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Re: What’s the price on 68 restored California special?
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2022, 12:49:29 PM »
If online prices are between the 30s and 40s put it up online with a reserve in the middle, and see what happens? Good Luck.

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Re: What’s the price on 68 restored California special?
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2022, 11:28:48 PM »
The 1968 California Specials were only built as hardtops or coupes. No convertible or fastbacks.
They were only built at San Jose and debuted mid year 1968. Any RPO engine available.

If a 1968 GT/CS was destined for DSO 51 (Denver), they would have come with High Country Special badging.
HCS's or High Country Specials were a 'Denver' Colorado special edition. They were sold 1966-1967 in any body style, 1968 were rebadged GT/CS's.

So if a car advertised as a GT/CS has a dso of 51 on the data plate it can't be a California Special even if it has all the CS options and California Special badging?
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Re: What’s the price on 68 restored California special?
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2022, 01:06:04 AM »
The 1968 California Specials were only built as hardtops or coupes. No convertible or fastbacks.
They were only built at San Jose and debuted mid year 1968. Any RPO engine available.

If a 1968 GT/CS was destined for DSO 51 (Denver), they would have come with High Country Special badging.
HCS's or High Country Specials were a 'Denver' Colorado special edition. They were sold 1966-1967 in any body style, 1968 were rebadged GT/CS's.

So if a car advertised as a GT/CS has a dso of 51 on the data plate it can't be a California Special even if it has all the CS options and California Special badging?

Those cars should not have California Special badging. Marti Reports often times show that the car was built as a California Special, but has a HCS in the notation. Not always consistent.
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Re: What’s the price on 68 restored California special?
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2022, 06:55:59 AM »
Color might even supersede trans in value evaluation under certain circumstances
Hagerty just did an article on color and used Chrysler's colors from the late 60s early 70s. I was surprised on the Mopars that black wasn't #1 but a certain popular yellow was. Shit brown knocked the value down about 25 percent. They evaluated cars based on their condition system to "like" cars and such. At one time a while ago black carried a 50K premium over other colors on a 69 B9.
 Your CS being what it is is much more desirable and valuable  than a C-code in seafoam green and a 3 speed or auto.  https://www.hagerty.com/media/market-trends/hagerty-insider/do-mopars-famously-wild-colors-bring-more-money-at-auction/?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_content=MED_UN_NA_EML_UN_DailyDriver_Monday&hashed_email=814e3fd1c520bded6743bf07eb9b540ee8b5510f1f7b5a203f3bb53eed834d07
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Re: What’s the price on 68 restored California special?
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2022, 10:23:04 AM »
Without pictures, options and color and condition how would anyone know what your friend's car is worth?



With many original parts I was told.  Online prices from high 30s to low 40s
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Re: What’s the price on 68 restored California special?
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2022, 10:48:13 AM »
Without pictures, options and color and condition how would anyone know what your friend's car is worth?



With many original parts I was told.  Online prices from high 30s to low 40s

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Re: What’s the price on 68 restored California special?
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2022, 11:53:24 AM »
According to the Ford records,
148 - 200 1V California Specials were built of the 4118 total
12  -  428 4V CJ

No breakdown of how many were High Country Specials, but they are included in the numbers.
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Re: What’s the price on 68 restored California special?
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2022, 12:16:46 PM »
According to the Ford records,
148 - 200 1V California Specials were built of the 4118 total
12  -  428 4V CJ

No breakdown of how many were High Country Specials, but they are included in the numbers.
3CS, 9 High country. That comes from my friend Kerry via the 428CJ forum. https://www.428cobrajet.org/forum/index.php?topic=25705.msg173492#msg173492
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Re: What’s the price on 68 restored California special?
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2022, 11:19:12 PM »
According to the Ford records,
148 - 200 1V California Specials were built of the 4118 total
12  -  428 4V CJ

No breakdown of how many were High Country Specials, but they are included in the numbers.
3CS, 9 High country. That comes from my friend Kerry via the 428CJ forum. https://www.428cobrajet.org/forum/index.php?topic=25705.msg173492#msg173492

Richstangs numbers match the info in the Newitt, GT/CS book.

The June 2022 Collectible Automobile has a feature on a '68 High Country  Mustang.

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Re: What’s the price on 68 restored California special?
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2022, 11:59:28 PM »
Cool cars i had one as my 1st Mustang ,loved the look & couldn't afford a Shelby at the time ,but just told  people it was a poor man's Shelby & sold it to get my 1st Shelby ,it was a great stepping stone .
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