With restyled bodies for 1967-68 and the uncanny ability to nearly accommodate the entire line of available Ford Motor Company powertrains, the updated Mustang line offered more of everything for buyers, making it possible to order up a totally unique car suited to individual requirements. The GT option continued to be popular on any V8-powered Mustang for 1968 (except the early 289), with rally-style 4-inch fog lamps at each end of the grille, low-restriction dual exhaust, heavy-duty suspension, wider GT styled steel wheels, a quick-flip GT gas cap, and optional front disc brakes. Product placement included Steve McQueen’s iconic 1968 cop film Bullitt, ensuring the ‘68 Fastback body style’s everlasting place in automotive and movie lore.
We absolutely love clean, original cars, and this example is a great case in point. Powered by Ford’s new 302ci V8 engine in robust 230hp tune, its “GT” (not “GTA” = Automatic) badges indicate a 4-speed manual transmission. The car was sold new in Denver, Colorado by Rosen-Novak Ford and it has had only 3 owners since. Key to its wonderful preservation was the Ziebart treatment applied when new, as well as the dry/mild climate of Colorado. Retaining the original paint, interior, and drivetrain, this pony has amassed just over 41,800 original miles and is reported to drive and handle great. The paint and interior were professionally detailed, while the undercarriage remains untouched except for a completely new exhaust system. The car has been on a lift to visually inspect for rust or previous issues and found to be remarkably solid and undamaged. The engine compartment has not been detailed, other than a good washing, and it retains the factory smog components, but is in need of correct spark plug wires. The paint does have some small blemishes and the white vinyl stripe on the hood is not factory-correct. Regardless, cars are original only once, and this mostly unadulterated Mustang GT Fastback is simply wonderful.
According to Hagerty’s price guide, values for this specific car with this powertrain combo range from $16k for a #4 car with issues, all the way up to $50k for a #1 Concours level example. Bring a Trailer’s recent results seem to correlate with Hagerty’s ranges, with the subject car a bit on the high end of the scale. However, if you’re looking for an exceptionally original and very nice ‘68 Mustang GT Fastback, we think it’s hard to beat this one, so we’ll call it fair market at the asking price. Join the conversation and tell us what you think!