1968 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet
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Tasca Lightweight 428 Cobra Jet

Tasca Lightweight 428 Cobra Jet

-1 of 50 Tasca Lightweights
-Fully Restored with Original Interior
-Complete Ownership History
-Factory Supporting Documentation
-Marti Report
-From 2 Top Muscle Car Collections

The 1968 Ford Mustang “Tasca Lightweight Cobra Jet” was the predecessor to the factory Ford Cobra Jet. The first 50 fastbacks were produced at “Lightweights”. The idea for this car was born from Bob Tasca who was disappointed in Ford's performance with the 390ci; he went through the Ford Parts Catalog and modified his test car “KR-8” with a 428 “Police Interceptor” with 406 heads, GT390 camshaft and other components readily available from dealership parts bins. Together with his engine builder, John Healey, they built what Ford should have. His point, Ford already had the pieces to offer a Mustang that could compete with GTOs and SS Camaros. The publicity awoke a sleeping giant. In January 1968, Ford sent five Wimbledon White Mustang fastbacks to the NHRA's Winternationals. Specially built as “lightweights” without seam sealer or sound deadener and equipped with a 428 that incorporated many of Tasca's modifications; the Mustangs ripped through the Super Stock field with Al Joniec defeating Hubert Platt in a Ford vs. Ford final.

Bob Tasca drove his first car from Rhode Island to Dearborn, MI to Ford to show the reliability and to have Ford test the car. The next year, Ford Motor Co. adopted his recipe and the new performance Mustang was dubbed the “428 Cobra Jet”.

This particular Tasca Lightweight was previously part of the Colin Comer collection. This car was then purchased by another top tier muscle car collector who performed a full rotisserie restoration with all of receipts included.

This car has full documentation. It is accompanied by the Deluxe Marti Report, Full Owner History, Previous Registrations, Restoration Receipts. Ford Certificate of Origin.

This is a true investment grade Muscle Car.

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
428 Cobra Jet V8
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Wimbledon White
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1968
Make
Ford
Model
Mustang 428 Cobra Jet
Miles
52,745

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes
Engine Size
428 Cobra Jet V8
Transmission Type
4-Speed Manual
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
52,745
Vin
8F02R1
Stock
19-15

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