Buy American Muscle Cars, 1968 Mustang California Special For SalePrice $29995
Location Wynantskill, New York
Detail about this car by owner
Rare, low production, GT/CS excellent REAL Survivor: Original Paint, All Original, Unmolested, No Modifications, ZERO RUST body. Beautiful and classic color combination. Near mint all original interior, carpet, doors, rear seat. California car its whole life with it's Original Black License Plates (not Y.O.M. added plates) and Original Selling Dealer Plate frames.
Purchased from the Original owner. It's very Rare to find a car that has never been modified, restored, hot rodded, messed with, or not just plain used up. This is such a car.
If you don't know what a GT/CS California Special is, Google it for lots more info. In 1968, Ford asked Shelby to design a coupe for California. The GT/CS is the only production Shelby Coupe ever made. The car uses a Shelby fiberglass trunk lid (from a convertable), and quarter panel extentions, tail lights, side scoops, fog lights, hood latches. Special blacked out grill with no Horse emblem. Only 3867 produced. This one is an early one produced February 27, 1968.
Documented with Marti Report:
Options: California Special, C-4 Cruise-O-Matic transmission, F-70x14 Wide Oval tires, White Sidewall Nylon tires, Power Disc brakes, Power Steering, AM Radio, Tinted glass, Deluxe seat belts, Deluxe wheel covers.
Original hub caps, Original size tires in new condition. Original headlight bulbs with FoMoCo script still on them, original Lucas foglights work perfectly.
Original Factory Assembly Line Inspection marks and stamps still in place under the hood and other places on the car.
Won trophies at it's first and second Car Shows. People walked past the restored cars and gathered at this original. Only showed twice at local shows and won its class both times against restored and hot rodded cars. This car would amaze people at a Nationals Show or the Bloomington Gold Survivor Collector Car Show.
Body: Beautiful completely Rust Free Original with some patina, which is big nowdays. Some touch-ups, chips and scratches, a couple of small dents. Very presentable Original. Drivers fender has some repaint. Some areas have had blended-in paint, hard to tell. I see no signs of any accidents. Hood has a primer show-thru on one edge. Trunk is mint. All glass is perfect and original Ford CarLite glass, (I cant see a windshield I.D. mark). All weatherstripping is great. Rocker moldings are perfect. Again, ZERO RUST ANYWHERE.
Underbody: See the photos, original Red Oxide still there and near mint. With original factory correct green, then black lower body sill paint oversprays. Restored cars are NEVER painted correctly under body. New rear original type leaf springs. Front end suspention is tight, well maintained and parts replaced when needed. Floors are Mint. ZERO RUST ANYWHERE.
Interior: All original, dash pad is mint, dash is mint, all gauges work. No faded chrome. Seats are Mint except passenger side bottom has some loose seams. Headliner is beautiful (has 2 small tears). Rear package tray is Mint. Carpet is Excellent and original. New heater core and original heater box has new seals and works perfect. 4 factory Original floor mats.
Drivetrain: All original, numbers matching, born with, 289 c.i. engine runs excellent. Motor has never been out of the car and has all original factory Ford blue paint on it. Very clean and original.
Carb is rebuilt, distributor is rebuilt, new original type radiator. All original, numbers matching, born with, C-4 transmission looks new and shifts perfect. New dual exhaust system is not original, but looks it and has factory type exhaust tips. Sounds great. Drive anywhere. No smoke or burning oil, starts right up. Runs on Regular gas and gets great gas milage. Some oil drips when parked. Recent full tuneup (spark plugs, wires, points, cap, rotor, timing and dwell set), oil change, new original type hoses, new coolant. Ready to drive cross country.
Basically, a rare, original, low production car that was cared for it's entire life, alway garaged and pampared, maintained, and repaired when needed. Original cars are getting very rare, and the California Specials are just now being discovered by most people and prices are on the rise.