This 1968 Ford Mustang Survived Both An Accident And The Test Of Time


The 1968 Mustang adventure didn’t start smoothly. The 60-day strike that ended in November impacted its production, so Ford produced only 317K units, down from 472K Mustangs in 1967.
It wasn’t the hit that Ford expected, but the numbers were encouraging. The hardtop still sold like hotcakes, accounting for nearly 250K units, while the fastback was the runner-up at a huge distance with 42K units. The hardtop was also the most affordable, carrying a price tag of $2,602, while the convertible – whose production included only 25,376 units – was the most expensive at $2,814.

The new Mustang sported big changes under the hood, as the car could now be had with a new 302ci engine. The top unit this year was the 427, which buyers could order only until December 1967, so only the first customers got a chance to get it. The 427 carried an extra price of $622, turning the Mustang into a significantly more expensive model.

The example in these photos has a 302 V8 under the hood, and eBay seller jferg1837 explains that it still starts and runs.

They claim the car is “a true original,” explaining that it’s also aimed at collectors who want a classic Mustang. However, collectors would probably expect a more solid shape from a Mustang supposed to be parked in their garage, and this 1968 release is far from this desirable condition.


The car has probably been sitting for a while, so it now needs work in all key areas. The driver floor pan must be replaced, and the owner says the original interior is still in decent shape. However, one of the most important tidbits is that this Mustang was involved in an accident, and because no further specifics were shared, you must inspect everything in person before committing to a purchase.

The car doesn’t look as rough as expected, and despite the occasional potato-quality photos, it looks doable. It’s a 1968 Mustang that retains its original appeal, albeit I think it’s critical for every buyer to go see it in person before committing to a purchase.

This Mustang won’t sell cheaply, as the bidding starts at $10K on eBay. There’s no reserve, meaning the highest bidder will take the car home.

However, the price seems slightly optimistic, especially because this Mustang requires complete restoration. It does run and drive, so you could just fix the essential parts and use it as a daily driver, but I’m certain an all-original Mustang deserves a complete restoration.

The vehicle is parked in Covington, Georgia, and despite the working engine condition, you should take it on a trailer, as it looks like the Mustang spent a while parked in the same place.