Documented One Owner From New:

1968 Ford Mustang
V8 Coupe

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An icon of the automotive world, the 1968 Ford Mustang V8 Coupe needs no lenghty introduction.



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Immortalized by Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" movie, the '68 holds a distinct appeal for many enthusiasts. With prices for good fastbacks out of sight, though, a well-preserved Hardtop Coupe is the logical choice for many fans of the model.

The car proudly displayed here actually has a small "Bullitt" connection. Sold new on November 30th, 1967 at Jackson-Goldie Ford Sales on East 14th St. in Oakland to a young Lady from Castro Valley, the Brittany Blue hardtop shortly thereafter made its home on the streets of San Francisco, where it has lived ever since. Miss Kathleen, the car's one and only caretaker for almost half a Century, was an airline stewardess for PanAm, which may account for her color choice.

Original, riveted door tag confirms the fact that this 'Stang was built in San Jose, Calif. on September 5th, 1967, and was fitted with the "C"-code 289cu.in. V8 engine, 2.79:1 rear end, and cruise-o-matic auto trans.

Scans of owner's manual and the small, California "pink slip" confirm ownership. Note that the car still wears the same blue-and-yellow California license plates to this day!

Apart from the original title as well as scores of past registrations, all the original factory literature accompanies our Coupe, from the stamped owner's manual (there are actually two!) to the safety booklet, Mustang Club brochure and warranty book. Then, there are dozens of service records going all the way back to the Seventies, totalling $8,588.02.

Due to her high-altitude job, Miss Kathleen spent very little time at her S.F. home, accounting for the car's low mileage. However, she had her blue baby always looked after properly and lovingly, first by Harry's Auto Repair on Geary St. and subsequently on Cole St. at the eponymously named Cole Garage.

Below the hood rests the original, smooth running 289 V8. Regular oil changes kept the motor healthy, ancillaries such as alternator, regulator, radiator and battery have all been replaced during the past few years.

Clean and tidy engine bay -- you can actually see the power plant. It's a far cry from today's hyper-crowded underhood environments dominated by arm-thick wire harnesses and electronic boxes.

This one's not a dripper or a leaker!

This Mustang still looks excellent. Sure, 50 years of life in the big city have left a few bumps and bruises, such as two shallow dings in the hood and a crease near the right back-up light. Then again, being a life-long California resident, the car never succumbed to any kind of corrosion and looks to be 100% rust free.

'68 still features its original Deluxe hub caps on steel wheels. A set of brand new COOPER Trendsetter radial tires of the size P195/75R14 was installed, less than 500 miles ago.

Repainted once, the Brittany Blue pony looks right at home in the country. Finish is smooth and glossy, with few imperfections to note.

Inside, the good news continue. Sun visors and headliner look undisturbed and the dome light shines brightly.

Mustang's classic, impressively bone stock cockpit. Dash has remained free of cracks or splits.

All instruments and lights work as intended. Check out the floor-mounted shift lever for the C4 auto and the factory original radio.

Two-tone blue leatherette uphostery is in fine fettle, features very comfortable front bucket seats.

Spacious rear compartment.

The beautiful rear end of a '68 Mustang. Note original blue-and-yellow CA license plate. The car is currently registered through October.

Trunk is ultra clean. Even the factory 'jacking instructions' decal is still in place.

Original spare, virginal trunk floor (which is also the top of the gas tank).

No damage, original paint in all the nooks and crannies.


Mustang's rust-free undercarriage is of reference quality. The car has never been restored and the reddish-brown factory primer is still visible on the floor pans.

Only in California . . . .

Fabulous! (Talking about the car.)

Mechanically, everything is in perfect working order. This Pony runs and drives like you'd expect from a well-maintained, one-owner survivor.

Crusin' the 'stang through Oak View.

Returning home, we're in love with this '68 Ford. Its 289 runs superbly and the car is so easy to drive, you wish everybody had taken a page from Mustang's play book. It floats along smoothly and quietly, free of rattles or other inconveniences. Wherever you arrive you'll get the "thumbs up" of approval. It's a true classic at a fraction of the cost of a European exotic.
With excellent parts availability and easy servicing built in, you'll be able to cherish this reliable automobile on the road for another 50 years!

Here it is, a beautiful, richly documented, one-owner California '68, featuring a great period color combination and the desirable V8 engine. If you've been thinking of acquiring an early Mustang, here's a golden opportunity to obtain an heirloom example, becoming only its second caretaker in 50 years!


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You are most welcome to inspect this fine automobile at our location in Ventura, by appointment, or have someone inspect it for you.
Please, direct all inquiries to bill@californiaclassix.com or call us at 805-653-5551.