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1968 Mustang

     1968 was the year when Ford started to take Mustang performance to the top own its own. The 225hp V-8 was replaced with a 302 cubic inch engine that was rated at 230hp. The big 390 cu. in. motor was pumped up to 325hp over the previous year's 320hp. Then, at the top of the line was the 390hp 427 engine...up until it no longer existed as an option in December of 1967. The next year, Ford introduced a new 428 cubic inch engine that gave out 335hp. Ford released the motor on April. 1 in their new performance Mustang, the Cobra Jet, which would add to why Shelby was going to fall downhill after 1968. As for the rest of the car, it basically stayed the same as the past year, with a few minor changes.

PRODUCTION NUMBERS
Hardtop (Standard)  -  233,472
Hardtop (Deluxe)  -  9,009
Hardtop (bench seats)  -  6,113
Hardtop (Deluxe bench seats)  -  853
Convertible (standard)  -  22,037
Convertible (deluxe)  -  3,339
Fastback (Standard)  -  33,585
Fastback (deluxe)  -  7,661
Fastback (bench seats)  -  1,079
Fastback (Deluxe bench seats)  -  256
VIN NUMBERS  -  8F01C100001
8 - Last digit of model year
F - Assembly Plant (F=Dearborn, R=San Jose, T=Metuchen)
01 - Plate code (01=Hardtop, 03=convertible, 02=fastback)
J - Engine Code
100001 - Consecutive unit number
BASE PRICES
Hardtop - $2,578.60
Convertible - $2,814.22
2+2 Fastback - $2,689.26
ENGINES/ENGINE CODES
T - 200 ci 1V 6-cyl. with 120hp
C - 289 ci 2V V-8 with 195hp
F - 302 ci 2V V-8 with 210hp
J - 302 ci 4V V-8 with 230hp
S - 390 ci 4V V-8 with 325hp
W - 427 ci 4V V-8 with 390hp
R - 428 ci 4V V-8 with 335hp (Available after April. 1, 1968)
FACTORY OPTIONS
- Power front disc brakes (only with 325hp V-8 GT model)
- Power steering
- Power convertible
- GT Equipment Group
- Tachometer (only on V-8's)
- Limited slip differential
- Tinted glass
- AM/FM Radio
- push-button AM radio
- Full-width front seats
- Air Conditioning
INTERIOR COLORS/INTERIOR TRIM CODE
Parchment vinyl - 2U
Nugget Gold vinyl - 2Y
Aqua vinyl - 2K
Bench Comfortweave blue - 8D
Bench Comfortweave black - 8B
Bench Comfortweave dark red - 8D
Bench Comfortweave parchment - 8U
Comfortweave black - 7A
Comfortweave red - 7B
Comfortweave dark red - 7D
Comfortweave parchment - 8U
EXTERIOR COLORS/COLOR CODE
Raven Black - A
Royal Maroon - B
Acapulco Blue - D
Gulfstream Aqua - F
Lime Gold - I
Wimbledon White - M
Diamond Blue - N
Seafoam Green - R
Candyapple Red - T
Tahoe Turquoise - U
Meadowlark Yellow - W
Presidential Blue - X
Sunlit Gold - Y
Pebble Beige - 6



Ford Motor Company Images

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback Bullitt 1968 Shelby Convertible 1968 428 Cobra Jet Mustang 1968 Shelby GT 500 KR at SEMA 2002
1968 Replica of "Bullitt" Mustang 1968 Fastback Mustang 1968 Fastback Mustang GT
*Some photos by David Newhardt/ "Mustang 40 Years"*