(from page 3 of the 1968 Collection)
Right side view of a Sierra Blue 1968 Mustang GT Rainbow of Colors promotional black vinyl hardtop. All Rainbow of Color promotional cars were built at the San Jose plant and has the special paint code on its door data tag. |
(from page 5 of the 1968 Collection)
This rare 1968 Madagascar Orange Mustang hardtop from the west coast Rainbow of Colors promotion is owned by Dale Olson of Rohnert Park, California. It was our Attitude Of The Week for December 28th, 2008. Dale writes, I got this car in 1990 and finished restoring it in 1996.
It was not show room quality, but it was a very nice car. For the entire time I've had it, I was misreading the data plate and didn't know exactly what the car was. Even few years ago I did search on internet of Orange 68 Mustang, and got nothing. Just within the past few weeks I finally
found out the car was a part of the Rainbow Mustang promotion of 68
and 69. I don't have the original engine in it because when I got the
car someone had put a straight six in it. I also had a 67 mustang with
a 289 4v that was usable so I rebuilt it. Also no longer have the C4
automatic for it. I put in the Ford design 4 speed (RUG-E2), but no
modifications other than bolt-ons. The car only has 23,000
miles on it since restoring it, but due to it sitting outside in the
weather, it needs to be completely restored again (except the
engine, transmission, and rear end). We've included some scanned in photos after its first restoration in 1996, hopefully Dale can get us more in the future. Also take a look at our Rainbow of Colors special information page to see what we believe all 13 colors from the Rainbow of Colors promotion looked like along with photos of other Rainbow of Colors cars.
(from page 43 of the 1968 Collection)
Sierra Blue 1968 Mustang GT Rainbow Of Colors Special Edition fastback, right side view.
(from page 45 of the 1968 Collection)
Check this one out! It's a Whipped Cream 1968 Rainbow Of Colors Mustang hardtop. Check out the paint - this is the first one we have on our site that wears it's original shade of Whipped Cream paint. It actually has light green tone to it. It also has it's original 302ci V8 and an automatic transmission. The owner tells us, "Came across this car in 2006. The second owner was selling it, having grown tired of it - saying it never has won or ever will win any prizes. I was able to met the daughter of the original owner and get some very important information on the car. Her mother bought the car off the showroom floor and loved it at first sight. The original owner kept the car in a carpeted, heated, and air conditioned garage while in California. When she moved to the mid-west she drove the car herself instead of having it hauled. When unable to drive anymore, she sold it to a neighbor, who sold it to us. The spare tire is one of the original tires that came with the car. I am happy to say the second owner was so very wrong about it not winning any prizes. It has won several times and considering it is up against cars that have been totally restored, I think is great."
(from page 51 of the 1968 Collection)
Looks to be little rust. Or the fenders have been replaced.
(from page 56 of the 1968 Collection)
Right side view of a Caribbean Coral, Rainbow of Colors promotional, 289ci V8, Mustang hardtop.
(from page 64 of the 1968 Collection)
See All the Mustang Rainbow colors! Ten colors to choose from. says Glen Organ Ford of Long Beach, California. This is an advertisement we found in the March 2nd, 1968 edition of the Independent Press Telegram about the West coast 1968-69 Rainbow of Colors promotion.
(from page 67 of the 1968 Collection)
That's the area around Monroe, Washington, in the background. I live in the area. Vinyl roofs were usually added by the dealer as an upgrade since it was such a popular option. There were many colors and patterns, including a crazy paisley pattern. Luckily this special order Mustang has a standard black one.
(from page 19 of the 1969 Collection)
This is a 1969 Mach 1 owned by Mick Stadtmiller from Qld Australia. This Mach 1 was originally Poppy Green and part of the Rainbow of Colors dealer promotion. It is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting November 29, 2015. The Mustang was sold new at Russ Davis Ford in Covina, California. It was imported to Australia in the late 70s early 80s. This Mach 1 has it's factory 428cj engine and a 4-speed manual transmission. Mick says that it was the cover car for Street Machine Magazine Oct/Nov 1983.