Registered: March 2009
Location: Central NY
... Rare Factory Original NOS 1968 Ford Showroom Invitation, and the Ford Marketing Materials Shipping Envelope. This Pamphlet Personally invites you to come and see the (Quote) - “New 68 Mustang Fastback 2+2” “and the rest of the Hot Pack Fastbacks”, “The Sparkling New Torino GT” “and the Beautiful Galaxie XL Fastbacks”. This Promotion singles out Mustang Owners; enticing them to bring back their (Quote) - “Mustangs The Most Popular Car In History”.
… Ford Asking a Specific Car Owner to trade-in their Vehicle on a Specific Model was definitely not typical for Factory Dealer Literature. The statement in this that (Quote) “Your MUSTANG - The Hottest Selling Used Car In Its Class” & “Everybody Wants a Mustang”; all these statements show what America was experiencing at the time; the Mustang and Shelby phenomenon. The Performance 1965 and 66 Mustang and Shelby’s were actually increasing in value due to their popularity and demand. Ford wanted these Mustangs back in their Lot to ‘Wheel & Deal’ and at the same time keep the sales up on their New High Performance Cars.
... Imagine; after having received this invitation from Ford and bringing the invitation back to the Ford Dealers to view Fords New Car Showroom for 1968; one of the most exciting Showrooms in Automotive History. Imagine the opportunity of viewing these Exciting New Showroom Displays for 1968, and maybe even to Test Drive a New Mustang Fastback GT Drag Pack 4 speed 428 Cobra Jet, which I actually did; ‘Back To The Future’!
… Ford Motor Company’s 1968 ‘Drag Team’ showed up at the Winternationals with Eight - Mustang ‘Body-In White’ Fastbacks all With the brand New 428 Cobra Jet engine. Ford's ‘Drag Team’ Drivers were the top of the 1968 list of "who's who"; examples - ;Dyno Don Nicholson / Gas Ronda / Al Joniec / Hubert Platt / Jerry Harvey / Carl Holbrook / Bill Ireland and Phil Bonner.
… Fords Copyright Identification number at the bottom of the page states: ‘LITHO IN USA’__’68 CM20L5’, Copyrighted i.d.’s are a means of protection against forgeries and are a date code that will not be used again even by Ford.