Price: US $98,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 58,007
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 428 Cobra Jet V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Ford Mustang

This 1968 Mustang GT deserves a quick lesson in numerology. First and foremost, he fifth letter in the VIN is an "R," which denotes a thundering 428 cubic inch V8, he top-of-the-line in '68 and perhaps the most desirable pony built that year. Secondly, ccording to the Marti Report, his car is one-of-one in black with a saddle interior, aking it every bit as fast as a Shelby and considerably rarer.Code A is Raven Black, nd when the time came to freshen this very clean, olid car, t got a top-notch paint job worthy of its pedigree. There aren't many cars that are better-looking than a '68 Mustang fastback, nd in black it looks downright predatory. Fit and finish are quite good, nd since this car has undoubtedly led an easy life, here were no headaches involved in getting everything to line up just right. The hood scoop was part of the package when you ordered an R-code 428, nd the gold C-stripe accentuates the classic Mustang side cove that is still visible on the cars today. Nice chrome, og lamps in the front grille, nd the delicate stainless trim that outlines the tail panel highlight a very nicely done restoration.The code 2F saddle vinyl interior is what makes this car so special. Bright and distinctly upscale, he tan bucket seats transform this GT into more than a mere muscle car, iving it a grand touring feel when you're behind the wheel. A combination of old and new, he interior has a wonderful all-of-a-piece look that includes a nice set of door panels, nd a fold-down rear seat, lus original features like the steering wheel and gauges. A pair of auxiliary gauges are discreetly stashed under the dash, nd yes, hat's a 4-speed shifter sticking out of the transmission tunnel, s if you expected anything else. A fold-down rear seat makes the fastback practical as well as stylish, nd it includes an AM/FM radio for entertainment. The trunk is very nicely outfitted with a reproduction mat and a fifth matching styled steel wheel, hich is an expensive finishing touch.The R-code 428 cubic inch V8 was installed in only 1044 1968 GT fastbacks, nd of those, nly 706 had a 4-speed, o finding one of any kind is rather rare. Grossly underrated, hese engines were over-achievers right out of the box and with a few small modifications became some of the most feared cars on the road in late 1968. Thanks to a comprehensive detailing that is worthy of the car's status, he engine bay is ready to show with Ford Blue engine enamel, functional ram air hood scoop system, nd little details like hoses and decals are correct. There are less than 1000 miles on the engine since it was rebuilt, nd the only major modification is a set of headers and an X-pipe exhaust system, ut it sounds so awesome you won't mind one bit. The underside was detailed, lthough not quite to the same standards as the engine bay. There's red oxide primer on the floors out back, rebuilt power steering system, nd a detailed 9-inch rear end with a Equal-Lok limited slip unit inside. Correct styled steel wheels look great and carry fat BFG radials all around.A similar R-code GT fastback with an automatic transmission sold at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale last January for $165,000, aking this sleek black 4-speed look like a screaming bargain. Call today!