13. Ford Mustang California Special CS/SC
This special version was one of the most famous and desirable for Mustang collectors. They presented the California Special in 1968. It was a special model for dealers in California to boost sales of the Mustang in that state. Ford decided to make the California Special a more upscale model and invested a lot into this version. First, the CS came only with V8 engines and the equipment level was high. Second, the California Special featured a different rear end that was Carroll Shelby’s work. Also, it had a rear deck spoiler, Cougar taillights, and CS badges.
Third, the CS had a vinyl roof, side decals, and fake side scoops. Despite the fact the California Special sold in 4,325 examples, it failed to meet Ford’s sales goal. In fact, at the end of the 1968 model year, lots of unsold CS models were still on the dealer’s lots. California dealers had a problem, so they contacted Ford dealers from Colorado with the request to take over those unsold cars. That is how the ‘68 High Country Special Mustang model was born. In fact, 251 ex-California Specials became Colorado cars.