302 CI, PS & FRONT DISC, RED OVER PARCHMENT RESTO, GREAT DRIVER, 2:79 GEARS!
This gorgeous 1968 Mustang is proof that you don't need to spend a big pile of money to get a great-looking and driving early pony car. With a powerful 302 and an awesome color scheme, this is a fun and fast summertime cruiser that will serve you well for years to come.
Paint and bodywork have been freshened recently, and the bright red paint this car current wears compliments the coupe body style extremely well. Done in two-stage urethane, it looks great on those timeless Mustang curves, particularly with the white C-stripe that gives this coupe the look of a GT model. The paint is much better than the original enamel, and there were no colors in the 1968 catalog that popped like this one does in the sunlight. You can easily spot a '68 Mustang with its side marker lights, and few enthusiasts will argue that 1968 wasn't a high point for Ford stylists. Chrome is bright, the stainless has been polished, and all the Mustang badges have been properly placed following the repaint. This is an upscale pony that looks like it should cost thousands more than it does.
Inside, a correct Parchment vinyl bucket seat interior shows you why the Mustang was a perennial best-seller. Comfortable, stylish, and nicely finished, it's the perfect complement to the gorgeous exterior. Most certainly a combination of nice original pieces and quality replacements, it gives you a good idea of how well preserved this car was, and how carefully the restorer worked to blend the two seamlessly. The seat covers still look great today, and with a center console this car has a very upscale feel inside. The original AM radio has been replaced by a more recent AM/FM unit that fits into the original slot, so no cutting and it can be returned to original condition easily. Underneath, the garage door storage compartment is nicely preserved and undamaged, as so often happens on these cars. The trunk features a correct mat and spare tire cover, both of which look brand new.
The original C-code 289 is gone, replaced by a torquey and willing 302 that has been suitably augmented to go with the general theme of the car. Looking every bit like the original powerplant, it wears Ford Blue paint, Powered by Ford valve, and a chrome air cleaner supplies the fresh air. Edelbrock supplied the intake manifold, which is topped by a Holley 4-barrel carburetor. A set of cast iron exhaust manifolds feed a true dual exhaust system that delivers an amazing sound without being too loud, both at full throttle and more importantly, at cruising speeds. One look at the chassis and you'll know that this has always been a clean, dry car. A 3-speed automatic drives a rugged 9-inch rear with easy-cruising 2.79 gears, and it all hangs on original suspension pieces with new shocks. Styled steel wheels, which were new for 1968, wear modern 215/70/14 Uniroyal radials.
With great performance, a killer engine note, and gorgeous, instantly-recognizable good looks, this '68 coupe puts you behind the wheel of a legend for not a lot of cash. Grab a friend or two and hit the road-that's what the Mustang is all about.
- AM/FM Radio
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Vinyl Interior
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