Production information articles
Over time a number of memos and other documents have surfaced that describe Ford's efforts to produce the 428 Cobra Jet Mustang. We'll list them here by subject and date as we acquire copies.
Have you ever wondered what your Mustang was like when it was first built? What the original color was? What options it was equipped with? 428 Cobra Jet Mustang owners no longer have to wonder because you have several sources of information available to you. I've found that you generally get what you pay for when it comes to these services, so keep that in mind when deciding how you wish to proceed. Here are the sources that I'm aware of:
428 CJ and SCJ Mustang Production by Model Year and Plant
Serial numbers and statistics courtesy of Marti Auto Works
Thanks to Keith Blasius for sharing copies of the original Ford Motor Company press release of 15 April 1968 announcing availability of the 428 Cobra Jet engine in Mustangs and Fairlanes. Keith owns a limited production 1968 Fairlane 500 R-code formal roof car with 34,000 original miles, so he understands the mystique of this mighty motor as well as we do.
The press release is provided here in three pages, each 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Thanks, Keith!