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1968 Gran Torino Sports Roof

Make: Ford
Model: Fairlane
SubModel: Gran Torino
Type: Sportsroof (fastback)
Trim: GT
Year: 1968
Mileage: 76,776
VIN: 8K42F222019
Color: Meadowlark Yellow
Engine: 302 V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: C4 automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

1968 Ford Fairlane GT Additional Info:

I purchased this rust free unmolested, original paint Meadow Lark Yellow fastback, 302 cu. in. 210HP, C4 automatic with console and bucket seats in 2010 along with the original owner's paperwork indicating it had spent all of its life in the Los Angeles, California area.
The original paint was worn thin with primer beginning to show and the trim needing to be refurbished. The car was completely stripped of all trim including the bumpers and re-chromed, re-anodized, polished, or replaced. Minor body work was completed (none involving rust) and then painted original color.
I have all receipts and have each item listed line by line indicating a total cost of $30,000 including the original purchase price. I have 400 photos documenting the refurbishment and upgrading process.
The original A/C components have been changed to 134a from the firewall forward including a new condenser and more efficient Sanden compressor. Added 3 relays (low, medium, & high) to the blower motor which removes the electrical load from the original switch. The interior only required replacement of the foam and upholstery on the driver's bucket seat and carpet. A new headliner had been installed when I purchased the auto. I like the "porthole" dash presentation, but the speedometer is difficult to read even in daylight. I assume this is why Ford went to an argent background color in 1969. Rather than change the background I installed a dimmible strip of LED lights around the speedometer that turn ON when the engine is running.
Quick list of upgrades:
Self-winding shoulder seat belts. Does away with the clumsy 2 buckle 1st year Ford shoulder belts.Fuse box added on radiator support. Serves halogen headlights, AC/heater blower, A/C clutch.Relays (2) for high and low beam halogen headlights.Relay (1) serving Sanden A/C clutch.#8 gauge wire from new fuse location to (3) relays serving the A/C heater blower.Fire extinguisher mounted in trunk (required at most auto shows).Remote controlled driver's mirror and matching passenger mirror.Automatic radio antenna. Operates up/down when radio is turned on/off.Power steering fluid cooler.Stainless Steel radiator overflow tank.Grant GT wood steering wheel. Original, in excellent condition, is also included.Ford Duraspark II electronic ignition. New distributor and module.Voltmeter installed in clock location.Dual exhaust. Exits in original locations behind rear wheels.C4 transmission overhauled.New front and rear brakes. Power disc front and drum rear.
Buyer to provide partial $500 PayPal payment within 24 hours of auction ending. Final payment via check must clear bank before transfer of ownership. Please call Tom for additional information 941-924-5308.