1968 Ford Mustang 427 Sleeper
Price: - Item location: Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- SubModel: GT Badged
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Coupe
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 100,000
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 427 Side Oiler
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4 speed toploader
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Ford Mustang CoupeUp for auction is a unique Mustang that at first, second even third glance looks like any other restored 1968 Mustang coupe. Nice stance, paint job, turn signal hood and even the optional luggage rack. Other than the GT badges on the front fenders there is nothing to indicate what might be lurking under the hood. No hood or side scoupes, racing mirrors etc to detract from the bone stock look.
This Mustang can't be classed as a tribute or Elanor because it never was produced by Ford even though it almost was. The horsepower wars were in full swing in the sixties and it became a struggle between the bean counters and the more HP the better crowd at Ford. As a compromise it was decided to go with the 428 Cobra Jet over the 427 Medium Riser which cost quite a bit more to produce. This Mustang is a representation of what should have been if the bean counters had lost the argument.Pop the hood and you are faced with wall to wall motor. The following is the description of the engine:
New Genesis 427 Side Oiler cast iron block professionally prepared and assembled. Bored and stroked to 468 cubic inches. 4.250 bore X 4.125 stroke. Capable of producing over 500 CID. SCAT cast crank, SCAT 6.700 "H" beam rods, Diamond pistons, Canton 8 quart road race pan with windage tray. Edelbrock aluminum water pump, Holley high capacity fuel pump, Comp Cams solid roller valve train, double roller timing chain and blueprinted oil pump with heavy duty shaft. Blue Thunder 2 X 4 aluminum medium riser intake with 2 - 750 CFM Quick Fuel carbs built for this engine/vehicle combination with factory style progressive linkage. Cobra oval air cleaner with K&N element. Fined aluminum 427 badged valve covers. Keith Craft Stage 2 Edelbrock aluminum heads with Hooker ceramic coated headers. Accel spark box with rev limiter and coil. Mallory Unilite distributor with steel gear.
Lakewood steel bellhousing with Ram 11 1/2" diaphram style pressure plate. Gear reduction starter. New David Kee long tailshaft 1 3/8" input/output Toploader 4 speed transmission ordered with wide ratio gearset. Hurst shifter with stock handle location for use with the console. New David Kee 9" 31 spline 3.50 Traction-Loc posi rear gear. Magna Flow 3" stainless steel to the bumper exhaust system.
Front spoiler, big block radiator with electric fan wired for manual operation. Trunk mounted batteries with kill switch. Manual front disc brakes and oversized rear drums. Ladder bars. Subframe connectors. Halogen headlamps with LED bulbs throughout. Sequential turn signals. Carpeted trunk. Painted "C" stripes. Shaved shock towers. Rerouted heater hoses and wiring. Autometer in dash gauges. There are probably more things - these are just what I remember.
This Mustang is not factory correct so those of you seeking a concours car - this is not it. But for those of you that want a Mustang that packs a punch in sheep's clothing - this is it. I'm sure there are other Mustangs out there that may have Ford's holy grail FE 427 side oiler but there can't be many in street form. Functionality to me is more important than correctness or looks. I chose 1969 Mach 1 front seats for example because of the comfort and slightly higher stance. All major components have less than 5000 miles on them and the car has never seen a race track or drag strip. I built the Mustang to drive when the wild hair strikes me or to enter in car shows and cruise ins. Because this is not a trailer queen and actually driven on occasion it is not perfect cosmetic wise though I do get positive comments on the paint scheme and interior. Big bucks were spent on the things that really matter.
It pains me to even offer to sell this wolf in sheep's clothing but my age and physical condition forces me to do so. I would rather sell it to someone who will appreciate it and enjoy it as I have over the last 45 years. Anyone wishing to physically inspect it is welcome to do so and any questions will be answered promptly. I will assist in the shipping details but shipping costs rest with the lucky buyer. The opening bid amount is a fraction of what was spent to build this Mustang. You get all the high performance parts in a pretty package with the labor for free. Good luck and thanks to our active duty military and veterans. Freedom is not free.