'68 Ford Mustang GT/CS
Debut Series Heritage Classics
Produced 2011-Present
Number MB812
Scale 1:64
Matchbox 60TH Anniversary '68 Mustang GT CS

Description of the real vehicleEdit

  • The 1968 Ford Mustang GT/CS is the California Special. Due to the outstanding sales in the state of California, bringing in 20% of the national sales of the Mustang, the dealerships were able to go to Ford and ask for their own design.
  • With help from Carroll Shelby, the GT/CS was born, with parts being designed at the same time as the 1968 Shelby. Parts of the car that were redesigned in fiberglass are the rear deck lid and end caps, taillight panel, and the side scoops. Along with the body changes, there were a few extra features on the car, including the fog lamps in the grille, as well as the Thunderbird taillights. There was a special side stripe created that had GT/CS in the stripe, though the car was not necessarily a GT, though some did have the special GT package.
  • There were supposed to be 5000 produced, but production was halted at 4118, with 281 of them becoming the "High Country Special '68."

Card descriptionEdit

  • What better way to show up to the National Surf Championships than in your '68 Ford Mustang GT CS? With its unmistakable Thunderbird taillights, fiberglass side-scoops and unique body stripes, there's no doubt where this pony's from, or who he's cheering for—California all the way, baby! —From the 2011 Heritage Classics card


The '68 Ford Mustang GT/CS has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
N/A 2011 MCCH Gathering Dinner Spectraflame Blue Racing tampos, White stripes Blue Chrome / Metal Clear Chrome M001f Thailand Variations: White and Blue roof Mustang mb
MB25 2011 Heritage Classics 12/12 Metalflake Gray Detailed trim Silver / Plastic Smoke Chrome M001f V0270 (USA) T9365 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): D16 2011 Heritage Classics '68 Ford Mustang GT CS
N/A 2011 10-Pack: First Editions Metalflake Blue Detailed trim Blue / Plastic Clear Chrome M001f V1011 Thailand Base Code(s): D29, D30 68fordmustang10packpic
MB61 2012 1-120: MBX Old Town 1/10 Metalflake Green Detailed trim Green / Plastic Smoke Chrome M001f W4874 (USA) W4904 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): D51, E02 268A - 2012 1-75
MB61 2012 1-120: MBX Old Town 1/10 Red White side stripes "California Special" Red / Plastic Smoke Chrome M001f W4874 (USA) W4999 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): E24 2012-OldTown01-1968FordMustangGT-CS-Red
N/A 2013 60th Anniversary 1/24 White Pearl Red side stripe, Black hood, 60 White / Plastic Smoke Chrome M001f Y5333 Thailand Base code(s): Matchbox 60TH Anniversary '68 Mustang GT CS
MB05 2014 1-120: MBX Adventure City Metallic Brown Black side stripes, "California Special" Brown / Plastic Smoke Chrome M001f BDV25 (USA) BJF63 (ROW) Thailand Base Code(s): G11, G12, G14, G17 Ford Mustang GT CS (2014)
MB15 2015 1-120: MBX Adventure City and
5-Pack: Classic Rides
Metallic Black Gold side stripes, "California Special" Black / Plastic Smoke Chrome M001f CFV89 (USA) CJM10 (5-Pack) Thailand Base Code(s): H29 Ford Mustang GT CS-)2015)
N/A 2020 Ford Mustang Series 4/12 Metallic Blue White stripe Blue / Plastic Smoke Chrome M001f GMG24 Thailand Base Code(s): M39, M41, M47 Ford Mustang GT CS (2020 Ford Series)
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