represented the first redesign for Mustang. The front grille kept the running pony
in the corral, but vertical and horizontal bars returned, and the grille
opening was enlarged. The side scoops, though non-functional, were designed
as two smaller scoops with inlets and were painted the body color. Despite
the body style change, coupes, fastbacks, and convertibles were still
offered, but the fastback in 1967 extended fully to the rear, giving the car
a beefier look than the shorter fastbacks used in 1965 and 1966.
This was the first year the
convertible model featured a two-pane glass rear window that folded down
with the roof. It was also the last year of the 289 Hi-Po, but the first
year for the 320-hp 390cid 4V V-8 and a 428cid engine used in the Shelby
G.T. 500. The 1967 GT390 Fastback is my favorite Mustang. I want a blue
1967 was the only year for the GTA,
which was a Mustang GT with an automatic transmission. They were available
in coupe, fastback, or convertible and with either the 289 or 390 engine.
Only 400 High Country Specials were made in 1967
available in Columbine Blue, Aspen Gold or Timberline Green. For more
information on High Country Specials visit
Eight Mustang Stallions were
produced in 1967. They came with a 289 HiPo, 390, or 427 engine, GT
equipment, 4-speed manual trans or C6 Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic
transmission, special side vinyl treatment, limited slip rear axle,
console, power steering, power disc brakes, deluxe steering wheel, deluxe
seat belts, F70x14 wide oval belted tires, fold-down rear seat, Stallion
emblems, Cougar taillights, and special steel wheels. Visit
The Pony Site for more info on Stallions.
The Shelby G.T. 350 packed a 289cid Hi-Po,
and the G.T. 500 got the 428. The cars were all fastbacks, but Shelbys got
more body treatment than Shelbys of 1965 and 1966. The grille wore its
bright lights in the middle with a Shelby logo on the passenger side. Some states' laws required that
the fog lamps be moved to the outer edges of the grille, which actually
allowed the car to breathe better by opening up the radiator. A few 1967 Shelbys had red marker lights inside the upper side scoops. Many states'
laws didn't allow this either, and only 200 models left the factory with
them. The trunk had a "ducktail" spoiler, and taillights off the Mercury
Cougar ran nearly the full width of the car. The G.T. 500 models featured a padded roll
bar and optional racing-style shoulder harnesses. Visit
GT500 for more info on these cars.
A few Shelby coupes were made for
TransAm racing because they were lighter than the fastbacks. Visit
Site for info on them.
Only one Shelby Super Snake was made
in 1967. It was intended to be the first of 50, but no other Super Snake was
built due to the retail price was $7,500 and a 427 Cobra could be bought for
roughly the same amount. It was driven by Carroll Shelby at Goodyear's test
track in Texas for tire promotion film production. Carroll recorded lap
speeds over 150 mph and top speed of 170 mph! It was factory equipped with a
unique blue narrow-wide-narrow Lemans Stripes; powered by a 520-horsepower
lightweight 427 medium-riser engine with aluminum heads, tuned headers, 780
CFM Holley 4V carb, aluminum intake, oil cooler, remote filter, 4 speed
trans backed up by a 4.11 Detroit locker rear end. It appeared on Ebay twice
in late 2002, but the reserve was not met. Bids reached $169,100. Visit the
Nevada Shelby American Automobile Club for more pics and info.
The 2000 movie Gone in 60 Seconds
starring Nicolas Cage featured a custom 1967 Shelby G.T. 500 referred to as
Performance began making Eleanor clone Shelby G.T. 500E Mustangs of out 1967 and 1968 fastbacks
in 2003, but modern engine and suspension technology replaced the '67 parts.
The first unit produced sold at the 2003 Barrett-Jackson Auction for
Shelby de Mexico produced 169 1967
Shelbys, which were nearly identical to the U.S. versions. They were all
powered by 289 V8s.
Chevrolet Camaro, Mercury Cougar, Pontiac Firebird,
and Plymouth Barracuda were all in Mustang's class in 1967, cutting into Mustang's
sales figures. Still, Mustang outsold its nearest competitor, Cougar, by a
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