1968 Ford Mustang California Special - Frame-Off Rotisserie Restoration
Price: - Item location: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- SubModel: California Special
- Type: Hardtop
- Trim: 2 Door Hardtop California Special
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 82,332
- VIN: 8RO1C155425
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 5.0L 302Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: U/K
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Ford Mustang California SpecialGorgeous frame-off rotisserie restoration. Restored down to every nut and bolt. Only has 300 test miles since. This is your chance to own what amounts to a brand new 1968 California Special!
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"California Made it Happen!" - That was the slogan used by Ford to promote the limited edition California Special (GT/CS) Mustang in 1968. And in a nutshell it perfectly describes the beginnings of this special Mustang. It was the California Ford dealerships, ith clout built on high sales volume, hat got the ball rolling on the GT/California Special package. Design inspiration came from "Little Red"; a prototype built to study the possibility of creating a Shelby coupe (which never happened).
So with a combination of Shelby parts and unique GT/CS parts, he California Special Mustang was born.The GT/CS was unveiled to CA dealers on February 15, 968 at the Century Plaza Hotel in LA, here it received a very enthusiastic reception. Shortly afterward the media campaign began in earnest including full page newspaper ads, V commercials and billboards; all designed to get the public to visit their local Ford dealer to see the new Mustang made just for California. The reality though was that the GT/CS expanded beyond CA state lines and was also sold in other markets including Kansas City, allas, alt Lake, eattle, hoenix and Canada.
SUMMARY: 1968 GT/CS & HCS MUSTANGFiberglass trunk lid and quarter extensions1965 Thunderbird tail lights (non-sequential)Pop-off gas capFiberglass side scoops (non-functional)Chrome quarter panel script (GT/CS only)Unique body stripingBlacked out front grille with no chrome surround or running horse emblemFog lights (Marchal or Lucas depending on production date)Quarter turn hood locksOnly available on coupes. No convertibles or fastbacksAny regular Mustang engine, ption or color available (with exception of options that conflicted with GT/CS package)Built only at San Jose plant (all VIN's start with 8R01)