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4-Speed Conversion: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

Sales for the Ford Mustang tapered off a bit with the 1967 restyle, but after selling 1.2 million Mustangs in the first 2 ½ years, that had to be expected. Yet Ford still sold more Mustangs than the two newcomers combined from GM (Camaro and Firebird). This ’67 Mustang Fastback would have been a popular choice, with the 289 cubic inch 2-barrel in its Brittany Blue paint. However, the automatic transmission the car came with from the factory has been replaced by a 4-speed. This mostly nice Mustang can be found in Stockton, California and is available here on eBay where the no reserve auction has gotten to $15,877.

By 1967, the fastback was quickly becoming a popular form of the Mustang. Out of 472,000 total sales that year, more than 81,000 or 17 percent had that body style. This is one of those cars that looks good at 20 feet, but when you get closer a few problems surface. Rust bubbles are popping up around the back glass, there is a nice hole brewing in the trunk and the floorboards are crusty, especially under the driver’s feet. Which is a shame because the medium blue paint looks nice overall. The interior presents well, except for a slit in the driver’s two-tone seat that should be repaired and there is some staining on the steering wheel. Once the floors are attended to, a new carpet set should be installed.

We’re told the C-code 289 runs at 90,000 miles but it needs a tune-up and some carburetor work. The motor is numbers-matching, but the transmission is not. The original automatic was jettisoned at some point for a 4-speed, although no reference is made as to how well it functions. The seller indicates that all the tags that define the car are in place where they should be. While this is an automobile that could be driven as it is once the engine is up to speed, fixing the rust is a must if you plan to keep the car.

Hagerty indicates that a ’67 Mustang in good condition is a $20,000 proposition and a 4-speed would add a kicker. But since this car has been modified in that area, I’m guessing it’s a wash. If the rust repairs aren’t extension, this car is already well on its way to the estimate. But it might just be a better car than we think!


  1. 8banger 8banger Member

    67s had twin coves.

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    • James Quinn

      And a “quadrant” grill and no side markers on the quarter panels. Steering wheel is 68 also.

      Like 9
    • John P Revels

      Everything i see on this one is a 1968! I have owned several 68 fastbacks!

  2. Danny Thompson

    Isn’t this a 1968?

    Like 15
  3. flmikey

    Yep, it’s a 68…side marker lights give that away…though, the VIN says it’s a 67…so perhaps it’s re-bodied….weird…

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  4. Scott

    Definitely a ’68, besides everything listed above, it has the plastic windshield washer fluid reservoir. My ’67 has the horrendously ugly steering wheel and the plastic bag with metal lid for washer fluid. Door panels, arm rests, and door opening handles are also different on a “67.

    Like 6
  5. Robert Davis

    the door tag does not have the right pop rivets on it and looks after market

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  6. A.G.

    The VIN starts with 7 which indicates the car is a 1967 model. The seller doesn’t provide the full VIN but the car was likely assembled very late in the production year. End-of-run vehicles can sometimes be built using some parts common with the next model year. Stamping a short run of ’67 fenders and quarters isn’t cost effective especially when essentially direct replacements from the next model year are available.

    • 68GTCS

      If that was the case, the rear quarters would be early ’68 quarters with recessed markers, those are later ’68 quarters without the recess with the markers mounted on the surface.

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      • A.G.

        As I still salute the General I was unaware of the difference between early and later quarter panels. Looking on-line I see reproduction panels available in each style. Thanks

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  7. Tucker Callan

    Kevin Marti would know?

  8. Grumpy

    Drivers door is from a 67.

  9. Eric B

    It’s sad what the market has come to with these. It’s a 68, but yeah the tag says 67, Inordinate amount of ugly ROT, not rust for a CA car. Another flip. Based on the train wrecks we’ve seen supposedly sell for over 20 grand, this should go for what, 80? lol it’s getting so insane that maybe it is better to just buy a Dynacorn and build one

    Like 2
  10. 68GTCS

    Those are also ’68 Mustang seats, a ’68 Mustang grille and ’68 Mustang side scripts on the front fenders.

  11. doug adams

    yank that small bock drop in a built 427, a set of 180 degree headers scatter sheild, mclead “red” clutch, rebuild that hurst shifter, slap on some fat meats with cragers and some traction bars, strap that sun tach to the steering column and get it on!!!

    Like 3
  12. S Lindgren

    I had a ‘67 Mustang-the “vents” on the sides behind the doors disappeared in 1968 and steering wheel is also 1968.

  13. Rustytech Member

    It’s a Frankenstein car.

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  14. Timothy Phaff

    Turn and run people, or you will regret this purchase.

    Like 4
  15. G

    it’s a ’68 going by the steering wheel and side reflectors

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