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1968 Ford Mustang GT350

Technical specifications of Ford Mustang 1968

Price: US $129,900.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
SubModel: GT350
Type: Coupe
Doors: 2
Year: 1968
Mileage: 63778
Color: Red
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

SUMMARY

347 cubic inch Ford V8Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission / Hydraulic clutchCurrie 9-inch rear axle / Truetrac differential / 3.89 gearsGlobal West front suspension / Upgraded rear suspensionPower rack-and-pinion steering / 4-wheel power disc brakes17-inch Vintage Wheel Works V50 wheelsSale includes: Dealer invoices / Restoration photos / Deluxe Marti Auto Works ReportAll-original sheetmetal / All-original fiberglassCorrect Candyapple paint / Spies Hecker 2-stageCorrect Black interior

More often than not, he sad thing about owning a documented collector car is that you have to lock it in a bubble and drive it with the haste of a Brass Era survivor. Because of an innate aversion to that sort of 'fine print', any enthusiasts are beginning to rethink the old purist's adage: "original is always better". And hobbyists who actually enjoy driving their vintage hardware are beginning to buy slick, ully sorted classics like this lovingly upgraded Shelby GT350. Featuring a killer 347/5-speed drivetrain that's centered in an original, ully documented shell, his Mustang will make you the star of your own 1-car parade! Looking for some awesome muscle that can be shown AND cruised? When you experience this sweet Shelby, ou won't even give the word "original" a second thought!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Shelby's famed GT line fueled the muscle car fire by introducing some of the coolest and most aggressive Mustang design cues ever created. And, ixing correct cosmetics with a killer stance, his registry-listed coupe definitely keeps the flames stoked. The product of a nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration, he car's all-original sheetmetal was completely stripped and carefully reworked into a top-notch thoroughbred profile. Once that intense labor resulted in better than factory fit, riginal fiberglass was carefully smoothed and supplemented with a KR-style hood. Eventually, hat metal and glass was coated in crisp Spies Hecker 2-stage, hich hosts laser-straight callouts on a fantastic, irror-like shine. And the result is one razor-sharp pony car that looks good, uns great and is ready to turn heads for years to come!

ENGINE

Hoist this Ford's lightweight bonnet and you'll find a 347 cubic inch small block that utilizes a SCAT crank, CAT rods and proven Lunati cam to twist big compression into impressive, ire-shredding horsepower. At the top of the bright blue mill, finned Cobra air cleaner funnels oxygen through a Holley 650 carburetor, hich is sequenced to a coated fuel pump, 04 stainless fluid lines and a shock proof Marshall pressure gauge. A resulting air/fuel mixture makes its way from an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake to Airflow Research 185 heads, hich hide 1.550 springs and Crane Gold Race rockers under a FoMoCo breather and Cobra-branded valve covers. When those heads flood the cylinders, n MSD Pro-Billet distributor sequences spark between fresh electricals, n Autolite coil and MSD Super Conductor plug wires. Spent gases roar through TIG welded, et-Hot coated Tri-Y headers. Cooling is provided by a Ron Davis Double Pass radiator, hich rides in front of an Edelbrock water pump and two SPAL puller fans. A rebuilt alternator spins opposite a KRC power steering pump thanks to stylish billet pulleys. And overall, he car's smooth engine bay is exceptionally well done; featuring cool details like polished fluid reservoirs, rebuilt brake booster, liable Ford hoses and a tagged Autolite battery.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Since this Ford's first owner pampered his prized pony for close to 20 years, he car has remained exceptionally solid throughout its entire life. And under its clean, xide Red floors, he best virtues of classic Shelby Americana have been augmented with some of today's best technology. Behind the snarling small block, tough Tremec TKO600 5-speed pairs an aluminum flywheel with a lightened, ydraulically actuated King Cobra clutch. That clutch jerks an aluminum driveshaft, hich spins a proven Currie 9-inch that's fitted with 3.89 gears, Truetrac differential and 31-spline, ig bearing axles. That drivetrain pushes an upgraded leaf suspension, hich complements Global West reverse eye springs with adjustable QA-1 shocks and Competition Engineering Slide-A-Link traction bars. Opposite that rear end, Global West front-half hangs adjustable QA-1 coil-overs between tubular control arms and a large sway bar. Turns come courtesy of Total Control power rack-and-pinion steering. Braking is equally class, ith a combination of Baer and Ford calipers utilizing 304 stainless piping to squeeze two 13-inch drilled and slotted rotors and two 12-inch drilled and slotted rotors. The aforementioned headers dump spent gases in to TIG welded, et-Hot coated 304 stainless pipes, hich employ an X-shaped crossover, olished Magnaflow mufflers and polished stainless tips. Everything rolls on 17-inch Vintage Wheel Works V50s, hich twist 235/45ZR17 BF Goodrich g-Force T/As up front and 255/45ZR17 BF Goodrich g-Force T/As out back. And items like a fresh fuel tank, 7-quart Cobra oil pan and sturdy Global West subframe connectors round out a virtually picture perfect undercarriage.

INTERIOR

Open the door to this awesome Mustang and you'll find a fully restored cockpit that mixes the best elements of Ford's black vinyl interior with stylish Shelby add-ons. Front-and-center, ighly bolstered buckets stretch tight vinyl covers under a tough roll bar and familiar shoulder belts. In front of those seats, n ornate, ual-cowl dash hangs an original pad over a factory Philco radio and clean factory telemetry. Below that dash, correct console anchors a trick Pro-5.0 shifter between a cobra-branded armrest and Stewart Warner accessory gauges. In front of the driver, wood-rimmed steering wheel laps a functional Tilt-Away Steering Column. And behind the passengers, fully restored trunk hides a small fire extinguisher and compact spare tire.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

According to Kevin Marti of Marti Auto Works, his spotless coupe was bolted together in Metuchen, new Jersey on December 1st, 967 and delivered to Galpin Motors of Sepulveda, alifornia. Here's a thorough breakdown of the car's original door data and optional equipment:

DOOR DATA:

SERIAL NUMBER: 8T02JXXXXXX - XXXXX

8 1968 model yearT Built in Metuchen, new Jersey02 Shelby GT-350 FastbackJ 302 cubic inch, V engineXX,XXXth Mustang scheduled for production at MetuchenXXXth Shelby scheduled for production63B Shelby FastbackT Ford #2008-A Candyapple Red paint6A Black Dcor bucket seats09M Scheduled for build on December 9th, 9678D2518 Home Office Reserve ordering district under order number 25188 3.50 gearsW C4 automatic transmission

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT:

Extra Cooling PackageVisibility GroupWheel well moldingsSport Deck rear seatPower steeringPower front disc brakesTilt-Away Steering ColumnAM radioInterior Dcor GroupHeavy-duty batteryTachometer that includes a trip odometer

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

An Owner's ManualA Dealer InvoiceA Purchase InvoiceRestoration photosComponent manualsThe aforementioned Deluxe Marti Auto Works reportA Carroll Shelby Motors tag bracket

There's simply nothing like keying up a legendary muscle car. And it's very rare to find a top-notch Shelby which benefits from the perfect amount of upgrades that enhance what's really important: the driving experience. If you're looking for a highly desirable classic that'll provide years of weekend fun, nd rack up more than its fair share of fans in the process, his is your kind of car!

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