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1968 California Special GT/CS Mustang (Numbers Matching, Original, Rare)

Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Type: Coupe
Year: 1968
Mileage: 55,514
VIN: 8R01C152022
Color: Lime Gold
Engine: 289
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

1968 Ford Mustang Additional Info:

Up for sale is my 1968 California Special. Feel free to click buy now, or send a best offer- but of course we'd both feel safer if you send an email or message inquiring about it- but go ahead and purchase if you feel you have enough info. I'm willing to answer all questions, and already have answered about twenty questions. Stunning car that everyone asks about, but I have too many projects going already this winter for this one to keep garage space. Photos go from complete, to when taken apart (somewhat chronologically) so you can get an idea of the restoration process.
Look at the attached MartiReport, fresh paint was color-matched for Ford original Lime Gold from the factory. Correct black interior. Real fiberglass hood, scoops and rear trunk. Period correct '65 T-bird taillights. Correct Lucas fog lights, correct corral, correct 289 engine and intake. Tires are in great condition. It's a real find, and is in great shape inside and out.
I have hundreds of photos as I have restored it. Took second place at 2016 FordFest in Louisville, KY. Arrived poorly primed but with a straight body from Oregon. I sanded, re-primed, painted and waxed. Was very little rust in underbody, and no bondo on the sheet metal. Factory car and with a little love could be a Concours contender.
I am selling because I have a '69 Torino we're putting a 429 tunnel ram into and need some funds. I was enjoying the 66 fastback mustang build, but this one is just too time consuming to restore 100% back to original with these other projects in the garage. Currently the car is in storage, but I'm happy to get it out whenever you prefer. PLEASE email if there's interest. I know the city I live in won't provide enough coverage via listing on craigslist, and I've bought four vehicles on eBay and figure listing can't be too hard. Email is tuckerbulleit@gmail.com
I will only sell to those within the USA.Clean Kentucky (historic vehicle) title.
Email for additional photos please, if serious -below is what needs to be done to make it a showroom car. Wouldn't take $2500 more, but I have multiple other projects and no more garage space.
Electrical needs work (headlights sometimes fade out, could be bad fuse or coil or?).
The center console (on the floor is somewhat rough. Works fine of course, but needs 'garage door' that is missing.
There's no extra spare in the trunk.
Reverse lights don't come on.
Oil temp gauge isn't working but the fuel and speedometer obviously do.
Turn signals in hood don't work.
----------All the correct GT/CS parts are there. I have books that verify (sort of like a register)--Shelby fiberlgass rear deck lidShelby quarter extensions with integral spoiler.Quarter-turn hood locks.Hood louvers with turn signals.Thunderbird taillights.Shelby side scoops.Flip-down GT gas cap with 'GT' not a fake 'horse emblem' like so many.Body striping.Lucas horizontal fog lights.Blacked out, factory grille.
MartiReport says this GT/CS is fairly rare,' and this car has all of it still together!Wheels, gas cap, scoops the whole package.
-----As you can see, the car has been wonderfully restored. I have won numerous numerous awards as you don't see GT/CS's around and this one is stunning. Lime gold paint pops, and all original, good parts that were supplied from Shelby back in the day. NOT A CLONE like so so many are. Hood locks are there, seats are in great shape for 50yrs old, interior is sold, good carpet, shifts fine, 289 was re-built prior to my buying but seems strong. I do have the original autolite 2bbl carb, but swapped for a new Holley 4bbl. NO ONE can tell because it's under the big blue Ford original intake cover, but if you're going concours I'm sure you can switch. I have books that go with it, paperwork from the previous owner, and all the receipts of the thousands I've put into her. Once again, possibly rounding up to 4 or $5,000 you could have a stunning show car. PLEASE email for questions. I am located in Lexington, KY 40502