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50k Original Miles? 1967 Ford Mustang

This 1967 Mustang is an unrestored and original survivor that is said to have a genuine 50,000 miles showing on its odometer. It is a car that is ready to be driven and enjoyed, or the next owner might choose to treat it to some form of restoration work. I have to really thank Barn Finder Ikey H for locating this great ’60s survivor for us. It is located in Garden Grove, California, and has been listed for sale here on Craigslist. The owner has set a price of $9,450 for the vehicle.

The owner claims that the Mustang is wearing its original paint and that it has never been restored in any way. The California sun has taken a toll on the finish, but for every negative, there has to be a positive. That same climate seems to have protected the Mustang from rust, and there is certainly none visible when you give the car a good look over. The owner doesn’t mention any problems underneath the car, so there is a good chance that the floors, frame rails, and the torque boxes might be okay. The vehicle wears a couple of scrapes on the passenger side, including one on the door and one on the rear quarter panel, but the rest of it appears to be straight. All of the external trim and chrome is present, and it, along with the tinted glass, appears to be in good condition.

The interior of the Mustang is looking a bit tired, but its deterioration would appear to be the result of a combination of normal wear, along with damage inflicted by UV rays. The dash pad is cracked, while the carpet is looking tired. Both of these items could stand to be replaced. Some of the internal trim pieces, especially those in the rear seat area, are showing some signs of  both wear and discoloring. The seats generally look good, although we can’t see what is happening on the base of the driver’s seat due to the cover that is over it. I suspect that there are some problems there, so a new cover might be on the agenda. It is nice to see that the car has avoided the oh-so-common addition of aftermarket gauges and stereos, with the original radio still present, and the console in pretty decent condition.

There are no photos of the Mustang’s engine, but we know that the car comes equipped with a 200ci 6-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. The owner states that the vehicle has a genuine 50,000 miles on the clock, but doesn’t indicate whether he holds any evidence to verify this. Apart from stating that everything works as a general part of the description, he doesn’t inform us about how well the car runs and drives. Mind you, these are a pretty robust set of mechanical components, so there’s a fair chance that all will be well on that front. Many people under-rate the 6-cylinder version of the Mustang. It wasn’t a high-performance vehicle, but it was never designed to be. Its role was to capture those people who wanted to “buy into” the Mustang lifestyle but were unable to justify the cost of buying a V8 car that carried a performance perception. From a development perspective, the Mustang six cost Ford nothing, but it sold in its tens of thousands. This was both an important windfall for the company and helped to cement the sales success of the car in automotive history.

When I look at this Mustang, I can see a fair percentage of our readers looking at it, and imagining it with something a bit more potent occupying the engine bay. In years past, such a fate would have been a virtual certainty, but the 6-cylinder Mustang seems to have found its own place within the classics market, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the next owner chose to leave things just as they are.


  1. George Bauer

    My 68 was $8,500 in pretty much the same condition except the paint is fresh. Can’t find any Bondo.

    Parts are easily available but after coming from a 68 Camaro I get the Ford hate: things just aren’t as straight forward to work on.

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  2. Chris

    My wife and I had a ’67 200-6 with the 3 speed manual. Not a tire-twister, just a fun car. All original (allbeit more tired that this one). Enjoyed it very much until we sold it when we had a kid on the way. Later found out the guy who bought it stripped it down and made a drag car out of it >: [
    Just sayin I hope the person who ends up with this one can appreciate it for what it is…

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    • Cameron Brock

      I bought this and freighted it to New Zealand. Fully documented. Same woman who bought it new still driving it on a disabled permit 50 years later when she was 87 years old. Real deal. Giving it a deep clean and getting it road legal. Hoping my wife will drive it

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  3. Dennis Van Dyke

    I had this car in High School in the 70’s with the 6 cylinder engine. It got so cold in Chicago you put a piece of cardboard in front of the radiator and still couldn’t get the engine hot enough for good interior heat. LOL Can’t believe I sold it for $700 back then although it did have some characteristic rust down the front quarter panel. I also used to flip the air filter cover over to make people think I had the V8. Boy was my TEXACO father unhappy when I forgot to flip it back one day!

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  4. Gary

    Leave the engine compartment as is. As more are converted to V8 these should start becoming more rare and appreciating in value. I loved my ’67 with the six, but it had the three speed.

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  5. FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972 Member

    I had a ’66 Mustang years ago, equipped pretty much the same and I enjoyed it for what it was. Very good on fuel if I remember; about 27mpg on the highway. Coppertone color with a black vinyl roof and a parchment semi-bucket interior. The only car I’ve ever gotten a speeding ticket in, which, considering some of the hot cars I’ve had, was an irritation to me at the time. I didn’t think that State Trooper earned it. The only time I had a problem with that little Mustang was when a friend and I poached a deer in northern Aroostook County. A big buck, about 200 lbs. We jammed it in the trunk and because it was an eight-pointer, both of us had to work hard at closing the trunk lid. Got away with it and that venison tasted better because it was illegally obtained. Fun times.

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  6. matthew B steele

    The cover on drivers seat…OMG i had that same pattern on my bed room curtains and sheets when i was a kid.like 1972. lol..funny how you see the simplest things and they take you back in time..i want to buy the car for the curtains..

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  7. Audifan

    Sadly, this sounds like a typical Craigslist flipper ad. I’ve been exporting Mustangs from California to Germany for the last 15 years. It hasn’t been fun in the last few years. Too much overpriced garbage and too many flippers, giving you silly stories about their grandma having owned the car since new and now she can’t drive anymore. If I hear this kind of crap I’m usually done. Also, the first give-away about claimed originality on this Mustang is the newer white plate. If it were truly all orig. it should have a black plate.
    Being a 6 cylinder doesn’t help either.

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  8. Stevieg

    If a person wants a solid vintage Mustang to cruise in that won’t break the bank, this is it. Reasonable to buy, not a complete gas hog or rot box. All in all, I like it!

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  9. chrlsful

    wish it wuz the 2+2/fastback…

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  10. JoeNYWF64

    I had a boxy ’70 falcon futura with a bench seat & the same 2 tone blue seat.

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