012. The Rainbow Of Colors special editions were offered on the west coast for 1968 and 1969. Here's more information.
(from page 29 of the 1968 Collection)
Sunlit Gold 1968 Mustang fastback owned by Scott Allan from New Zealand. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting September 8, 2013. It has it's original 289ci V8 and an automatic transmission. Scott tells us more, "Imported from Texas in 2005 to New Zealand. Not restored but the usual maintenance and repairs. Colour really lives up to its name in the Sun."
(from page 31 of the 1968 Collection)
Seafoam Green 1968 Mustang hardtop owned by Lawrence Devereux from Rancho Cucamonga, California. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting March 23, 2014. Lawrence adds, "My parents bought it new. I was actually at the dealership when they did the paperwork. I drove it in high school in the late 70's. Just this year (2014) it was used in the last scene of an Indie film shot in the desert, 'Daisy - Chapter 1.' "
(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 34 of the 1968 Collection)
Calypso Coral 1968 Mustang hardtop owned by Michael Williams from Adelaide , South Australia. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting May 11, 2014. Michael tells us, "I bought this car from an importer in 2011 and set about restoring it myself. It was originally a Limegold and Parchment vinyl roof car. Its been repainted in Calypso Coral with a black vinyl roof. The Ivy Gold interior has also bee replaced with a new black interior. I've had every nut and bolt out and know the car intimately now. I managed to track down the previous owner in California, who was very surprised to find the car had made it downunder and he was able to fill in some of its history. It recently attended the Mustang 50th Anniversary Celebrations in Geelong Australia, after driving it halfway across the country and back."
(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."