So how did I get into these rare and wonderful cars? Well, I aquired my car in Denver in 1982 and I can still recall thinking
"What the hell is that?" when I first saw it. Of course
I didn't know at the time that such a Mustang existed. I traded
the dealer my '79 Mustang Pace Car straight across for the 68. It had a rebuilt engine and was in semi-restored condition. I believe they were asking $4750 for it and the Pace Car was slipping out of third gear at the time, so I grabbed the deal.
Then I got curious about the "High Country Special" designation and went to the University of Wyoming library to search through back issues of the Rocky Mountain News from 1966 through 1968. I spent a lot of hours watching the microfilm whiz by on the viewer screen. It gives you a headache after a while. But I found some great articles and advertisements from Denver dealers as a result.
Once I found out just how few
were built, I retired mine to fair weather usage only. It has a
289. Non-factory items include: 4-spd toploader, 4 barrel carb, dual exhaust and overhead/floor consoles. Unfortunately, some previous owner sprayed undercoating in the trunk and under the hood which will be a bitch to get off if I ever truly restore the car.
It was August of 1995 when I first posted most of this info on the little piece of the Internet known as the World Wide Web. I had just learned some html and found nothing about the cars online, so I scanned the articles, ads and photos and I had gathered since 1983 and posted it on my home page. I've really enjoyed being able to share this information with other enthusiasts and Jon has graciously agreed to let me have a web page on his site to further the cause of educating curious Mustang lovers all over the world.