1968 FORD MUSTANG 428 CJ 'R' FASTBACK - 180019 Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #1068 1968 FORD MUSTANG 428 CJ 'R' FASTBACK https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/180019/180019_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Lot #1068


Auction Scottsdale 2015
Status Sold
Lot 1068
Year 1968
Model MUSTANG 428 CJ "R"
*Includes Buyer Commission
VIN 8F02R135012
Exterior Color WHITE
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 428
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL

Lot #1068 - This national-record-breaking 428 Cobra Jet Mustang is one of the 50 factory lightweight drag cars built by Ford to crush the competition in NHRA racing in 1968, and crush they did. Ford management was challenged to a duel by Ford dealer and racer Bob Tasca, who showed up at the test track with a 428cid FE big block engine, built by his engine expert John Healey, in his Mustang. Impressed by the car's performance a decision was made by Ford to build 50 now-famed lightweight factory Mustang fastback drag racers to dominate Super Stock competition. This car is #6 of those 50. Two versions of the 428 CJ engines were installed in these cars; one with 11.6:1 compression and solid-lifter cam to run in Super Stock/F and the other with 11.0:1 compression with a milder hydraulic cam for C/Stock competition. Also, Ford assigned three VIN numbers to these 50 cars so that, with engine swaps, they could run in the different classes. This car came with the "R" engine version. The car was owned by Turley and Caster in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was campaigned for several years, and on September 10, 1972, in Amarillo, TX, it set a national SS/F class record at a speed of 125.46 mph and an elapsed time of 10.95 seconds. This car has been restored to its original racing configuration. The car is documented with a Deluxe Marti Report verifying its factory drag car heritage, a copy of the NHRA Record Certificate, the Ford factory internal memo specifying the build specifications for the 50 cars and several period magazine articles citing the car. A true piece of drag racing history.