What we've got here is a nice little racer if I've ever seen one. Built to compete in the SCCA's Autocross competition series, this 1968 Ford Mustang is ready to go at a moment's notice. This one is especially striking, with a black and yellow paint scheme that evokes images of classic Trans Am racers in the '60s. Additionally, this one comes with a whole bunch of performance goodies that make it even better on the track. With front disc brakes, a posi-traction rear axle, a lowered suspension setup (for a better center of gravity), updated shocks and rear traction bars, this Mustang can't wait to get some lap times in. Upon restoration to SCCA-spec, the standard 200 C.I. straight-six cylinder was swapped for what this racer currently has, a fire-breathing 351 C.I. "Windsor" V8 engine with a 4-barrel carburetor. Power from that 351 Windsor gets to the asphalt through a smooth-shifting C-4 3-speed automatic transmission, delivering quick and linear power. The exterior yellow paint with black accent graphics looks great, highlighting this Mustang's aggressive stance and assertive feel. Even the front end has has some highlights of its own, the black paint calling attention to hood pins and vintage headlight covers that only add to the "throwback racecar" look of this Ford. The interior's black vinyl trim is comfortable, perfect for not only lap times but also for simple cruising. Unlike some purpose-built racecars, this Mustang has plenty of options that make it more friendly to the driver. For instance, with this Mustang you get a deluxe woodgrain steering wheel, under-dash performance gauges, a Jensen AM/FM/Cassette stereo system, updated Jensen rear speakers, an aftermarket tachometer, a heater + defroster, and a mean-sounding dual exhaust system. The car rides on some sweet-looking gray painted wheels on top of fat 215/60R15 rear "Nexten" tires and skinnier 195/60R15 "Hankook" tires. Whether you're looking for a unique, race-inspired cruiser or a genuinely capable vintage racer on a budget to put down lap times, we think we've got what you're looking for right here.
VIN and Door Plate decode as follows:
8: 1968 model year
R: Built in San Jose, California, U.S.A.
01: Mustang 2-Door Hardtop
T: Standard 200 C.I. Straight-Six Cylinder, 1V 115hp
116524: Sequence number; 16,523rd 1968 Ford built at San Jose Assembly Plant
65A: Mustang 2-Door Hardtop, standard bucket seats
M: "Wimbledon White" exterior paint
2B: "Light Blue" & "Dark Blue" vinyl interior trim
25C: Assembly date of March 25th, 1968
53: Kansas City, Missouri D.S.O. (District Sales Office)
2: 2.79:1 rear axle ratio
W: Ford "C-4" 3-speed automatic transmission