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Old 08/24/2008, 07:26 PM   #1

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Question Do you like the 1968 model year Mustang even if its not a GT/CS?

I dont know about you guys and gals but even if you are not fond of the 1968 model year Mustang,many people like the lines of the GT/CS. I have read that the GT/CS option really enhances the lines of the 1968 coupe and also that the only 1968 model people like besides the SHELBY is the GT/CS.

Did you like the 1968 Mustang even if its not a GT/CS or HCS?
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Old 08/24/2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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I always thought the 67-68 coupe, fastback and convertible had a not-so-aerodynamic backend.

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Old 08/24/2008, 08:20 PM   #3
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I do prefer the 1967-68 model Mustang over the 1964.5-1966 Mustangs.

For all Mustangs, these years do look the best in all body styles in my opinion.

Fastbacks of all years 1965-1970 do look good in my book, although I like the 1970 single headlights better than 1969 doubles.

If I were to add a Mustang Coupe to the small fleet that I have, it would only be a 1968. And, I would modify it similarly to how I modified my 1968 XR7. Disc brakes, beefed up suspension, high back bucket seats. And I would have to add full instrumentation and a console.

1967's are fine, but I would select the 1968 because they have the collapsible steering columns, and non-bulbous horn pads.

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Old 08/24/2008, 08:25 PM   #4
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I like the look of 67-68.
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Old 08/24/2008, 08:32 PM   #5
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Old 08/24/2008, 10:03 PM   #6
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Wink Odd man out ...

Well, as much as I hate to be the "odd man out" on this one, my personal preference has always been for the 1965 Mustang Fastback, and I've owned mine for the past 28 years now. The body style on these cars is absolutely classic in my humble Ford loving opinion .... My all time favorite is actually the 65 GT-350 Shelby Mustang, but since that price level was beyond me when I went looking to purchase one, I purchased a standard model instead and we're converting it into a GT-350 clone which should be road ready sometime next year.
Don't get me wrong, I love our 68 GT/CS too, and many other years and models of the Mustangs and a wide variety of other mid-60's Ford products in general (especially the mid 60's Ranchero variations), but the 65 Mustang Fastback is my all time personal favorite!

I may have passed my "best before" date, but I haven't reached my "expiry" date!
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Old 08/24/2008, 10:06 PM   #7
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...My favorite coupe (65-73) has become the '68 mostly due to its increased options over the 65/66, although I do like all variations up through 1970.

My son & I are in the middle of a major re-furb of his standard coupe w/ both of us learning valuable lessons. My hope is that this will go a long way in his eventual care of our GT/CSs when I move on to other things.
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Old 08/25/2008, 02:38 AM   #8
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definately 68 is the best year overall

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Old 08/25/2008, 07:46 AM   #9
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69-70 SportsRoof for me. I had always been a First Gen Camaro guy, but really prefer the lines of the 67/68 coupes.
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My first Mustang was a 65 and then the 68 CS. I definitely like the 68 style better, it has a more muscle look to it than the 64/65 body styles to me.


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Old 08/25/2008, 06:18 PM   #11

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my 1st Mustang was a 68 Coupe, highland green, 289 3 speed. Yes, I am partial to 68's


it\'s great to own a 68\' free or die
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Old 08/25/2008, 07:30 PM   #12
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'68 Mustangs

You mean they made Mustangs before & after 1968???

They've always been my favorite year. The early ones ('65/'66) were built on Falcon frames. Later models became over designed and flatulous, trying to capture a wider customer base, and in the process lost the very essence for which the car was intended.
Although this is my first C/S, I'm an avid 1968 Mustang fan (short for fanatic). I've lost count of how many I've owned, repaired, restored, modified. It's just my year - the others, I only tolerate!

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Old 08/29/2008, 07:01 PM   #13
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Always liked the fastback and I had one in college. The only coupe I liked was the '65-66, until I saw the CS.
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Old 08/31/2008, 04:14 PM   #14
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I don't care much for the 67-68 coupes. However, I really like the California Special because of the extra features. The CS looks hot. My favorite is the 69 Mach 1. I feel it has the biggest "Biceps" of all mustangs. To each their own...
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I only recognize the '68 GT/CS Mustang in 1968. All others are... what are those... I don't know what those are...

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