Spotless Driver: 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback

There is something quite attractive about owning a driver-quality classic compared to owning a perfect example of the same model. If the former cops the occasional chip or mark, it is no great drama. However, should a spotless classic suffer the same fate, it could result in much wailing and gnashing of teeth. The owner of this 1968 Mustang GT Fastback refers to it as driver-quality. I feel that he may be underselling the car slightly because it does present beautifully. It is a classic that needs a new home, so the owner has listed it for sale here on Craigslist. The Mustang is located in North Scottsdale, Arizona, and the seller has set a price of $69,000 OBO. I have to say a big thank you to Barn Finder rex m for spotting this gem for us.

Finished in Wimbledon White, this GT presents extremely well for its age. The paint holds an impressive shine, with no evidence of significant chips or flaws. The owner admits that he treated this classic to a restoration in 2001. It remains in excellent condition today, with panels that appear to be laser straight. If it has spent its entire life in the dryer climes of Arizona, its rust-free status is no great surprise. There is nothing in evidence externally, and the seller mentions no problems with the vehicle’s underside. The original owner ordered the car with tinted glass, and this appears to be flawless. The trim and chrome shine as nicely as the paint, while the original GT wheels display no signs of stains or physical damage. The overall first impression this classic makes is highly positive.

The positive impressions continue when we open the doors and survey this Mustang’s interior. It is upholstered in black vinyl, which shows no signs of wear or physical damage. The carpet is fade-free, while the dash and pad are perfect. The original owner equipped this car nicely. It features both a floor and roof console, a tilt wheel, and a factory AM radio. It is worth noting that there are some aftermarket additions. The most obvious is the column-mounted vintage Sun tach, while the rear trims have been cut to house speakers. That suggests that there is a hidden stereo somewhere, although this is not visible in the supplied photos. For a buyer who wants to slip behind the wheel and hit the road, the interior would not cause them any shame at their local Cars & Coffee.

Lifting the hood reveals a J-code 302ci V8 capable of producing 230hp. The original owner also chose to equip this classic with a four-speed manual transmission, power steering, and power front disc brakes. Point this GT at a ¼ mile, and the journey would be over in 15.5 seconds. The owner doesn’t specifically say that this Mustang is numbers-matching, but the impression that he gives suggests that it is. The engine bay presents superbly, and it seems that it does not flatter to deceive. For buyers seeking a turnkey classic, the news is nothing but positive. The car remains appropriately maintained and runs and drives well. Everything works as it should, and the owner states that he would have no hesitation in hitting the road for a 5,000-mile cross-country journey. It seems that the open road is beckoning for this Mustang and its next lucky owner.

For any buyer seeking a 100% original and unmolested survivor, this 1968 Mustang GT probably won’t be the vehicle for them. However, if they aim to own a better-than-average driver-grade classic, this could be the one for them. It seems to have no apparent urgent needs and is ready to be enjoyed immediately. The price is probably at the top of what you might expect to pay for a ’68 GT, but its condition could justify that figure. It has only been on the market for a couple of days, and I suspect that the owner will quickly find a buyer. Since the blood courses blue through my veins, I admit I will envy that person.

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Comments

  1. Notch_Nut

    And just like that, he jacks the price up.

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  2. Connecticut Mark

    Beautiful lawn, car is nice too!

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  3. fran

    Much nicer looking than the other “BF” Mustang fastback with the LeMans stripes.

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  4. Craig

    sweet!
    and best drivetrain!!!

  5. bog

    Wow, as mentioned, bumped price to 78K. Have no idea if that’s “reasonable” for this GT, given that there’s no details of the 2001 restoration. I nearly bought a similar (but brand new) ’67 GT, but with the high performance 390 and red interior. I had orders for Germany and didn’t think all my gear would fit in the back. Should have bought car and shipped gear !

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