What Is a California Special Mustang?Last Updated January 4, 2022 | Andrew Boyle
Many special-edition Mustang models have become favorites of Mustang collectors. One of the earlier special-editions models was the California Special Mustang which was first produced in 1968 for only select Ford dealers in California. Ford has started to pay tribute to the GT/CS with recent models as well, including 2019's Mustang.
Gear ratios dictate how quickly your car will accelerate from a mechanical standpoint. Rear gears can also affect things like gas mileage, automatic transmission shift points, RPM when cruising down the highway and what gear you’re in when crossing the 1/4 mile traps at the dragstrip. All of these factors go into finding the right gears to make your Mustang the most enjoyable to drive. Whether you’re attempting the installation on your own or having a professional do the work for you, be sure to do your homework to ensure you get the right set of rear gears the first time.
While you might only think of your VIN when you’re registering your car or looking at maintenance records, your Ford Mustang’s VIN can actually tell you a lot more than that. Use our Mustang VIN decoder to learn about how your car was optioned from the factory.
The 1960s was an important decade in history for many reasons. Arguably the most notable event, though, was the birth of the Ford Mustang. The 1960s Mustang soon became a bestseller, solidifying the pony car as one of the most popular muscle cars of all time.
If you’re a Mustang enthusiast, odds have it that you’ve heard of the National Mustang Racers Association or “NMRA” for short. This association hosts a tour of drag race events all across the country every year. Starting in Bredenton, Florida in March and ending in Bowling Green, Kentucky in September. Hundreds of racers travel this tour across the country in order to compete in specific classes all circled around the quarter-mile dragstrip.