Very rare Mustang GT California Special factory equipped with a 390ci V8 and 4-speed transmission! Highly favored 1968 color correct Highland Green over Black with power disc brakes, front seat headrests, 14” Styled Steel wheels, and more! A Mustang collectors dream come true is this 1968 Ford Mustang GT California Special!! The Mustang GT California…
Very rare Mustang GT California Special factory equipped with a 390ci V8 and 4-speed transmission! Highly favored 1968 color correct Highland Green over Black with power disc brakes, front seat headrests, 14” Styled Steel wheels, and more! A Mustang collectors dream come true is this 1968 Ford Mustang GT California Special!!
The Mustang GT California Special is a very special car indeed. Built in limited quantities for Ford dealers in California only, with a few examples sold in Oregon, the cars immediate popularity exhausted supplies. What makes the GT/CS different from other Mustangs and Shelby’s are fiberglass trunk lid and quarter extensions from a 1968 Shelby Convertible,1965 Thunderbird tail lights, pop-off gas cap, fiberglass side scoops ,chrome quarter panel script (GT/CS only), unique body striping, blacked out front grille, fog lights (Marchal or Lucas), and quarter turn hood locks. Only coupes where used, no convertibles or fastbacks built. Any regular Mustang engine, option, or color was available and all were built at the San Jose plant in California.
The St. Louis Car Museum is very proud to present this magnificent piece of history. The 1968 Mustang GT/CS has just recently been through a no expense spared, rotisserie restoration. Finished in code-correct Highland Green with a Black vinyl interior, and accompanied by a Deluxe Marti Report. Powered comes from the S-code 390ci V8 and 4-speed wide-ratio manual transmission, fitted with power disc brakes, rare front seat headrests, 3.25 conventional rear axle ratio, Philco AM radio, and GT Equipment Group. Other options on this vehicle include chrome 14” styled steel wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich Radial T/A white letter tires, chrome engine dress-up kit, tinted glass, foot pedal operated windshield washer, and deluxe seatbelts.
This Mustang has undergone a complete nut & bolt restoration with virtually everything stripped, restored, replaced, or refurbished. The chassis and body were fully media blasted and refinished to better than factory appearance, with the underside beautifully detailed with red oxide primer, factory inspection markings, all seams and spots welds perfectly visible, and absolutely no rust visible or unsightly patchwork. The date code correct engine and transmission have been fully overhauled, and equally detailed to show worthy appearance with factory stickers, FOMOCO branded parts and original specification components. It retains original Carlite/Ford window glass, factory body tags and Lucas fog lamps with original covers, original California smog equipment, and more! It would take too long to list all the new parts on this wonderful example in this description, so we elected to provide ample pictures to help us show everything as best as possible.
It will come complete with Marti Auto Works Deluxe Report documenting this as a rare, factory big block GT/California Special with 4-speed manual making it a very difficult car to find, as most were built as 289ci automatics! It sincerely couldn’t be more ready to show and enjoy having all new fuel system from the gas tank forward, all new suspension components, all new H-pipe exhaust system with resonators, fully rebuilt braking system with fresh calipers, hard & soft lines, e-brake components, and complete wiring harnesses front to back! It is well sorted, recently fully aligned, and ready to hit the road! Own a piece of history and have incredible bragging rights at car shows and cruise nights. Call with any additional questions or to schedule a chance to review in person.
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