1968 Ford Mustang Information

First generation Ford Mustangs were produced from 1964 through 1963, dropping the 1968 Mustang squarely within this generation. A few small changes were incorporated into this iconic pony car design every couple of years by the Ford Motor Company.

68 Ford Mustang Convertible
1968 Ford Mustang Convertible image by Bull-Doser (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

New Features for the ’68 Ford Mustang

In ’67, the classic Mustang was made larger, while keeping the same overall design. The expanded size was largely a response to the larger engines, with slightly larger interiors and cargo spaces to match.

The 1968 Mustangs held to the larger size with only a few small design changes. According to The Classic Mustang, the grille was restyled without bars to show a floating emblem, sleeker lines were created by a cleaned-out side scoop, and the block lettering on the side plates was upstyled to elegant script writing. Front and rear side markers were also added to this model, due to the introduction of some Federal regulations that were new for 1968.

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback image by GPS 56 from New Zealand (1968 Ford Mustang Fastback) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Production Numbers for the ’68 Mustang

The 1968 Ford Mustang was wildly popular, with, according to Old Ride, a total of 317,148 produced. The production run breaks down to: 24,376 convertibles, such as the red one in the top image of this article; 42,325 2+2 Fastbacks, like the red and silver striped one featured right above this; and 249,447 hardtop coupes, like the two-tone gold one shown below.

1968 Ford Mustang Hardtop
1968 Ford Mustang Hardtop image by Sicnag (1968 Ford Mustang Hardtop) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

’68 Ford Mustang Color Options

Fifteen different exterior color options were available on these powerful muscle cars.

  1. Acapulco Blue
  2. Brittany Blue
  3. Candy Apple Red
  4. Diamond Blue
  5. Gulfstream Aqua
  6. Highland Green
  7. Lime Gold
  8. Meadowlark Yellow
  9. Pebble Beige
  10. Presidential Blue
  11. Royal Maroon
  12. Seafoam Green
  13. Sunlit Gold
  14. Tahoe Turquoise
  15. Wimbledon White

1968 Mustang Engine Options

Seven different engine options were offered in the ’68 Mustang, with horsepower ranging from 120 in the V6 up to 390 horsepower in the 427 V8 engine.

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