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YAK Car Pic of the Day


The things you see when you look off the side of the road. Like this 1968 Ford Mustang. Parts car? Abandoned project? Or maybe just parked and forgotten about. At any rate, there were almost a quarter-million of the hardtop coupe model produced for 1968, the second year of the Mustang’s first restyle. They were nowhere near as popular as the original 1965s (over 600,000 produced), but other pony car manufacturers would have loved to have had sales numbers like this. For the model year 1968, Plymouth sold a total of 45,412 of all Barracuda models, AMC sold around 56,00 Javelins, while Chevy sold 235,115 Camaros. Mustang’s total of hardtops, fastbacks, and convertibles was 317,404. Not too shabby. This one was seen down in Yorkshire. (And if you’re wondering, that’s a 1966 Thunderbird perched on a ledge behind the Mustang.)

—Jim Corbran, You Auto Know…

  • MaxPlanck

    That’s some sad looking sheet metal requiring some major transplants toward redemption. Not impossible, though.

    • Jim Corbran

      Max, I especially like the way someone snipped off the rear quarter panel. I think this one’ll be a parts car.