1968 Ford Ford Mustang. Originally a C-Code 289 2BBL. Now a 302 EFI Automatic.
- Location: Thomaston, Maine, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- Type: 2-Door Hardtop
- Trim: Bucket Seats
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 32,500
- VIN: 8T01C181224
- Color: Maroon
- Engine size: 302 EFI
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1968 Ford Mustang Bucket Seats overview
First let me say that this is not my car. I am auctioning this 1968 Ford Ford Mustang for a friend who doesn’t do eBay. The car is located in Rockland, Maine. If you would like or need more information please send me an email and I will do my best to answer your questions.
As to myself, I am a (67) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, I am retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, please check out my eBay feedback that is 100% after (1,171) transactions. Many of my transactions have been muscle cars, which I have sold to individuals all over the country as well as Canada, England, France, Switzerland, Australia and the Netherlands. My reputation for honesty is well known amongst muscle car lovers.
How about a little history on the classic 1968 Ford Mustang.In the beginning….
The date was April 17, 1964. Intermediate sized muscle cars, with big block engines were gradually replacing the full sized muscle car. Lee Iacocca, Ford’s General Manager, had always envisioned a small sports car to be the next hot item in the street wars. Ford decided that instead of improving their lackluster intermediate, they would do the competition one better and introduce a whole new breed of automobile, the pony car. Originally designed as a two seater in the European tradition, Iacocca realized that true success depended on volume sales. Therefore the Ford Mustang was introduced as a 1965 model that was based on the compact Falcon to lower production costs. It came with an obligatory back seat and a multitude of options that would give the buyer an opportunity to customize their purchase, and generate extra profits for Ford. Plymouth faithful stress that their Barracuda beat the Ford Mustang to market by two weeks. But it was the Mustang, which racked up over 22,000 sales its first day and one million sales in its first two years, that turned the market and people’s attention to the pony car. The pony car class that the Ford Mustang helped create is the only class of muscle car that still exists today.
The 1968 Mustang was little changed from it 1967 counterpart. Most of the changes were in subtle refinements to the interior and exterior. New options for the 1968 Mustang included an AM/FM stereo radio, rear window defogger (coupe and fastback only), re-designed front power disc brakes, and the all-new 302 cid engine. The 302-4V, 230 horsepower engine replaced the 289 Challenger Special of previous years. By December of 1967, the 289 engine was replaced entirely by the 302 version. Other changes included the deletion of the horizontal grille bars, the deletion of the F-O-R-D letters at the front of the hood, simplification of the quarter panel ornament, and many safety features were added. Due to increasing governmental regulations, the 1968 Mustang now included front and rear side marker lights, folding, flush mounted interior door pulls, and an energy absorbing steering column. There were several "region specific" models offered from various dealers. Two of the most notable were the Mustang California Special, and the Mustang High Country Special. Total production for 1968 was 317,404 units.
1968 Mustang Engine Options
· 200cid – 1V – I-6 – 120HP
· 289cid – 2V – V-8 – 195HP
· 302cid – 2V – V-8 – 210HP
· 302cid – 4V – V-8 – 230HP (Boss)
· 390cid – 2V – V-8 – 325HP
· 428cid – 4V – V-8 – 335HP
I’ll be perfectly honest with you and tell you right up front that this classic 1968 Ford Mustang is in no way perfect. Rather I would consider the car to be a driver that could be driven with minor work, driven while restoring or simply restored and be very valuable. You will see a photo of the door data tag to show what this car came with from the factory. I will show tons of photos including a video and tell you as much as I can about the condition of the 1968 Ford Mustang. However, I will leave it to you to contact me prior to the auction close if you need additional information or photos. I will do my best to respond quickly and honestly. You will not need to spend an arm and a leg to own this 1968 Ford Mustang.
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VIN Number Decode: 8T01C181224
T Built in Metuchen, NJ
01 2-Door Hardtop
C 289 2BBL V8
181224 Sequence Number
Door Data Plate Decode:
B Royal Maroon Exterior Paint
2A Black Crinkle Vinyl and Black Kiwi Vinyl, Standard Interior
13A Scheduled for Build: January 13, 1968
W 2.75:1 Conventional Rear Axle
1 C4 Cruise-O-Matic Automatic Transmission
Buck Tag Decode:
170 Shift Rotation
8T01C181224 VIN Number
B MAROON Exterior Color
MT Vinyl Top?
PS Power Steering
RB Rear Bumper Guards
Interior: The interior is OK in some areas as the photos will show but other areas will need attention such as the upper passenger’s seat. The headliner is OK but not perfect. Good dash with working instruments and radio. New carpet. Solid floors. Mileage exempt.
· Driver quality paint;
· Door handles need replacing;
· Bright work is good;
· Bumpers are driver quality;
· Good glass;
· As to body panels, I believe the passenger’s rear quarter was replaced;
· Rims and tires are good.
Trunk: The trunk looks OK with no spare or jack assembly and it has a new fuel tank.
Undercarriage: The undercarriage is in good condition having what appears to be a replacement driver’s side front floor pan. The exhaust is OK. Brakes are good.
Engine Compartment: The engine compartment is OK with a non-original 1989 302EFI engine. It runs very good at times but other times it idles up and down. I believe the computer (in glove box) needs to be tweaked. It does start and run fine with plenty of power.
Transmission: The transmission shifts up and down the gears OK.
Electrical: Lights, blinkers, wiper, horn, heater, backup lights and radio are functional.
I am an individual and do not claim to know everything there is to know about these cars. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of you questions or concerns are resolved prior to bidding and not after.
WINNING BIDDER DOES NOT HAVE THE OPTION TO LOOK THIS CAR OVER AFTER THE AUCTION CLOSES TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO BUY. ALL INSPECTIONS "MUST" BE DONE PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.
In fairness to all, I am not revealing the reserve price. If you are interested in owning this car, please place a bid TO OWN ONLY AND NOT TO PASS TIME. If it does not make reserve, I may contact the high bidder depending on what the highest amount was on the last bid.
Terms of Sale:
This car is sold “as-is/where is” with absolutely no warranty or guarantee expressed or implied. The information I have given is what I believe to be true, but since I haven’t owned this particular vehicle since it was new, I do not guarantee any of the information to be 100% accurate. Everyone has different opinions of things, especially automobiles. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. My description is done in as accurate a manner as possible in my opinion and based on what I have seen and been told by the current owner. If there is any particular area of this vehicle that is of concern to you, it is understood that you have satisfied yourself enough to make the purchase.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the close of the auction via PayPal. (If you do not have PayPal let me know through eBay ASAP.) The remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of the auction end. All funds must be in the form of a cashier’s check, certified bank check or wire transfer. If there is no confirmation, the seller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. The buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, lawfully enforced.
FYI: There is no Maine title for this 1968 Ford Mustang as Maine does not issue titles for vehicles that are more than (15) years old. I have sold cars all over the country as well as Canada, England, Switzerland and Australia and have never had a problem. The car will come with a Bill-of-Sale, the current Maine registration signed over to the new owner and a copy of the Maine law regarding titles which is on a form issued by the Maine Motor Vehicle Department.
Seller reserves the right to end the auction early without any liability to the seller.
THANKS FOR READING THIS LENGTHY AD. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY BIDDING.