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2008 Ford Mustang GT California Special Convertible Five-Speed

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  • Ended
    Wed, Nov 29, 2023
    8:30 pm UTC
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  • ViewsEye outline14,790
  • LocationPin outlineLas Vegas, Nevada
Mileage80,482 Miles
Engine4.6-Liter V8



Drawing queues from the 1968 Mustang GT/CS – a limited-edition package that offered buyers aggressive Shelby-inspired styling and sold exclusively through California dealers – Ford announced that a new Mustang GT California Special would arrive in late summer of 2007. Like the 2007-2008 Mustang Shelby GT, the California Special began life as a Mustang GT Premium outfitted with a unique front facia featuring an integrated chin spoiler 1.5 inches lower than the GT, and a rear diffuser reminiscent of the 2007 Shelby GT500. Unique to the California Special were side scoops, mid-body racing stripes, bright rolled exhaust tips, and Ford’s premium 18-inch polished wheels. The exclusive treatments continued inside with a two-tone leather-trimmed interior and satin aluminum accents as part of the requisite Interior Upgrade Package. The California Special package added $1,895 to the price of a Mustang GT and was available as a Coupe or Convertible, with this example being one of only 2,509 Convertibles built and just 703 finished in Performance White. 


  • California Special Convertible number 899 of 2,509 built

  • Vehicle number 239 of 703 California Specials finished in Performance White

  • Black and Dove (light gray) two-tone leather interior 

  • Black vinyl power convertible top

  • Aluminum-block 4.6-liter, three-valve, SOHC V8 rated at 300 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque

  • Five-speed manual transmission

  • California Special Package 54C includes:

    • Unique front and rear facias

    • Bright rolled exhaust tips

    • Side scoops 

    • Mid-body stripes

  • Modifications and repairs reported by the consignor include: 

    • SCT tuner (CJ Pony - $299)

    • Installed Ford Performance front lower control arms, ball joints, and front-end alignment ($275)

    • Installed wiper arms, blades, and FMC HD battery (Team, Oct 2021 - $223)

    • Installed trunk trim fasteners and passenger tail light ($110)

    • Rocker panel replacement, front bumper, and paint (Friendly Ford, September 2019 - $1206)

    • Installed FMR hood struts ($78)

    • Installed FMR black stainless license ($30)

    • Installed FMR axle-back Bullitt muffler, and SR hangers (Midas, $255 + installation)

    • Installed FMR BOSS 302R lower control arms (Midas, $190 + installation)

    • OEM floor mats ($122)

    • Installed FMR strut tower brace ($155)

    • Installed strut caps ($79)

    • Replaced trunk lamp ($22)

    • Installed battery cover and master cylinder cover ($80)

    • Installed K&N air filter ($43)

    • Installed SR Performance throttle body spacer ($89)

    • Installed door drain plugs ($16)

    • Replaced driver seat valance panel (Friendly Ford, May 2019 - $219)

    • Engine Bay – replace hood bumpers, body fasteners, radiator/windshield wash cap and paint touch-up (LMR - $108)

    • Installed drilled/slotted rotors, ceramic pads, Boss brake line hoses (AM Muscle), brake fluid change (Brake Masters, May 2019 - $350 + installation)

    • Four-wheel alignment - (Brake Masters, October 2019 - $50)

    • Installed KYB shocks, struts, bellows, jounce stop, and Ford performance bushings (Brake Masters, October 2019 - $400 + installation)

    • Rear end oil change (Team, November 2019)

    • Installed FM OEM leather shift boot (May 2020 - $46)

    • Replaced console cover with FM OEM part (May 2020 - $85)

    • Changed transmission fluid and installed S&R hydraulic stainless clutch cable  (Team, May 2020 - $160)

    • Installed Motorcraft serpentine belt, all pulleys, Steeda under drive crank pulley (Team, May 2020 - $215 + installation)

    • Installed Ford Performance front sway bar bushings, end links (Team, May 2020 - $105)

    • Open recalls, inspection, second key fob, The Works (Ford Performance filter), replaced air filter, replaced wipers, replaced battery (100-month heavy duty), replaced fuel filter, replaced driver’s seat recline lever (Friendly Ford, September 2018 - $599)

    • Installed two new Michelin Pilot Sport 3 fronts, balanced rears (Friendly Ford, September 2018 - $450)

    • Installed two new Michelin Pilot Sport 3 rear tires, replaced cabin air filter, cooling flush (Friendly Ford, December 2018 - $795)

    • Sirius 14-month agreement ($99)

  • Dry-climate car from new, showing ownership in Florida and Nevada

  • Showing 80,482 miles at the time of listing

  • Clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report


  • Front fog lamps

  • Power door locks and windows

  • Dual power mirrors

  • Dual vanity mirrors

  • Power rack-and-pinion steering

  • Shaker 500 AM/FM audio system with six-CD changer and MP3

  • Cruise control

  • Air conditioning

  • Tilt steering wheel

  • Center console with armrest

  • Rear window defroster

  • Six-way power driver’s seat

  • Leather-trimmed sport seats

  • Auxiliary audio input jack

  • Remote keyless entry

  • Variable interval windshield wipers

  • Stainless steel dual exhaust

  • Rear decklid spoiler


  • 2008 Mustang GT brochure

  • GTCS Certificate

  • OEM floor mats in the original package 

  • OEM original donut spare 

  • OEM parade boot cover

  • OEM battery blanket in original package 

  • Ford Licensed Mustang black trunk/fender guard cover

Ownership History

The accompanying CARFAX Vehicle History Report shows that this 2008 Ford Mustang GT California Special Convertible was sold new in Florida where it remained until being relocated to Nevada by the consignor in 2018. The consignor reports that the car has always been stored indoors and well maintained during his stewardship.

Additional Notes

Hagerty Marketplace has confirmed a clean title status, the owner maintains the title in hand and will send it to the Hagerty Marketplace team to be reassigned to the new owner after the auction is complete.

Optional vehicle service contract available for $1,475. Learn more about the program here. *Sales tax may be applicable.


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