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The car was bigger and more powerful than ever before. In 1968 newly introduced Federal regulations mandated front and back side markers on the car. See the full profile. In 1968 Ford produced 22,037 standard convertibles and 3,339 deluxe convertibles. 02 of 17 1968 Ford Mustang Grille 1968 Ford Mustang Grille. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas The Mustang’s grille changed again in 1968. Ford decided to do away with the horizontal bars surrounding the galloping pony emblem. Instead they added a single band of trim surrounding the grille opening. 03 of 17 1968 Ford Mustang Script Lettering 1968 Ford Mustang Script Lettering 1968 Ford Mustang Script Lettering. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas The 1968 model also featured the word “Mustang” in script style lettering instead of block letters, and the word “FORD” was removed from the hood of the car. 04 of 17 1968 Ford Mustang GT 1968 Ford Mustang GT. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas Changes for 1968 included the introduction of a new GT Mustang emblem, GT hubcaps, and quad exhaust tips on the V-8 powered GT Mustang. 05 of 17 1968 Ford Mustang GT Emblem 1968 Ford Mustang GT Emblem. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas The 1968 Mustang featured a new GT Emblem. 06 of 17 1968 Ford Mustang Side Scoops 1968 Ford Mustang Side Scoops. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas The Mustang’s side scoops were switched out in 1968 and replaced with one-piece chrome styling, accentuated by C-stripe graphics. 07 of 17 1968 Mustang GT Hub Caps 1968 Mustang GT Hub Caps. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas The GT Mustang featured hub caps with prominent GT center piece. 08 of 17 1968 Ford Mustang Hood 1968 Ford Mustang Hood. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas A truly innovative feature on the 1968 Mustang was the integration of turn signal indicators into recesses of the car’s hood. 09 of 17 1968 Ford Mustang Quad Exhaust Tips 1968 Ford Mustang Quad Exhaust Tips 1968 Ford Mustang Quad Exhaust Tips. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas Quad exhaust tips on the V-8 powered GT Mustang made for a tougher looking pony car when viewed from behind. 10 of 17 1968 Ford Mustang Interior 1968 Ford Mustang Interior. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas The 1968 Mustang featured a new two-spoke energy-absorbing steering wheel along with federally mandated shoulder belts. No doubt, the 1968 Mustang was designed to be safer than previous models, both inside and out. 11 of 17 1968 Ford Mustang Rear 1968 Ford Mustang Rear. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas In 1968 Ford introduced its new 302 engine, which would eventually go on to replace the 289 version. 12 of 17 1968 Ford Mustang Gas Cap 1968 Ford Mustang Gas Cap. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas The 1968 model Mustang featured an optional pop-open gas cap. 13 of 17 1968 "Bullitt" GT 390 1968 "Bullitt" GT 390. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas The GT 390 was another offering in 1968. Actually, there wasn’t much overly special about the car when the model year launched. It was a run of the mill GT Mustang. It was made famous later that year when it was used as Lt. Frank Bullitt’s Mustang in the Warner Bros. release “Bullitt.” The movie car featured no badging or markings signifying it was a Ford Mustang. In 2001 Ford introduced a special-edition Mustang dedicated to the Bullitt Mustang. They release another version for the 2008/2009 model year. 14 of 17 1968 Shelby GT350 Mustang 1968 Shelby GT350 Mustang. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas The Shelby GT350 returned for the 1968 model year. 15 of 17 1968 GT/CS "California Special" Mustang 1968 GT/CS "California Special" Mustang. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas The "California Special" coupe, available through California Ford dealers, featured a Shelby-styled deck lid and spoiler along with a blacked-out grille. About 4,325 of these cars were produced. 16 of 17 1968 Shelby GT500KR 1968 Shelby GT500KR. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas The 1968 Shelby GT500KR was a mid-year release and was the most powerful Shelby Mustang in the 1968 model year. 17 of 17 1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang 1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas The 1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang had some competition when the GT500KR Mustang arrived mid year.