Here is a before restoration view of Jeff's Mustang in its original WT7105 olive green paint which has all the numbers to make it a 1968 Rainbow of Colors west coast promotional Mustang. Jeff writes: It is still all original, despite some front end damage due to a previous owner trying to use it to move a guard rail... It is definitely a Military Olive Drab Green color. I even have pictures of the previous owner having driven it in a Veteran's Day parade with magnetic white Generals stars on the doors and hood for a classic military look.
Jeff wrote this just before restoration began: I just wanted to update you guys on the progress of my Mustang. I currently have it in a paint and body shop being repaired which has led to some very exciting information. The guy doing the work had originally said he could fix all the original sheet metal, which was what I wanted to do to preserve the car in it's originality. Well, last week, he called me up and said unfortunately, he wouldn't be able to repair the driver's side fender due to some stretched metal. In an effort to keep the car original, I took the fender to a Mustang professional restoration expert for a second opinion. He and his coworker examined it and initially thought it had been nicely restored at one point, and I made the comment that I didn't believe it had ever been restored and that the entire car looked to be in the same condition. They began to take a closer look and realized that it in fact was all factory original and then came the question, " How many miles did you say were on this car?" and I replied with, " I think it's somewhere around 128,000." Then one of the guys pointed out to me the wear on the front edge of the headlight bucket and that there was no way possible that this is a 100,000 mile car. He explained his logic and what wear is typical given various miles. He said the wear on this fender is more indicative of around 40,000 miles. I called my paint and body guy to explain the new found opinions and information. He then proceed to take a closer look at the car this morning and all the typical wear spots. He called me in a very excited tone and said "This is a 33,000 original mile car." He checked on brake and gas pedal wear, carpet wear, and so on and said none of it had been restored and it was all original. After finally calming down a bit and having called several friends, called back the Mustang experts and told them. The owner said in his history of restoring Mustangs and going to shows, that this makes the 3rd lowest original mileage Mustang he has ever seen in the classics. Talk about a find!!! Now I have some serious work cut out to document as much as possible with it. Luckily for me I have almost a whole year to prepare for the 30th annual Mustang Round Up in Bellevue, WA. I am so pumped up, this is absolutely AWESOME! Thanks, Jeff
Those pictures from the Mustang Round Up are included in this set.
Interior Color: ivy gold
Visible Options: wheel covers, c-stripe, louvered hood
Owner: Jeffrey Wheeler (
) from Umatilla Oregon OR
Ford Options: (see all 1968 Mustang Options)
200ci 1v 115hp 6-cylinder Engine (T-code)
Cruise-O-Matic Automatic Transmission
Exterior Decor Group (hood scoops/louvers)
Sprint A Option Group (GT wheels, GT side stripes, C-code engine)
12-hole Wheels w/ Aluminum GT Style Hub Caps w/o GT Identification
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