Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1968 Ford Mustang Lightweight - 428 C Stock, Tasca Car

S124 1968 Ford Mustang Lightweight 428/335 HP, Tasca Car Photo 1

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ESTIMATE: $275,000 - $325,000
  
Before Ford shocked the world of drag racing with its now-famous Cobra Jet Mustangs in 1968, company management had to be shown the way to dominance on the strip by none other than Bob Tasca, who challenged Dearborn with his version of a lightweight Fastback powered by a 428 CI FE big block engine specially built by Tasca’s engine expert John Healey. The car took on all comers at the Ford test track, impressing the brass enough that they uncharacteristically ordered a series of 50 purpose-built lightweight Mustangs using two versions of the 428 Cobra Jet engine: one for Super Stock/E with 11.6:1 compression and a solid lifter cam; and the other for C/ Stock set at 11.0:1 and employing a somewhat milder hydraulic cam. 

The 1968 Mustang Lightweight Cobra Jet offered here is one of the 11 cars sent to Tasca Ford. It is completely restored to factory-delivered specification with the 428/335 HP Cobra Jet Ram Air engine, 4-speed Toploader transmission and Traction-Loc differential. It is well documented with title history back to 1973, the original trim tag, a Ford inter-office memo on Lightweight VINs and a detailed Marti Report showing the car delivered to Tasca Ford as a marketing vehicle.

      HIGHLIGHTS

- Restored Mustang Lightweight
- 1 of 50 Lightweight Mustangs
- 1 of 11 Tasca cars
- Radio delete
- 428/335 HP engine
- 4-speed manual
- Marti Report shows delivered to Tasca Ford as a marketing vehicle
- Original trim tag
- Title history back to 1973
- Ford intra-office memo on Lightweight VINs

3 comments:

  1. AMartinez no not that one!January 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Simplicity at its finest, made to scream. Plain vehicles sceared the crap out of us when we were racing. Never knew what was the powerplant.

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    1. Yes. I had a '65 Fastback 289 Hi-Po and that configuration held the C Stock record for a number of years with only 271 HP.

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  2. They don't make cars this awesome anymore. I wish I could see models like this one at my South New Jersey Ford dealership.

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