While first-generation Ford Mustang models have always been popular among not only enthusiasts, but also collectors, track-focused versions of the iconic pony car are also quite desirable every time they hit the auction block. We’ve seen this in the recent past with this historic Shelby GT350R prototype, this 1967 racer, and this 1968 track-only model, to name just a few. Now, those looking for an early car they can take to the track have yet another opportunity to pick up a nice one – this 1968 Ford Mustang coupe that’s been transformed into a dedicated race car and is now up for grabs via Bring a Trailer.
The seller converted this particular 1968 Ford Mustang into a full-blown racer after acquiring it back in 2010, and it’s been competing in track events ever since. That work involved treating the outside to a wire mesh grille, hood pins, a Lexan rear window, Shelby-style side mirrors, and a round of bodywork before everything was covered in a fresh shade of gold with a black hood and vintage-style racing graphics, and it rolls on a set of 15-inch Bassett steel wheels were wrapped with Hoosier Vintage Historic racing tires.
Peek inside, and it’s clear that the seller didn’t want to lose all of this car’s creature comforts in their pursuit of speed, as the interior isn’t totally stripped out by any measure. Rather, it has the right mix of parts including a set of Kirkey 41 Series aluminum racing seats with cushy upholstery and RJS Racing Equipment harnesses, along with aluminum door panels and pedal covers, a roll cage, a wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel, and aftermarket gauges.
Underneath, this vintage Mustang racer has been treated to Koni Classic front and rear shocks, along with a front-wheel disc brake conversion from the folks at Classic Services Restoration Parts. Those parts get some extra work courtesy of a naturally-aspirated Ford 289 V8 underhood, which is equipped with an Edelbrock intake manifold, carburetor, and water pump, though it’s in need of a rebuild after two full seasons of racing. It sends power to the wheels via a three-speed Toploader manual transmission and a 3.55-geared Yukon Trac-Loc rear differential.
Aside from its need for some mechanical work, this 1968 Ford Mustang looks ready to hit the track in any number of vintage racing events or track days for years to come, and we guarantee that the classic coupe will attract more attention there than most of its peers, too.
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