What you see here for sale is a VERY RARE FIND:
A Genuine 1968 Ford Mustang GT /CS California Special S-Code Hardtop - 100% Rust Free - Factory 390 S-Code V8, C6 Auto, Factory Air, Candy Apple Red, Black Vinyl Top, Black Interior - 1 of 4118 California Specials Built but only 215 California Specials were made with this drive train with only 104 having automatic transmission; this is one of those 104 desirable cars.
California Specials where designed with the use of “Shelby” Mustang parts
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San Jose, CA
2 Door Hardtop
Miscellaneous Vehicle Data
2 Door Hardtop, Standard Interior
Candy Apple Red
Black Crinkle Vinyl and Black Vinyl, Standard Interior
July 29, 1968 - actually build date 7/18/1968 LAST DAY OF California Specials being built.
C6 Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic
This is an actual San Jose, California factory built Mustang “California Special” GT Hardtop with the rare “Big Block” S Code - 390 4V engine, C6 Automatic Transmission , Power Steering, Black Interior, AM/FM Radio, GT Equipment Group, Correct 1968 Ford Chrome Wheels with GT Hubcaps and both consoles Top and Bottom.
Its getting impossible to find 68 Mustang GT / CS in any condition these days - But a rust free 390 S-Code restored is even harder to find; especially in this condition.
This car is on the GT/CS Registry - please check out there website for more info log onto: www.californiaspecial.com
“A LITTLE HISTORY OF THIS PARTICULAR 1968 Mustang California Special 390 S-Code”
For the first 39 years it spend its life in the Dallas, Texas area. In (around) 1997/1998 a couple of local Mustang Club judges purchased the car and did a complete rotisserie restoration – not a speck of rust was found. At that time it was what developed into concurs condition – before we go any further this car is not a trailer queen it is driven – but it’s as nice as you will find out there.
I purchased the car in 2007 and brought the car back to California and started to replicate the 1998 condition – I’d say I have come pretty close.
It still has the RUST FREE Body, Chassis & Engine Bay
The engine, transmission and rear- end have all been rebuilt by professionals – less than 2500 miles.
Factory original stock air cleaner
The interior is great and stock with all the hard to find pieces
Replaced wiring with correct wire loom – installed by Mustang professionals in 2008.
Paint is Candy Apple Red
Brakes replaced, new pads installed
Suspension – original
- On a personal note: This is my 4th Mustang and it is being sold to start another Mustang project. I can only have so many toys.
The body on this car is a straight as you can find
The chrome is great
Everything works as it should
This is a car that has been well cared for, and one that has seen occasional, fair weather, weekend use in Southern California. The land of no rain.
The dash is also very nice and contains the original gauges
MECHANICAL CONDITION - RUNNING / DRIVING
For the purist, the strength of this car is that it has escaped the modifications that we see on many of the older Mustangs
I do recommend that if you obtain this California Special that you allocate your time when driving it as “everybody” will ask you about it and in many cases have a story to tell; be prepared to meet a wide variety of new friends and enthusiasts.