1968 Ford Mustang GT With Stripes Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
In 1968, the Mustang became a movie start, starting a long career. A GT390 2+2 in Highland Green captures millions of movie goers, playing a starring role in the Steve McQueen film Bullitt. There were few changes for the 1968 Mustang compared to its 1967 counterpart. Most of the changes were in subtle refinements to the exterior and interior. The horizontal grille bars and the F-O-R-D letters at the front of the hood were removed. The quarter panel ornament was modified and many safety features were added. New options for 1968 included rear window demist (coupe and fastback only), re-designed front disc brakes, an AM/FM stereo radio, and an all-new 302 CI. engine. The 302-4V with 230 horsepower replaced the 289 by December of 1967. To comply with new government regulations, the 1968 Mustang received front and rear side marker lights, an energy-absorbing steering column, and folding, flush-mounted interior door pulls. For 1968, Ford produced 317,404 examples of the Mustang. Just over 25,300 were Convertibles. Approximately 9,228 were the S-Code 390. The 390CID 'S-Code' Mustang was produced between 1967 through 1969, and offered 325 horsepower, putting it in close proximity to the 428 Cobra Jets 335 horsepower. The 390 was based on the FE-Series V-8s introduced in 1958 and would remain in the market well into the 1970s.