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Check out this view of Marc's Rainbow Of Colors (ROC) Mustang.
The Sierra Blue paint looks great on this fastback.
It has the individual M U S T A N G letters on the rear taillight panel.
What's under the hood. That's the original 390ci 4v 325hp (GT) V8 engine!
It has the front bench seat.
The rear seat folds down.
A peek at the headliner and rear side vents.
The trunk has a liner.
Here is the dataplate on the rear end of the driver's side door. Rainbow of Color's Mustangs were all built in the San Jose plant, which is the R as the second digit in the VIN. It also has the blank paint code and a previous verified DSO and Special Order number of 71-0783.
Candy Apple Red 1968 Mustang Shelby GT350 convertible with its white top up and a 302 cubic inch, 4 barrel V8 engine under the hood.
Candy Apple Red 1968 Mustang Shelby GT350 convertible right side view.
Close-up of the 1968, Mustang, Shelby, J-code, 302 cubic inch, 4 barrel, V8 engine.
Brought to you first by MustangAttitude.com, this is the top part of a great newspaper advertisement we found for the 1968 California Special GT Mustang. Click on the second and third photo from this set to see the rest of the ad. It was placed by Galpin Ford on March 22nd, 1968 in the Van Nuys News of Van Nuys, California.
Here is a close-up of the text of the Galpin Ford, March 22nd, 1968, newspaper advertisement for the GT/CS Mustang. For $2599 you get a California Mustang Special GT/CS with Shelby-inspired spoiler, blackout grille, rectangular fog lamps, wide horizontal taillights, pop-open gas cap, simulated air scoops with GT/CS insignia, functional louvered hood with integral turn signals, special stripes, racing-type hood latches, plus loads of all standard Mustang equipment.
Here is the whole GT/California Special ad we found placed by Galpin Ford on March 22nd, 1968 in the Van Nuys News of Van Nuys, California.
This GT/CS article appeared in the March 5th, 1968 edition of The Van Nuys News of Van Nuys, California. It says, Introduce Special Mustang The new model Ford Mustang designed especially for California made its public debut at Ford Division dealers Friday. L.S. Gray, Los Angeles district sales manager for Ford Division, said the new California Special, designated the Mustang GT/CS, will be recognized easily by its design features that include a racing spoiler, competition-type hood latches and scoops on the side. The ford assembly plant in San Jose will build the car. It will be sold only in the two California sales districts. "The California districts account for about 20% of the Mustang sales." Mr. Grey said, "so we feel it appropriate to have a model for this area that was inspired by our market." The 1968 Shelby Cobra GT's influence on the new Mustang is apparent in the horizontal taillights and rectangular fog lamps. ...distinguishing design highlights ... of the a fiberglass deck lid with a dual stripe around the edge. The front end features a blackout grille without ornamentation and the push and turn hood latches. Identifying characteristics on the side include the scoops in the rear of the doors and California Special written in script on the back fenders. Bold stripe letters GT/CS decorate the scoops. A wide body stripe extends forward on the edge of the front fender. Dealers will sell the California Special with any of the engine/transmission combination in a regular Mustang line. Most regular Mustang options also will be available. A.O. Smith in Ionia Mich. which build the Shelby Cobra GT, will supply the fiberglass components for the California Special.
California made it happen! This is an early Ford newspaper advertisement for the 1968 GT/California Special Mustang. This is from the March 7th, 1968, edition of The Times of San Mateo, California. It was also used as an advertisement by Robert J Poeschl Inc. in the February 29th, 1968 edition of The Press-Courier, of Oxnard, California
Here is a Mustang GT/CS newspaper advertisement by Hensley-Anderson Ford in the March 2nd, 1968, edition of the Independent Press-Telegram of Long Beach, California.
The Exciting New GT/California Special is Here! Cutter Ford has it. Another better idea from Ford. Mustang GT/CS. The Mustang specially built for California. Picture a mean-looking blackout grille. Add a custom set of rectangular fog lamps. Competition type hood locks. Wicked looking side scoops. Special GT/CS stripes. And the wild rear end styling of the one-and-only Shelby GT, with spoiler and horizontal taillights. It's all standard. But still at a Mustang price. You can choose from five great Ford power plants, too. And take your pick of ANY Mustang options - from AIR CONDITIONING and tilt-away steering wheel to sporty styled steel wheels. See the Mustang GT/CS today... This is part of a full page ad placed by Cutter Ford on March 1st, 1968, edition of The Van Nuys News in Van Nuys, California.
BORN IN CALIFORNIA - A new California Special Mustang, to be designated the GT/CS, will make its public debut in Ford dealerships Friday, March 1. The new Mustang, design especially for California will be sold only in the California sales districts. The Ford assembly plant at San Jose will build the car. Features that will identify the Mustang GT/CS include horizontal taillights, a racing spoiler, rectangular fog lamps, a black-out front grille without ornamentation, competition-type hood latches, a fiberglass deck lid, and side scoops with bold stripe letters GT/CS. This is an article from the February 29th, 1968 edition of the Redlands Daily Facts - of Redlands, California.
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