Originally Posted by FFR428
Marti has no Ford documentation that the 68 W code stangs were ever made. That's why he won't support the fact. This is another one of those grey areas in Ford history. There are those who swear they are real and have owned the cars. But little to no documentation was kept. Back then the whole numbers thing wasn't a big deal. I'm sure there were test cars and some factory cars made for racing and evaluation. I've heard of a few fastbacks and 1 coupe but never a convertable. People have been waiting to see pics of a real W code Mustang for years so if yours is the real deal it'll be big news. I think anything is possible and would love to see one of these cars surface and prove they are out there. I hope you can get those pics to post somehow. I'd really like to see the car.
Originally Posted by kdtrucker
Yeah Id like to see the pics too. The only place I've seen a W code is in the '60's chiltons manual. I believe the engine existes, but what it's use or application is not clear to me. I've always thought it was used in the mercurys, becaused it was detuned, 410HP I believe.
I tried to upload the #*%!! photos 3 times but it keeps saying "invalid post specified"! if you PM me your email address i can email you some pics. I know how to do that!
I have spoken with a large number of people regarding my car. Some people believe it may have been a company executive vehicle, some people say it's a clone other people think it may have been a race vehicle (i'm not sure about that being convertible?) Some experts won't talk to me at all! Whatever they say, it's real to me because i drive it.
The W code engine was actually a mustang factory option in 68 until the end of April i believe. It was also offered in cougars. I know it was an expensive option but surely if mopar guys were ticking the hemi cuda option some ford guys would have also done the same. I have collected some bits and pieces including factory tune up charts etc for 427 4V mustangs. It was quoted as being detuned to 390 hp due to the hydraulic lifters i guess.
I know of one other alleged W code in Europe. I have chatted with the guy but he doesn't want to post photos because he's a collector or something like that and wishes to be confidential. That's cool, so is the car!
My car was fitted with a scatter shield and a detroit locker 9 inch when it was bought from the wrecking yard which i guess could indicate competition use. It has aluminum heads and a 750 hp series Holley now, but had no heads or induction on it then.
Who knows? I hope that someone may remember something.
Whatever the case, it's awesome to drive now!