I first saw and fell in love with mustangs in 1971 when I saw a 1969 Mach-1. From then on, I have said that one day I would have one of my own. Fast forward 43 years to 2010 and finally had a chance to buy a 1968 California Special with the 302 and 4 speed to restore with my son. I wanted something different than all the other mustangs around and this was the perfect car to have. Carroll Shelby had a hand in designing the car back in 1967. So the car ended up with 1968 Shelby convertible parts from the factory. At local car shows here in Maine, people are always asking, what is kind of a mustang is that and how can I get one. This is where the fun part comes in.My 15 year old son has a fantastic time telling the story how the car came to be from the factory back in 1968. Just the look on his face while he talks about HIS mustang and how much he is into cars (especially anything built from 1964 to 1973) makes me very proud of him. What a great feeling and how much fun it is to be driving and riding in a great classic car with my son. It was worth the wait to make and share the memories with such a great young man.