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1968 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible

VIN: 8F03C205990
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 189973
paint color: blue
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: convertible

For Sale: 1 bone-stock 1968 Mustang Convertible with the original "Aqua Marine" factory paint color, the original 289 V8 engine and the original C4 automatic transmission. $25,000 is firm... sorry. No offers - just a simple, "Yes, I'll take it!"or "No, Thank You", Okay?
This is as real as they come! She's all original. No rust. Garage protected.
Both engine and transmission both have been rebuilt under my ownership. Both within 2 or 3 years of each other about 20 years ago. They form a drivetrain that starts every time, runs very well with a stock rumble and drives super smooth. There are no oil leaks or any fluid leaks at all. I cannot document the rebuilds, but since then, she's been driven only a handful of times each year and garaged the rest of the time. Most recently in a small-town parade.
I keep replacing batteries and tires that look brand new. By the way, the tires ARE brand new - BF Goodrich Radial T/A's and the wheels have small spots of chrome missing. They are a stock Ford Mustang design used from 1964 to 1967. The paint condition is almost perfect and new - repainted in 2012 then garaged and rarely driven- still no significant dings or chips.
What's wrong? Plenty. However, all just simple cosmetic items. The upholstery has been replaced but is sunburnt on top of the seats. The carpet kit is new and fine. The hydraulic convertible top and folding glass (an option) are fine but the vinyl trim strip needs to be reattached across the ridge. The engine bay is not all detailed out. The windows stick and probably need new regulator assemblies ($62.54 each). Missing matching turquoise seat belts ($35.99 each). Cheap and easy stuff like that. It's amazing to me all these parts are still easily available and very affordable!
Accidents, I've had two: 1) Fender bender on rear quarter panel which was professionally repaired. 2) Driver door was dented and needed a new skin - again - professionally done by Mariposa Auto Body and that's when it was completely painted the original stock color.
So, if you want a "daily driver" Mustang you can have fun with right away, and tinker and touch up a little at a time in your garage on the weekends, this might be your car.
Everything works except the Philco AM radio. It's still in the dash. I just mounted a nice one under dash with a new co-axial center speaker, coax kick panel surface speakers and a subwoofer in the trunk. Keeping everything original and factory stock was important to me. No disc brakes. No aftermarket A/C. No aluminum transmission. No upgraded cam shaft. No four-barrel carburetor. No suspension modifications. Even the Ford factory metal radiator fan is the same - veryinefficient.
I'm sorry I do not track the rarity of this model with all the factory info and statistics others have included in their posts. You probably know more that I do about the uniqueness of her. I have just been loving her and protecting her since I paid my $4,200 for her 1983. I think I'm the third owner. I bought her from a highway patrol officer who stopped me on my way to college in my previous red convertible. Then, later, I wrecked that car and this one was for sale! Destiny.
That's just one of my 100 stories in this car. I'm sure you can collect many your own with this beautiful stang... Plus, your friends and family will have stories you'll hear for years of their memories in her. In college, my buddies always wanted me to drive the "chick magnet". Everywhere you drive this machine, people will give you thumbs up and ask questions - guaranteed.
Oh, and she's a California car with vanity plates that say "Mustang Power". MSTG PWR are both included.
Anyway, I live near Yosemite now, married almost 30 years (yep, I'm sure this car helped me attract my wife ; ) and we have six grandkids. I'm building a double-decker party barge for our big family and I need the garage space.
Please don't hesitate to call me with questions or, ideally, come see her. You can have an independent appraiser come check out everything for you. I will take as many close-up detailed photos as you want.
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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