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Pick of the Day: 1967 Ford Mustang 2+2

The Mod Mustang

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When we choose the Pick of the Day, it could be just about any special-interest vehicle. So why select a car that has about as much visibility as any other collectible? That’s a very good question to ask for our Pick of the Day, a 1967 Ford Mustang 2+2. This fastback is listed on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Laval, Quebec, Canada. (Click the link to view the listing)

Nineteen sixty-seven was a big year for pony cars: the Mustang finally had big competition from General Motors with the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, the Plymouth Barracuda matched the Mustang in body styles, and the Mercury Cougar was introduced as the Mustang’s uptown cousin. Ford had nothing to fear, however, as the Mustang was completely redesigned, and it was ripe to defend itself in the marketplace against all comers.

For 1967, Ford increased Mustang overall length by two inches, all up front. Width increased 2.7 inches as well. The increased size allowed for the installation of the big-block 390, though it was still a tight fit. The interior was much fancier than before, with a glitzy dashboard with integrated air conditioning unit instead of the afterthought hanging underneath.

Many of the engine choices were already familiar to Mustang fans: 200cid inline-six, and 200- and 225-horse 289. Things started to get interesting with the carry-over 289 High-Performance, though it required the GT package. That package was not required with the 320-horsepower 390, which actually cost less than the Hi-Po. Enthusiasts overwhelmingly chose the easy torque of the 390 over the peaky horsepower of the 271-horse 289.

This Springtime Yellow 1967 Ford Mustang 2+2 demonstrates everything that was neat about the redesigned pony car, especially with the stretched fastback roofline that extended to the rear edge of the trunk lid. Looking at the Marti Report, this is a rather loaded Mustang that has had several GT items added, such as the stripe, badge, and fog lamps.

However, one of the more interesting options is the Exterior Decor Group, which included pop-open gas cap, louvered hood with turn signals, wheel opening, rear deck, and quarter panel moldings. Sounds like a neat package, but even neater was the Lower Back Panel Grille, which was only available with the Exterior Decor Group. This was a horizontally ribbed insert in the concave cove that could be either body color or ordered in conjunction with the Two-Tone Paint option that colored the cove dark gray. According to Marti Auto Works, only 2,779 Mustang 2+2s were built with the rear grille in 1967.

Other factory options of note include the Convenience Control Panel, which includes warning light on the upright portion of the console, Sport Deck Rear Seat, Tilt-Away Steering Wheel, SelectAire air conditioning, Tinted Glass, Deluxe Seat Belts (to go with the Luxury Bucket Seats), and heavy-duty battery. Power comes from the C-code 289 with two-barrel that appears to feature several upgrades; additionally, the original C4 Select Shift automatic has been replaced by a Toploader four-speed.

Due to the pedestrian power under the hood, this 1967 2+2 is more typical of the ones you’d see on the street back in the day, but few were as loaded as this one. For $79,900, you could be stylin’ in Mod fashion with Vanilla Fudge crankin’ from the AM.

Click here for this ClassicCars.com of the Day.

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Beautiful car. One my favorites of that year. Mustang always represented a complete finished package in its top iterations while the Camaro and Barracudas seemed to be less so . Not that either were undesirable they just didn’t come off as polished and well thought out as the Mustang or Cougar. I was 14 when these were new and a couple years from my drivers license and my 67 Coronet R/T 440 Magnum. Good memories.

  2. I had one in 1969. In Cleveland after 10pm there were drag races at most every light. The 390 with a 3.89:1 axel was very competitive on the street

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