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1968 Mustang Sprint


Mustang Sprint

The 1968 Sprint was originally introduced midway through the 1966 model year when Ford introduced the Millionth Mustang Sale featuring the limited-edition Sprint package which had a lot more chrome and a different engine due to engine availability problems in 1966. The Sprint option remained in later years with just the additional chrome and paint options which gave the car a GT look without the price. The 1968 Mustang Sprint option "A" consisted of GT stripes, pop-open gas cap and the full wheel covers of six cylinder Mustangs. The "B" option received the V8 engine, Argent styled steel wheels with Wide Oval Tires, and GT fog lamps. Early in 1968 this package was sold as limited-edition Mustangs "C" stripe, and by mid March called a limited edition Mustang Sprint offered in all body styles.

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Other years of the Mustang Sprint: 1966 1967 [1968] 1972

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Royal Maroon Mustang Sprint
This is a Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang Sprint with a 195 hp (at 4600 rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel, V8. The Sprint options packages started midway through the 1966 model year when Ford introduced the Millionth Mustang Sale featuring the limited-edition "Sprint" package which had a lot more chrome and a different engine due to engine availability problems in 1966. The Sprint option remained in later years with just the additional chrome and paint options which gave the car a GT look without the price. The 1968 Mustang Sprint option consisted of GT stripes, pop-open gas cap and the full wheel covers of six cylinder Mustangs. V-8s got in addition, the styled steel wheels with Wide Oval Tires and the GT fog lamps.

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Royal Maroon Mustang Sprint
A real survivor this Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang Sprint vinyl roof hardtop has 14,976 miles on it. Since 1966, the Sprint options package's main purpose was to offer an engine upgrade to the next largest engine over the popular base model to prevent a shortage. For 1968 this engine was the 195hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel V8. Economically priced the Sprint Package from the factory which includes the Argent styled steel wheels, fog lights, and wheel lip moldings.

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Lime Gold Green Mustang Sprint
Lime Gold 1968 Mustang Sprint vinyl roof hardtop with wheel covers, metal rocker panel trim, chrome wheel lip trim, and an engine upgrade to the c-code, 195hp (at 4600rpm), 289 cubic inch, 2 barrel V8 engine. The Sprint option was was an economically priced upgrade which was aimed at reducing the risk of running out of the base engine by offering an engine upgrade and many of the GT options. This car has the 6-cylinder engine and is therefore known as the 1968 Sprint "A" Package. The door tag on this car reads 65CI6A05D712W: 65C 2-door hardtop, I Lime Gold metallic exterior paint, 6A black bucket seats, 05D assembled on the 5th of April, 71 ordered in the Los Angeles area, 2 2.79:1 rear axle ratio, and 2 automatic C4 transmission.

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Acapulco Blue Mustang Sprint
Acapulco Blue 1968 Mustang Sprint hardtop owned by Thomas Farnstrom Bjorklinge Sweden. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting November 16, 2014. It has it's original 289ci 2V V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Thomas tells us more, "This Mustang come to me in 2012 from Miami. This is a 1968 Mustang Sprint B with a 195hp (at 4600 rpm) 289 cubic inch 2 barrel V8. The Sprint options packages from factory included; Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic transmission, power steering, and drum brakes. The car is number matching and has only re-paint to Acapulco blue from Lime gold in 1998. The engine was restored at the same time. This Mustang was sold in Washington in 1968 and was in that area until 2012. The last owner had it in Lorton, Virginia. I will restore slowly and drive it all the time."

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Royal Maroon Mustang Sprint
Royal Maroon 1968 Mustang Sprint hardtop owned by Fred McHugh from Deltona, Florida. It has the 390ci V8 and an automatic transmission. Fred tells us, "Its a Sprint package B. One of one built per Marti. I put a Ford 3-2 set of carbs on it. I have the original sale invoice of Georgia (see additional photo). The original owner lives local and kept a book of records from new that I have. It has 79,000 miles and change on it. It's unrestored but looks great."

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