1968 Ford Mustang Fastback R Code 428 Cobra Jet 4 Speed 4.30 Gear Very Rare

1968 Ford Mustang R Code 428 Cobra Jet 4 Speed

Technical specifications of Ford Mustang 1968

Price: US $68,900.00
Item location: United States
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Type: Fastback
Trim: R Code 428 Cobra Jet 4 Speed
Year: 1968
Mileage: 19680
VIN: 8F02R182241
Engine size: R Code 428 Cobra Jet 4 Speed
Transmission: Manual
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

1968.5 Ford Mustang Fastback GT

428 Cobra Jet "R" Code

Only 1044 Fastbacks Made w/ the 428 Cobra Jet Engine

Numbers Matching Engine and Transmission

Very Rare Car

Lower Production Numbers than Shelby’s

Beautiful Car Inside and Out

Car Runs and Drives Great

Get in this Car and Drive it!

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Call with any questions or offers because this car won’t last!


You are looking at a very nice and very rare 1968.5 Ford Mustang Fastback R Code!!!! Yes, this car came originally equipped with the famous and powerful 428 Cobra Jet Engine, rated at 335HP!! This is a rare car that is quickly going up in value. This is a car that is a must have for any ford collector.

The 1968.5 Mustangs started production in April, 1968, and this car was built on April 26th, 1968. This car had a very nice option list which can be seen below on check out the picture of the Marti Report. It came equipped with a factory 4 speed toploader transmission and a 4.30 Traction Lok rear axle ratio which would move this car down the road with fast acceleration and a lot of torque.

This car was sent to Mullins Ford in Richlands, VA when new, and has stayed in this area for all of its life.

The car has all of its factory VIN tags. Dash tag, Door tag, and apron stamp. All tags are original even the door tag.

Here is a breakdown on this car…….

Serial Number 8F02R182241

8 1968

F Built at Dearborn

02 Mustang 2-Door Fastback

R 428-4V Cobra Jet V-8 Engine

182241 Serial Number of this Ford scheduled for production at Dearborn

63A Mustang 2-Door Fastback

M Wimbledon White

2A Black Vinyl Standard Bucket Seats

23D Scheduled for Build April 23rd, 1968

47 Cincinnati DSO 15

Y 4.30 Traction-Lok Rear Axle

5 Four Speed Manual Transmission

Your vehicle was equipped with the following features:

- GT Equipment Group

- Traction-Lok Rear Axle

- High Ratio Rear Axle

- F70X14 Belted Traction Black Sidewall Tires

- Power Disc Brakes

Your vehicle was actually produced on April 26th, 1968.

This car is a beautiful Wimbledon with black interior. The car has power disc brakes, power steering, and large sway bar and is truly just an amazing driving car.

This is a very nice driver. It is not a concourse car, but a car you can take out and drive and enjoy. This car fires right up, drives extremely smooth, stops great, all electrical and mechanical systems work just as they should.

GT Equipment Package:

GT fog Light Grille

GT Fender Badges

GT Flip Down Gas Cap

Disc Brakes

Dual Exhaust

Side Stripe

Heavy Duty Suspension

GT wheels

Engine: Car comes with two engines. The engine that's in the car, and the original engine!

Current engine in car. 406 FE Big Block

Bored and Stroked to 428CJ specs

Edelbrock Aluminum Heads

4V Factory Ford Police Interceptor Intake Intake

Dual Exhaust with correct dual quad tips

Factory CJ exhaust Manifolds

Factory style air cleaner

Engine in the car was professionally built and sounds great.

Original 428 Cobra Jet Engine dated March 1968 comes with the car. It has the VIN stamp on the back and is ready to assemble. Block has been machined, heads are done and assembled, crank is done.


Current transmission is a 5 speed. Car also comes with its factory RUG-AE 4 speed toploader that is also VIN stamped.


9” Rearend with 31 spline Nodular Center section


Interior is Beautiful, very original, black in color. Has a folddown rear seat. Interior is very nice and shows well. Interior is what you would expect from a driver car. 8K factory tach gauges, fog light switch, lights and wipers work.

Body and Paint:

The car is very straight and all of the panels line up very well. Factory staggered shocks in the rear installed by the factory. The paint is nice and shows well. The car is driver quality and has some chips, and touchups throughout. The hood has the matte black CJ stripe with a hood scoop. The driver floor pan has been replaced at some point, and the passenger side pan has a weak spot. Passenger torque box has a repair. Frame rails are solid.


All of the glass is in excellent condition. Windows roll up and down just as they should, nice and smooth, and seal tight.

Suspension and Brakes:

The suspension on this car is all stock ford engineering design, coil spring front, and leaf spring rear.

Power Disc Brakes on the front, drum brakes rear. 9” rear end with 4.10 traction lok gearset to put all that Ford Big Block power to the ground. Car was a factory 4.30 car and I have the 4.30 ring and pinion.

Buyer and Seller Responsibility

InternationalBuyers More than Welcome.

I will help with shipping anywhere in the world but shipping cost is responsibility of the buyer. The car is sold as is-where is with no refunds or exchanges. The deposit is NON-refundable.

I encourage anyone to come and inspect the car before you buy it. It’s up to the buyer. You are not buying the car here for a chance to come and look. Please be serious. The car is 50 years old and has many original parts, so don’t expect a concourse car. It’s a very rare and desirable car.

Payment must be made via Bank Wire (preferred), in person with cash, cashier’s check can be sent but must clear the bank first. Full payment has to be made within 3 days of the auction end. Failure to make full payment gives me the option to sell the car to another buyer and breaches contract.

International buyers are more than welcome to buy the car. I am not responsible for any part of the car that was not disclosed is it’s hard to describe every inch of the car. Please look at all of the pictures and video for more details! Accepting offers and car is also for sale locally so it could end at any time.

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For questions, or discussion on price call 304-228-4732.

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