1968 Ford Mustang Mustang Challenger Special – Ultimate Guide

The Challenger Special Was All About Affordable Performance Improvements

1968 Ford Mustang Mustang Challenger Special

We couldn’t find much on the Challenger special, but the guys at Mustang Attitude have a nice write up so definitely check that out here. We took a small quote from their site below:

The Mustang Challenger Special was a Mississippi special, but this was quite different from most specials of the era. The Challenger Special was a dealer modified Seafoam Green car with hardtop coupe bodystyle and powered by either the 289 cubic inch V8 with 4 speed manual or 302 cubic inch V8 with 3 speed manual. The cars got Shelby intakes and a special 4118 Holley carburetor. In order to keep the cars as light as possible, things like power steering, power brakes and air-conditioning were removed. The Challenger Special was aimed at affordable performance improvements. It added more power and improved performance through weight reduction and it made a big difference. Some claim “Shelby-like” performance but we suspect that it was some way off those numbers in the real world. In terms of production numbers, it is estimated that there are 21 units with a 302 V8 and a handful with the 289 V8.

Learn more about the Challenger Special at Mustang Attitude