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1968 Ford Mustang GT Convertible (Factory GT), MCA National Show Winner, 302, AT

1968 Ford Mustang GT

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
SubModel: GT
Type: Convertible
Trim: GT
Year: 1968
Mileage: 33000
Color: Sunlit Gold
Engine: 302 V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Mars, Pennsylvania, United States
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Description for Ford Mustang 1968

1968 Ford Mustang GT Convertible in Excellent Condition. We have owned this car for 18 years, lots of great memories, but it's now time to let someone else enjoy it. This is a Ford and Marti‑verified factory-built J-code GT (NOT a clone). There were less than 2,000 Mustang GT Convertibles built for the 1968 model year (this was a strike year). In terms of the key specifications, this car/configuration was the basis for the 1968 Shelby GT350 (only minor additional powertrain changes). The exterior color is Sunlit Gold, which was a factory color in 1968. The interior is black, and comes with the Deluxe Interior option. Mileage is 33,000 - I'm pretty sure this is not the original mileage (the car had been restored before I bought it, likely that the odometer was reset at that time).

One other unique option that I believe is original (based on some internet research) is the luggage rack on the trunk (it would have been dealer-installed, not available from the factory).

While there have been some modifications made to the car (listed below), we have always worked to retain the original look and feel (i.e., this is not a RestoMod). Modifications include: (1) Edelbrock intake (painted Ford blue), (2) Holley Carburetor, (3) HiPo exhaust headers (from 1967) with brake lines rerouted to avoid heat issues, (4) slightly stiffer sway bars, (5) K&N air filter (with aftermarket Ford cover), and (6) aftermarket AM/FM radio with digital pre-sets (but fits into the factory instrument panel fascia).

We've had a lot of work done to the car over the years - engine rebuilt (including having the valves ported and polished, and minor change to cam timing), transmission rebuilt (with sportier shift points), new mufflers/exhaust (but retained the original exhaust pipes with rolled tips - don't always see these - potentially a sign that the car is a clone), new convertible top (new material, new window, new hydraulic cylinders for raising and lowering the top), electronic ignition, replacement radiator (original look, but improved cooling). Car runs well (takes a couple of minutes to warm up if it's been sitting more than a week or two - but it's been a couple of years since the last tune-up).

Car is in excellent condition. All of the chrome is perfect - mirror-like finishes with no pitting or fading. Paint is in excellent condition - no stone chips or areas of missing paint. NO RUST. There was some minor rust in the typical places (floorboards) - had the entire interior taken out and a detailed inspection performed to identify and "structurally repair" the floorboards where needed (i.e., rust areas cut out and new metal welded in, not bondo). Detailed inspection of the torque boxes was done at that time, no issues.

The tires are getting "old" but I cannot find replacements that I like (Firestone with whitewall) so I haven't replaced them. The car isn't driven alot (and certainly not in any bad weather), so haven't been too worried about any safety concerns, but wanted to make this clear.

This car is almost always the best-looking, best presented Mustang at any local show. Never a problem winning awards, I just don't take the time any more to "prep" the car for shows. The car did win first place at a National MCA (Mustang Club of America) Show (in the Street-driven category) - this was a large "national" show (as it was held in conjunction with the Ford Centennial celebration). I was a Ford employee for many years, and the car was used in various Ford promotional events (e.g., Ford display of vehicles for Woodward Dream Cruise). This is not a #1 "concourse" vehicle - but if it was any nicer, I probably wouldn't be willing to drive it. Lots of compliments wherever we go.

Am happy to work with you if you want to arrange for a pre-purchase inspection or to see the car in person.

In order to protect both parties, I strongly prefer that the sale be based on meeting in person where we can sign a sales agreement, you provide a Cashiers check (paid from a nationally-recognized bank) and I give you the car/title. I reserve the right to cancel the auction result if mutually acceptable terms for exchange cannot be arranged.