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1968 Ford Mustang Convertible Custom – NOW SOLD

Vehicle Description

This is a perfect classic car for someone who’s looking for a great looking, fun and reliable driver that can take a trophy home at car shows!

It has the very desirable ‘fastback’ tail lights, which are a feature of the 67/68 convertible model and are very rare to find in the UK.

This car has spent its entire life in Massachusetts, USA until it was sold on the 26th of July 1997 to a local couple. As the Deluxe Marti Report indicates it was built on the 11th of January 1968.  It was sold new at Suddard Ford located in Wareham, Massachusetts, USA.  It was ordered Acapulco blue with black top and interior, black-out hood treatment, 289-2V V8 engine, C-4 cruise-o-matic transmission, 2.79 gears, power steering, AM radio, remote control left hand mirror and wheel covers!

As stated above this car was sold to local couple on July 26th, 1997 for $3500.00.  The car was in average condition so their long term plan was to eventually do a full restoration.  In the meantime they would enjoy its company.  In August of 2000 they took the car to City Auto body in Newport, Rhode Island to have all new floors installed which was roughly $2000.00.  In August of 2007 they decided to do a complete restoration and took the car to River Street Collision in Dedham, Massachusetts, USA.

They completed the car in the summer of 2008. The owners had some of the upholstery and mechanical work done elsewhere. Between all the receipts included with the car more than $45,000 was invested!

The exterior of this Mustang consists of mostly all new sheet metal including a complete front clip from the firewall forward.  The body is very nice and the gaps are good. The hood, doors and trunk open and close very nicely and make an excellent sound.

The car was painted in Ford Laser red which is a great colour. The body and paint has been done very well.

Everything on the exterior was replaced other than the glass window frames.  The top is a EZ on auto top which is cloth and was professionally installed by Chick Custom Auto Upholstery which cost $2602! (recorded)

The car sits on brand new 17” Eleanor GT40 style wheels and Nexen tires that are 225/45/17 on the front and 245/45/17 on the rear.

The black interior is mostly brand new other than a few items here or there.  All of the gauges, lights, horn and heater are in working order.  All of the windows roll up and down including the rear windows.  The top goes down effortlessly.  Some interior upgrades include a Grant steering wheel, Kenwood Cd player with USB hookup and Infinity speakers and new custom carpeted floor mats!

The trunk compartment and gas tank was all replaced.  It was painted the same color as the exterior body and looks really nice!

The engine compartment is very clean and houses the new Jegs Performance 5.0L HO 302 create engine.  This engine has many upgrades including such items as an Edlebrock 600 CFM carburetor and Intake Performer, Mustang air cleaner, polished aluminum Ford Racing valve covers, MSD ignition system and Ford Racing wires. The engine was professionally installed by SRA Performance Transmissions (recorded). It starts and runs amazing. It doesn’t have any overheating issues.

Through modernised customisation, the car drives like a modern muscle car, giving the driver an absolute certainty of control and stability, while still sounding like a throaty classic car, nevertheless still looking like one, too.

The engine is coupled to a C-4 automatic transmission with mild shift kit.  This transmission and rear end was completely rebuilt by SRA Performance Transmissions. Power steering and power brakes with front disks, all of which has been recorded on the files.

The undercarriage of this Mustang is also very clean and has a ton of modern and expensive upgrades. As mentioned above it has complete new floors.  Some of the upgrades include the following:

KAR Mustang Front Suspension kit #983 ($1850)
1. Maier Racing upper and lower control arms that were boxed.
2. Edlebrock coil springs/shocks.
3. Poly bushings.
4. 1” drop kit.
5. 1” front sway bar.
6. Power steering upgrades.

KAR Mustang Front brake kit #221 ($995)
1. SSBS front disc brakes and rotors.
2. Master Power master cylinder.

KAR Mustang Rear Suspension kit #218 ($489)
1. Performance leaf springs.
2. Performance rear shackle.
3. KYB rear shocks.
4. Rear sway bar with bushings and U bolts.

Viewing is more than advised, in order to understand the real value of the investment.

Viewing is also strictly by appointment, so please contact us  to make an appointment or to discuss any questions that may arise.

Thank you.

Vehicle Specifications

  • Registration date: 1968
  • Milage: 68,746 mi
  • Condition: Used
  • Exterior Color: Red
  • Interior Color: Black
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Engine: 5 L
  • Drivetrain: FWD

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