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Tahoe Turquoise 1968 Mustang convertible, right rear view.
Under the hood is the base level 200ci 6-cylinder engine. There is a rope off to the right holding something up.
Seafoam Green 1968 Mustang GT hardtop owned by Dave. Dave comments, "The car was restored in 2000. I purchased it in 2005. It is a 'J' code Mustang with the 302 4-BBL engine with C-4 transmission. It is the original color Seafoam Green. The interior was changed to black when it was restored - the original was Ivy Green. The most interesting story is that I found the build sheet behind the dash when I was replacing bulbs in the instrument cluster and it confirmed everything that was on the car."
Seafoam Green 1968 Mustang GT hardtop, rear end view. Those dual exhaust splitters and rear valance cutouts for the exhaust are part of the GT package.
The engine is a J-code 302ci 4bbl V8.
The interior is black. Dave says it use to be Ivy Green.
Medium Blue 1968 Shelby GT-350 with J-code 250hp, 302 cubit inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine, and standard GT-350/500 wheels/hubcaps. These wheels have a mag-style hubcap with simulated lug nuts.
Left rear view of the 1968 Medium Blue Shelby GT-350. Part of the standard 1968 Shelby design was daul exhaust and sequential tail lights. Taillights that operate like this:
1968 Shelby GT-350 in Medium Blue paint, front right view.
right side view of the Medium Blue 1968 Shelby GT-350.
Medium Blue 1968 Shelby GT-350, front end view
Rear view of the Medium Blue 1968 Shelby GT350
The 1968 shelby 250hp, 302ci, V8 engine.
1968 Shelby GT-350 interior view showing tachometer and Forc C-4 automatic transmission. An AM radio with 8-track player was available in 1968 but was not ordered special for this car. Those seat backs look a bit overstuffed. They look like boxes.
Shelby assembly data sheet. This form indicates a D
code for the lower paint which is Medium blue, a 5A
interior trim code for black ComfortWeave, an X
under the AM radio and remote mirrors and a T
Shelby invoice showing all options, standard base price, and $1.80 for gas.
Vehicle identification number plate on the top upper flange of the right and left front fender apron, visible only with the hood open. This was the 1768th
Shelby built in 1968. See the Shelby VIN Decoder
for more information on the number shown on this plate.
mustang This double unique, special model, Mustang was our featured Attitude of the Week
for the week of December 13th, 2009. Robbie Tromp from the Netherlands has restored this Olive Green 1968 Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustang
which is also a Branded Special. This olive green is one of 13 special colors which a new Mustang owner could order along with several upgrades in the west coast Rainbow of Colors promotion. Also during this time dealers could add a Branded Special emblem to further promote a car. Amazingly this car is both! This was the first Olive Green Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustang that found us. A few months ago, Wolfgang Kohrn of ponysite.de
, contacted us about finding a unique originally painted, olive green, 1968, Mustang in the Netherlands which had all the options and special order data to indicate that it was the first car found of this unique color. This is that car which is also featured on Wolfgang's site
. So far we've only found 9 names of the 13 colors of the promotion. This green was not one of them, so we've been temporarily calling it Olive Green. If you know the official color name, let us know
. About the same time, Jeff from Oregon, emailed us on his newest purchase of an olive green 1968 Mustang
which turns out to be a sister car to Robbie's because the share the same DSO order area, special order number, and therefore ordered by the same dealer which was, Lou Gerard Motors, in Redding, California. Look at the other photos of this car, Robbie has much more information.
Here is an excellent photo of Robbie's Olive Green 1968 Branded Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustang in the Netherlands' countryside. Robbie writes, The Mustang was found in San Jose, California, where it had been underneath a cloth for a long time, in a driveway, in a suburb area. It had no license plate, so details are minimal. It had torn white vinyl, chrome moldings and golden striping, and some holes on both C-sides where
the 'Branded' emblems had been. These were the only original missing things. For the rest: it was totally original, even the safety directions on the steering wheel and in the trunk where there. It was bought and shipped to the Netherlands early 2005. I bought the Mustang late 2005 and that was the start of the process. The Mustang was restored and left in the original state, I had replica emblems made (from some pictures), but now I have an original one, so I will be able to finish up the Mustang
with 'original replicas'. I used the Mustang for my wedding in 2006, special cars must be used for special occasions. Until that time,
because of the timeline of production (February '68) and sale in
August '68, we thought the Mustang was a St. Patrick's Day special...
boy o boy, we where wrong... Wolfgang was the one who started digging in the right direction and everything fits, watertight proof, it couldn't be better. A Rainbow Mustang and a Branded Special, all in one... Who could ask for more?
Robbie's research has shown that this car was originally ordered with automatic transmission, electric clock (driver side dash center), center console, deluxe steering wheel, power disc brakes, power steering, tilt steering, air conditioning, AM radio, color matched deluxe seat belts, tinted glass, remote control left hand mirror, deluxe wheel covers, 7.35 x 14-4 ply rated white sidewall tires. Its possible that the vinyl roof and Branded special pony emblem was added by the dealer.
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