1968 Mustang Fastback
Custom built 1968 Mustang fastback, serial number 8R01J161026. Powered by a Roush built 588 cubic inch V8 no expense has been spared in the build of this fabulous automobile.
The Mustang began it’s existence as a Mustang coupe. It was decided to heavily modify the car along the lines of the famous Mustang in the movie “Gone In 60 Seconds”.
The car was totally dismantled and the coupe was transformed into a fastback. The factory floors were removed and custom floor pans were built. The firewall and shock towers were removed to be replaced by custom sheet metal as this unibody car became a body/frame car. A custom frame was fabricated out of 2” x 3” tube steel and welded together using steel gusset plates where additional strength was needed. We have photos of this work. The frame is super strong. The rear of the car was modified so that larger tires might be fitted. The frame was powder coated before the body was put back on the frame. The body was coated with Epoxy primer. One of the most respected body shops in the South, Capital Body Shop, Ridgeland, Ms did the body and paint work. They spent more that 880 hours working on this body. The body work and paint are exceptional. Major purchases of parts were made, many through Mustangs Unlimited for items such as the glass, window regulators, front and rear valances, bumpers, etc and etc. One purchase had over 100 items. Like the body the interior of the car is excellent. The front seats are by Procar. The steering column is a tilt unit by Flaming River with a Grant steering wheel. Instruments are by JME with an electronic speedometer. The A/C unit is from Old Air Products. The rear seat folds down (a custom made unit that looks stock). Most of the interior items such as carpet, headliner, door panels were new at the time of the restoration of this vehicle (2010- 2011). The new wiring harness was by American Auto Wire. The radio is an Alpine unit with 6.5 coax.