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Eye Candy: 1968 Ford Mustang GT California Special

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When it comes to picking the coolest vintage Mustang everybody automatically goes to the ’68 Fastback in Bullitt green. And that’s fair. But if specs is what you’re after, then this 1968 Ford Mustang GT California Special might be the one to get on account of its unique features.

Fully restored and now presented at Canepa collection, the award-winning Ford Mustang GT California Special is one of only 111 built with a 390-4V V8 engine and a 4-speed manual transmission, and it features a unique body with rear trunk lid and quarter extensions, tail light panel, and side scoops. Shelby also gave this car some special touches such as pop-off gas cap unique to the CS, a unique blacked-out front grille, body striping, competition style hood locks, and fog lights. What’s more, this car is one of only three with the highly coveted Highland Green paint job, Ivy Gold interior and coachwork body.

 

As mentioned, the unique 1968 Ford Mustang GT California Special is an award-winning car and we do mean award-winning. Here’s a list of the accolades it has done since birth, according to Canepa:

Concours and Show Awards

Concours on the Avenue, Carmel by the Sea, 1st in Class award. 2011
Niello Concours at Serrano, Best in Class award, 2010
SAAC-35 National Convention, Gold award; Division II, Concours Trailered, 2010
Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance, 1st in Class award, 2009
Shriners Concours d’Elegance, 1st in Class award, 2009
Niello Concours at Serrano, 1st in Class award, 2008

Mustang Club of America Awards

Mustang Club of America Gold Award: Concours Trailered Division, MCA National, 2016
Mustang Club of America Gold Award: Concours Trailered Division, MCA National, 2013
Mustang Club of America Gold Award: Concours Trailered Division, MCA National, 2012
Mustang Club of America Gold Award: Concours Trailered Division. MCA Grand National, 2008
Mustang Club of America Gold Award; Concours Trailered Division. MCA National, 2007

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