1967 Mustang Facts:
The Mustang was completely redesigned for 1967. It was longer and wider, but it did have the same 108 inch wheelbase of its predecessor. The grille opening was enlarged for a decidedly meaner look, while the rea taillight panel was concave. The fastback became a full fastback, and simulated rear quarter panel scoops were used on all three body styles.
The front suspension was widened and redesigned which resulted in a better ride. The optional front disc brakes came with power assist, and the 1967 Mustang was the first to use a dual hydraulic brake system.
Engine selection remained the same as in 1966, but with one major exception. The 390 ci big block, rated at 320 hp, brought serious performance to the Mustang. The 390 used cast iron intake and exhaust manifolds. Carburetion was a single 600 cfm Holley four-barrel. All 390s installed in the Mustang used a dual exhaust system. A total of 28,800 Mustangs were equipped with the 390.
The premier performance Mustang was still the GT. The GT Equipment Group consisted of the grille-mounted foglamps, power front disc brakes, dual exhausts with chrome quad outlets (excluded on the 200 hp 289), F70x14 tires, GT gas cap, the handling package, rocker panel stripes, and GT or GTA (for automatic transmission equipped GTs) emblems. A total of 24,079 Mustangs were equipped with the GT option.
Available only with the GT Equipment Group was the Competition Handling Package, consisting of firmer suspension components, limited slip rear axle and fifteen-inch wheels with wire wheel covers.
The interior was also redesigned. Most noticeable was the new dash, which did away with the Ralley-Pac and also featured integral air conditioning. The Tilt-away steering wheel was a new option, as was the fold-down rear seat on the fastback. Other new options included cruise control, a folding glass rear window on the convertible and an Exterior Decor Group which included a hood with rear-facing louvers that housed turn signal indicators, wheelwell moldings and a pop-open gas cap.
The Interior Decor Group option did not include the galloping Pony inserts.
As with precious Mustangs, there was a long list of dealer installed options which included the Cobra kits. With these kits, the Mustang enthusiast could improve performance from mild to wild.
March 1967 Hot Rod Magazine Issue
"To us, the 390 GTA (automatic) was very pleasant to drive, if a bit stiff on broken, washboard surfaces at low speed. Once you got going, not much bothered the slippery fastback shod in Firestone's adhesive Wide Oval skins. Oh yes, there was a certain amount of understeer (especially on outside, downhill, short-radiused curves) which passed mildly to oversteer as throttle was applied; but for all but those who fancy themselves as budding Jackie Stewarts the package is the kind you can live with......"
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Mustang by the Numbers by Kevin Marti
The first in our series on production facts, this handy volume examines seven years of data from just about every imaginable statistical angle! Ever wonder how many cars were painted like yours? How about the rarest paint & trim combination...or the most common? You'll find those tidbits and many more, as we show you the figures for: exterior color interior trimset color and trimset engine transmission engine and trans.