(8 photos of a 1968 Candy Apple Red Mustang Shelby GT-500KR Fastback) This 1968 Mustang Shelby GT 500 KR fastback was our featured Attitude Of The Week picture for the week starting 8-5-07. It was painted in 1995. The color was changed from Acapulco Blue to Candy Apple Red. This Shelby has the KR 428 Cobra Jet 4V engine with an automatic transmission.|
(7 photos of a 1968 Flower Power Red Orange Mustang Rainbow Of Colors Hardtop) Mike Abajian Jr of Texas owns this beautiful 1968 Rainbow of Colors promotional red orange Mustang hardtop. Mike writes: I bought this original 'Rainbow of Colors' car on-line about two years ago. The gentleman who restored this car initially intended to part it out. He opted to restore its original Calypso Coral special order paint (known as
Flower Power Orange in '68). Mike's 1968 Mustang was our Attitude Of The Week for February 1st, 2009.
(15 photos of a 1968 Candy Apple Red Mustang GT California Special Hardtop) Candy Apple Red Mustang GT/CS with 230 hp (302 cubic inch) 4 barrel, V8 engine. The CS stands for California Special which included a Shelby style decklid with a spoiler, sequential taillights, and a blacked-out grille with out Mustang identification. The GT was also missing from the normal GT wheelcovers. A similar option package was available in Colorado called the High Country Special.
(5 photos of a 1968 Royal Maroon Mustang Sprint Hardtop) This is a Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang Sprint with a 195 hp (at 4600 rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel, V8. The Sprint options packages started midway through the 1966 model year when Ford introduced the Millionth Mustang Sale featuring the limited-edition "Sprint" package which had a lot more chrome and a different engine due to engine availability problems in 1966. The Sprint option remained in later years with just the additional chrome and paint options which gave the car a GT look without the price. The 1968 Mustang Sprint option consisted of GT stripes, pop-open gas cap and the full wheel covers of six cylinder Mustangs. V-8s got in addition, the styled steel wheels with Wide Oval Tires and the GT fog lamps.
(13 photos of a 1968 Candy Apple Red Mustang GT High Country Special Hardtop) Candy Apple Red 1968 Mustang GT High Country Special with a litte bit of front end damage. 250 of these cars were built by the San Jose plant for the Colorado area in 1968 and followed the tradition of GT upgrades and HCS side emblem found on the 1966 and 67 High Country Specials. The 1968 California Special was inspired by the three year successful run of High Country Specials. These HCS models featured a carburetor jetted for high altitude driving, side scoops, a factory fiberglass trunk lid with molded in spoiler, Shelby style taillights, namesake decals, horse delete grille, high-intensity fog/driving lights, hood pins and a stripe decal down each side of the vehicle.
(6 photos of a 1968 Red Mustang Hardtop) Vermillion Red 1968 Mustang hardtop owned by Julie Austad from Everett, Washington. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for the week starting December 27, 2009. Julie also has a 2006 Mustang. Julie shares, "I bought the car 8/9/03 as a 'Totally Restored Beauty'. It wasn't. It had been painted, the engine had been worked on, and the interior redone. I have done the rest. It now has FlowMaster dual exhaust, was stock with single exhaust. It has been converted from a 2bbl to a 4bbl system with an Edelbrock 1406 carburetor and a Ford 289 4bbl cast iron manifold. In my garage, I have a 351 Windsor on an engine stand that I have torn down and am waiting for the money to be saved for the 408 stroker parts I want. Then I will rebuild it myself. Yes, I am a girl who doesn't mind getting dirty. I have a full shop in my garage including engine hoist and tools. Donations are always welcome for this project."
(3 photos of a 1968 Flower Power Red Orange Mustang Rainbow Of Colors Convertible) This is a Flower Power Red 1968 Rainbow Of Colors Mustang convertible. It is owned by Don Croft. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting January 30, 2011. The Rainbow Of Colors promotion ran on the west coast on 1968 and 1969 Mustangs. They featured special paint offerings in all colors of the rainbow. This one was sold new at Highland Park Motors Inc. in Los Angeles, California. Don tells us, "I bought it back in 2004, and was told by the previous owner it was 'Grabber Orange'. I knew at the time this wasn't correct as Grabber Orange was a '69 color, and bit lighter than the shade of my Mustang. I had wondered since about the correct color, until last year when I stumbled onto your website, which encouraged me to run the Marty Report..." Besides the special order paint, the Marty Report listed the following options: 289-2V Engine, Parchment Power Top w/ Glass Backlite, C-4 Cruise-O-Matic Transmission,
F70X14 Wide Oval Tires, White Sidewall Nylon Tires, Air Conditioner - Selectaire, AM/8-Track Stereo Radio, and Tinted Glass
(4 photos of a 1968 Candy Apple Red Mustang Convertible) Candyapple Red 1968 Mustang convertible, high left front view. Everything is red on this one. The interior is red and so is the convertible boot cover.
(8 photos of a 1968 Cardinal Red Mustang Cardinal Edition Hardtop) This is a special Cardinal Edition 1968 Mustang. A limited number of these were built for Virginia and North Carolina areas. The Cardinal is the state bird of Virginia. They are all hardtops and came with Cardinal emblems, flip-open chromed gas cap, black interior, black side "C" stripe, wheel lip moldings, wheel covers, 200ci inline six cylinder engine, and special paint. The Cardinal Red paint is actually Candyapple Red, a standard 1968 Mustang paint.
(3 photos of a 1968 Red Mustang Hardtop) Red 1968 Mustang hardtop owned by George Leftwich from Texas. It has a 302ci V8 engine and an automatic transmission. George tells us, "This was my first car. I got it in the summer after high school. Working on it little by little. I've had it for some three years now. Thinking about painting it Midnight Blue."
(8 photos of a 1968 Candy Apple Red Mustang Convertible) Candyapple Red 1968 Mustang convertible with some of the GT options. It has the 195hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel V8 engine - which was not available on the GT in 1968. Other options include wheel covers, fog lamps, metal rocker panels, gray side C stripes, power steering, power convertible top, and hood mounted signals.
(4 photos of a 1968 Royal Maroon Mustang Sprint Hardtop) A real survivor this Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang Sprint vinyl roof hardtop has 14,976 miles on it. Since 1966, the Sprint options package's main purpose was to offer an engine upgrade to the next largest engine over the popular base model to prevent a shortage. For 1968 this engine was the 195hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel V8. Economically priced the Sprint Package from the factory which includes the Argent styled steel wheels, fog lights, and wheel lip moldings.
(4 photos of a 1968 Candy Apple Red Mustang Hardtop) Candy Apple Red 1968 Mustang hardtop that was owned by Robert Nix. It has the 200ci 6-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. Robert adds, "These are vintage photos of my first Mustang, purchased in September 1968. It was my car while I served in the US Army at Ft Knox, Kentucky from 1969 - 1972. The Ft Knox sticker can be seen on the left front bumper in this shot." Robert has a Race Red 2013 Mustang GT now.
(5 photos of a 1968 Candy Apple Red Mustang Shelby GT-350 Fastback) Candy Apple Red 1968 Shelby GT350 fastback with all the custom Shelby accents and a 306hp, 302 cubic inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine.
(5 photos of a 1968 Royal Maroon Mustang Sprint Hardtop) Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang Sprint hardtop owned by Fred McHugh from Deltona, Florida. It has the 390ci V8 and an automatic transmission. Fred tells us, "Its a Sprint package B. One of one built per Marti. I put a Ford 3-2 set of carbs on it. I have the original sale invoice of Georgia (see additional photo). The original owner lives local and kept a book of records from new that I have. It has 79,000 miles and change on it. It's unrestored but looks great."
(9 photos of a 1968 Candy Apple Red Mustang GT California Special Hardtop) A beautiful Candy Apple Red 1968 Mustang GT/CS hardtop with black vinyl roof, argent styled steel GT wheels, Lucas fog lamps with covers, GT/CS side stripe, side scoop, hood pins, metal rocker panel trim, hood vents, and passenger side mirror.
(3 photos of a 1968 Candy Apple Red Mustang Cardinal Edition Hardtop Advertisement) This is a newspaper advertisement for the 1968 Cardinal Edition Mustang. This is a Ford ad where dealerships could insert their name and address at the bottom. We found this ad for the Cardinal Special Mustang at Petersburg Motor Company in the March 22nd, 1968, edition of The Progress-Index of Petersburg, Virginia. The photo shows the rooftop Cardinal Special emblem, flip-open chromed gas cap, black interior, GT stripe, wheel lip moldings, wheel covers, 200ci inline six cylinder engine, and special paint (Candyapple Red or possibly Wimbledon White).
(3 photos of a 1968 Candyapple Red Mustang GT California Special Convertible) Candyapple Red 1968 Mustang GT California Special convertible owned by Hannes Streng from Germany. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting April 26, 2015. Hannes adds, "This is one of the very few 1968 California Special convertibles; it's in condition 2 (which is also quite rare to find). I bought it for my son Fritz - it will be his first vehicle."
(1 photo of a 1968 Burgundy Mustang Hardtop) Dark red 1968 Mustang hardtop owned by Tim from Texas. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting May 17, 2015. Tim tells us, "I bought this car from the original owner who took very good care of it. I added new tires and wheels. The car has the original motor with 163K miles."
(11 photos of a 1968 Candy Apple Red Mustang GT California Special Hardtop) Candy Apple Red 1968 Mustang GT California Special owned by John Roller from Hooksett, New Hampshire. This GT has it's original J-code 302ci 4bbl V8 engine and an automatic transmission. It still wears its original and unrestored paint. It has it's original interior and drivetrain. The engine bay has been repainted in some areas. It was a one owner car till 2010 with 41K miles. John has the original dealer invoice and paperwork.