Data for 1968:

1968 Mustang Body Styles:

In 1968, engine power was the offering. Six V8 engines where offered with the 335hp, 428ci, V8, Cobra Jet at the top. The front end lost its "Ford" letters, the side Mustang lettering changed from block-style to script-style, and the Mustang emblem became "floating" on the front grille. Extra lights on the grille were also floating. Simple chrome trim ended the body side cove at the wheel air scoops. The GT was offered with "C" stripes that followed the top of the side cove, and around the end air scoop. Early in 1968 Ford offered a limited edition "C" stripe Mustang sale which by mid March turned into limited edition Mustang Sprint sale allowing dealers to offer even more options as part of local sales promotions. By the end of March many local "territorial" special Mustang sales existed, each with its own limited edition Mustang. Some of these included the California Special GT, the Virginia area Cardinal Special, the Pennsylvania his and hers Colt and Lady Mustang, and the Louisiana Dixie special. The California Rainbow of Colors, the Denver High Country Special, and the Seattle Golden Nugget Special were also part of the many special and limited edition 1968 Mustangs offered. Both 1967 and 1968 saw the most number of local special and limited edition Mustangs. See our special models section for more information.

1968 Mustang Paint Color Codes:

Shelby standard colors are ADIMRTY
5 (in second digit) for blackout hood louver panels
*Special Order Color

1968 Cardinal Special Edition Color:

1968 "Color of the Month" Special Colors:

1968 Golden Mustang:

1968 "Rainbow of Colors" Special Colors:

1968 Mustang Engine Codes:

1968 Mustang VIN Decoder:

Year: 8 = 1968

F = Dearborn Michigan
R = San Jose, California
T = Metuchen, New Jersey

01 = Hardtop
02 = Fastback
03 = Convertible

T = Standard 115hp 200ci 6-Cyl
C = Optional 295hp 289ci V8
F = Optional 210hp 302ci 2V V8
J = Optional 230hp 302ci 4V V8
X = Optional 280hp 390ci 2V V8 (rare)
S = Optional GT 325hp 390ci 4V V8
R = Optional Cobra Jet 335hp 428ci V8
W = Optional High Perf 390hp 427ci V8

Unit Number: 1968 Mustangs start at 100001

For 1968, the VIN number was moved to the top edge of the dash on the passenger side visible through the windshield.

1968 Mustang Special Models:

See Data for Other Years