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1968 Ford Mustang
A pair of 1968 Ford Mustangs

1968 Ford Mustang

The 1968 Ford Mustang used the same body style as the previous year with minor trim changes. The Mustang emblem was in the middle of the grille with no horizontal or vertical bars attached to the emblem. The air scoop on the side had a cleaner look to it due to the absence of the horizontal stripes.

The 428 Cobra Jet was offered in Fords Mustang fastbacks and coupes and in Torino and Mercury Cougar and Cyclone models. Hooked up with a four-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission. All 1968 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jets had heavier-duty front shock towers. The mighty 1968 Ford 428 Cobra Jet was introduced on April 1, 1968. Rated at 335hp with actual hp around 410. Built with the 428 cid big-car engine, but produced with larger-valve heads and the race-brewed 427's intake manifold. Also optioned with ram-air induction and a functional hood scoop that was mated to a special air cleaner with a vacuum-actuated butterfly valve that funneled air directly into the 735-cfm Holley 4bbl carburetor.

1968 Ford Mustang Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Mustang Series
N/A 01 2-dr Hardtop Cpe - 4P $2,602 2,635 lbs 249,447
N/A 02 2-dr Fastback Cpe - 4P $2,712 2,659 lbs 42,325
N/A 03 2-dr Convertible - 4P $2,814 2,745 lbs 25,376

Notes:

  1. Total Series output was 317,148 units
  2. 9,009 Deluxe Hardtops
  3. 6,113 Hardtops w/ bench seats
  4. 7,661 Deluxe Fastbacks
  5. 256 Fastback w/ bench seats
  6. 853 Deluxe Hardtops w/ bench seats
  7. 3,339 Deluxe Convertibles

Body Type Identification

63A = 2+2 Fastback w/ bucket seats 65B = 2 Dr. Hardtop w/ bucket seats
63B = 2+2 Fastback w/ bucket seats 65C = 2 Dr. Hardtop w/ bench seat
63C = 2+2 Fastback w/bench seat 65D = 2 Dr. Hardtop w/ bench seat Luxury Trim
63D = 2+2 Fastback w/bench seat 76A = Convertible w/ bucket seats
65A = 2 Dr. Hardtop w/ bucket seats 76B = Convertible w/ bucket seats

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Mustang 108 in 183.6 in 70.9 in 58.5 in 58.5 in 6.95 x 14

Vin Number Decoding - 1960 - 1969 Ford (All Models)

Location: stamped on top upper flange of left front fender apron. Located on top of dash visible through windshield. On lock face of left front door.
 
First Symbol - Year
0 = 1960 1 = 1961 2 = 1962 3 = 1963 4 = 1964 5 = 1965 6 = 1966 7 = 1967 8 = 1968 9 = 1969
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta L = Michigan Truck
B = Oakville N = Norfolk
C = Ontario P = Twin Cities
D = Dallas R = San Jose
E = Mahwah S = Pilot Plant
F = Dearborn T = Metuchen
G = Chicago U = Louisville
H = Lorain W = Wayne
J = Los Angeles Y = Wixom
K = Kansas City Z = St. Louis
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
01 = Mustang 2 Dr Hardtop 51 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom)
02 = Mustang 2 Dr Fastback 52 = Ford 2 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
03 = Mustang 2 Dr Convertible 53 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
10 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan 54 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Galaxie 500)
11 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan 55 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (Galaxie 500)
12 = Falcon Station Wagon 56 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
20 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Futura) 57 = Ford Convertible (Galaxie 500)
21 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan (Futura) 58 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
22 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Bucket Seats) 60 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (XL)
23 = Falcon Station Wagon (Futura) 61 = Ford Convertible (XL)
30 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop 62 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
31 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan 63 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback Coupe
32 = Fairlane Station Wagon 64 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (LTD)
33 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop (500) 65 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
34 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan (500) 66 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
35 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500) 70 = Ford Station Wagon (Ranch Wagon - 6P)
36 = Fairlane Convertible (500) 71 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 6P)
37 = Fairlane Station Wagon (500) 72 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 10P)
38 = Fairlane Station Wagon (Squire) 73 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire - 6P)
40 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 XL) 74 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Sedan - 10P)
41 = Fairlane Convertible (500 XL) 75 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -6P)
42 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 GT) 76 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -10P)
43 = Fairlane Convertible (500 GT) 76 = Fairlane Convertible
47 = Fairlane Ranchero 83 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop
48 = Fairlane Ranchero (500) 84 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
49 = Fairlane Ranchero (GT) 87 = Thunderbird 4 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
Fifth Symbol - Engine
A = 8-289 Q = 8-427
B = 6-240 R = 8-427
C = 8-289 S = 8-390
E = 6-240 T = 6-200
F = 8-260 U = 6-170
J = 8-302 V = 6-240
K = 8-289 W = 8-427
L = 8-221 X = 8-352
M = 8-390 Y = 8-390
N = 8-429 Z = 8-390
P = 8-428  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 100001
Code Transmission Type
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual (std. ratio) 2.78 1st.
6 4-Speed Manual (opt. ratio) 2.32 1st.
T Cruise-O-Matic (FMX-L)
U C6 Automatic (aluminum 1 piece case)
W C4 Automatic (aluminum 2 piece case)
X Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case)
Y Cruise-O-Matic(C.I. case)
Z C6 Automatic Special (aluminum 1 piece case)

1968 Ford Mustang Engine Options

Location Of Engine Code: Last letter in the serial number. Look toward the back of the engine block on the right hand side, above the starter. You will find the casting number at this location.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
T 6-200 120 190 Cruise-O-Matic 1 BC
C 8-289 200 288 Cruise-O-Matic 2 BC
J 8-302 235 310 Not Available 4 BC
X 8-390 280 390 Not Available 2 BC
S 8-390 335 427 Not Available 4 BC
W 8-427 390 460 Cruise-O-Matic 4 BC
R 8-428 425 480 Not Available 2- 4 BC

1968 Ford Mustang Options

Description Price Description Price
200-hp V-8 $105.53 Convenience Group $32.44
235-hp V-8 $171.77 Fingertip Speed Control (V-8 & SelectShift required) $78.83
335-hp V-8 $263.71 Remote Control Left Door Mirror $9.58
390-hp V-8 $622.00 Select-Aire Conditioner $360.30
425-hp V-8 $434.00 Push Button AM Radio $61.40
SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic 3-Spd Auto w/ six-cylinder $191.12 AM/FM Stereo Radio $181.39
SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic 3-Spd Auto w/ 289-cid V-8 $200.85 Stereo-Sonic Tape System (AM radio required) $133.86
SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic 3-Spd Auto w/ 390-cid V-8 $233.17 Sport Deck Rear Seat (2+2 only) $64.77
4-Spd Manual w/ 289-cid V-8 $184.90 Full Width Front Seat $32.44
4-Spd Manual w/ 390-cid V-8 $233.18 Tilt-Away Steering Wheel $66.14
Power Front Disc Brakes $64.77 Center Console $53.71
Power Steering $84.47 Interior Decor Group (convertible & models w/ full-width front seat) $123.86
Power Top (convertible) $52.95 Interior Decor Group (all other models w/o full width front seats) $110.16
GT Equipment Group (V-8s only) $146.71 Two-Tone Hood Paint $19.48
Tachometer (V-8s only) $54.45 Accent Paint Stripe $13.90
Limited-Slip Differential (V-8s only) $41.60 Vinyl Roof $74.36
Glass Backlight (convertible) $38.86 Wheel Covers $21.34
Tinted Glass $30.25 Delux Wheel Covers $34.33
Wide-Oval Tires $78.53 Whitewall Tires $33.31

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
3-Speed Manual Not Available
4-Speed Manual (std. ratio) 2.78 1st. Not Available
4-Speed Manual (opt. ratio) 2.32 1st. Not Available
Cruise-O-Matic (FMX-L) Not Available
C6 Automatic (aluminum 1 piece case) Not Available
C4 Automatic (aluminum 2 piece case) Not Available
Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case) Not Available
Cruise-O-Matic(C.I. case) Not Available
C6 Automatic Special (aluminum 1 piece case) Not Available
Code Transmission Type
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual (std. ratio) 2.78 1st.
6 4-Speed Manual (opt. ratio) 2.32 1st.
T Cruise-O-Matic (FMX-L)
U C6 Automatic (aluminum 1 piece case)
W C4 Automatic (aluminum 2 piece case)
X Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case)
Y Cruise-O-Matic(C.I. case)
Z C6 Automatic Special (aluminum 1 piece case)

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A - Raven Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Duco® Code - 44
Dulux® Code - 93-005

P - Pewter Mist Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4792L
Duco® Code - 4792
Dulux® Code - 4792D

B - Royal Maroon
Lucite® Code - 4864LM
Duco® Code - 4864H
Dulux® Code - 4864DM

Q - Brittany Blue #3 Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4951L
Duco® Code - 4951
Dulux® Code - 4951D

D - Acapulco Blue Metallic(Mustang only)
Lucite® Code - 4857L
Duco® Code - 4857
Dulux® Code - 4857D

R - Highland Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4869L
Duco® Code - 4869
Dulux® Code - 4869D

E - Beige Mist Metallic(Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4791L
Duco® Code - 4791
Dulux® Code - 4791D

T - Candyapple Red
Lucite® Code - 4737LH
Duco® Code - 4737H
Dulux® Code - 93-97902M

F - Gulfstream Aqua Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4868LH
Duco® Code - 4868
Dulux® Code - 4868D

U - Tahoe Turquoise #2 Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4876L
Duco® Code - 4876
Dulux® Code - 4876D

H - Diamond Green (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4794L
Duco® Code - 4794
Dulux® Code - 4794D

V - Alaska BLue (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4867L
Duco® Code - 4867
Dulux® Code - 4867D

I - Lime Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4790L
Duco® Code - 4790
Dulux® Code - 4790D

W - Meadowlark Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4878LH
Duco® Code - 4878
Dulux® Code - 4878D

J - Midnight Aqua Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4788L
Duco® Code - 4788
Dulux® Code - 4788D
X - Presidential Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code -4866L
Duco® Code - 4866
Dulux® Code - 4866D
L - Silver Pearl Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4865L
Duco® Code - 4865
Dulux® Code - 4865D
Y - Sunlit Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4874L
Duco® Code - 4874
Dulux® Code - 4874D
M - Wimbledon White #2
Lucite® Code - 4775L
Duco® Code - 4775
Dulux® Code - 4775D
Z - Oxford Gray Metallic (Thunderbird only)
Lucite® Code - 4862L
Duco® Code - 4862
Dulux® Code - 4862D
N - Diamond Blue #2
Lucite® Code - 4950L
Duco® Code - 4950
Dulux® Code - 4950D
6 - Pebble Beige
Lucite® Code - 4489L
Duco® Code - 4489
Dulux® Code - 93-96932

O - Sea Foam Green
Lucite® Code - 4789L
Duco® Code - 4789
Dulux® Code - 4789D

 
NOTES: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination FM on a Ford would indicate the body finished in Gulfstream Aqua Metallic and the roof area in Wimbledon White #2.) Paint code for all models are shown on the plate on the rear face of the left front door.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Light Parchment
Lucite® Code - 9355L

Medium Ivy Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9136LH

Light Parchment Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9550L

Dark Ivy Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9356LH

Medium Parchment Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9360L

Light Aqua Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9144LH

Medium Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9359L

Dark Aqua Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9153LH

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9358L

Light Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9147LH

Light Nugget Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9514L

Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9152LH

Dark Nugget Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9513L

Dark Red Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9353LM

Light Ivy Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9266LH

Charcoal Black Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9354LH

NOTE: To obtain a gloss comparable to the original interior finish add approximately 1 oz DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.


Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Gray 389-257

 

1968 Ford Axle Codes

 
 
Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio
1   2.75
2   2.79
4   2.83
5 E 3.00
6 F 3.20
7 G 3.25
8 H 3.50
9   3.10

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