(7 photos of a 1968 Raven Black Mustang GT California Special Hardtop) This Raven Black 1968 California Special hardtop was at the 2010 Mustang Roundup car show in Bellevue, Washington. It has the standard 12 slot argent styled wheels, white side stripe, side scoops with GT/CS graphics, California Special rear fender graphic, rear wing, and 289ci V8 engine. The C-code 289ci V8 was the most common engine for the 1968 GT/CS but others ordered included the T (200ci), J (302ci), X (290ci), S (390ci), and the R (428ci) code engines. Side stripes came in white, black, red, or metallic blue depending on the main exterior color. Most of the grilles included Lucas fog lamps but some did receive lamps manufactured by Marchal. 2.79:1 was the most common rear axle ratio but others included the 2.75:1, 3.00:1, 3.20:1, 3.23:1, and the 3.50:1. The GT California Special was a California special promotion but only about 8 percent of the cars was ordered with the GT option which included dual exhaust with quad exhaust tips, argent slotted steel wheels with GT center caps, and heavy duty front and rear spring. All other standard 1968 GT options were not used.|
(6 photos of a 1968 Acapulco Blue Mustang GT California Special Hardtop) This Acapulco Blue 1968 Mustang GT California Special hardtop was at the 2010 Mustang Roundup car show in Bellevue, Washington. Over 1000 Mustangs showed up for the event. This car was parked in the California Special section which included the classic 1968 and 2007+ versions.
(7 photos of a 1968 Meadowlark Yellow Mustang GT California Special Hardtop) This Meadowlark Yellow 1968 GT California Special Mustang hardtop was a the 2010 Mustang Roundup car show in Bellevue, Washington. This GT/CS has GT style wheels and a 289ci V8 engine.
(4 photos of a 1968 Royal Maroon Mustang GT California Special Hardtop) This Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang GT California Special was at the 2010 Mustang Club of America Grand Nationals in Bellevue, Washington. This GT/CS has the optional GT style wheels, Lucas fog lamps, and a 302ci V8 under the hood.
(6 photos of a 1968 Lime Gold Mustang GT California Special Hardtop) This Lime Gold 1968 Mustang GT California Special with black vinyl roof was at the 2010 Mustang Roundup car show held in Bellevue, Washington. This GT/CS was ordered with the GT option which included dual exhaust with quad exhaust tips, argent slotted steel wheels with GT center caps, and heavy duty front and rear spring. All other standard 1968 GT options were not used including the GT gas cap which probably could be ordered separately.
(3 photos of a 1968 Yellow Mustang GT California Special Hardtop) This custom 1968 California Special Mustang GT was at the 2010 Mustang Roundup car show in Bellevue, Washington. This GT/CS was originally ordered Wimbledon White with a black vinyl top, but now wears a bright yellow exterior paint, custom wheels, and custom engine.
(5 photos of a 1968 Meadowlark Yellow Mustang GT California Special Hardtop) Meadowlark Yellow 1968 Mustang GT/CS hardtop with black vinyl roof at the 2011 Mustang Roundup car show held in Bellevue, Washington. California Special features include argent styled steel GT wheels, black GT/CS side stripe and lettering, California Special rear letters, metal rocker panel trim, louvered hood with hood pins, and Shelby style rear spoiler/wing and side scoops.
(3 photos of a 1968 Mustang GT California Special Hardtop Advertisement) This is a copy of a Ford press release for the 1968 California Special hardtop. The text reads, Ionia, Michigan - Fiber glass components for Ford's recently announced California Special version of the popular Mustang -- designated the Mustang GT/CS -- are being produced by A.O. Smith Corporation's plant here at a rapid pace to keep up with West Coast demand for the sporty model. A fiberglass deck lid with integral racing spoiler lower back panel and body side scoops are among the new Mustang's design features that reflect the definite influence of Ford's 1968 Shelby GT models, built at Ionia by A.O. Smith.
(6 photos of a 2006 Black Mustang Southern California Special Coupe) Black 2006 Mustang SCS coupe with a gray interior. The SCS (Southern California Special) edition is a 2006 V6 Mustang with the Pony package, Lemans stripes, a spoiler, special badging, 17-inch aluminum wheels, and a chrome exhaust tip. Last year (2005) this was the SDS (San Diego Special) - but with different wheels, no Pony Package, and it had SDS emblems on the front fenders.
(4 photos of a 2007 Vista Blue Mustang GT California Special Coupe) Vista Blue 2007 Mustang GT/CS coupe owned by Josh from Hurricane, West Virginia. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for the week starting November 11, 2008. Josh tells us more, "I purchased this car new at the dealer in September 2008. This is the fifth mustang I have owned and one of my favorites so far. Current modifications include: Steeda CAI with Brenspeed 93octane SCT tune, Pypes X-pipe w/cats, Steeda Mufflers, FRPP springs, Roush Hood Scoop, and Roush Wing. Future modifications will include either the Roush or Whipple supercharger and possibly cams and forged internals."
(2 photos of a 2007 Grabber Orange Mustang GT California Special Coupe) Grabber Orange 2007 Mustang GT California Special coupe owned by Chris Borden. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting March 22, 2015. Chris tells us, "This is my first Mustang. I bought this two days ago at a BMW dealership. It was a one-owner trade-in and is in immaculate condition with very low mileage. I can hardly contain my excitement at having found it because I have salivated over Grabber Orange since it was first introduced when I was in High School."
(6 photos of a 2007 Redfire Red Mustang GT California Special Coupe) Redfire 2007 Mustang GT California Special coupe with a black and ivory interior. This GT/CS has SVT Ford racing stainless exhaust system, 18-inch polished "Bullet" wheels, centered fog lights, Shaker 500 sound system, Hurst shift package, cold air intake (CAI) package, and engine appearance package.
(1 photo of a 2008 Dark Candy Apple Red Mustang GT California Special Coupe) Dark Candy Apple Red 2008 Mustang GT California Special (GT/CS) owned by Andy A from Phoenix, Arizona.
(12 photos of a 2008 Grabber Orange Mustang GT California Special Convertible) 2008 Grabber Orange Mustang GT-CS convertible with a 300hp (at 5750rpm), 4.6 liter, 3 valve, V8 engine. The GT California special is a $1895 upgrade over the standard GT premium options package. The GT California special options package includes: 18 inch polished aluminum wheels, 235/50/ZR18 sport tires, front floor mats with Mustang logo, California Special exterior satin black side tape stripe, bright rolled exhaust tips, and a pony center rear gas cap badge.
(2 photos of a 2008 Performance White Mustang GT California Special Coupe) Performance White 2008 Mustang GT California Special coupe owned by Jim Castillo from Portage, Indiana. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting June 28, 2015. This GT-CS has the 4.6L V8 engine and an automatic transmission.
(6 photos of a 2008 Grabber Orange Mustang GT California Special Convertible) Grabber Orange 2008 Mustang GT/CS convertible owned by Serge Therrien from Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting October 18, 2015. Serge tells us more, "I always liked the Mustang. I had one when I was 21 years old. It was a 1981 Mustang
Cobra brand new but I had to get rid of it. Once the kids were all grown up, I got a 2003 black Mustang GT. When Ford came out with the redesign Mustang in 2005, looks a lot like the 1969 or 1970 which I love, I know I had to get one. So in 2012 I bought used a 2008 Mustang GT/CS Orange Grabber U3. I get a lot of compliments on the colour. There are not many of them. Mine is 29 out of 113 made in the convertible. Modifications include; two tone light bar with Plexiglass and leather that cover back seat, cold air intake, strut bar, sequential lights and other small modifications. In spring 2014, the best trip ever with my girlfriend took the Mustang across the country to Vegas, Grand Canyon, Highway 66, and also down the Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Monica pier - always with the top down."
(1 photo of a 2008 Mustang GT California Special Promotional Sales Brochure) This page of the 2008 sales brochure features the California Special GT package.
(6 photos of a 2008 Vista Blue Mustang GT California Special Coupe) This Vista Blue 2008 Mustang GT California Special was a the 2010 Mustang car show in Port Angeles, Washington. The hood scoop, side scoops, bright wheels, and fog lamps came standard with the California Special model, but take a look at the custom blue flame grille pony and engine compartment.
(2 photos of a 2009 Performance White Mustang GT California Special Convertible) Performance White 2009 Mustang GT California Special convertible owned by Annie Gagnon from Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Annie tells us, "My nick name is 'Mustang Girl Annie'. I have a GT/CS with horse tattoo on my back and a Mustang horse and Mustang in script on my leg. My husband bought me my first stang in 2007 - a gorgeous 2000 LX convertible silver. That was her name too, for saying thank you for supporting him and my kids while he was in Afghanistan for 8 months. Oh my - it started a crazy passion, added parts, joined the Gatineau Mustang club, got the tats, and sold it in 2009 to realize my dream of buying a GT/CS. It happened on January 26 2009. It will be mine for ever. I just added a few interior chrome parts, a custom tonneau cover, and a Roush CAI. I'm thinking of having a custom 'support our troops' ribbon painted on my hood depending of the price. It would be my way of saying thank you to my husband and all the soldiers for what they do for our Country. Be safe and let's ride the pony :-) Mustang
(12 photos of a 2009 Black Mustang GT California Special Coupe) Black 2009 Mustang GT/CS coupe with white side stripes and a black and camel colored interior. The California Special comes standard with the CS tape stripes on the doors, special Mustang floor mats, and 18-inch wheels and tires with the Pony center cap. This one also has the GT appearance package which includes the hood scoop, chrome exhaust tips, and a Pony emblem on the engine cover.