Matchbox has taken a delicate approach to their beloved '68 Ford Mustang GT/CS. It seems after a few stock examples are made, new designs come in, and the open canvas approach is taken.
This is a Hot Wheels staple. We get stock in year one, all kinds of shenanigans thereafter. Matchbox hasn't always heeded to that creed, but it does creep in more now than it has in the past.
But not with the Mustang. Every version since its debut has donned the side stripe that makes the GT/CS the GT/CS. Of course, the side stripe was a signature feature of the California Special, so if they don't include it, the model is theoretically no longer a CS.
So whether of not that was a choice of the Matchbox folk, or something forced upon them by Ford, doesn't matter. What matters is the more this model comes out, the more we get to add good looking models to the collection. It was the easiest current Matchbox models to collect. It always looks good.
The latest is no exception. I have no idea if gold on black was a stock color for the CS, but I do know that gold over black looks good on just about any Mustang. It is best known as the color on the special Shelby Mustang made for Hertz throughout the years, and it looks splendid here.
We will do a post showing all the California Specials soon. For now, ogle over this one:
2015 Matchbox '68 Ford Mustang GT/CS: