About This Vehicle
- Mileage: 30,100
- Engine: V8
- Body Style: Convertible
- Transmission: auto
- Exterior Color: Wimbledon White
- Interior Color: Blue
- VIN: 8R03C133782
BEAUTIFUL, WIMBLEDON WHITE, 1968 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE, 289 V8 AUTOMATIC, WITH GREAT ORIGINAL DOCUMENTATION…CALIFORNIA CAR THAT HAS BEEN NICELY RESTORED, LOADED AND READY TO SHOW AND GO!!!!
THIS PONY CONVERTIBLE HAS A GREAT STANCE AND IS A JOY TO DRIVE WITH POWER STEERING, DISC BRAKES, POWER TOP, AND AIR CONDITIONING….AWESOME COLOR COMBINATION!!
Let me start out with a quick history of this awesome ’68 C-Code Mustang Convertible. Originally purchased on September 5th, 1968 by Ms. Lucille Lowry at Griswold & Wight Ford in Modesto, California and then sold to its 2nd owner in Fresno, California in 1975. It remained in California through at least 1993 based on the registrations and receipts I have and then starting in 1998 I have record of its ownership in North Carolina and South Carolina. We acquired this Classic a few months ago and it was in beautiful condition and from the condition it was obvious this car had lived in dry climates and was not subjected to the harsh climates that typically take their toll on the bodies and undercarriages of these Mustangs. Receipts show that in 1993 the car had 102,000 miles on it and currently it reads slightly under 30,100 which we believe to be 130,100. If you stop and think about it, this is very low mileage for a 45 year old car. We were told this Mustang received a cosmetic restoration about 15 years ago and was then driven and enjoyed on sunny days and to local shows and cruise ins. When the car arrived to us it looked great overall but we felt it deserved a fresh coat of paint on the original rust free body. There were minor chips and imperfections that had accumulated over the years but the body was extremely straight and solid. We had the car professionally repainted in the original Wimbledon White color and then added the Navy Blue C-stripe accent. As you will see, this ’68 Convertible looks fantastic and drives beautifully. I will do my best to provide enough large images and a couple of videos so you can decide if this one belongs in your stable. Sit back and enjoy!!
Here is a quick look at some of the original paperwork, registration history and receipts we have that will go along with the car to its next lucky owner. You will see the original warranty protect-o-plate, original owners manual, a receipt from June, 1969 when the original owner had Sears install air-conditioning, the classified ad from 1998 when the car was sold in North Carolina, as well as many more receipts documenting how well maintained the car was. It is always great to find a high quality investment classic that is also well documented like this one!!
The body on this R Code San Jose, CA production Mustang Convertible is gorgeous. As mentioned, this classic was just painted a few months ago in the original, M code, Wimbledon White color that it left the factory with. From what we can tell it appears to still have its original body panels which are extremely straight overall. Body panels align very nicely! We added a navy blue C-stripe to accent the Navy Blue Convertible top and 2-tone blue interior. Bumpers, chrome trim and badges all look excellent! Glass is all in great condition and windows roll up and down nicely and seal up well. We did notice that there may have been some minor body work to the drivers side rear quarter panel probably as a result of a small dent many years ago. This Mustang also has the deluxe hood with turn signals built in to the louvers and they do work. I think you will agree that this Stang where’s its colors well. The next owner will be thrilled with the condition of this car and will be proud to show up at any of the local shows and cruise-ins. Chances are you will go home with a few trophies this spring at the local shows if that is what you enjoy. Here is a photo tour of the body:
Hopefully the next owner will drive and enjoy this Classic Pony with the top down as much as possible but it is also great to know that this ’68 drop-top has a brand new convertible top as well. It is a power top that operates quickly and smoothly and seals up nicely. When the top is down there is a nice blue boot cover. We also have an interesting custom full tonneau cover that fits across the entire interior and attaches to 2 posts mounted on the dash and snaps around the convertible top molding. It is off white in cold and could use a good cleaning so we did not install it. As you will notice the top is navy blue which really accents the two-tone blue interior nicely and looks much better then a black top would. Here is a look at the car with the top up:
Complimenting the Wimbledon white exterior is a great looking 2-tone blue interior. The seats are in fantastic condition and may very well be original. There is some minor fading on the top surfaces of the seats but look great overall. Seat belts front and rear were added. An aftermarket hump hugger console in a matching blue was added giving you space for drinks, cell phone, and storage in the console. Carpeting looks great as does the dash pad and door panels. The only thing you may want to add is a set of floor mats. We could not get the correct color to match but I know they are available and inexpensive. All of the gauges and lights appear to be functioning correctly. Odometer reads just over 30,000 which, based on receipt history appears to be 130,000. As I showed earlier there is a receipt from 1969 showing where Sears added Air conditioning to this car. The A/c unit that is installed under the dash is correct for a 65-66 Mustang and my guess is that since the car was not ordered from the factory with A/c this was the best alternative at the time. The A/C seems to be blowing cool right now but will need to be charged to be ice cold. A nice JVC aftermarket am/fm/cd with iPod adapter and remote control was neatly installed and sounds great. Have a tour of the interior:
This ’68 Convertible also drives and sounds as nice as it looks. It retains its original C-code 289 V8 and 2bbl carburetor so it is a great little cruiser! Although we do not have any record of a complete rebuild, the receipt history does show that the car was always well maintained and it runs very strong with no issues. The C-4 Automatic transmission shifts smooth and strong. This car cruises great at all speeds and is very highway friendly. Power steering makes maneuvering a breeze and front disc brakes were added in 1998 making stopping much easier as well. Front end suspension components were all replaced by previous owner and I do not see anything that the next owner will need to do but get in enjoy. As you probably have noticed the previous owner also went with a more aggressive stance then stock with a new set of 17″ American Racing Chrome wheels wrapped in a great set of radials. The front end appears to have been lowered slightly but there is no rubbing in the front wheel wells and it definitely gives this Mustang a nice stance. If you are more of a purist and would prefer a set of Magnum 500 wheels and white letter tires let us know and we can see if we can work out a price with that combination. It will come as shown otherwise. As you will hear in the video below this Pony also has a great tone from the dual flow master exhaust.
As expected from the dry, rust free climate this Mustang spent its life in , the undercarriage is rock solid and original. Original floorpans and torque boxes look great and were nicely detailed in the original style red oxide primer. You can even see the original drip marks on the floor pans that were common from the factory. Fuel tank looks to have been replaced recently. Inside of the trunk is nicely detailed with the correct trunk mat, spare tire with cover, and jack in the original style tool bag. Take a look and then be sure to also listen to the video of the car starting up and running that follows:
HERE IS A SHORT VIDEO SO YOU CAN HEAR THIS PONY START UP AND RUNNING ( CLICK THE ARROW TO START ):
Hopefully the pictures and videos have shown you just how nice this ’68 Convertible is. It combines the classic great looks with a slightly aggressive stance and throaty sound and I am confident the next owner will be absolutely thrilled when it arrives at their driveway. This is the perfect time of year to drop the top and enjoy!!!
As always, I will be more then happy to speak directly with serious buyers who would like to call me and possibly negotiate a deal to get this in to your garage before someone beats you to it. Serious buyers can reach me at 770-359-8400
DRIVE THE DREAM!!
\If you have any questions feel free to call me at 770-359-8400 and I will do my best to answer them. If you are a serious buyer lets talk on the phone and discuss it. I will be happy to negotiate a deal so we can get this beautiful car in to your garage as soon as possible. In addition to being a licensed Classic Car Dealer I am also a Transport Broker and will be happy to assist the buyer with a great rate on Enclosed or Open Transport anywhere in the US at the buyers expense or to any port for overseas buyers.