1968 MUSTANG CALIFORNIA SPECIAL GT/CS

1968 Ford Mustang

Technical specifications of Ford Mustang 1968

Price: US $2,550.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Type: Coupe
Trim: GT/CS
Year: 1968
Mileage: 90000
VIN: 8R01C152022
Color: Metalic Green (Lime Gold)
Power options: Power Steering, Power Disc Brakes
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Options: Console, Dual Exhaust
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1968 FORD MUSTANG GT/CS

California Special

 

Genuine 1968 California Special Mustang with limited production one-year run.  This highly desirable Lime Gold GT will stand out like the Shelby's of the period with similar paint and stripes.  This car deserves a quality paint job to finish the in-process restoration.  Once completed, ar value should be over $25,000.  California Special from California dry climate – doesn't get any better history than this.  Take advantage of this honest Mustang project at a fair price.  Excellent foundation car without all the rust issues so many Mustangs fall victim too.  History Built in San Jose, A, old at Ford dealer also in San Jose.  Car spent its entire life in California until 2003, hen it traveled north to Portland, R.  Restoration body work was performed at Blue Ribbon Auto Body in Portland.  Supporting documents include several CA registration documents, nd license plate with 2003 tags.  Marti report verified option list is provided.   Facts California car built March 25, 968 in San Jose (as all California Specials were) and also sold in San Jose, A. One of 4118 California Special (GT/CS) hardtops built in 1968. They shared the same rear taillights, aillight panels, eck lid spoiler, nd side scoops as the Shelby GT350 and GT500 convertibles. Also included special GT/CS stripes, lacked out grille, ectangular fog lights, nd twist style hood locks. Car has the Lucas fog lights that came on all but the first few months production which had Marchals. Originally a 289 2 barrel engine now replaced with 1967 A-code 289 4 barrel out of a Cougar.  Estimated 90,000 miles on factory motor that runs great and has no oil leaks and no smoke.  Includes factory Autolite 4300 4-barrel carburetor and factory style dual exhaust.  Original numbers engine and carb tag, long with C4 auto transmission from same donor car.  Includes rebuilt heavy-duty 3-row radiator from A/C equipped car. Factory options consist of: Bucket seats, onsole, utomatic transmission, inted glass, M radio, ower steering, ower brakes, nd deluxe seatbelts.  Equipped with GT/CS options that have all the Shelby style add-ons and turn signal hood with indicator lights. Original twist hood locks still need to be installed to this replacement hood.  Additional upgrades include dual exhaust, ith factory quad exhaust tips with GT rear valance.  GT pop open fuel cap is also present and is in very nice shape. Car is completely free of rust.  No rust found on frame rails, runk, loorboards, owl vents, orque boxes, tc…  All panels are original and unaltered including rockers and rear quarters.  Factory front floor pans still retain original green paint and underlayment.  Front end of car has been completely rebuilt by professional body shop with new front aprons, nd core support.  Excellent panel gaps at doors, ockers, owl, ood and fenders.  Bumpers are older, ut are straight, nd have a good chrome with nice shine. Factory power steering w/ rebuilt steer column is nice and tight.  New rear brake shoes, heel cylinders, urned drums, new front calipers.  Factory booster works well and has no leaks. Front end has new suspension control arms and all rubber components.  Steering linkage is tight with new idler arm.  New bushings on factory front sway bar.  Rear end has been upgraded to Ford 9 inch with 3.00:1 gear ratio.  Nice 215-60-14 radial white letter tires on original Ford chrome Styled Steel 14x6 inch wheels.  Includes excellent set of GT center caps and stock beauty rings. Colors are Lime Gold exterior with black interior.  Professionally stripped, repped, nd primed with PPG K36 primer.  Doors have guide coat applied.  All trim and weather strip is removed, nd jams were sprayed in preparation for proper return to factory color.  All steel body work is completed – all that is required before paint is block sanding.  Front fenders are ready to come back off for painting in factory method if so desired.  All fiberglass parts are still in blue color change from a prior life, ut are original to this car – verified by sanding thru to reveal lime gold factory base paint. Inspection Runs and drives.  Engine has a mild exhaust note and purrs like a kitten and is very smooth even at low idle.  Good compression in all cylinders, o visible smoke, nd recent tune-up.  Before installing engine, ll freeze plugs were removed, ngine cooling system and jackets power flushed, nd new freeze plugs installed.  Cooling system is free of any rust or debris, nd has nice fresh antifreeze and is completely leak-free.  No oil leaks, o exhaust leaks, o fuel leaks.  New fan belts have been installed.  Transmission shifts thru all gears nicely and has had a recent filter and gasket change with new oil.  Cooling lines are properly routed and connected to radiator.  A new neutral safety switch is installed, nd works as intended.  Trans kick-down linkage is present and is functioning correctly. Good suspension, hocks, rakes, nd steering.  All brakes work well including properly adjusted parking brake.  Car stops nice and straight.  Speedometer works, ll dash lights work, ome light works, owever, ages are not reading correctly, nd all front exterior lights still require hooking up at main wire harness.  Alternator charges well and voltage regulator is functioning. Window regulators and door glass are currently not installed in doors, nd vent windows are installed with a single fastener so they can be easily removed before painting.  All glass is included as well as a second set of door glass (choose the best parts – sell the rest).  Back window is not installed into gasket – waiting until after repaint.  Windshield is installed into new gasket, ut glass is cracked and needs replacement.  All window trim and original parts to complete car are in the trunk.  Heater assembly is included, ut still requires installation.  New package tray installed, just needs painting.  Here's the known list of items required for purchase to finalize assembly: Dash pad, arpet, ill plates, ood locks, eat belts, onsole radio support with door, oor panels, oor weather stripping, eater control cables, irror, radio and door speakers.  Ignition key and trunk keys provided and work well, ut door locks will require rekeying to match.  Original seats with original upholstery are nice, ut not perfect.  Driver's side has minor 2 inch long split along back upright seam, assenger has small puncture in seat back, inyl is aged, ut no cracking or fading.  Rear seat is nice and complete.  Headliner is original and still very nice, isors show age, nd chrome pivots are a bit faded.   Factory console is installed loose, ut does have all wiring, nd shift indicator parts along with padded inserts and rear light.  Still needs upright radio support with "garage door" to complete.  Dash has been repainted black and installed with newer panel inserts with nice chrome.  Dash cluster milage showing 55k miles is not original to car, ut is very clean and rust free, nd has a new chrome bezel.  Original fog light switch with factory relay at fuse box is present.  All original wire harnesses are installed, ncluding the special fog light leads for the GT/CS fog lights.  Steer column is rebuilt, nd turn signal switch works well.  Steering wheel has been restored to new finish with nice used black pad and new turn signal lever.      For more details, lease contact seller.  I will be happy to share any details, nd take additional photos as requested.

Look here for online videos of this vehicle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzZhE_S8NwI&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88k19luYTdA&feature=youtu.be

 

I reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. The following terms of sale apply:     NO RETURNS:

Car is being sold as is with no returns accepted.  I have attempted to describe all features and conditions to the best of my ability.  There is no warranty. 

SHIPPING DETAILS:

If purchased locally, uyer must pick-up car in person.  If purchased remotely, rrangements for shipping with shipper of buyer's choice to be handled by Buyer.  All shipping fees to be paid by Buyer.  I will help to transport car to buyer's arranged shipping service within 10 miles of Portland Oregon if required.  PAYMENT DETAILS: $1000 paypal deposit required within 24 hours of winning bid.  Balance to be paid via cashiers check or electronic transfer.  Vehicle will not be released, or title provided until funds are verified in Sellers account.

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