1968 Ford Mustang
1968 Mustang Fastback
The three body styles continued for 1968, the fastback, the coupe, and the convertible.
Minor modification for 1968 included a modified grill and different side trim. Front and rear side marker lights were added, and the horizontal chrome bars were removed from the grill again. The "Mustang" name plate on the front fenders was now in script form rather than separate letters.
A new "C-shaped" side stripe was optional for 1968, and there was a new design for the steel wheels which were available in painted silver or chrome.
1968 saw the introduction of the 428 Cobra Jet engine rated at 335 horsepower and 440 ft-lbs of torque. It had ram air and a functioning hood scoop. The 302 small block, rated at 230 hp, was also new this year, and would replace the 289 by the end of the year.
1968 Shelby Cobra Mustang
For 1968, the Shelby Mustangs were renamed the Shelby Cobra GT-350 and the Shelby Cobra GT-500. For the first time they used cobra snake badges. There was now also a convertible Shelby version. The GT-350 was powered by a 250 hp 302 cu in V-8 this year, replacing the old 289.
The Shelby hood scoop had air intakes closer to the front than in 1967. Driving lights were now rectangular, but still mounted in the grill. 1968 Shelbys used Thunderbird tail lights that flashed sequentially like a chaser light.
In midyear the GT-500 was upgraded to the GT-500KR (King of the Road) which was powered by the new 428 Cobra Jet, rated at 350 horepower in the Shelby.
1968 Key Differences
The easiest way to tell a 1968 Mustang from a 1967 is that '68's have side marker lights. The chrome horizontal bars were removed from the grill, and the non-functioning rear fender side scoop now had a single thin chrome strip instead of the two grills.
1967 and 1968 Mustangs have the same body and are quite similar, but the different grill and side marker lights set them apart.
How to Identify a 1968 Mustang
1968 Mustang GT Convertible
1968 Mustang Grill Horse Emblem
1968 Mustang Grill Mesh
1968 Mustang GT Grill
1968 Mustang Side Marker Light
1968 Mustang Side Louvers
1968 Mustang C-Stripe
1968 Mustang GT Gas Cap
1968 Mustang C-Pillar side Louvers
1968 Mustang Tail lights
1968 Mustang Back Up Light
1968 Mustang Dash
1968 Mustang Fender Emblem
1968 Mustang GT Badge
1968 Mustang Steel Wheel
1968 Shelby Cobra GT 500
1968 Shelby Cobra Hood
1968 Shelby Cobra Driving Lights
1968 Shelby Cobra Decklid Spoiler
1968 Shelby Cobra Snake Emblem
1968 Shelby Cobra Brake Scoop
1968 Shelby Cobra Upper Scoop
1968 Shelby Cobra GT 500 Interior
1968 Shelby Cobra GT 500
1968 Shelby Cobra Tail Light
1968 Shelby Cobra Wheel
More 1968 Mustang Pictures
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