Mitch S 1968 Ford Mustang California Special 2dr Coupe

My Favorite Green Car!

They say that on St. Patrick's Day, everyone is Irish! And perhaps that even applies to this lovingly restored 1968 Ford Mustang GT/CS, shown here on St. Patrick's Day dressed in its original Lime Gold color against the stunning backdrop of the Monterey Bay.

One of just 3,867 California Specials built in 1968, this rare pony was "born" in San Jose on March 13, just in time to celebrate the wearin' of the green as it found its way to a Los Angeles area dealership where it was soon adopted by the proverbial "little old lady from Pasadena." Driven daily for more than 25 years in the dry desert air of Palm Springs, the car was well cared for and extremely well preserved. Spotted in traffic sometime in the early '90s, an avid Mustang collector convinced the original owner to finally part ways with her.

After a complete nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration in 2009, the car returned to its original Northern California stomping grounds, where it has since received finishing touches to bring it to near-concours condition. Driven on nice days and to car shows, it's gorgeous green paint turns heads, bringing smiles and waves wherever it goes.

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