Let us not forget the birth of the perennial pony car, the 1967 Ford Mustang.
About The Car:
In 1960’s America’s automotive industry leaders GM, Chrysler and even American Motors, realized the pony-cars were loved by a series of customers. Ford decided to the first major restyling of the Mustang.
In 1967 a massive restyle of the Ford Mustang was slightly longer and wider. The Mustang for 1967 changes included with automotive-grade virgin steel, brushed aluminum trim on the door panels, dash and center console, bulkier sheetmetal below the beltline, a more aggressive grille, a concave tail panel, a full fastback roofline for the fastback style design and a recessed tail lamp panel. The engine compartment was also increased. Three most popular big block engines were, the 390ci V8, the 289ci V8 and the 200ci L6.
For 1967, The Mustang retained the original body structure but styling was refreshed, giving the Mustang a more massive look overall. Front and rear end styling was more pronounced, and the “twin cove” instrument panel offered a thicker crash pad, and larger gauges. Hardtop, fastback and convertible body styles continued as before. A host of Federal safety features were standard that year, including an energy-absorbing steering column and wheel, 4-way emergency flashers, and softer interior knobs.
“These days, the chances are fairly slim of finding a restorable, rust-free ’67 that has never been wrecked,’ said Dennis Mondrach, Ford Restoration Parts licensing manager. “As the value of classic Mustangs has increased over the years, garages, barns and scrapyards have been picked clean.”
“The standard power plant was now the 200-cubic-inch six making 120 horsepower with a 250-cubic-inch (4.1-liter) 155-horsepower six and the 200-, 225- and 271-horsepower K-code 289 V8s optional. New on the menu was a 390-cubic-inch (6.4-liter) “big-block” V8 breathing through a Holley four-barrel carburetor making 315 horsepower. Accommodating that wider engine meant that the front suspension’s track needed to be widened by 2.5 inches for clearance.”
“With its wider track, the ’67 Mustang was a more stable car than the ’66. The seats were more comfortable, and the instrumentation was easier to read. It was, generally speaking, a better car in every way that counted. Ford sold 356,271 coupes, 71,042 2+2s and 44,808 convertibles during ’67 despite the new competition. Of those, only 472 cars were equipped with the 271-horsepower 289, while around 28,800 had the 390 under their hoods.”
My Eyes Stuck at:
The Mustang from capturing the hearts of drivers for nearly 40 years. As ordinary a car as the Mustang has always been, it has always been extraordinary and attractive. The 1967, second generation Ford Mustang is so interesting to grow a customers attraction even today. Mustang Convertible. The Mustang is a pillar of American automobile history, and the car that brought sporting dash and styling at a price almost anyone could afford.
The price for the beginning part of someone’s rebuild project stands at $15,995. “The 1967 Mustang appears larger (two and a half inches wider and a half inch taller) if not more aggressive. A majority of the restyling occurs below the belt-line (except of course for the fastback, which has the roofline taper to the edge of the rear deck). Wider track, deeper grille with a rectangular mesh insert, more prominent side sculpting and a stepped decklid with concave taillights are only a few of the year’s styling changes.”
The maximum demand of Ford’s 1967 sporty model, the Mustang, was not its low-price tag, but of numerous options that could be decisions made for the car. These options allowed customers to customize the Mustang to their character. Its wide-ranging packages enabled Ford to target each social classes rather than one specific. The Mustang was the automobile that touched off the entire “pony car” craze of the 60s, and was the first automobile ever to win the Tiffany Award for Excellence in American Design.
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