1968 Gold Nugget

Posted on Wednesday, February 11th
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)
Loading...

gold-nugget-in-weeds-41968 Golden Nugget Special Mustang

The Ford marketing team and dealerships did a lot in the 60's with regional promotional Specials. The 1968 Gold Nugget Special was one of those. It was an appearance package only. No performance goodies. The Golden Nuggets received special 'Sunlit Gold" paint, black out hood stripes and a black vinyl top.

This sorry example rusting away in the weeds is the real deal.  The DSO code reads 74-1111 with the extra "1111" digits signifying the special paint color. These are rare cars with only 481 built. You might see a different production number of 525 floating around, but it's not correct. 525 is how many Ford planned on building as evidenced by dealer newspaper ads at the time. But the 481 number is actual production as verified by a Marti Report.



1967 & 1968 Mustangs for sale now on eBay:




1967 Ford Mustang Convertible  Incredibly well equipped 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible  Still retains original red oxide undercarriage
1967 Ford Mustang Convertible Incredibly well equipped 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible Still retains original red oxide undercarriage

$47,770.00
Ends in 4h 47m
1968 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 4 speed 390 S Code A C 1968 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
1968 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 4 speed 390 S Code A C 1968 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

$19,700.00 (41 Bids)
Ends in 5h 47m
Mustang 1967 Ford Mustang 6904 Miles Obsidian Black 2D Coupe 5 Speed Manual
Mustang 1967 Ford Mustang 6904 Miles Obsidian Black 2D Coupe 5 Speed Manual

$142,486.50
Ends in 9h 40m
Mustang GT500 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 4852 Miles Silver Coupe 390 V8 Automatic
Mustang GT500 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 4852 Miles Silver Coupe 390 V8 Automatic

$74,900.00
Ends in 10h 24m
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

$29,100.00 (37 Bids)
Ends in 10h 32m
1968 Ford Mustang 1968 Ford Mustang
1968 Ford Mustang 1968 Ford Mustang

$46,900.00
Ends in 11h 42m
1968 Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Coupe 1968
1968 Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Coupe 1968

$9,000.00
Ends in 12h 36m
1966 Ford Mustang Convertible 50 Coyote V8 Rotisserie Restomod Meticulous ProTouring Resto mod Convertible 1966 1964 1965 1967 1968 Shelby GT
1966 Ford Mustang Convertible 50 Coyote V8 Rotisserie Restomod Meticulous ProTouring Resto mod Convertible 1966 1964 1965 1967 1968 Shelby GT

$89,750.00
Ends in 16h 32m
FORD Mustang GT Clone 302 V8 1968 FORD Mustang GT Clone GT Clone 302 V8 White Black
FORD Mustang GT Clone 302 V8 1968 FORD Mustang GT Clone GT Clone 302 V8 White Black

$19,850.00
Ends in 1d 6h 45m
1967 Ford Mustang 2 door 1967 Ford Mustang GT package
1967 Ford Mustang 2 door 1967 Ford Mustang GT package

$2,900.00 (13 Bids)
Ends in 1d 8h 50m

Incoming search terms for the article:

What do you think? Feel free to leave your comments below.

2 Responses to “1968 Gold Nugget”

  1. 68guy says:

    I remember reading something about these being only sold in the Northwest area. Sort of like a California Special, except for a different state. Or were they sold everywhere? And wondering if this was a dealer created special or a factory one.

  2. admin says:

    Yes, they were sold out of Seattle sales district. That’s the “74” in the 6 digit DSO.

    It was a factory special. The Seattle dealerships may have pushed for the package to be built, but they were built at the factory.

    Thanks for the comments.

Leave a Reply