There were three drillholes on both c-sides
where the old branded emblems had been (that's now covered by the new vinyl)
The owner and paint shop tried to match the outside paint job with the original
color they found on the door jambs,
inside the trunk and elsewhere.
We have not yet identified the color's promotional name of WT7105, which is a more brownish
green, but at least with Kevin Martis help a Ditzler reference no. 43827 and
with help from John Klein and his www.mustangattitude.com
webpage another WT7105 colored car..
According to the Marti report it was delivered to Downtown Motors in
It was ordered with:
White Sidewall Tires
Deluxe Steering Wheel
Power Disc Brakes
Remote Control LH Mirror
Deluxe Wheel covers
Special color WT7105
(The color promo name is not mentioned in Martis files)
about the Branded Special?
It is a dealer installed option package.
my friend SAM's 68 Special page
Special in a WT7105 Rainbow Special color
Once and then we stumble over a truely rare
Robbie Tromp from the Netherlands owns this1968 Rainbow & Branded Special
Mustang and we found it at the 45th. TMCN Mustang gathering in Zwolle (June
The real size emblem is
going to replace the current replica emblems
The car soon after its import to the Netherlands. I had to brighten it up a
bit, so don't be fooled by the color shade visible in this picture.
Powered by a 302cui engine, the special hardtop features a white vinyl top and
a very unique emblem on the rear roof pillars - the Branded Special Mustang
Robbie tells us:
"The car is definitely a Branded
Special reported from its previous owners, but the original white vinyl top (paisley
cut) has been replaced meanwhile,
the mouldings had been replaced, the stripings and the emblems on both sides on
the car are replicas, not originals yet, but I was fortunate to get
a real size emblem, so next year the replicated emblems will be replaced by new
ones in original size and of course bronze/black.
The branded emblems were silver/black or bronze/black, depending on the
exterior colour of the car. The car is real special to me."
Robbie guesses that the car was turned later at the same dealer into
this Branded Special, since it was build on the 16th. February, but not sold
before August 1968 from the dealers lot, just before the 69 models arrived.
was ordered and delivered with a "brownish green" Ford colour called
WT7105 and it is still painted that way in the interior, trunk and door jams.
Robbie was convinced by received earlier "Insider" information that
this was a St.Patrick Days Special and painted the outside trying to match the
original colour after taking it apart in 2006. It
had been imported in that year to the Netherlands. Today he is convinced
through our common web-research that this car is indeed a Rainbow Special in
the rare WT7105 (called for now OLIVE GREEN) color. With the find of another
car in the same color, research is going on for the original Ford promo name.
Little is known
about the history. Only that it was 20 years under a soft cloth stored away,
before it was exported from the US.
Actually Patricks Hardtop is one of 225 painted in a special colour with the
interior in Nugget Gold. His car 8R01J142752 got build the same day as #140918
(same DSO 72-1194) on the 16th. of February 1968 and together with a number of
other special color Mustangs that were later identfied as Rainbow Specials.
At this moment we are trying to sort out more details and history of this car with Robbies
and John Klein (www.mustangattitude.com) help. Wether it is a Rainbow of
Colours Special or just an individual Special order paint...we will try harder
This is the original color - picture taken after import and before disassembly.
The Golden Nugget Interior
The color field is indeed left blank like
on most special colour Mustangs. There were 5063 1968 cars with a missing
colour code, it seems color choice was a real nightmare for Mustang buyers
back then. As WT705 indicates a sort of US military brown-green (John Klein calls
it olive green in his portfolio), we wonder what the
background really was for the ordering dealer.
Clearly visible from this angle only - the golden
new side stripe, the originals were in place, before it was disassembled.
Fords code WT 7105 indicates a brownish - green (olive)
Actually the Colour of the Month 1968 Mustangs were:
January - Black Hills Gold, February - Passionate Pink, March - Eastertime Coral and April
- Emerald Green. The last one has a different formula
for 67 convertibles (MX) and 68, but not WT7105. Read more information about
the Rainbow Specials on John Kleins webpage linked above.
Author: Rob Tromp/Wolfgang Kohrn