CALIFORNIA SPECIAL, J-CODE 302 V8, MARTI REPORT, CORRECT COLORS, GREAT CAR!

Price: US $32,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • SubModel: California Special
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 15,010
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 302 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Green
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1968 Ford Mustang California Special

The 1968 Mustang California Special is a one-year only package that is starting to come into its own as one of the rarest and sportiest first-gen pony cars around. With all of the factory Shelby touches, ow production numbers, nd the numbers-matching Code 302 V8, his coupe would still be attractive at double the price.The Shelby-like appearance of the California Special is no accident. This was based on supercharged GT500 prototype coupe that didn't see the light of day. That didn't stop California's Ford dealers for asking for a special package to heat up sales. Built only in California, his particular CS comes from long-term ownership, resenting in an extremely rare color combination of Lime Gold over a green interior. The reason why the paint looks so spectacular today is it is a professional respray of the factory-correct color. So the modern clearcoat really helps the precious metallic elements pop in the sunshine. All the correct California Special elements are still present and accounted for, ncluding the blacked-out grille, ucas fog lamps, ood locks, helby-style rear scoops, op off gas cap, nd fiberglass tail with built-in spoiler. Correct GT/CS stripes run down its flanks, nd while the taillights are 1965 Thunderbird units, hey are not sequential on the CS. So this is a rare (less than 3,900 CS coupes were produced) package that will have you talking at all the car shows the moment you point out the "California Special" badge on the rear fendersThe code 2G Ivy Gold interior is one of those great colors that represents the 60s perfectly. It only gets better with the two-tone bucket seat arrangement. But the real reason why all of this looks so good is the carpets, eadliner, oor panels, ash pad, nd seat covers are all new. Even the foam inside the seats is new, o you know it feels as good as it looks. To help breakup this sea of green is a new black center console that blends in nicely and is easily removable, ut more importantly, t provides an always-welcomed addition of cup holders. The driver gets the great round gage package that came on later versions of the first-gen Mustangs, nd ahead of that is a three-spoke woodgrained steering wheel.The CS package could be had with any engine combination, o you know not all were created equal. That's what will make you so happy to see an optional 302 cubic-inch V8 under the hood. Best of all, he J-code motor is original to this coupe. It breathes a little better thanks to a Cobra air cleaner (original as comes with the car) and a Holley 600 CFM four-barrel carburetor. It reliably fires up thanks to a new ignition and good maintenance to all of the belts, ires, nd hoses. Making sure you can have the maximum fun and power with this V8 is the three-speed manual transmission, nd the 3.00 rear end makes this quite a versatile cruiser. Control is also well in hand thanks to features like the power steering and new BF Goodrich tires on proper Ford GT wheels. The final touch is the new braking system that includes new hoses, aster cylinder, nd discs up front.This is an exceptionally rare California Special, nd to help you tell its story, his coupe comes with a Marti Report and restoration receipts. With all of these features, e're not sure if you should want this Mustang for a great driver, herished classic, r a great investment. All we know is at this price, t will be going fast. Call today!!!