Introduced in April 1968 in fastback, coupe, and convertible forms, Ford’s Cobra Jet Mustang featured a long list of standard
performance pieces, including power front discs, braced shock
towers, a beefy 9-inch rear end, staggered rear shocks (on fourspeed
models), and a black-striped ram-air hood. An 8,000-rpm tach was standard with the four-speed, optional when a
C6 automatic was chosen. Part of the deal, too, was the GT equipment group consisting of a heavy-duty suspension, F70
tires on styled-steel wheels, fog lamps, chromed quad exhaust
tips, and “GT” identification. Photo: Mike Mueller.