1968 FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK - 61235 Sold* at Scottsdale 2008 - Lot #767 1968 FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/61235/61235_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #767   1968 FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK
Auction Scottsdale 2008
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 767
Year 1968
Make FORD
Model MUSTANG
Style FASTBACK
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 8R02C160543
Exterior Color RED
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 289
Transmission 3-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Description
Lot #767 - This vehicle was originally bought as a first car for me a 14-year-old boy from Omaha, Nebraska. Ever since my dad had restored a 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang fastback at his body shop 4 years ago, I have fallen in love with Ford Mustangs of that era. I had been looking for a 1967-68 Mustang for 3 years when I came across this Mustang on eBay. When my father and I first looked at the pictures of this Mustang, we agreed it would be a perfect car for me to fix up and drive. The car was in California and we had some friends down by where the car was located, so they went to look at it and see if it was what we were looking for. It had no rust and that is what made it stand out from the rest. So, when we decided it was exactly what we wanted we had it picked up and brought to us. When it arrived, the air conditioning worked and it drove just fine. It wasn't until we got it into my dad's body shop that we realized that this car was too nice to keep as a daily driver for me. It had no rust just like the seller stated and it came with the original title, Bill of Sale, and Window Sticker from the dealer. After the decision to restore the car the right way with no shortcuts was made we began our work, taking the car apart piece by piece and making sure nothing was missed as we restored the car from headlight to tailpipe. When the car was completely shed of all of its parts, we built a homemade rotisserie and had the chassis sand-blasted. All of the parts had been sent away to be powdercoated or ceramic-coated. Now, I, being a "14-year-old kid" of the modern age wanted this car to be "cool," so I had my dad add American Racing 5-spoke rims. My father, being all about safety, first wanted to modernize the car by adding 4-wheel, chrome disc brakes for safety and drivability. We also decided to have the one-and-only Carroll Shelby sign the glove compartment cover. However, we kept all of the original parts that we decided to replace for safety. Finally, all the parts had arrived back from their powder and ceramic coatings and were ready to install. This was the most exciting part of the restoration process, in my opinion, because I got to see the car come together piece by piece. After we put the car together we sent it to have the interior installed. This was the last step and I counted down the days until we would get the car back and I would be able to drive it with my dad. When the car was finally complete I was amazed by how the car went from where it was to where it is now.
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