1968 Ford Mustang California Special - A Look Back
The Uniquely Styled '68 California Special Is The Regional Edition To End All Regional Editions With Its Shelby-Esque Appointments And West Coast Go-Go Allure.
California Made It Happen-Again
In spring 2007, after several successful limited edition nostalgic Mustang models such as the '01 Bullitt, '03-'04 Mach 1, and '07 Shelby GT 500, Ford announced the return of the California Special. Available through dealerships around the country, the new GT/CS was a $1,895 Premium GT option package for coupes or convertibles. Showcasing the GT's 300hp, 4.6L, Three-Valve V-8, the GT/CS featured unique stripes, sidescoops, model-specific front and rear fascias, and a chin spoiler that sat 1-1/2 inches lower than the standard GT unit. The GT/CS rear diffuser was inspired by a similar treatment on the Ford GT supercar. Exterior colors included Redfire, Vista Blue, Performance White, and Black. Valencia Yellow was scheduled for a late introduction.