1968 Ford Mustang Photo Gallery

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1968 Ford Mustang Convertible

1968 Ford Mustang Convertible
1968 Ford Mustang Convertible. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

Mustang, Mustang ’68!

In 1968 Smokin' Joe Frazier TKOed Buster Mathis in the 11th round, clinching the heavyweight boxing title. Life Magazine named Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world", and the Ford Mustang, well, the Mustang got side markers.

A year earlier the Mustang had seen its first major redesign since its launch in April of 1964. The car was bigger and more powerful than ever before. In 1968 newly introduced Federal regulations mandated front and back side markers on the car. See the full profile.

In 1968 Ford produced 22,037 standard convertibles and 3,339 deluxe convertibles.

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1968 Ford Mustang Grille

1968 Ford Mustang Grille
1968 Ford Mustang Grille. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The Mustang’s grille changed again in 1968. Ford decided to do away with the horizontal bars surrounding the galloping pony emblem. Instead they added a single band of trim surrounding the grille opening.

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1968 Ford Mustang Script Lettering

1968 Ford Mustang Script Lettering
1968 Ford Mustang Script Lettering 1968 Ford Mustang Script Lettering. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The 1968 model also featured the word “Mustang” in script style lettering instead of block letters, and the word “FORD” was removed from the hood of the car.

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1968 Ford Mustang GT

1968 Ford Mustang GT
1968 Ford Mustang GT. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

Changes for 1968 included the introduction of a new GT Mustang emblem, GT hubcaps, and quad exhaust tips on the V-8 powered GT Mustang.

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1968 Ford Mustang GT Emblem

1968 Ford Mustang GT Emblem
1968 Ford Mustang GT Emblem. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The 1968 Mustang featured a new GT Emblem.

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1968 Ford Mustang Side Scoops

1968 Ford Mustang Side Scoops
1968 Ford Mustang Side Scoops. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The Mustang’s side scoops were switched out in 1968 and replaced with one-piece chrome styling, accentuated by C-stripe graphics.

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1968 Mustang GT Hub Caps

1968 Mustang GT Hub Caps
1968 Mustang GT Hub Caps. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The GT Mustang featured hub caps with prominent GT center piece.

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1968 Ford Mustang Hood

1968 Ford Mustang Hood
1968 Ford Mustang Hood. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

A truly innovative feature on the 1968 Mustang was the integration of turn signal indicators into recesses of the car’s hood.

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1968 Ford Mustang Quad Exhaust Tips

1968 Ford Mustang Quad Exhaust Tips
1968 Ford Mustang Quad Exhaust Tips 1968 Ford Mustang Quad Exhaust Tips. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

Quad exhaust tips on the V-8 powered GT Mustang made for a tougher looking pony car when viewed from behind.

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1968 Ford Mustang Interior

1968 Ford Mustang Interior
1968 Ford Mustang Interior. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The 1968 Mustang featured a new two-spoke energy-absorbing steering wheel along with federally mandated shoulder belts. No doubt, the 1968 Mustang was designed to be safer than previous models, both inside and out.

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1968 Ford Mustang Rear

1968 Ford Mustang Rear
1968 Ford Mustang Rear. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

In 1968 Ford introduced its new 302 engine, which would eventually go on to replace the 289 version.

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1968 Ford Mustang Gas Cap

1968 Ford Mustang Gas Cap
1968 Ford Mustang Gas Cap. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The 1968 model Mustang featured an optional pop-open gas cap.

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1968 "Bullitt" GT 390

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1968 "Bullitt" GT 390. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The GT 390 was another offering in 1968. Actually, there wasn’t much overly special about the car when the model year launched. It was a run of the mill GT Mustang. It was made famous later that year when it was used as Lt. Frank Bullitt’s Mustang in the Warner Bros. release “Bullitt.” The movie car featured no badging or markings signifying it was a Ford Mustang. In 2001 Ford introduced a special-edition Mustang dedicated to the Bullitt Mustang. They release another version for the 2008/2009 model year.

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1968 Shelby GT350 Mustang

1968 Shelby GT350 Mustang
1968 Shelby GT350 Mustang. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The Shelby GT350 returned for the 1968 model year.

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1968 GT/CS "California Special" Mustang

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1968 GT/CS "California Special" Mustang. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The "California Special" coupe, available through California Ford dealers, featured a Shelby-styled deck lid and spoiler along with a blacked-out grille. About 4,325 of these cars were produced.

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1968 Shelby GT500KR

1968 Shelby GT500KR
1968 Shelby GT500KR. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The 1968 Shelby GT500KR was a mid-year release and was the most powerful Shelby Mustang in the 1968 model year.

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1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang

1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang
1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The 1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang had some competition when the GT500KR Mustang arrived mid year.