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ClassicsCould This Mystery Mustang Hidden in Hawaii Be a Shelby G.T. 350 or California Special?

17:07  20 february  2019
17:07  20 february  2019 Source:   hotrod.com

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Mustang California Special ? Or garden-variety Pony gussied up to resemble a more desirable model? The jury is still out, but new owner David Ignacio is The mystery Mustang was a work in progress when its previous owner left Hawaii to start a new job. Thunderbird sequential taillights would seem to

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The story is a familiar one. Out-of-town job opportunity forces owner to leave behind his prized muscle car in his parents' garage. The years go by, and the half-dismantled Mustang becomes less and less of a priority. Eventually the parents decide to sell the home, but escrow is contingent upon the removal of the car. Finding himself between a proverbial rock and a hard spot, the seller is forced to put a low number on the car in order to move it quickly. This is where the hero of our story comes in.

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Big Island speed shop owner David Ignacio's heart raced when he learned through the "coconut wireless" about an original-owner 1968 Mustang coupe that was for sale in nearby Country Club Estates, especially once the words Shelby and California Special were uttered. David immediately went to check out the car.

"The car had the correct Thunderbird/Shelby G.T. 350 sequential taillights on the back, and the rear quarter scoops were also there," he says. "The coupe's front grille featured the square halogen driving lights indicative of Mustang GT/CS cars. Its dual-carbureted small-block Ford V-8 was covered in layers of oil-soaked dirt, and its born with four-speed transmission was still with the car."

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More good news: The garage cabinets were stuffed full of parts, many of them N.O.S. But was it truly one of the much-sought-after Mustang GT/CS cars? David grabbed a copy of Paul M. Newett's Mustang GT/CS Registry to check the VIN: 8R01C155538. He discovered that the 8 stood for the year 1968; the R meant it came from the Ford manufacturing plant in San Jose, California; the 01 called out a two-door hardtop; and the C was for a 289 two-barrel V-8. The remainder of the numbers were the sequential production number.

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Upon further examination of the Registry, David found a series of numbers of GT/CS cars that "danced around" the last five characters in his VIN. That was proof enough for him to happily fork over the $10,000 asking price, but still not sufficient enough information to declare the coupe a genuine, bona fide GT/CS. As of this writing, the new owner has contacted GT/CS Registrar Paul M. Newett, and the two are further investigating this potentially collectible find.

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