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Old 05/14/2016, 08:52 AM   #1
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Seafoam GT/CS at Mecum Indianapolis

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Price: Auction

This car seems to have one of the early tail light panels. Note how the gas cap is recessed. Of course, it could also be a poorly made reproduction.

Engine - 302/230 HP
Trans - Automatic
Interior - Green

ESTIMATE: $45,000 - $55,000

In Ford Mustang circles, the 1968 California Special Mustang, or GT/CS, is one of those cars that many have heard of, but few have seen. Produced to commemorate the high number of sales generated by the Golden State—about 20 percent of all Mustangs sold went to California—the Mustang GT/CS began production in March 1968 inspired by a Shelby Mustang Coupe concept car named Little Red. Lee Grey, Ford regional sales manager for Southern California, worked with Lee Iacocca and Shelby, which at this point was built by Ford, to produce the GT/CS based on the Little Red concept. Sporting 1965 Thunderbird tail lights without sequential signaling, hood pins, blacked-out grille, non-functional side scoops, Marchal or Lucas fog lights, a battery of fiberglass body parts and more, the GT/CS was available in any Mustang color with GT/CS specific striping colors of red, white, blue or black. Priced around $2,600, the GT/CS was a bargain considering the equipment roster, but they never met the targeted sales goal of 5,000 units, producing only 4,117 units.

This 1968 Mustang GT/CS enjoyed a comprehensive restoration in 2003 and boasts its original, matching-numbers J-Code 302/230 HP V-8 with 4-barrel carburetor backed by a rebuilt automatic transmission.

Presented in correct and unique Seafoam Green with a white vinyl top and two-tone Ivy Gold interior, this Black Plate California car features a performance suspension, power steering, power disc brakes, factory air conditioning, bucket seats with console, Lucas fog lights and dual exhaust.

Supported by a Marti Report, the multiple-award winning GT/CS also has a set of restoration photographs documenting the process. With so few Mustang GT California Specials built, this is a unique opportunity to acquire one in a rare color combination.


- One of 4,117 produced in 1968
- Frame-off restoration
- Driven less than 3,000 miles since 2007
- Fiberglass rear deck lid and quarter extensions
- Thunderbird/Shelby tail lights
- Non-functional side scoops
- Lucas fog lamps
- Original matching numbers J-code 302/230 HP engine
- 4-barrel carburetor
- Dual exhaust
- Rebuilt automatic transmission
- Performance suspension
- Power steering
- Power disc brakes
- Correct Seafoam Green with White vinyl top
- Ivy Gold interior
- Bucket seats and console
- Factory air conditioning
- California Black plate car
- Marti Report
- Multiple award winner
- Restoration photos
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