2021 Shannons '40th Anniversary' Timed Online Auction
1967 Ford Mustang Convertible (RHD)
|Engine||V8, 289-cid (see text)|
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Facing stiff competition from Chevrolet's new Camaro, the Mustang was restyled for 1967 with a longer, wider body but retained the same short deck/long hood look that made the original such a success. Detail changes included a larger radiator grille while the rear panel was now concave. Under the skin, Ford revised the Mustang's front suspension, resulting in better handling and an improved ride. The optional front disc brakes came with power assistance and the '67 was the first Mustang to use a dual hydraulic brake system. The range of engines offered remained essentially the same as for 1966 save for the addition of the 390-cid big block, with the classic small-block 289-cid V8 still the most popular choice of performance-oriented buyers. Sold in three different states of tune, the 289-cid was rated at 200 horsepower in two-barrel C-code guise, 225 horses as a four-barrel A-code and 271 horsepower for the ultimate Hi-Po K-code, which shared its motor with the legendary Shelby. Inside the '67 Mustang boasted a new dash with a host of new options including a fold-down rear seat added to increase luggage space in the fastback model. Once again, three different body styles were offered including the hardtop coupe, fastback coupe and ragtop convertible. Although the Mustang may have been under threat from new challengers, the original Pony Car continued to reign supreme in 1967, with almost half a million finding customers that year, of which the majority were hardtops. Always a fantastic choice for the classic car buyer wanting a good looking, affordable piece of American muscle, the Mustang remains a perennial favourite.