1968 G.T. 390 Fastback. James Cracknell’s. Accomplished project

British olympic rower James Cracknell stopped in one day with his wife on their honeymoon. He asked for an authentic 1968 G.T. Fastback with a big block 390, raven black exterior, and a red deluxe pony interior. It took us several months to find a decent s-code candidate, but we did and here it is. In storage since 1988 (that’s 14 years) it has no rust, and all original sheet metal. All she needs is a rebuilt engine, new suspension, new brakes, rebuilt transmission, new interior, and about a hundred hours of sanding and buffing to get the paint just right. We shipped her off to England a couple months later, and shortly after that, it ended up featured in Gentlemen’s Quarterly (British edition).

Here is where we started. A great body, with no collision damage, a tired engine and a worn out interior. No problems here.

Big block out

Big block in

Ready for carpet, door panels, dash and seats

Kenwood cd player in the center console and changer in the trunk

  • 1968 FORD MUSTANG G.T. FASTBACK
  • REBUILT 390 LONG BLOCK WITH ORIGINAL CHROME VALVE COVERS. (390 4V G.T. V8 -325HP.)
  • REBUILT C6 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • NEW 4V HOLLY CARB.
  • NEW 4 ROW RADIATOR
  • NEW WATER HOSES
  • REBUILT POWER DISC BRAKES (REBUILT CALIPERS, MASTER CYLINDER, POWER BOOSTER . NEW WHEEL CYLINDERS, TURNED DRUMS AND ROTORS)
  • REBUILT POSI 9″ REAR END
  • NEW SUSPENSION (NEW UPPER CONTROL ARMS, LOWER CONTROL ARMS, SPRING SEATS ,UPPER COIL
  • INSULATORS ,STRUT ROD BUSHINGS, SWAY BAR BUSHINGS, SHOCKS, NEW IDLER ARM AND TIE RODS )
  • NEW 68 CHROME STYLED STEEL WHEELS
  • NEW MICHELIN TIRES WITH WHITE WALL
  • NEW EXTERIOR CHROME (FRONT BUMPER, REAR BUMPER , FRONT AND REAR GUARDS, TAIL LAMP BEZELS ,EMBLEMS , TRUNK AND EXTENSION MOLDINGS ,GRILL MOLDINGS , BACK UP LAMPS , OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLES , REAR GLASS MOLDINGS, L/H REMOTE MIRROR , ANTENNA)
  • G.T. PACKAGE THAT INCLUDES (NEW DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEM WITH CHROME QUAD OUTLETS AND CUT OUTS IN THE REAR VALANCE , DISC BRAKES , HEAVY SUSPENSION ,FOG LIGHT SET UP, G.T. STRIPE , AND TACH)
  • DELUXE INTERIOR INCLUDING (NEW DELUXE DOOR PANELS, NEW DELUXE ARMREST AND PULLS, RESTORED UPPER CONSOLE WITH TWIN MAPS LIGHTS, RESTORED LOWER CONSOL , WOOD GRAIN DASH BEZELS , NEW CARPET, NEW FOLD DOWN CARPET , NEW SEAT UPHOLSTERY COVERS WITH BRIGHT RECTANGULAR BUTTONS ON THE SEAT BACKS , NEW KICK PANELS ,NEW HEADLINER , NEW PILLAR PADS, NEW SUN VISORS, NEW SUN VISOR CHROME RODS, NEW 1/4 PANEL COURTESY LIGHTS , NEW DASH PAD )
  • SPORT DECK REAR SEAT FOLD DOWN
  • TINTED GLASS
  • NEW FUEL TANK AND SENDER
  • REBUILT HEATER SYSTEM
  • NEW WINDSHIELD
  • ORIGINAL DELUXE HOOD WITH TURN SIGNAL
  • ORIGINAL G.T. FLIP TOP GAS CAP
  • DOOR COURTESY LIGHT GROUP
  • ORIGINAL DELUXE STEERING WHEEL
  • NEW KENWOOD CD PLAYER HIDDEN IN THE CONSOL WITH A 10 DISC C/D CHANGER IN TRUNK AND SPEAKERS IN THE DOORS
  • REBUILT AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
  • NEW DOOR , IGNITION AND TRUNK LOCKS
  • NEW WEATHER STRIPPING INCLUDING (WINDSHIELD, REAR GLASS, BELT WEATHERSTRIP SET , DOOR AND ROOF RAILS)