1968 Ford Mustang Convertible Nice driving car in great running condition
The Ford Mustang is a legendary model, probably the most successful Ford next ot the Model T. It was initially based on the Ford Falcon. Production began in Dearborn, Michigan on 9 March 1964 and the car was introduced to the public on 17 April 1964 at the New York World's Fair. It was Ford's most successful launch since the Model A.Executive stylist John Najjar, who was a fan of the World War II P-51 Mustang fighter plane, suggested the name.The Mustang created the "pony car" class of American automobile â€” sports car-like sedans with long hoods and short rear decksâ€”and gave rise to several competitors, including imports. Although some other pony cars have seen a revival, the Mustang is the only original pony car that has remained in production without interruption after four decades of development and revision.
Conceived by Ford product manager Donald N. Frey and championed by Ford Division general manager Lee Iacocca, the Mustang prototype was a two-seat, front-mounted engine roadster. This would later be remodeled as a four-seat car penned by David Ash and John Oros in Ford's Lincoln- Mercury Division design studios, which produced the winning design in an intramural design contest instigated by Iacocca. To cut down the development cost and achieve a suggested retail price of $2,368, the Mustang was based heavily on familiar yet simple components.The car had the the 1964 Falcon's monocoque platform-type frame, with welded box-section side rails and cross-members. Media exposure began on 16 April 1964 with commercials broadcast by all three American TV networks to reach 29 million TV viewers, followed by announcement advertisements and PR articles in 2,600 newspapers the next morning, the day the car was "officially" revealed. A Mustang also appeared in the James Bond film Goldfinger in September 1964, the first time the car was used in a movie. Original sales forecasts projected less than 100,000 units for the first year, but in its first eighteen months, more than one million Mustangs were built.
As time progressed several performance oriented Mustangs were produced including the legendary Shelby Cobras, Boss 302,and Boss 351. Mustangs were very successful on the racing circuit as well as the showroom floor. But enough history if you are looking at this you already know all of this stuff!
This very nice 68 Convertible is a very strong running car, fully sorted and ready for the road! We particularly like the 68 as it has a more aggressive design, while still being a good all around driver. This car has been collector owned for many years and has had sensitive restoration on an as needed basis. Overall the paint presents well from a distance but as you get closer there are a few scratches and a minor dent here and there. The interior is quite nice and really needs nothing, and the top is is in pretty good nick. The Chrome is one of the stronger parts of the car with no real problems noted there. The car starts rigth up and runs and drives very well. You could drive this car cross country without hesitation. This is a car you can drive and enjoy immediately, and improve over time.