Monday, December 28, 2015

California Dreamin: 1968 Ford Mustang GT/CS

I don't need to rehash the old story about how popular the Mustang was in its first few years on the market, but I will remind you that the California auto dealers were powerful and strong enough to convince corporate Ford that they needed a special edition coupe to keep buyers from heading to their local Chevrolet dealer to pickup the soon to be released Camaro.  The result was something called the GT/CS (California Special) that was built in limited numbers with final assembly at the San Jose Ford plant using Shelby Automotive (now part of the Ford Borg collective) designed parts.  Find this 1968 Ford Mustang GT/CS offered for $21,800 in Charleston, SC via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

This GT/CS is equipped with the basic 289 cubic inch Windsor V8 that was rated at 195 horsepower 288 ft-lbs of torque and attached to a 3-speed auto.  It does appear to have the correct trunk lid/quarter extensions, tail lights, pop-off gas cap, side scoops, California special script, fog lights, blacked out front grill, and hood pins that you would find with any GT/CS sold new.  Check out for more detailed info about spotting fakes and finding any unique parts you might be missing.

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  1. yeah, when I was growing up these were all over. There was one a block to the left of my house, and one two blocks to the right. One was owned by an old lady who drove it the two blocks to the neighborhood market.

    I suppose it's worth $21K but...I remember when these, in decent condition, were worth $2K.

    1. Totally. Where's a 'guy blowing a raspberry' gif when you need one?!? Can't believe the coin people are paying for old M A S S produced cars.

      Wish we still had the '77 Westfalia. People pay silly money for nostalgia these days.

  2. I like it when the seller tells you the history of the model but never tells you about the actual car being sold. Thanks but no thanks.


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