About 1968 Mustang
During the height of the muscle car era in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a few cars stood out above the rest as cars that delivered in the important categories like speed, power, dependability, and looks. One such vehicle is the 1968 Mustang. The Mustang was a sensation when the Ford Motor Company launched the line in 1964, and the model seemingly reached its apex with the 1968 model. This Mustang came available in three two-door body styles: hardtop, fastback, and convertible. Engines choices, however, were much more lengthy, ranging from a 200-cubic inch, 3.3-liter Thriftpower inline-6 one-barrel engine that delivers 115 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque at 2,400 revolutions per minute to a monstrous 428ci, 7.0-liter CobraJet V8 four-barrel engine that attains 335 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque at 3,400 rpms. In all, seven different engines were available for the 1968 model, all paired with either a three-speed or four-speed manual transmission or a three-speed automatic transmission. Standard color options available include white, black, green, silver, red, navy blue, and powder blue, and some 1968 Mustangs feature pinstriping on the hood. For those looking to keep their Mustang looking good cosmetically, a number of replacement parts are available among the large inventory available on eBay, including 1968 Mustang hoods and 1968 Mustang grilles. Fans of the pony car have their favorite model year, but many industry insiders point to the 1968 model as the cream of the crop for first-generation Mustangs.