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Ford Mustang 289 V8 1968

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The recipe is simple: take one vintage Mustang, add a V8, fill it with accessories, then dress it in handsome blue paint. In reality, the application of the recipe is somewhat more challenging, but this 1968 Ford Mustang coupe absolutely nails it.
This pony isn't about investments and numbers-chasing, it's about traditional Mustang performance. And a big part of that appeal is making one of the greatest designs of all time into something that makes people stop in their tracks. This great-looking blue Mustang is arguably over-restored, since no 1968 Mustang ever had paint this shiny on the showroom floor, and it's quite fresh, having been completed in the not-too-distant past. Look closely and you'll be hard pressed to even find a few minor flaws, but I'm pleased to see that they let the original shape speak for itself, and it speaks beautifully. Gaps are excellent, the panels are straight, and there aren't many Americans who can't imagine themselves behind the wheel of this coupe. Chrome and stainless is quite good, giving this coupe a high-quality look that isn't just an illusion, with some parts, such as the door handles, likely being original. There's also a black vinyl top that helps dress it up a bit without removing that Mustang attitude, leaving us with one great-looking coupe.
The fairly stock look inside is a result of blending original and reproduction pieces seamlessly to give it a very inviting look. Most of the soft components are new, including the seat covers and carpets, while the door panels also appear to be recent and inserted into original door skins. You're going to love the center console, which houses the automatic shifter and the factory "garage door" storage area up front, adding a very sporty look, and there's a powerful AM/FM/CD stereo with speakers throughout the interior and a subwoofer in the trunk. This car originally had A/C, and the whole system has been upgraded with modern components, so it blows ice cold and remains easy to service. And one glance in the trunk is proof that this car has probably led an easy life, and the full-sized spare is just a good idea.
The VIN says this car should be carrying a 289 cubic inch V8, which is what currently lives under the hood. Equipped with a chrome dress-up kit, the car delivers on the performance promises made by the appealing blue paint. It's mostly stock, but the intake manifold is topped by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor instead of the original 2-barrel while the A/C system is entirely new and the structure is reinforced with an export brace and Monte Carlo bar. It runs extremely well, with smooth torque befitting the semi-formal coupe, but a ripping performance soundtrack when you're running hard. The C4 3-speed automatic transmission shifts crisply and makes this an effortless cruiser and power steering and power front disc brakes are always welcome features in an early Mustang. A mellow-sounding dual exhaust system gives it that traditional Mustang sound and the tub has been reinforced with a set of subframe connectors that make a notable difference. Period Torque Thrust wheels look right and carry fresh 225/60/14 BFGoodrich radials.
This is the Mustang you've been dreaming about since you were nine years old. Go ahead; at this price, it's about time you owned a Mustang. Give us a call today!

Features : AM/FM Radio , Air Conditioning , Vinyl Interior , Defrost , Heat , Bluetooth Radio , CD Player , Front Disc Brakes , Seatbelts , Seatbelts (Front) , Seatbelts (Rear) ,

1968 Ford Mustang 289 V8 is listed for sale on ClassicDigest in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas by Streetside Classics - Dallas/Fort Worth for $32995.

 

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Car type : Car Make : Ford Model : Mustang Model Version : 289 V8 Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1968 Location : Dallas/Fort Worth Vehicle Registration : Undefined

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Streetside Classics - Dallas/Fort Worth

Streetside Classics - Dallas/Fort Worth
(817) 764-8000
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About Ford
Ford, founded in 1902, has arguably changed the history of automotive world more than any other car manufacturer by introducing the first people's car Model T in 1908. They had produced more than 15 million cars by the end of the production in 1927, by which T had become obsolete.

Ford launched the first low priced V8 engine powered car in 1932. 1932 V8 was an instant hit with superior handling and performance to many far more expansive cars of the day. No wonder 32 V8 Ford has become such a favourite among hot rodders around the world with 32 Deuce coupe as their icon.

During the war Ford completely shut down civilian vehicle production to dedicate all its resources to the Allied war efforts (1942-45) They used to build B-24 bombers, aircraft engines, jeeps, M-4 tanks, military trucks and Bren-gun carriers and more than 30,000 super-charged Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engines for Mosquito and Lancaster bombers as well as P-51 Mustang fighters. After the war Ford cars in the USA got bigger and flashier along with their competitors. In the 60's Ford was back in the forefront again when introducing their commercial hit Mustang in 1964. Mustang was so popular the competition had to follow Ford's example and the ponycar phenomenon took over the US. Over the years the ponies grew some muscles until the oil crisis kill finally killed them off.

In the sixties Ford rushed into international motor sports scene with a fury. After unsuccessful Ferrari takeover, when Enzo Ferrari had cut the deal off with Henry Ford II making the latter absolutely boil with fury, Ford turned to Lola in UK to produce a Ferrari beating long distance racer after. The collaboration between Ford and Lola created the mighty Ford GT40 that absolutely beat Ferrari in Le Mans 24 numerous times.

In Europe, Ford introduced some of the most epic race and rally cars of the 60's based on humble family sedans; Cortina GT, Lotus Cortina, Escort Twin Cam, and Escort 1600RS with the iconic Cosworth BDA engines.

Today classic Fords are extremely popular with enthusiasts and a great selection of classic Fords can be found for sale at www.ClassicDigest.com