This attractive 1968 Mustang convertible is one of those cars where theres not a single component that hasnt been restored, modified, or tweaked to make this more than just your average Mustang. Inside, outside, and underneath, it is a quality machine with big horsepower from the stroker small block engine and a classic look that will never get old.
One glance at that dark blue paint job and youll have some inkling as to just how nice this car really is, but its only when you get up close that you see how much time and effort went into the car. It was repainted in 2008 and has been driven and enjoyed a bit, but overall its still quite nice. The panels are as straight as they were when they were new, perhaps even better, and the fenders, hood, and trunk lid are brand new. The gaps are the result of someone spending many hours getting them just right. And the final finish has been buffed and rubbed until all flaws were exorcised and the finish was miles deep. Fortunately for Mustang fans, it hasnt been chopped, cut, or substantially modified, so the fabulous traditional Mustang look remains. All the chrome is still in place, with much of it being original and in good order, and all the emblems and badges remain. Slap a set of steel GT wheels on it, and it could easily pass for a stocker with a custom paint job.
Inside, however, its more of the same, which is a good thing in this case. The two-tone upholstery has a stock look, with buckets up front and a wood-rimmed steering wheel for the driver. Contrasting blue carpets and nice-looking door panels make it look fresh and clean inside and aside from speakers in the kick panels, youd never know about the modifications underneath. The original dash has been restored, with nice-looking original gauges for the driver, plus an AM/FM/cassette stereo that sounds great, even with the top down. The top is a correct black vinyl unit with the Mustangs familiar split rear window, and yes it folds effortlessly with just the touch of a button. Theres also a neatly finished trunk with correct mats and a spare tire with matching cover.
A 347/413 HP cubic inch aluminum head stroker motor under the hood delivers big power in a small, lightweight package, preserving the Mustangs performance without sacrificing handling. Its all show under there, too, with polished billet aluminum and chrome everywhere. Theres an aluminum radiator keeping everything cool, and yes, that is indeed Steve Saleens signature. The serpentine belt drive system for the accessories is a cool piece and the bright red ignition system components really dress things up. Shorty headers connect to a 2.5-inch dual exhaust system that has that familiar Mustang bark and the C4 3-speed automatic was fully rebuilt about 8000 miles ago. The suspension is stock, although the power steering system has been recently serviced, and the underside is in good order with no signs of life in a northern climate. Flashy 14-inch wheels wear fresh staggered 205/70/14 front and 235/60/14 rear white-letter radials.
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