1967 Ford Mustang
Changes to the 1967 MustangThe grille opening in the 1967 Mustang was made larger and more prominent in order to give the car a mean and lean look. The concave rear taillight panel and rear panel scoops further intensified this image. The fastback was pulled to reach all the way to the rear of the car’s trunk. There were many first’s when it came to the 1967 Mustang. It was the first car to use a dual hydraulic system. The car was reshaped to make it wider with a better front suspension to ensure that the drive would remain smooth yet powerful.
As compared to the earlier Mustangs, the 1967 saw the addition of a new engine which was known as the first Mustang Big Block. The 390 cubic inches engine was rated at 320 bhp and had a dual exhaust system. This was also the last model year to host the 289 Hi-Po engine. The tail lights on the 1967 Mustang fastback are larger, the overall car is 2 inches longer and 2.5 inches wider in the front track. The 3 gills that used to be seen next to the headlights in previous Mustangs were banished when the 1967 was created.
Some Terrific Additions to This Model
The 2+2 1967 Mustang fastback model boasted of a few other changes too. Along with a noticeably longer roofline, the car had a ribbed rear panel and owners had the option of ordering chrome bezels on the panel. You could also add the GT package to the 1967 Mustang fastback. This package included side stripes, a dual exhaust, a hood with two recesses (additional), and driving lamps.
The 1967 Mustangs look similar to the 1968 models but there are a few ways to distinguish one from the other. If you are trying to figure out if you’ve found a 1967 Mustang fastback for sale, you ought to check the lettering on the front edge. The 1967 Mustang was the last one to host the FORD lettering in block font. This feature only returned much later in 1974. Overall reviews of the 1967 Mustang fastback show that it was considered an improvement over the previous models of the car.
Dearborn's pony car was redesigned for 1967, primarily to make more room up front for an optional big-block V-8. Though the 271-hp 289 “Hi Po” small-block remained available for one last year, it was overshadowed by the 390-cid FE-series big-block, rated at 320 horsepower. Also new for 1967 was the “GTA,” an automatic transmission variation on the continuing GT theme. The GT/GTA segregation was enacted for one year only; all were simply called GTs again, regardless of transmission choice, in 1968.
Making more headlines in April 1968 was Ford's announcement of a new engine option. The 335-hp 428 Cobra Jet V-8 was a big-block bully that vaulted the Mustang to the forefront of Detroit's muscle car race.
Hot Rod magazine called the '68½ CJ Mustang “the fastest regular production sedan ever built.” Available as a coupe, fastback or convertible, the venomous 428 Cobra Jet Mustang was available through 1970.
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