West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and beautiful example of this original southern California 1968 Ford Custom 500 2 Door Hardtop Sedan with only two southern California owners since new and boasting it's highly desirable original 390 4 BBL 'Z' Code 315HP V8 big block engine matched to it's original 4 speed manual transmission with a 3:25:1 Rear Axle Limited Slip Differential and also boasting it's all original factory paint! Fully loaded with desirable factory options including power steering, power disc brakes, air conditioning and the HD Suspension which was built in Los Angeles, California and delivered to Los Angeles, California where it was originally sold on 5/9/1968 at 'Midway Motors Ford' of Los Angeles, California to its original southern California owner who owned the car until 1997 and a car that was always obviously always garaged, loved and babied for it's entire life!
The car has it's original and very powerful big block 390/315HP 4BBL V8 engine with the following factory added options:
390 V8 Big Block 315HP Engine ($158.08) 4 speed manual transmission ($184.02) Limited Slip Differential ($41.60) Visibility Group ($24.01) Power Steering ($94.95) Power Disc Brakes ($64.77) Rear Window Defogger ($21.27) Selectaire Conditioner ($368.72) AM Radio ($61.40) Deluxe Belts ($15.59) Front Headrests ($42.02) HD Battery ($7.44) HD Suspension ($23.38) Total Options $1,107.25 Total Base Vehicle $2,805.64 Tranpsortation Charges $163.50 Total $4,076.39
The car boasts its all original 'Lime Green Metallic' factory color paint, it's original 'Medium Ivy Gold Cloth & Light Ivy Gold Vinyl' color interior, original 4 speed manual transmission, its original factory spare wheel and jack in the trunk, its original 'Philco' AM radio and the car will be sold with its original owners handbooks, shop manual, window sticker, build sheet, protecto plate, service manuals and proof of purchase from April 1997 by only the car's second ever owner from the renown 'Boyds Hot Rods & Collectable Cars' of La Habra, CA from where the car had been traded by its original owner to the late Boyd Coddington and his chief engineer Chip Foose.
This particular car must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - a seriously striking example which turns heads wherever she goes! The original big block 390/315HP 'Z' code engine is extremely strong and responsive with excellent oil pressure and no noticeable oil leaks and which sounds absolutely magnificent with two throaty resonators roaring from the dual mufflers, the 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool.
This must be one of the finest examples available anywhere of a very rare late 1960's Ford muscle car, not your typical everyday find, a 2 door sedan which is fully optioned and loaded in it's all original and highly striking factory paint with a matching and superbly original interior in turn-key ready daily driving, daily head-turning, and daily appreciating condition!