Arguably the most unappreciated of the three body styles, the hardtop variant of the Mustang is gaining interest. The fastback and the convertible will always be firm favorites, but there remains a segment of loyal Mustang fans who tip their hats at the more traditional but practical hardtop body style. If you're one of those people, snap up this 1968 Ford Mustang Hardtop ASAP. It's an 80,000-mile car, but one that's been well looked after.
Dressed in a nice red exterior with a contrasting vinyl black roof, this 1968 Ford Mustang Hardtop has a classical style that you won't find on another car easily. The lovely period correct wheels wear new tires, and all the chrome appears in great shape. The undercarriage does display a bit of surface rust, but that's to be expected from a car of this age. Hopping inside, we find a black vinyl interior waiting to accept four joyful occupants. There's the two-spoke energy-absorbing steering wheel with a Mustang center cap, a T-bar shifter, and a push-button radio. There's also air conditioning, and the current owner proudly tells us that it functions perfectly. That alone should be enough to tip the balance in your favor, especially if you want a classic that's practical for warm-weather driving. You won't find much else to distract you in this 'Stang. There's no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto-enabled touchscreen infotainment system, no digital instrument cluster, and no fussy electronics with smartphone app control to go wrong. Everything here embodies driving in a pure form, and we love it. It's a digital detox that really makes you notice everything around you with your eyes rather than a screen.
This 1968 Ford Mustang Hardtop has a "C" code 289ci V8 under the hood with induction through a 2-barrel carburetor, sending drive to the rear wheels through a 3-speed automatic transmission. This engine will have put out 195hp and 288lb-ft when new. Also notable on this car are a new aluminum radiator, new front disc brakes, and re-done rear drum brakes. The current owner reports a new front suspension as well as retaining the stock exhaust.
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