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Reader Rides: 1968 Ford Mustang Coupe




First Name
Scott Vorrath

Home Town
Erie, Michigan


Year, Make & Model
1968 Ford Mustang

How long have you owned this vehicle?
3 years

Where/how did you find this vehicle
Original owner told me about his friend that bought it several years ago was selling it. Jerry who now owned it was ready to sell he lived in AZ.

Any projects planned for this vehicle in the future?
Full restoration some day when I win the lottery.

Has this vehicle won any awards?
National record holder in pure stock from 1969-1971 with original owner.

Have you raced it? If so, where and when?
NO but original owner raced it on drag strips in Ohio and Michigan. Only 33,000 miles on it but 25,000 are from the drag strip. Raced in the 60's Mike ordered car for drag racing 68 Mustang coupe 428 Cobra Jet C - 6 automatic 4:30 gear, no power steering air, does have tinted windows am radio.

Best quarter mile time

Power Train

Engine size and Horsepower
428 Cobra Jet 335

Tell us about any engine modifications
None stock as raced in 1968-1971

Transmission Type and Modifications
C-6 Automatice, I put in a Trans-go shift kit Fair Banks torque convertor

Rear axle ratio and modifications
Stock from factory 4:30 Detroit Locker


Factory coil springs

Stock leaf springs with traction bars

Stock front disc brakes stock rear drums


Wheels and Tires
Now has Magnum 500 rims 1969 and BF Goodrich radial tires

Tell us about the vehicle's unique options or features, either factory or aftermarket
Is 1 of 1 with this combination, only 6 that came with 4:30 gear. Only made 221 Mustang coupes in 68 with 428 Cobra Jet and C-6 auto, 114 with 428 and 4 speed. Original owner mike put on 69 super Cobra Jet engine oil cooler because oil was getting up to 300 on expressway doing 70 plus with 4:30 gear

Tell Us More
I am the 5th owner. The car has lived in California, Ohio, Michigan. Missouri, driven in the Ohio winters, used for going on vactions and stored by General Motors in their warehouse while Roger, the previous owner was away in Saudi Arabia working for GM.

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