FULLY RESTORED, CORRECT LIME GOLD PAINT, VERY DETAILED ENGINE BAY, 289 CI
Can you still get a great-running vintage Mustang for not a lot of cash? Absolutely! This 1968 Mustang coupe proves that Ford's venerable pony car remains an affordable source of fun to this day. It packs a great-running 289, a rebuilt suspension, and a tidy interior that delivers classic Mustang fun without the classic Mustang price tag.
Lime Gold is a love-it-or-hate-it proposition, we know that, but please take a good, long look at this attractive coupe. You wouldn't expect bodywork this straight at this price, and the paint has a wonderful shine that looks right on the 45-year-old shape. It hasn't been over-dressed with stripes and spoilers, and instead remains a great example of the kind of Mustang that car guys have been enjoying for decades. Finish quality is excellent, but it's hard to see just how nice it is in photos, so you have to come see it for yourself. Panel gaps are good and the paint has that vintage '60s look that's not too full of metallic to be appropriate. Crisp body lines suggest the guys who did the work knew what they were doing, creating a car that only looks better and better the more you look at it. Bright chrome bumpers, shiny stainless trim, and new emblems add to the highly detailed look.
The two-tone green upholstery looks great in the no-nonsense pony car, an elegant combination that again belies the affordable price. It looks like the seat covers, door panels, and carpets are recent and in excellent shape with no rips or tears. Factory instrumentation is highly detailed and with black faces and shiny chrome bezels, they add a lot of eye candy to the Mustang's interior. No console, just the shifter sticking out of the transmission tunnel, but that's the kind of no-frills attitude that made the Mustang great. An older AM/FM/cassette radio powers speakers in the rear package shelf and still sounds pretty darned good. An aftermarket tachometer has been stashed down low under the dash, and even with an automatic transmission it's a useful tool out on the road. And unlike many other Mustangs at this price, even the trunk is properly finished with a reproduction mat, full-sized spare with cover, and accessory bags as part of the package.
The 289 cubic inch V8 was mildly built to be entertaining on the street and detailed enough to attract attention at shows. An Edelbrock Performer intake manifold works with a Demon 4-barrel carburetor to handle intake duties underneath the open-element air cleaner, and you'll note that virtually every nut and bolt in the engine bay has been replaced, cleaned, polished, and reinstalled. Ford Blue on the engine itself looks fantastic and finned aluminum valve covers are period-perfect. A C4 3-speed automatic transmission and 8-inch rear end are original-spec, and the suspension has been lowered 1.5 inches to give it a bit of rake and vastly improved handling. The list of new components is extensive, including the front suspension, shocks, control arm bushings, idler arm, tie rod ends, and new brake and fuel lines. Flowmaster mufflers give it that traditional Mustang sound without getting obnoxious on the highway, so this is an excellent cruiser for long trips. 14-inch Magnum 500 wheels look awesome and wear 205/70/14 front and 245/60/14 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials.
Impressively finished and complete with receipts and photos, this pony is ready to tear up the streets and car shows. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Coil-Over Suspension
- Vinyl Interior
- Build Receipts
- Owner's Manual
- Restoration Photos
- Exterior Color
- Lime Gold
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