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Episode 12

Who can tell us the changes (at least 2) that were made to the body of the 1968 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang below (VIN: 8F02R135033) when it was repainted after June 1969?
You may see the photo of the Mustang after it was repainted by clicking on the 'CHANGE' button.

Portions of interesting information about this particular vehicle (VIN: 8F02R135033) being one of the first fifty 1968 Ford Cobra Jet Mustangs produced (VINs: 8F02R135007 to 8F02R135056) follow as acquired from the Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Registry:

The full 3 pages of that document are provided at Ford Motor Company Intra-Company Communication of January 2, 1968.

As can be seen in the document above, this 1968 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang (VIN: 8F02R135033) was bought by Bridenthal Ford at 2199 Greensburg Road in Greensburg, Ohio as shown below (left building):

Information about each of the first fifty 1968 Ford Cobra Jet Mustangs is provided at 1968 "135" Mustangs.


Clue #1:

The May 1968 issue of Hot Rod magazine included the advertisement below for 1968 Ford Cobra Jet Mustangs:

Clue #2:

The photo below is from recent years of the vehicle (VIN: 8F02R135033):

Clue #3:

The 1968 Federal regulations required that vehicles have front and rear side marker lights.
This is one way you can tell the difference between 1967 and 1968 Mustangs and Camaros and many other model year vehicles.

Clue #4:

The image below shows all sides (except the left and bottom) of the 1968 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang:

Clue #5:




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The rear roof louvers and rear side marker lights were removed from that 1968 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang (VIN: 8F02R135033), which was first purchased by Bridenthal Ford in Greensburg, Ohio.
It also appears that the side Mustang emblems were on the vehicle when raced by Bridental Ford but were then removed.

Photos of the finer first fifty 1968 Ford Cobra Jet Mustangs follow:

VIN: 8F02R135007

VIN: 8F02R135010

VIN: 8F02R135013

VIN: 8F02R135018

VIN: 8F02R135021

VIN: 8F02R135047

VIN: 8F02R135027 (not so fine)

1967 Mustang Commercial

1968 Mustang Commercial

1968 Shelby Mustang Commercial

1969 Mustang Commercial

And now for those "Fat and Round" cars mentioned by Carroll Shelby

1967 Camaro Commercial

1968 Camaro Commercial

1969 Camaro Commercial

For more information about Bridenthal Ford, visit the web page BRIDENTHAL FORD.



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