1968 Mustang California Specials are rare and finding original parts can be difficult. Here are some options you might consider as you search for parts:
California Special Tail Light Sockets
If your GT/CS has a corroded tail light socket and you need to replace it, but are unable to find a replacement, you can use a 1956 era Ford Pickup Truck tail light socket. The same tail light sockets were also used on a 1965 Ford Thunderbird tail light. T-bird lights are still out there, but are also becoming increasingly hard to find.
Marchal Fog Lamps
Early models used the very rare Marchal 656/322 fog lamps. These are very scarce today. In the Fall of 1968, Marchal fog lamps were recalled because they were too bright. Ford has since phased them out and they were replaced with Lucas fog lights.
If you are looking for Marchal fog lamps, try sources in France, Germany or England and perhaps some early Ferrari restoration shops. These rare fog lights were used on other vehicles from 1962-1970.
You might also want to check with us about GT/CS parts availability. While we don’t have any more Marchal fog lamps, we do have a few GT/CS tail light parts and twist lock brackets.