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So the Mustang 427 did exist, but not?

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Ok, ive seen several references to the 427 as an option in 1968, yet i also have seen beside this "no known examples"

So, there WAS a 427, but they never built any?!

Anyone explain this?

Thanks,

Gary
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I was under the impression that they used the 427 in the gt-500 for a while in 1967 before they switched to the 428. The book that I bought about all the options for the 1968 model year (my year) does list the 427 as an option. I have no idea if they made any though.
 

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Last I heard (I'm no authority) "Ford" never built a 427 Mustang. Much as "Ford" never built a Shelby Mustang. However KarKraft or whatever the name is, was supposed to have taken delivery of 6-8 new cars and installed 427's in them. These cars were probably headed straight for drag racing duty and were never licensed, making them a lot harder to track down.
The search for these cars is ongoing and there is likely more current info out there.
 

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If I remember right, they were all dealer installed option. I have seen 3 so far. There was a one of two cars built with a 427 for Shelbys race team that was featured on My Classic Car TV.Guy in Florida owns it along with a real Cobra. I dont know if they were factory installed for just this reason. The car was white with dual blue race stripes over the top with a unique 1/8th inch pin stripe to the outside of the two big ones.
 
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My neighbor swears he has one,but since his house
was seized by the Feds because his daughter
was selling drugs,their still fighting over it.
I haven't actually seen it.
I believe him because he was an ex-Captain of our
Sheriffs dept.
 

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I believe ive seen a reference to them as a "dealer installed option", however the fact i have seen "no known examples" just confuses the situation further.

Gary
 
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no actual 427 68 Mustangs ever have been found. There were a couple Cougars. The 427 was installed in some Shelbys as a dealer option. These are the facts.
 

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No '68 427 W-codes ex-factory as Kevin Marti confirmed. However we have one 68 with a 427 and a W-code tag and stamping over here in Switzerland . It has yet to be documented with pics and sufficient paperwork. It had not a W-code from the factory, however, so somebody has altered it later.
 
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A couple of local mechanics swear that a guy in this area bought one new and still has it. I just chuckled to myself and avoided the arguement at the time, but believe now the truth is worth pursuing.
 
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