390 And A 4-Speed! 1967 Mustang GT Fastback

Before the fuzzy blue primer and a red paint job of unknown origin, this 1967 Mustang GT in Gratiot, Wisconsin left the factory wearing elegant Acapulco Blue, a personal favorite Mustang hue along with Gulfstream Aqua. This true GT also began life with the potent S-code 390 cid (6.4L) V8 and four-speed manual transmission. At some point that powertrain went AWOL. A later small block and five-speed motivate this Sportroof ‘Stang today. The listing here on eBay has attracted at least 60 bids and accumulated a market price of $18,300 without meeting the seller’s reserve.

The Deluxe interior with console looks rather well-kept or updated, and the sale includes more interior parts as well. A date-correct engine and transmission are available at extra cost. Whether you plan to re-sell this car or keep it, the Acupulco Blue paint with a black deluxe interior enjoys broad appeal. The five speed manual (no doubt with overdrive) would save the motor and the new owner’s gas card from needless wear and tear.

There’s nothing wrong with a good-running 302 (5.0L) or 351 (5.8L) but a true S-code car deserves a proper 390 even if it’s not original. That ignition setup suggests the car last enjoyed some attention in the late ’90s or early 2000s.

The listing includes excellent details. The seller knows Mustangs and describes the car’s rust and likely work required to do the job right, as this blue-painted pony deserves. Whether stock or custom, let’s hope this GT turns its tires soon rather than hibernating another decade or more only to be “found” again. How would you finish it?


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  1. 71Boss351

    This Mustang GT deserves to be restored with a correct date code 390 GT engine and a 4 speed toploader.

    However, the bidding has put the price where it would be hard to break even on it. Some of the original S code parts are pricey and hard to come by these days. Especially the Cal. emission parts.

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  2. Dusty Stalz

    The author says the interior looks great but I see rips in the seats and so much rust on every metal surface that it looks like this thing was underwater lol. I had to go back and read his take on it three times to make sure I got it right. Not only is the dash pad warped as well, but so is the wood around the steering wheel.

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  3. rpol35

    Seems a bit much for what it is and what it will need.

    The Marti report indicates that the car came with radial ply tires!? I am surprised at that for a Ford in 1967. I don’t remember seeing radial tires on a domestic car until about 1973.

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    • art

      Seems the first American car fitted with radials as standard equipment was the 1970 Lincoln Mark III. As an tire option though, it may be correct on the Marti. I recall Sears offering radials in the late 60’s. $$$

      • JoeNYWF64

        I’m guessing the Chevette? was the last american car fitted with bias plies? My ’76 had em. I remember a falcon i test drove with no front sway bar & skinny worn out bias plies & it howled going around corners, leaning like hell. lol
        I would think such a car set up like that might be a surefire “ticket” to a reckless driving violation today, if the officer doesn’t believe your explanation.

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  4. TimM

    My favorite year mustang!!! I have three 65’s convertible, coupe and a fast back!! I’ve always wanted a 67 with a big block (which is gone) but I’m sure it could be put back!! Nice car though!!

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    • Paul

      Also my favorite year by far…..although I do prefer a convertible only because I like all original cars and original cars of this era did not handle or drive all that great (compared to my everyday modern driver) so with the top down I get to enjoy the ride and a have something to enjoy that my everyday car can’t do.

  5. Steve R

    The seller may have taken some liberty with his description, picture #5 shows obvious collision damage towards the front of the drivers side inner fender. I also wonder why the car was covered in primer. The car is red in picture #14, but is blue in all of the others. Nothing covers sketchy bodywork like primer, or white paint.

    I’d sit this one out and wait for another one to come along, they are rare, but not that rare.

    Steve R

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  6. ccrvtt

    I agree with Steve R on the primer hiding a multitude of sins. I can’t quite believe the bid price but I’m probably out of touch for the market on these.

    I’m also not impressed with the motor it used to have. It’s not there now and a lot of older cars have had engine swaps so there’s no value in saying it came with a 390.

    This car is rough enough that I’d paint the underside with POR and hope for the best. I would repair, not replace, anything in the interior, swap in a late 4.6 and 6-speed, paint it Cobra blue with white rocker panel stripes, add TorqThrusts and RWL tires and just drive it.

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  7. Ken Carney

    Methinks I see the potential for a Bullitt
    Mustang clone here. Does it have to have a 390? I was thinking more of a
    428 4-speed myself. Besides a date with
    a nice girl, nothing else makes my old
    heart race like the lope of a 428. Just think of all the flaming burn-outs you
    could do with it! Boggles my mind just thinking about it!

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  8. John A.

    When a person who likely restores cars is selling something that needs restoration, two things are likely:
    They don’t have the time to start/finish it
    It’s too far gone to be economical for them to turn a profit.
    This car is the later.

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  9. Al

    There’s a LOT of rusted parts that will have to be replaced with all those trim pieces. The left side interior rear vent sail panel has an abundance of screws holding it in along the bottom. The opposite side has a nice piece in the lower forward/front base that looks like someone took a bite off. At $20k now, I see another $35k-$40k to make it near mint excluding the proper engine & trans put back in if to make it orig. Done a few of these, it adds up.

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  10. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Why was my comment about the heads deleted ? Mustang/Cougar factory 390 heads are unique with the bolt holes – but y’all know that I guess ?


    If the seller really knew Mustangs as Todd suggests in his article he would not make the statement that the right side torque box was never installed. 1967 Mustangs/Cougars did not have a right side torque box factory installed. That was changed for the 1968 model year when a right side box was factory installed.

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