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Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:35:43 PM »
The time has come to part with my 1968 fastback to make way for other projects. This car was personally imported by me in January 2018 and has been my pride and joy since then.

Key facts about the car:
- Factory GT
- Factory J code 302 4 barrel
- Factory 4 speed
- Factory 3.25:1 diff (limited slip added at a later date)
- Raven Black (original colour was presidential blue)
- Car underwent a mild restoration and bare metal respray about 5 years ago and was sold to me by the guy who did all the work
- Paint is not show standard but very good driver quality
- Some sheet metal was replaced during the restoration including inner fender aprons and partial floors
- Car was drum brake, non-power steering from the factory but has been upgraded with period correct parts
- Fold down seat conversion
- Engine has been stroked to 331ci and fitted with a mild Comp Cams cam and Windsor Jr heads
- Runs an Edelbrock Performer intake and Holley 650 DP
- Exhaust setup is long tube headers into an X pipe and 2.5" twin system with Jones Exhaust Full Boar mufflers
- All glass apart from windscreen appears to be original
- Brightwork is in very good shape with only some minor pitting to driver's side quarter vent window frame
- Rocketman mini-tach added in place of clock delete in cluster
- Current wheels are Ridler 17x8" polished with 245/45 tyres
- Front has been mildly lowered with KFFL-01 springs

Car is straight, extremely solid and runs, drives, steers and stops with no issues.  Underside of hood and trunk interior were also painted with the respray 5 years ago.  Car currently wears a '66 Hertz lookalike stripe kit but these are easily removed if not to your taste.  Only known issues at the moment are a dodgy speedo (have original replacement part available) and some cracks to the underside of the instrument cluster bezel (have replacement repro part available).

Overall this is a very honest '68 4 speed GT car which aren't growing on trees in 2019.  There are probably only 3 or 4 for sale in the country at the moment and from now on it will be difficult and expensive to bring any more in from the US.

Asking $88K or nearest offer.  Marti report and more pics available on request.  Currently listed on AutoTrader/CarsGuide:

https://www.autotrader.com.au/car/10502433/ford/mustang/vic/aspendale-gardens/other





























« Last Edit: November 12, 2019, 08:45:23 PM by BAC »
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Brian

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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 10:24:08 AM »
Very nice, good looking car with or without the Hertz stripes. Good luck with the sale.
Did you change the wheels? The Hertz car's wheels look well polished compared to those of the earlier scheme.

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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 11:30:51 AM »
Did you change the wheels? The Hertz car's wheels look well polished compared to those of the earlier scheme.

Yep, have been fiddling with wheel/tyre combos.  First up I had a modern version of the old Torq Thrust style wheels in 17x7" with 225 tyres.  Currently it has Ridler polished rims in 17x8" with 245 tyres.  Handles better with the wider rims & tyres but with the trade off of a slightly harder ride.
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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 06:15:17 PM »
Love it. Great looking car.

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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 06:26:20 PM »
Very nice, good luck with the sale  :thumb:

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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 08:48:45 PM »
Love it. Great looking car.

Very nice, good luck with the sale  :thumb:

Many thanks for the kind words  :thumb:
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Brian

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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 01:18:29 PM »
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First up I had a modern version of the old Torq Thrust style wheels in 17x7" with 225 tyres.
I'm just interested in viewing your lovely car as I'm wanting to sort out new wheels/tyres for my '67 FB (ditch the 14") but not finding it easy. Lots of wheel options out there especially on eBay but on investigation they usually have the wrong offset for Mustangs. Your car looks like it's well sorted with either set of wheels on it.

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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 09:36:51 PM »
Your car looks like it's well sorted with either set of wheels on it.

Thanks, the axles and guards on my car are totally stock so my wheel specs should work equally well on your car.

The Ridler wheels are 17x8" 0mm offset (4.5" backspace) and clearance is pretty good with 245 tyres, however they can just touch on the inside of the rear wheel openings if you really bottom out the suspension.

The 17x7" Showster torq thrust style wheels with 225 tyres are perfect in all situations. Can't tell you the backspace/offset of the rims off the top of my head, but let me know if you're keen and I'll try to find out.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2019, 09:39:02 PM by BAC »
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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 12:37:13 AM »
Thanks for your reply and info, sorry if this is getting a bit off topic which is supposed to be advertising your car.
Both sets of wheels look to fit inside the guards perfectly in the photos.


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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2019, 08:34:27 PM »
**SOLD** pending final payment.    :pepper:  :cry:
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Brian

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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2019, 08:35:35 PM »
So you're finally selling the '68 Brian.  Good luck with the sale, very nice car.  Make way for other projects ?  What have you got on your mind now??

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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2019, 08:41:02 PM »
Make way for other projects ?  What have you got on your mind now??

Hey Rob, the '71 Mach 1 finally won the battle of which car I was going to keep. 

There's a heap of things I still want to do with it and I do love to tinker.  Plus at the end of the day I am a child of the 70's...
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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2019, 09:00:11 PM »
Know exactly what you mean.  I'm a '69 onwards vintage myself but have been down that route before and have been seduced by the big bad boy. Thought the '71 originally needed a bit of work but she's come up well and seems to be a good fit with where you're at now.  Keep me posted.

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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2019, 10:29:20 AM »
Well done Brian :cheers:
Always dreamed I'd have one!

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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2019, 10:41:08 AM »
Well done Brian :cheers:

Thanks Mark but experience has taught me it's not over until the money's in the bank.  :thumb:
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Brian

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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2019, 08:06:59 PM »
it's not over until the money's in the bank.

Which it now is - SOLD!   :thumb:
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Brian

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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2019, 12:11:14 PM »
Congrats Brian

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Re: Another '68 GT fastback for sale
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2019, 11:39:15 PM »
Congrats Brian

Thanks, was sad to see it go but there's always the '71 to keep me busy.  :smash:
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Brian

 

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