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Check out this "during restoration" photo of a 1968 Rainbow of Colors Mustang in the light blue special order paint. The 1968 Rainbow of Colors
promotion offered Mustangs in a rainbow of special ordered paint colors and options for the West Coast. We have been calling this color Beatnik Blue
after an advertisement we found on the promotion at a local dealership. Mike has been restoring it. He had it shipped from California with much of its original paint, Ford special order WT8095. We have other examples of this paint on our site, but this one matches the original. The original was non-metallic. WT8... were blue colors; if the second digit was less than 8, it was non-metallic, etc. This beautiful car is our Attitude Of The Week
starting April 23, 2022. See the car's original condition in the next photo.
Here is Mike's 1968 Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustang in its original special order blue paint and a bit of primer. The door data tag reads: Body 63A
Mustang 2-door fastback body style, Color blank
special order paint (verified to be WT8095 in this case), Date 16B
build scheduled for February 16 1968, DSO 710784
Los Angeles ordering district with special order number 0784, Axle 2
2.79 conventional rear axle, and Trans W
C-4 select shift automatic transmission. 71 0784 has been linked to at least 2 other similarly painted, special order Mustangs. Here is one of them
Gold 1968 Mustang Shelby GT-500 fastback with white rocker stripes. It has the big 428ci engine - characteristic of the GT-500. Those are Shelby custom 15-inch wheels that came with the 1968 Shelby.
Gold 1968 Mustang Shelby GT-500 fastback, right rear view. It has Shelby letters across the rear spoiler.
Gold 1968 Mustang Shelby GT-500 fastback, left rear view. This is the sunny side!
The 1968 Shelby GT-500 came with either the 428ci V8 R-code 335hp or S-code 360hp Police Interceptor engine. This is the S-code V8 Police Interceptor!
The interior is black with wood accents.
Mustang Colt and Lady Mustang limited edition 1968 Mustang hardtop newspaper advertisement from Bill Marsh Ford of Newtown, Pennsylvania. We found this advertisement in the May 9th, 1968 edition of the Bucks County Courier Times of Levittown, Pennsylvania. It's a his and hers sale. Both Mustangs have names plates, numbered identification badges, bullet tip front fenders, and other upgrades. These special models appear to be mostly dealer added options and only offered at Marsh Ford. See the other photos of this set for more details.
The 1968 Mustang Colt features racy "C" stripe, bullet-tip front fenders, special Colt I.D. ornament, pop-open gas filler cap, special unique dashboard, special wheel covers, and whitewall tires. The Colt name plate appears to behind the rear quarter window where the Colt identification ornament (enlarged on in the lower left) is on the front fender. The exterior color of the Colt Mustang is not specified.
Close-up of the front fender Mustang Colt emblem.
The 1968 Lady Mustang by Marsh Ford features a rich vinyl roof, "Lady Mustang" nameplate on door, T-Bird style "S" bar on roof, special unique dashboard, special wheel covers, special vanity mirror on drivers side, and bullet tip lights on front fenders
. No specific exterior paint color is specified.
Close-up of the Lady Mustang door plate.
Here is a close-up of what the Mustang Colt badge should look like. It is off the 1965-67 Ford Country Squire station wagon and is about 2 inches across. Earlier use of this emblem included a round piece behind that is placed between this emblem and the car. We think, in this case, the horse head with riding crops emblem was used as is on the front fender, in front of the tire. This is where the 1966 Ford Country Squire placed the emblem.
Here's a special one! It's a Passionate Pink 1968 Mustang hardtop. The Passionate Pink (repaint) is the original color - the black hood stripes and hood scoop were added by the owner. Why is it painted pink? Probably because it was part of a dealer sales promotion. Both the Rainbow of Colors
and Color of the Month
promotions included this shade of pink. Since the DSO is not LA or San Jose and it wasn't built in San Jose, it's not the Rainbow of Colors. This was built in Dearborn and has a DSO of Cleveland (322391) and delivered to Beasley Ford in Columbus Ohio (dealer 42C001).
Passionate Pink 1968 Mustang hardtop, rear view. The owner added some Shelby parts, like the rear spoiler.
The engine is a straight six.
The interior is black.
The trunk is pink!
Oh my, check out this 1968 Salt Lake City Rainbow of Colors
Mustang hardtop in special order purple! The photo looks like a painting. Jayme owns this car and is getting ready for restoration. It has the optional J-code, 230hp, 302ci 4V V8 under the hood, GT side stripe, full wheel covers, parchment interior trim, C4 automatic transmission, and of course special purple paint. We have been looking for the purple paint that has been listed in ads for the Rainbow of Colors promotion, and this one shows it off. We think it is Ford special paint code WT9083 (see the door data tag photo for a non-faded view of this paint). This amazing car and great photo is our Attitude of the Week starting July 9th, 2022.
Close up of the passenger side front fender showing off the 302ci fender badge. The hub caps and side stripe is more visible from the other side photo.
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