1968 Ford

Mustang Coupe SOLD

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SOLD

Description

1968 Ford Mustang Coupe

22,000 MUSTANGS WERE SOLD ON THE FIRST DAY! Even Ford couldn't have predicted how successful the car would be. On the opening day, 22,000 units were sold, and dealerships were taking waiting lists for several days after.

For consignment a Mustang in mid restoration. Resprayed 6 years ago and at that time the vinyl top was taken off but never replaced. It has the standard 289ci V8, but it is not original to the car. Interior is black vinyl and has a few areas of creasing and show some wear. A fine running car though just needs a little extra TLC to finish it off.

Exterior
A White respray covers the steel body panels that have a few alignment areas where gaps could be better. This is particularly true on the hood, and doors where they meet the front quarters. The vinyl top has been stripped off, and front and rear window moldings are not currently on this car. Where this trim work would be put on, some surface rust is noted. Chrome and trim that remains on the car is excellent. Badging is all correct and attached, and 14-inch Mustang rally wheels are seen on all 4 corners.

Interior
Black vinyl covers most surfaces including the door panels which show in good condition. The front buckets have slight areas of wear where the bolsters meet the inserts, and bolster seams as you enter the car. Also, there are some creases in the vinyl that has a nice patina. A rear 2+2 matching bench stretches from side to side and is in good condition. The dash is appearing like it did in 1968 but has an aftermarket stereo replacing the original and a duo of aftermarket gauges hangs under this radio. Also, a rally style padded steering wheel has replaced the original. Center hump carpet is faded, and the remainder of the carpet requires a good cleaning.

Drivetrain
Peering under the hood into the engine bay we see a non-original 289ci V8 that has plenty of patina, some surface rust and Cobra valve covers. An Edelbrock Performer intake with a 4-barrel Holley carb sits atop and is covered by a shiny air cleaner. On back a 5-speed manual transmission replaces the original.

Undercarriage
Some surface rust is noted, floor pans and unibody frame is good and sturdy, and it appears as though the torque boxes in front have had a metal panel replacement. This is also true for the trunk which has had some panels repaired. Drum brakes are on all 4 corners and a Ford 9-inch rear axle is seen. Flowmaster exhaust is in good condition.

Drive-Ability
This car started quickly and ran smoothly for our test drive. It has good power on the acceleration front and handles well without any creaking or complaining.

A restoration that is 75% finished, just a bit more TLC will bring this well running example up to snuff. It's all there save for the top vinyl, ready to be driven away.

VIN Decode
8T01T204465
8-1968
T-Metuchen, NJ Assy Plant
01-2 Door Hardtop
T-200ci I6
204465-Sequential Unit Number

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Specs

Basic

Year
1968
Make
Ford
Model
Mustang
Sub Model
Coupe
Miles
42,566
Vin
8T01T204465
Stock
1840

Engine

Engine Size
289 V8
Fuel Specification
91 Octane or below
Engine Type
Gasoline
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Color
White
Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor

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