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Rear view of a 1968 Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustang hardtop in special order orange paint.
Left rear view of a special order, Rainbow of Colors, promotional, 1968 Mustang. I cannot get enough of this Mustang, its incredible!!!
Another cool view of a Madagascar Orange 1968 Rainbow of Colors Mustang hardtop with special order paint, black vinyl roof, and deluxe wheel covers. There is also a 302ci V8 under the hood.
Special order options on this Mustang include the full center console and automatic transmission.
Another view of the interior of this Rainbow of Colors promotional Mustang.
View of the J-code, 230hp, 302ci, 4-barrel, V8 engine.
This is the door data tag for the this special order Mustang. It reads, 65A
hardtop with standard bucket seat interior, blank
paint code indicating a non-standard special order paint, 2A
black standard bucket seats, 16B
schedules for final assembly on the 15th of February, 1968, 721187
ordered in the San Jose area under special order number 1187, 5
3.00:1 standard differential, and W
C-4 automatic transmission. Check out the sister
to this car, it has the same special order number 721187.
This car needs restoration but its a special order car. It has special order Eastertime Coral exterior paint as part of the April 1968 Color of the Month promotion. Other upgrades includes a 289ci V8 engine (removed, not on this car anymore), automatic transmission, power steering, AM radio, tinted glass, wheel covers; most of which is missing. This car was ordered with Orville and Ann's Mustang
, since it has the same DSO and special order number. The door tag to this car reads 65A blank
2A 15D 513000 2 W; where the paint code is blank.
This is a copy of a Ford press release for the 1968 California Special hardtop. The text reads, Ionia, Michigan - Fiber glass components for Ford's recently announced California Special version of the popular Mustang -- designated the Mustang GT/CS -- are being produced by A.O. Smith Corporation's plant here at a rapid pace to keep up with West Coast demand for the sporty model. A fiberglass deck lid with integral racing spoiler lower back panel and body side scoops are among the new Mustang's design features that reflect the definite influence of Ford's 1968 Shelby GT models, built at Ionia by A.O. Smith.
Close-up of the Ford press release photo for the 1968 California special showing off its sport wheels, vinyl roof, side stripe, custom rear fascia, sequential taillights, fog lamps, louvered hood, side scoop, GT/CS graphics, and rear California Special fender lettering.
Ford press release photo of the 1968 California Special Mustang featuring sport wheels, vinyl roof, side stripe, fog lamps, louvered hood, side scoop, GT/CS graphics, and California Special rear fender lettering.
This is a dual prototype! It was originally the 1968 California Special hardtop prototype. Then it was sent to Shelby to become the 1968 GT-500 hardtop prototype. It is known as the "Green Hornet" and is still around today! The rocker stripes say EXP 500. As "Experimental".
This is the official results of the 1968 Mobil Economy Run held from April 2nd through April 4th from LA to Indianapolis. The race was to end in New York but was cancelled on April 5th due to civil unrest across the country because of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday April 4th. The Mustang came in 5th place in the Class "A" compact six class. This ad was placed in the April 9th edition of the Bakersfield Californian. This race inspired the 1969 Mustang E
special edition. In December of 1968, it was announced by Richard F Tucker, vice president of marketing for Mobil in North America, the event will be cancelled in the United States citing "changing advertising patterns and changing emphasis in automotive performance as major factors influencing the decision."
These are the official results of the 1967 Mobile Economy Run. The Mustang came in 4th place of the Class "A" compact six and 5th place of the Class B compact eight. The race was held from April 4-10 and raced from LA to Detroit. This ad was placed in the April 11th edition of the Bakersfield Californian.
This is the official results of the 1966 Mobil Economy Run held from March 14-20 from LA to Boston. The Mustang came in 2nd place of the Class "B" large-engine compact. This specific ad was placed in the March 31st edition of the Wisconsin State Journal.
This is the official results of the 1965 Mobil Economy Run held April 5-11 and raced from LA to New York. Unfortunately the Mustang was not entered into this competition. There is a photo of the race meeting a train shipment of Mustangs on the road. This ad was placed in the April 20th edition of the Syracuse Post Standard.
This is the official results of the 1964 Mobil Economy Run which tested fuel economy and comfort on a race from Los Angeles to New York City. Although the Mustang was available for the race, it did not compete. This ad was placed in the April 10th edition of the Delaware County Daily Times.
Official results of the 1963 Mobil Economy Run which ran from March 30-April 5th between Los Angeles to Detroit. This ad was placed in the April 5th edition of the Pasadena Star News.
Official Results of the 1962 Mobil Economy Run March 31 to April 5 from Los Angeles to Detroit. This ad was placed in the April 6th edition of the Galveston Daily News.
Official results of the 1961 Mobil Economy Run from Los Angeles to Chicago on March 11 - 17. This ad was placed in the March 31st edition of the San Rafael Daily Independent Journal.
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