Author Topic: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored  (Read 2498 times)

Offline somethingspecial

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I never thought it would happen, but it is time I close a chapter of my life and have decided to sell my 1968 GT/CS S code 4 speed.  It has been Concours restored and is a Multiple Gold Award winner at several MCA National shows as well as a Gold Award winner at SAAC-35. 

It is Highland Green with Ivy Gold standard interior
Front seat headrest
Lower console
Remote Side mirror, matching passenger side mirror
GT390, correct Holley 4V carb, Thermactor smog equipment
Power steering
Power Disc Brakes.
RUG-AD close ratio 4 Speed.
3.25:1 open carrier 9 inch rear.
Wheel well moldings, Bumper Guards
Tilt Steering
AM radio
8000 RPM Tach
Painted Argent Steel Wheels with Firestone Wide Oval bias ply tires.
Tinted Glass
Elite Marti Report

I performed most of the restoration myself, choosing to go the extra mile to insure the work was better than factory.  This car is just as it was when it left the factory and was delivered to Suburban Ford in Sacramento, Ca.  With only the addition of a center console and remote side mirrors.

I can go on for several pages, but if you are serious about the car, you can email me or call for more information. 

PRICE:  $60,000.00  USD, well below what I have invested.

Mike Jewell, mikej@bigbytes.com  530-34six-six six 04
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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 12:46:03 AM »
Good luck with the sale Mike, it is the nicest GTCS I have ever judged.
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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 02:03:03 AM »
Thank you Marty, I value that compliment more than you know. Mike
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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2016, 11:13:51 PM »
Beautiful car Mike, I hope it finds a deserving new custodian.

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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2016, 02:48:40 AM »
Absolutely beautiful example!

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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2016, 08:56:22 AM »
 You did an outstanding restoration. I hope whoever gets it really appreciates exactly what they are purchasing. Best of luck pursuing what your next endeavor may be.

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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2016, 09:22:11 AM »
Thank you folks for the very kind compliments. This was my first car I ever bought and paid for when I was 18 years old. I sold it once and always regretted it and had a chance to buy it back and restore it.  Never dreamed of selling it again.  A painful decision, but this time a better and more acceptable one.  I just hope whoever it goes to can enjoy the car as much as I have.  Thanks again.  Mike
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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2016, 03:52:06 PM »
 It is unreasonable to think that you could start off with a 68 Mustang bodied car needing restoration and pay to have a bumper to bumper concours restoration like this one done for 80,000.00 let alone 60,000.00 parts and labor at prevailing shop rates.  It is like you are getting a below market price on a bumper to bumper concours type restoration and getting the car for FREE!!!
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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2016, 05:32:07 PM »
It is unreasonable to think that you could start off with a 68 Mustang bodied car needing restoration and pay to have a bumper to bumper concours restoration like this one done for 80,000.00 let alone 60,000.00 parts and labor at prevailing shop rates.  It is like you are getting a below market price on a bumper to bumper concours type restoration and getting the car for FREE!!!

Very true, and there are many like that on the market it seems, where you are just paying for the restoration, or less, and getting the car free.
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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2016, 11:20:50 AM »
Thank you again for all the kind words about the car. The car is pending sale and I am pleased it will be staying in California for now.  Thank you again for all the interest.  Mike.
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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2016, 02:39:04 PM »
Mike that makes me glad and sad for you at the same time. You know what I mean.
Marty

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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2016, 03:23:23 PM »
Mike that makes me glad and sad for you at the same time. You know what I mean.
Marty

I would agree...
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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2016, 09:53:59 PM »
What a beautiful car, and a superb restoration!

One technical question; is that the original snorkel on the air cleaner?
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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2016, 06:10:29 PM »
Mike - Congratulations (I guess  ::) but it closes a chapter wile opening other opportunities I'm sure. Best wishes as always

Have to chuckle since WT8095 just asked about the snorkel. That comment made be noticed that the retaining bolts were not natural  :) not sure how those got by many over the years. Don't think I ever mentioned them  :o

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Re: 1968 GT/CS California Special, 390GT/4spd. Concours Restored
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2016, 01:14:31 AM »
WT8095, That is the correct snorkle for the GT390.  Not in the photo is the S tube connecting it to the heat collector.   Jeff, The screws were painted when the photo was taken, but it was pointed out to me I think by Johnny Garner the first time it was judged and it was quickly changed.  They are natural now.  Thanks again for the kind words.  I will miss her, but I feel it is going to a good home and to the right person to care for it.  I'm OK with it. Mike
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