1968 Ford Mustang California Special GT/CS

Price: - Item location: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • SubModel: California Special GT/CS
  • Type: Hardtop
  • Trim: Base Hardtop 2-Door
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 99,999
  • VIN: 8R01J154375
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 5.0L 302Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: U/K
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1968 Ford Mustang California Special GT/CS

1968 Ford Mustang California Special

"California Made it Happen!"- That was the slogan used by Ford to promote the 3867 Limited Edition California Special Cars (GT/CS) in 1968. It described the beginnings of this unique Mustang. Successful California Ford dealerships started the GT/California Special package. Inspiration came from a prototype built to study the idea 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. It was unveiled to CA dealers on February 15, 968 at the Century Plaza Hotel in LA, eceiving an enthusiastic reception. Shortly afterward the media campaign began with newspaper ads, V commercials and billboards; all designed to get the public to visit their local Ford dealer and see the new Mustang made just for California. In reality the GT/CS expanded beyond CA state lines and was sold in other markets including Kansas City, Dallas, alt Lake, eattle, hoenix and Canada. Special features found on California Special 1968 GT/CS are: Fiberglass trunk lid and quarter extensions - 1965 Thunderbird tail lights (non-sequential) - Pop-off gas cap - Fiberglass side scoops (non-functional) - Chrome quarter panel script (GT/CS only) - Unique body striping - Blacked out front grille with no chrome surround or running horse emblem - Fog lights (Marchal or Lucas depending on production date) - Quarter turn hood locks – CA Spec package only available on coupes, ot on convertibles or fastbacks. Any regular Mustang engine, ption or color available (except options conflicting with GT/CS package) - Built only at San Jose plant (all VIN's start with 8R01) - 3867GT/CS cars produced + 251 High Country Specials.

This is a Marti report certified California Special Mustang. 1 of 3867 CA Specials made, nly 465 in this color/trim combination. It is a numbers matching 1968 GT/CS California Special Mustang, orn and raised in the Golden State. Ordered 03/06/1968, olled off the San Jose assembly line March 27th, 968; delivered to Sun Valley Ford in Concord CA and sold 5/21/1968. Unusual and rare factory-original front-bench-seat with fold-down armrest, capulco-Blue with blue interior. 302-4V V8, -4 Select Shift Automatic Transmission, .0 Rear Axle, eavy Duty Suspension, ower Steering, inted Glass, emote Mirror, M Radio, tc. This car was purchased out of a Southern California garage and it was brought to Phoenix. Standard procedures were applied;

i.e. new fuel tank installed, ines flushed, arb rebuilt, water pump replaced, rake system bled, tc. The car now starts & runs great. It drives, hifts, topslike it is supposed to. New chrome plated GT wheels with new tires were mounted and it has current title, ags & registration in AZ.The body is very rust-free and straight. No holes, o major body repair or accidents, o welded patches or replaced panels.All the correct California Special items and numbers are there, xcept the drivers side scoop which is a replacement.Interior is old, riginal and worn out. At some point in the last 4 decades the Mustang received some amateur-paint,followed by lots of touch-up. It really deserves new paint and new interior, ome other TLC and a tune-up, ut it could certainly be maid into a daily driver as it sits.A very rare classic unmolested automobile,especially in this complete and original condition.

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