- Mar 19, 2003
Up for sale is an incredible 1968 Mustang California Special. It is a real head turner. The mustang is a true original California Special. The car always gets many thumbs up. The vehicle is...
Up for sale is an incredible 1968 Mustang California Special. It is a real head turner. The mustang is a true original California Special. The car always gets many thumbs up. The vehicle is unrestored and garage kept. This muscle car is a blast to drive!
The car is unrestored. It has been maintained and updated over the years. Not everything is original, such as radiator, carburetor, radio, etc. The key elements of the car are all original. The vehicle has great presentation, but does include some dings and scratches. This mustang is NOT some pretty pin-up girl, where everyone just stands around sipping coffee with “no touch” signs. No, this car is a dragon and fun as hell to drive. I have owned the vehicle for 17years and it was purchased from the original family.
Key information is shared below:
The motor: The mustang has the ORIGINAL 289 2v motor. The motor was overhauled in 2018. This included overhauled heads, new timing chain, new water pump, freeze plugs, etc. etc. (We have pictures of the engine and engine bay overhaul). A FOMOCO 4bbl intake manifold was installed, but it is not running the 4v carb set up. It currently has a brand new 2v carburetor. (Original intake is included)
The mileage on the odometer reads: 86,573. (( In 2006, when I purchased the car, it was at 77k miles))
Smog Equipment: The ORIGINAL smog equipment is on the car. The smog is not a replacement, it is the original FOMOCO stamped parts that came with the car.
The transmission: The mustang has the original top loader 4sp. According to Marti Report this vehicle is one of only 155 California Special 4spds produced. This is original with the car. New clutch was installed in 2018. It shifts really good!
Drivetrain: All the drivetrain is the original drivetrain and the differential has 3.00 gears. The front suspension and all steering components were replaced in 2020. The steering box was not changed and shows its age.
Further, the car maintains its original differential tag, original transmission tag, head number sequence stamps, door tag, dash tag and fender stamps. Everything is original and numbers-matching to the car.
Wheels and tires: The original 14in steel wheels with caps are included. The caps are in excellent original condition. Currently on the car is a series of 1970’s magnesium wheels with new beefy 265 65 14 tires. ((The pictures tend to distort the view of the tires, making them look fatter than actual. The car has a great stance and the tires fit with nice presentation ))
Interior: The interior is original. An aftermarket radio is currently installed. The original AM radio is in a box and included. The speakers are not original. The original dash is warped, and a NEW DASH is included with the car. Seats are in excellent condition. The flooring, headliner, and doors are all in great condition. The instrument bezel panels are original as well as the steering wheel.
Glass: The car maintains its original issued glass.
Paint: The vehicle is its original color of meadowlark yellow. The vehicle had the top portion repainted in the late 1980’s. The side paint is original. There are scratches and a few dings. The original Shelby scoops have scratches and various nicks. The fiberglass deck lid and taillights are in excellent condition. The paint looks great and has a great patina appeal to it.
The black side stickers are great as shown in the pictures. The car has the original hood pins. The bumpers were changed out in 2018 and are not original.
Lights: All lights on the car work. Every single one. The original Lucas Lights in the front remain. ((The earlier production CS had the Marchal Lights, this is a later GTCS)) The interior dome light works, but the plastic dome cover is broken.
Rust and Undercarriage: The vehicle looks great underneath with NO rust in floor pans, NO rust in the trunk nor fender wells, nor any in the crevasses. It’s very clean. A corner of the passenger door has a rust scratch and mark. That is the only rust spot on the entire car.
PRICE: This is not a $65k car. Nor is it a $45k car. 'Asking price' is $29,500. There is room to negotiate. Serious buyers only. ‘No casual test drives’.
Included is the Deluxe Marti Report which provides the production information and specific stats of the car. I can email you and/or text you a copy of the Marti Report.
Original Dealership: The mustang was first sold at the Paul Johnson Ford Dealership in Fresno, Ca. Our family is technically the 3rd owner. We obtained the car from the original family in 2006. The original black plates are on the car.
The VIN and corresponding information is below.
1968 Mustang California Special
Door Data Plate:
8 – 1968
R - Built at San Jose
01 – Mustang 2 door hardtop
C – 289 2V / V8 engine
154948 – Serial Number of Ford schedule for San Jose production
65A - Mustang 2 door hardtop
W – Meadowlark Yellow Paint, Ford #3120-A
2A – Black Vinyl Standard Bucket Seats
29C – Scheduled for build March 29, 1968
72 – San Jose DSO (District Sales Office)
5 – 3.00 Conventional Rear Axle
5 –Four Speed Manual Transmission
THANK YOU for your interest.