1968 Ford Mustang

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Mileage 
    1 251 mi / 2 014 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    8F02J141683
  • Lot number 
    222
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black/Grey stripes
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

First-generation, post-facelift, left-hand drive, 1968 Fastback with some notable upgradesMidway through 1968, Ford replaced the 289 V8 with a 302ci,4-barrel 4.9-litre WindsorV8 engine, utilising modifiedintake and headsand giving 230hp and 310lb/ft of torqueThe J-codein the VIN was only applied for 1-year,making J-code Mustangs relatively rareImported into the UK in 2015 and subject to a full bare shellrestorationin July 2018by Mustang specialist Javad Ahmed, with just 1,200 miles covered sinceEngine rebored, fitted with areground crank andcompetition ported andpolished heads, fully rebuilt with all new internals and an aluminium radiatorUpgrades include electronic ignition, Edlebrock intake, Summit (Holley) carbs, Tri-Y headers, Magnaflow exhaust, a T5 5-speed manual gearbox, hydraulic clutch conversion, KYB gas shocks, Wilwood power disc brake conversionand Unisteer power steering, rewired with American Autowire, LED rear lightsExtensively retrimmedincludingnew seats, carpets, door panels, and headlining;Dakota digital VHX dash instruments, Mota-Lita steering wheelStylishly presented in Raven Black with Silver Grey stripes, this immaculate Dearborn-built,J-code Fastbackis likely to appeal to Mustang aficionados everywhereYou can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, from Thursday 29th October until Thursday 12th November (inclusive). Please contact Joe Watts on 07779 082707/ [email protected] secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health & safety of both our customers and team remainthe utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.The original Mustang was exactly the right car at the right time and consequently this sports car for the masses sold a million in less than two years. The secret of the Mustang's success was a broad appeal that extended beyond the target market thanks to a great value-for-money package combining sporty looks, decent economy, and brisk performance. Available as a Notchback Coupe, Convertible or, from 1965, as Fastback Coupe and the array of trim and engine options meant that there was a Stang' to satisfy everyone. The fastback Coupe is an effortlessly cool shape and is the Mustang profile that people default to in their minds eye. Mustangs could be ordered in specifications ranging from six-cylinder economy to V8-powered luxury, whilst customers could choose from an extensive range of factory options with the result that seldom are two Mustangs identical.Midway through 1968, Ford replaced the 289 V8 with a 302ci, 4-barrel 4.9-litre Windsor V8 engine, utilising modified intake and heads and giving 230hp and 310 lb/ft of torque. The 'J-code' in the VIN was only applied for 1-year, making J-code Mustangs relatively rare.The car presented here is a first-generation, post-facelift, left-hand drive, 1968 Fastback with some notable upgrades. It was imported into the UK in 2015 and subject to a full 'bare-shell' restoration in July 2018 by Scottish Mustang specialist Javad Ahmed, with just 1,200 miles covered since. The 4.9-litre engine was rebored, fitted with a reground crank and competition ported and polished heads, and fully rebuilt with all new internals and an aluminium radiatorNotable upgrades include electronic ignition, Edlebrock intake, Summit (Holley) carbs, Tri-Y headers, Magnaflow exhaust, a T5 5-speed manual gearbox, hydraulic clutch conversion, KYB gas shocks, Wilwood power disc brake conversion and Unisteer power steering, rewired with American Autowire, and LED rear lights.The interior has been extensively retrimmed including new seats, carpets, door panels, and headlining; the dashboard sports Dakota digital VHX instruments and a Mota-Lita steering wheel.Stylishly presented in Raven Black with Silver Grey stripes, this immaculate Dearborn-built, J-code Fastback is likely to appeal to Mustang aficionados everywhere.1968 Ford Mustang Fastback 302https://youtu.be/JY2MhTv7cN4false