1968 Ford Mustang CS GTS

Lot: 281

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 4.7L 1968 Ford Mustang CS GTS California Special manual. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 109 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

One of only 3,867, the one year only California Special...


  • Available in 1968 as a Coupe only, the GT/CS had a number of external distinguishing features
  • Fibreglass bootlid, 'ducktail' spoiler, Cougar rear lights, Shelby side-scoops, blacked-out grille
  • Finished in Lime Gold Metallic, four previous owners, and a genuine 105,430 miles
  • 289 Edelbrock (rebuilt in 2008), 600 CFM carb, Edelbrock performer intake, 3-Speed manual gearbox
  • Comprehensive history file, original Bill of Sale, owner's manual, and 50+ years of receipts
  • Photographic restoration in the early 2000s. This is an extremely rare Mustang


Lot Details

Registration: FNE 739F RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1968 Engine size: 4.7L
Make: Ford Odometer reading (miles): 105430
Model: Mustang CS GTS California Special MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 8R01C167135

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 109 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Fibreglass bootlid with an upswept 'duck tail spoiler', Ford Cougar rear lights, a pop-open fuel filler cap, Shelby side-scoops, a blacked-out front grille without the usual Pony logo, Marchal fog lights, name scripts on the rear quarter panels, and competition-style quarter turn bonnet locks. 


Door-cards: Carpets:
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Dashboard: Boot:


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


 289 Edelbrock 4bbl 600 CFM carb with Edelbrock performer intake, Motorcraft plugs, leads, filter, oil change completed in November. '18.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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Everything works (Horn, Handbrake, lights, indicators, radio, gauges on the dash).

Vehicle History


In February 1968, the Ford Mustang GT/CS was unveiled at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles to an enthusiastic reception. A group of Californian Ford dealers, who petitioned Ford for a promotional car to increase showroom traffic, felt that a special regional edition of the Mustang was necessary and so the 'California Special' was born. Available in 1968 only and in Coupe form, the California Special had features that set it apart from a standard car. The rear included a fibreglass boot lid with an upswept 'ducktail' spoiler, rear lights from a Ford Cougar, a pop-open fuel filler cap, Shelby side-scoops, a blacked-out front grille without the usual Pony logo, Marchal fog lights, name scripts on the rear quarter panels and competition-style quarter turn bonnet locks. 

This car comes with a comprehensive history file including, the original Bill of Sale, Owner's manual, and folders of receipts for maintenance over the last 50 odd years.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history