1967 Ford Mustang GT500 Convertible 427 5 Speed 9" Rear Wilwood Disc GT500 Clone
1967 Ford Mustang
The first full redesign of the Mustang was for the 1967 model year. By this time, Ford’s competitors realized that they could no longer sit idly by, because the Ford Mustang was here to stay. For Ford, the pressure was on with the announcement of the oncoming Chevrolet Camaro, and Ford realized they would have to take a step back to reconsider what the Mustang needed to be to move forward and continue it’s reign.
The new Mustang was stronger and more powerful, but immediately noticeable was the size difference: the new 1967 Mustang was bigger than its predecessors in every direction. In part, this reconsideration of size allowed for a bigger engine, but the cargo and passenger space was also increased. The front end featured a redesigned grill with vertical and horizontal bars around the iconic galloping horse emblem. The "pony interior" design was done away with until years later. The 1965 and 1966 models had three gills appearing on either side of the front by the headlights, but these disappeared on the 1967, as well as the FORD block lettering that had previously appeared on the front end of each Mustang. Rather than the chrome side scoops of the past, the 1967 side scoops matched the color of the body.
Once again, Ford hit the nail on the head, and the success of the Mustang continued.In the early 2000s, a 1967 Mustang was featured as “Eleanor” in the remake of “Gone in 60 Seconds” starring Nicholas Cage. The 1967 Mustang remains a favorite among collectors everywhere. Smoky Mountain Traders has a hand-selected inventory of the best classic Mustangs we can find. Contact us today with any questions about our cars, and what you can find here.