1968 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE - 182059Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #1102.1 1968 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/182059/182059_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1102.1 - This first year Shelby convertible was repainted to its factory Lime Gold metallic. It looks very classy with a nice fit and finish throughout. The door jambs, trunk interior and under hood paint are all very nice. The hood, nose cone, deck lid, rear end caps and side scoops are all original fiberglass pieces. The factory emblems, trim and bumpers were used. They do show some very minor wear, but overall they present very nice and add to the originality of this car. The white convertible top with glass window was replaced when the car was repainted only a couple of years ago. The car has been stored in a heated indoor garage since and shows extremely well. The top mechanism is extremely clean and functions like new. Inside the mostly original interior shows very well. There is some minor wear on the seats, but overall they look very nice. The original door panels, roll bar and dash look great. As a testament to how well this car has been treated, the rare factory Tilt-Away steering column still works like new. The factory AM radio was replaced with an AM 8-track unit. The AM unit works, though the seller was unable to locate an 8-track to test the player. The '68 Shelby specific console still looks great, and the factory oil and amp gauges work nicely. Under that gorgeous hood, the engine compartment looks incredible. This car features an excellent running 302 V8 and crisp shifting automatic 3-speed. The valve covers and air cleaner were just refinished to their original crinkle finish with matched fins. The Shelby specific aluminum intake has been cleaned and a 715cfm 4181 Holley carburetor feeds the 302. The engine compartment has been finished in the correct satin black with correct bolts from AMK where needed to replace faded originals. The rare 10-spoke 15" wheels are original and in good condition. Many of these were damaged over the years from accidents or just corrosion. These originals are in good condition. They have been wrapped in Goodyear tires. To keep the original look the Goodyear name has been painted white as the originals were. Power front disc brakes, power steering, factory tachometer and factory roll bar complete this Real Shelby with Marti Report Verification.
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