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cbII
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posted 07-02-2001 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbII   Click Here to Email cbII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anybody know where I can get some online info about the 1968 1/2 CJ Coupes?
I'm just really interested in these cars and would like to know production numbers and how rare they are. Thank you.

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mellowyellow
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posted 07-02-2001 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pretty rare!! Real rare!! A total of 102 cpes with 4 spd and 119 with C-6 auto. These numbers do not include any Shelbys. If you've got a line on one, go for it!! Talk about a sleeper!

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cbII
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posted 07-03-2001 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbII   Click Here to Email cbII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No wonder I had trouble finding information about them.

No I don't have a bead on one. I saw a picture of a white one with the black stripe and a black vinyl top, and it looked really kick a$$. I was just hoping to find some info on these. I really like the '68 coupes, and I thought that this would be the ultimate '68 coupe. I didn't realize they were that rare. Wonder how many are left.

Thanks for the info mellowyellow.

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66HIPO&more
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posted 07-03-2001 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
cbII
I emailed you picture of a CJ California Special we see every year at the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup in Steamboat Springs, Co. A very rare one indeed!
It's a beautiful car owned by Bob Teets, who I believe keeps the High Country Special registry.

J.

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T5owner
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posted 07-03-2001 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At least one is in the Otis Chandler Museum somewhere in CA.
Maybe somebody knows where it is? I have tried to find it, but was not able so far.
I have a book featuring that 68 1/2 CJ Hardtop and other top notch muscle cars. I might put up a pic here tomorrow, if I find time.
Chris Teeling from the 68 1/2 CJ registry might answer your specific questions.

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posted 07-03-2001 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There were two sister cars one serial number apart that were alledgedly purchased by brothers in Hemmings forever. The only difference between the two was the color.

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oldford
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posted 07-07-2001 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for oldford   Click Here to Email oldford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Pretty rare!! Real rare!! A total of 102 cpes with 4 spd and 119 with C-6 auto.

And at least 9 of those are High Country Specials according to Bob Teets. Only wish mine were!

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cbII
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posted 08-07-2001 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbII   Click Here to Email cbII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found this, which leads me to several more questions. I thought all CJs in '68 were GTs. And I also thought that all GTs came with the Deluxe woodgrain interior. Why is this car different? It also says that 564 Coupes were made. All this is confusing, because this is the only information I have been able to find, besided what you guys supply me. Where is the 68 CJ registry? I couldn't find it in my searches.

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-07-2001 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought they all were GT's {think I read that} except for some early race models like the Tasca cars. Those had standard interiors. Not all GT's have deluxe interiors in any of the GT years. I haven't got access to any references at the moment, so I'll let the thread dangle LOL and wait for some others to reply.Also going to check the Marti book to make sure that I read it right!!

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T5owner
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posted 08-07-2001 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chris Teeling is the 68 1/2 Cobra Jet registrar. He has no own page yet, althoug he was close to accept an already prepared one on my site. Will try to convince him again. He thought about doing one on his own, but that is quite more than a year ago.
I hope, he allows me to answer some of your questions, as I got the information from him already.
178 Dearborn Mustang GT were 428 CJ coupes
43 San Jose Mustang GT were 428 CJ coupes

Then there were 866 Fastback and 34 convertibles from Dearborn plus 128 Fastback and 0 convertibles from San Jose. These numbers are accurate as to Kevin Martis research and are without the Shelby GT 500KRs.
Chris had 204 (total) registered in summer 1999, 28 Dearborn coupes in GT version and 8 San Jose coupes in GT version.
Best E.T.times were recorded for 13.20 and Chris succeeds to get 12.62/110,5mph with his own car at the strip. Maybe I find that pic of his car launching again.

[This message has been edited by T5owner (edited 08-07-2001).]

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cbII
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posted 08-07-2001 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbII   Click Here to Email cbII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
T5, I forgot to thank you for the pic of the CS/CJ. It was sent to my parents email, so it took me awhile to get it. I forgot to change email addresses here.

Where is the guy who is selling his car, getting his information from? He had some odd 500 number I believe.

So the GT was a handling/exterior package? The Deluxe interior had to be ordered seperately?

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T5owner
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posted 08-07-2001 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CS/CJ picture was from 66 HIPO.
The numbers published before summer 1999 were sometimes fuzzy, as the Shelby GT 500 KR were usually included or not clear.

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cynot65
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posted 08-07-2001 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cynot65   Click Here to Email cynot65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to the reference book that i have there were "believed" to be 2,253 fastbacks and 564 hardtop Mustang Cobra Jets produced in 1968. On 68 Mustangs, the option group is identified in the VIN with an "R" engine code. (the 5th alphanumeric position from the left) It was Hot Rod magazine that takes credit for "pushing" Ford to produce the CJ Mustang. A quote from the magazine after it's arrival called the CJ "probably the fastest production sedan ever built" Amongst all of the CJ's "package's" there are a few other things that it did have that is not widely known like: all CJ's came with a 3/8in fuel line, larger rediators, a starter motor delay, and "Powered by Ford" chromed valve covers.
No telling what body part I'd be willing to lose for one of those.
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mellowyellow
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posted 08-07-2001 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Back to KEvin Marti Book
CJ PRODUCTION

2870 fastbacks
552 cv's
221 cpe's

In this section he also state that there were:

402 GT 500 cv's produced with S code
l020 GT 500 fastbacks produced with S code

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T5owner
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posted 08-08-2001 12:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Marti book says 2071 R-code FB in total, do you have version II?

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-08-2001 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Probably version X!! LOL! Perhaps I made an error in math !! Shame on me...LOL! By the way, that 67 Bullitt replica is pretty sharp!That car sits just right. I'll try to add better, next time.

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cbII
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posted 08-10-2001 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbII   Click Here to Email cbII     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know it wouldn't be original. But would it really hurt the value of the car if you upgraded a '68 428 CJ to deluxe interior? Or any rare car like that?

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