1968 Ford Mustang Convertible
Convertible Car for sale in Woodinville, Washington 98077
Woodinville, WA 98077
Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
Classic Car Overview
The car was delivered new as a coupe and has been built as a roadster with a shortened windshield and a molded fiberglass tonneau cover. The exterior has been refinished in blue with silver top stripes and replacement brightwork, and features include a Shelby-style two-scoop hood with vents, side scoops, a roll bar, and a LeMans-style fuel-filler cap. The aftermarket rear valance, side skirts, trunk corners, and rear spoiler have been molded into the body, and the door handles have been removed and the resulting holes filled. The paintwork and exterior trim are shown in detail in the photo gallery below. The seller also notes that the fog lights are inoperable.
Halibrand-style 17″ Team III wheels with three-ear spinners are mounted with 235/45 front and 255/45 rear BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 tires, which show 2017 and 2019 date codes. The car has been lowered, and braking is handled by four- and two-piston Baer calipers on cross-drilled and slotted rotors.
The cabin features manually adjustable black leather Recaro bucket seats with four-point Sparco harnesses. A Shelby-style console and door panels with aluminum trim have been added along with power windows.
A three-spoke Grant steering wheel with a Shelby horn button sits ahead of AutoMeter instrumentation that includes a 160-mph speedometer and an 8k-rpm tachometer. The odometer shows 1,500 miles and is said to have been reset following completion of the build; true mileage is unknown.
A Kenwood head unit plays through a custom audio system that includes four speakers fitted into the speedster cover, beneath which lies additional audio equipment and a body-color welded crossbar. Two additional speakers are installed in the kick panels in the front footwells, and the trunk is wired for subwoofers.A fuel-injected 427ci stroker V8 supplied by Coast High Performance makes use of an Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake manifold, MSD ignition, aftermarket pulleys, an Aeromotive fuel pump, a Griffin aluminum radiator, and Magnaflow exhaust. A Fuel Safe fuel cell has been installed. The power-steering fluid, coolant, and oil reportedly were changed in preparation for the sale.Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a Tremec T5 five-speed manual transmission and a Ford 9″ rear axle with a limited-slip differential and 28-spline axles. Traction bars and underbody braces have been added. Dynamometer results from 2012 show that the engine produced 406 horsepower and 441 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. A replacement cost list showing over $115k invested, additional photos as well as a binder of documentation including manuals and receipts can be provided by the seller upon request.
Cold start and drive videos are available at these links.
Classic Car ID101350735
Transmission5 Speed Manual
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