1967 Mustang In Depth Guide

1967 Ford Mustang: Ultimate In-Depth Guide

History, Specs, Options, Performance & More

1967 Ford Mustang – The Ultimate Guide

1967 Ford Mustang Overview

The 1967 Mustang body was redesigned and different from the previous 2 years. The car got longer, and heavier and wider. By widening and redesigning the front suspension, the car acquired a much smoother ride. Braking was also improved and safer because Ford utilized a dual hydraulic system. The optional front disc brakes were also available with power assist.

Model: 1967 Ford Mustang
Generation: 1st Generation Mustang
Type: 2 Door, With Unibody Chassis Construction
Body Styles: Coupe, Convertible, Fastback
Engines: 200ci six, 289ci 2bbl, 289ci 4bbl, 289ci HiPo, 289ci 4bbl (Shelby), 390ci FE V8
Original Price: $2,567 (Basic Coupe), $2,814 (Convertible), $2,698 (2+2 Fastback)
Units Produced: 472,121

Additional 1967 Mustang Research: ’67 Research Center / Colors Details / Production Numbers / Prices & Options / Sales Brochures / Owner Manuals / Maintenance / Pictures / Videos / VIN Decoder / Special Editions

Background & Details

The 1967 Mustang brought the first major redesign. Although it was longer and wider, the Mustang kept the same wheelbase of 108 inches. The grille opening was made larger to give the Mustang a meaner look as the rear taillight panel was concave. The fastback now reached all the way to the rear of the trunk, and on all three models you could find simulated panel scoops on the rear quarters.

The hood was available with two recessed louvers. Inside the louvers were turn signal indicator lights visible to the driver. On the sides of the car, just behind the front doors in the rear quarter panels were simulated side air intakes. This differed from the smooth indents and chrome pieces found on earlier versions and was an easy way to tell a 1967 Mustang from the rest of the crowd.

Optional front disc brakes came with power assist, and the ’67 Mustang was the first vehicle to use a dual hydraulic system. The front suspension was also redesigned and widened to give the car an overall smoother ride.

The interior was redesigned in 1967. The new dash pad had integrated air conditioning (optional) and integrated all gauges including the tachometer into the instrument cluster. Seats were much thicker and more comfortable than in previous years. Two new options were the tilt-away steering wheel and fold-down rear seat on the fastback model. Ford spent more money insulating and sound deadening the cars this year.

Also added to the option list included cruise control, a folding glass rear window on the convertibles and an Exterior Decor group including a hood with rear-facing louvers that contained turn signal indicators, wheel well moldings as well as a pop-open gas cap. The galloping Pony inserts were not included in the Interior Decor Group option.

The standard wheel covers on the ’67 was a 10½ inch hubcap or a 21-spoke wheel cover. The optional styled steel wheel were wider with a wider trim ring and had a blue center cap

Continuing from the previous Mustangs was a long list of dealer-installed options which included the Cobra kits. The GT Equipment Group included the grille mounted fog lamps, power front disc brakes, dual exhausts with chrome quad outlets and more (see below section for more details).

One new engine was added to the line up, the first Mustang big block, the 390 cubic inch V8. This engine added a significant performance increase if you could keep the rear wheels from burning off. It came with cast iron intake and exhaust manifolds. Carburetion was achieved with a 600 CFM Holley four-barrel carburetor. It was rated at 320 hp. All Mustangs containing the 390 had a dual exhaust system. A total of 28,800 Mustangs with the 390 engine were produced, and many but not all were GT’s. Only 472 Mustangs were built with the 289 V-8, most likely because anyone who wanted performance opted for the 390 engine.

Special Edition Models & Variants

The 1967 Shelbys

The Shelbys

The 1967 Shelby Mustang was available in two basic models: the GT350 carrying the high performance 289 V8 and the GT500 hauling the larger 428 ci V8. Shelby now began parting ways from the basic Mustang model. The new 1967 Shelby model was drastically restyled to give off looks of performance, while also being able to deliver performance. A unique grill with two 7 inch driving lights could be found under the fiberglass nose extension, which was exaggerated from the production Mustang.

More on the 1967 Shelby Mustang

The Mustang GT & GTA Package

The 1967 Mustang GT was a special options package for 1967 which could be added to any of the V8 engine offerings in 1967 with dual exhaust. And it was required with the 271hp 289ci Hi-Po V8. The GT Equipment Group was offered in 1967 and consisted of power front disc brakes, grill mounted fog lights, dual exhaust with quad outlets (except the 200 HP 289), GT gas cap, F70x14 tires, rocker paint stripes and GT or GTA (if an automatic) side emblems. The Mustang GTA was a Mustang GT with automatic transmission. 24,079 Mustangs had the GT option. A Competition Handling Package was also available on top of the GT package and consisted of firmer suspension components, limited slip rear axle and fifteen-inch wheels with wire wheel covers.

Learn more about the 1967 Mustang GT and GTA Package

1967 Mustang Sports Sprint

Mustang Sports Sprint

The ’67 Sports Sprint was produced to spark new sales in the Springtime. It was available in all three body styles, and the package included: the GT louvered hood, full wheel covers, the exterior appearance package, a chrome air cleaner lid with a “Sports Sprint” decal and the newly available colors debuting in ’67. The ads for the Sports Sprint state “Get a 1968 Mustang at 1967 Prices”.

Learn more about the 1967 Mustang Sports Sprint

1967 Ford Mustang Branded Special

Mustang Branded Special

The 1967 Branded Special was simply a kit distributed to Ford dealers across the country to help the sale of the occasional Mustang on a used car lot. The Branded Special isn’t considered to be a “District Special,” but rather simply a “Special Mustang.”

Learn more about the 1967 Ford Mustang Branded Special

1967 Ford Mustang Ski Country Special

Mustang Ski Country Special

In the winter of 1967, the Denver Sales District created a promotional package called the Ski Country Special. Colors available on these cars included: Aspen Red, Vail Blue, Winter Park Turquoise, Loveland Green and Breckenridge Yellow. This promotion was also available on the Fairlane and Galaxie.

Learn more about the 1967 Ford Mustang Ski Country Special

1967 Mustang Indy Pacesetter Special

Mustang Indy Pacesetter

In 1967, Ford expected the Mustang to pace the legendary Indy 500 race again as it did three years previously. Although that didn’t happen, Ford still offered an Indy Pacesetter special model. It featured a white color with racing stripes in and outside the vehicle.

Learn more about the 1967 Mustang Indy Pacesetter

1967 Blue Bonnet Special

Mustang Lone Star Limited

Ford called it the Lone Star Limited, but in Texas it was known as the Bluebonnet Special Mustang. Texas’ own specialty Mustang, the ’67 Blue Bonnet special was a hit in the Lone Star state. Mustang sales were a little soft in the winter of 1966-1967 in this area, so Ford wanted to boost them. And Texas Ford dealers were complaining because California got the California Special.

Learn more about the 1967 Ford Mustang Lone Star Limited

1967 High Country Special

Mustang High Country Specials

A carry-over from 1966, the HCS was available in any body style in 1967. They made 416 High country Special cars in 1967. There were 251 made in 1968. The High country Special was still a plain car however it was equipped with the HCS badge similar to the one used in 1966. It had a picture of the mountains on it and a ’67 to indicate the year. Unlike the HCS to appear in 1968, it did not have side scoops and a duck tail “Shelby style” rear spoiler, Thunderbird tail lights or special striping.

Learn more about the 1967 High Country Special

She Country Mustang

Mustang She Country Special

The She Country Special was a 1967 Mustang created by Ford and Ann Goodro of William Goodro Inc., a Ford dealership located in Denver, CO. Ann Goodro had assumed control of the Goodro Ford dealership in Denver, CO after her husband, Bill, passed away. She set about determined to make the business a success.

Learn more about the 1967 Mustang She Country Special

1967 Mustang Stallion Car

Mustang Stallion

The special edition Stallion Mustang was built for promotional reasons for the Mainway Ford Dealership, based out of Toronto Canada. During the middle of 1967, the dealership placed advertisements, such as the one below, in Canadian car magazines. The Stallion special was exclusively sold by Mainway Ford, and came standard with the 320hp 390cu engine, in GT-version. Optional engines for the Stallion were a 410 horsepower 390cu and a 550hp 427 engine. Some are believed to also be built with a 289 Hi-PO engine.

Learn more about the 1967 Mustang Stallion

German Ford T5 Badge

T-5 Ford (Mustang)

Several special edition Mustangs and packages were sold in 1967. The T-5 was the least interesting from a customization perspective but the coolest story for sure. As we mentioned in the 1966 T-5 post, the German truck manufacturer, Krupp owned the German copyrights to the name Mustang so Ford had to rename the Mustang to the Ford T-5. T-5s were sold in Germany from 1964 through the 1979 model year.

Learn more about the 1967 Ford T-5

Tussy Mustang

Ford gave people all across the USA the opportunity to enter one of many national sweepstakes. There were several National Sweepstakes which featured specially ordered 1967 Mustangs. Tussy Cosmetics decided to join forces with the Ford Motor Company in an effort to promote its three new shades of pink lipstick. They included the three Pink colored Mustangs as part of a giveaway in this Tussy Cosmetics sweepstakes.

Learn more about the Tussy Mustangs

1967 Ford Mustang Limited Edition 400

Limited Edition 400

The 1967 Ford Mustang Limited Edition 400 was a special variant of the 1967 Mustang built for the Chicagoland area. The newspaper ads are basically all we have to go on in terms of information. They were painted deep metallic gold, had louvered hoods, wheel lip and deck lid lip metal trim, deluxe wheel covers and some other additions.

Learn more about the Limited Edition 400

1967 Ford Mustang Blazer Limited Edition

Blazer Limited Edition

The 1967 Mustang Blazer Limited Edition was an entirely cosmetic upgrade available from Ford dealers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. Available only in Lime Gold, the unique features of the Blazer Limited Edition included a black vinyl hardtop, personalized interior nameplate and special external badging.

Learn more about the 1967 Mustang Blazer Limited Edition

1967 Ford Mustang Centennial Sports Sprint

Centennial Special Hardtop

The Nebraska Centennial Special Hardtop Mustang was a Sport Sprint upgraded Mustang hardtop which included one of four special order exterior paints: Centennial Blue, Lincoln Green, Summer Wheat, or Big Red.

Learn more about the Centennial Special Hardtop

67 Third Birthday Treat Mustang


 

Canada was not left out in the cold when it came to special edition Mustangs. In April 1967, 3,112 “Third Birthday Treat” Mustang hardtops were sold. Similar to the Sports Sprint package, they were offered in three colors: Candy Apple Red, Springtime Yellow, and a special Thunderbird Diamond Green

Learn more about the Third Birthday Treat Mustang

Gone in 60 Seconds mustang

Eleanor Mustang

An original 1967 GT500 was used for the motor sound effects, but not as a model for the movie car. The actual cars used were just ’67 Mustangs, all customized to look like Eleanor in this movie. Most of the cars were 289 Mustangs with automatic transmissions.

Learn more about the ‘Eleanor’ Ford Mustang

Specifications, Options & Detailed Stats

Production Numbers

A total of 472,121 Mustangs were sold in 1967. Once again, the Hardtop coupe was the biggest seller with over 75% of the cars sold. To dive into the model and body splits, check out our 1967 Ford Mustang Production & Sales Numbers deep dive.

Options and Pricing

Braking was improved and safer because Ford utilized a dual hydraulic system.  The optional front disc brakes were also available with power assist. A new engine (to the Mustang) was also added. The 390 cubic inch big block engine was first installed in 1967.

The GT option was offered in 1967 consisted of power front disc brakes, grill mounted fog lights, dual exhaust with quad outlets (except the 200 HP 289), GT gas cap, F70x14 tires, rocker paint stripes, GT or GTA (if an automatic) side emblems.

Continuing from the previous Mustangs was a long list of dealer-installed options which included the Cobra kits.

For more detailed options and pricing, please check out our 1967 pricing and options research.

Exterior & Interior Colors

A total of 28 exterior colors were offered for the 1967 Mustang model year. Adding in Shelby colors and any special colors and total comes to 47 options. Besides the special colors available on the many 1967 special model Mustangs, several colors could be special ordered on any 1967 Mustang hardtop, fastback, or convertible. The Diamond Green Mustang was a very light, almost white, green and had an exterior color code of H. The Diamond Blue Mustang was a very light blue with an exterior color code of N. A very bold pink was used for the Dusk Rose Mustang and had a color code of S (the one shown here is a bit faded). A Playboy Pink Mustang was also offered but should not be confused with the Playboy Pink Mustang given to Playboy playmate of the year in 1964. For detailed colors, color palettes, codes and interior colors please check out our in depth 1967 colors information post.

Dimensions & Weight

The 1967 Mustang went through the first-ever redesign. The overall body length grew by 2 inches although the wheelbase remained the same.

Capacities

Engine Specs

A new engine (to the Mustang) was added in 1967. The 390 cubic inch big block engine was first installed in 1967.  This engine added a significant performance increase if you could keep the rear wheels from burning off.  It came with cast iron intake and exhaust manifolds.  Carburetion was achieved with a 600 CFM Holley carburetor. All 390’s were equipped with dual exhaust, and many but not all were GT’s.  The 271 horsepower 289’s were all required to be GT’s. Only 427 of the 289 hi performance cars were made in 1967. This was most likely because anyone who wanted performance opted for the 390 engine. For more information on engines for 1967, you can find the information here.

Performance

Frankly, getting accurate performance data for the 1967 Mustang is nearly impossible. We were able to get some data below, but I would treat this as “best guess” rather than bible.

VIN Information

Vin Decoder Mustang 1967

This link will take you to a page which contains the VIN tag information for all years of Mustangs. Previously this information appeared on each Mustang’s year page, but consolidating it has significantly reduced page loading times. To decode the build sheet, check out our 1967 VIN & Data Plate Decoder sheet.

Videos & Picture Galleries

We managed to find some great video reviews of the 1967 Mustang so definitely check those out. We also have a picture 1967 Ford Mustang Picture Gallery and photos of real Mustangs in each color that was available.

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