The first upgrade of the Ford Mustang in 1967 saw Ford deliver more interior space, exterior space and a larger range of motors from 3.3 litre / 200 cui six to to 7 litre / 428 cui V8.
For their 1968 advertising campaign Ford was eschewing the value of PHD’s with the wonderful line the PHD was TNT in a ’68 Mustang !
The example seen here at Castle Combe was the 8064th scheduled to be built at San Jose. Due to industrial action the car was six months behind schedule.
The fist owner ordered a ’68 Windsor White 302 model with black interior, Cruise-o-matic transmission, Selectair conditioning and an AM radio, however because of the industrial action he was offered one in Acapulco Blue which he declined.
When Ford offered to repaint the car in Windsor White the owner accepted and so the car was striped down repainted and rebuilt with a new VIN plate showing the correct combination paint code and interior trim. Ford ended up doing this 344 times with this particular non standard paint and interior trim combination.
The car was delivered coincidentally, on the current owners Birthday, to north Hollywood, after a short spell in Seattle from 1995 to 1997 it arrived in the UK, the current owner bought it in 2004 without any evidence of ever having welding repairs.
Thanks for joining me on this “The PHD was TNT” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow for Ferrari Friday. Don’t forget to come back now !