Disassembled Project: 1967 Ford Mustang GTA

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The GT Equipment Group was an option on early Ford Mustangs that brought with it a V8 engine, tuned suspension, and some visual cues like striping and GT badges. When you ordered the GT with an automatic transmission, it was called the GTA. The big news for 1967 was that the restyle over the original 1965-66 Mustangs afforded more room under the hood, enough for a big bruiser of a 390 cubic inch V8. The seller’s car is both a GTA and has a 390, but the vehicle has been partially disassembled for a restoration.

Ford’s Mustang had a strong sales year in 1967. While overall numbers were down, there were three new competitors for “pony car” buyers that weren’t there before. Out of nearly a half million Mustangs to leave the assembly line in 1967, the seller’s Marti Report indicates about 6,500 had the GT package. So the seller’s car is mildly rare when you consider the overall population and likely attrition over the past 57 years.

This is an S-code Mustang (390 engine) and it was treated to the Deluxe interior when it was assembled. The Lime Gold paint was once contrasted with a white vinyl top. The interior has been removed so that new floors could be welded in as the seller bought the car out of a container and has done some work on it in the past couple of years. The engine spins freely, but it’s not original as the date code is from 1968 and the Ford has a 2-barrel carburetor now instead of a 4-barrel setup.

Rust and dents are visible as the bodywork has been limited to the floors. The Mustang seems mostly complete, but when you start taking these things apart, pieces tend to walk off. All sorts of new parts will go with the machine, including the gas tank, brake hardware, shocks, and interior pieces. The wheels are real GT rims, and the seller has the trim rings and center caps and all-new tires have been mounted. If you don’t mind finishing someone else’s work, you can find this Mustang in Warwick, Rhode Island, and it’s available here on eBay where the bidding is at $2,375, reserve unmet.

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  1. Brian Pinkey

    Wonder if those boxes are full of loose nuts, bolts, screws, clips, gages, and locks…or is everything sorted and tagged? Looks like a nightmare to me.

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    • Steven Smith

      Don’t ask me how I learned that. Lol

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  2. Steve R

    Gorgeous looking car when new. I would have expected a black top rather than white. It’s a great project, with a desirable drivetrain and other convenience options. I wish he’d shown a full picture of the engine compartment including the upper part of the inner fenders fore and aft of the shock towers.

    He had it listed recently on eBay with a BIN of $17,900, then ran an auction where the high bid was $5,245.

    Steve R

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  3. Rbig18

    I swear we saw this car here 2 or 3 years ago. I remember it in the shipping container. This must be the new one selling after a bit of progress.

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    • Steve R

      There was a similar GTA featured in May of 2022, same color, deluxe interior, but was a factory small block.

      Steve R

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  4. chuck

    this is not even funny…..

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  5. Troy

    Auction ended and price hit $5500 still not the reserve personally I think the $5500 was overpriced for this IKIA project if it had been together then obviously worth more I guess the good news is these things are fairly easy to find so getting most missing parts probably won’t be too hard

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  6. DA

    Looks like somebody bit off more than they can chew. It will still take a lot to finish this car, despite the undercarriage work done. The listing mentions AC, but I see no compressor, no installed condenser, nor pressure lines. Maybe he has the parts, but they aren’t on the current engine. The spare parts don’t look real hot either. It will never be worth the example vehicle provided as the last in the photographs, and will take plenty of money to get it there. I’d assume the seller is trying to recoup his initial purchase price, plus parts purchased and the work already done. To me, he’s upside down in this hodgepodge.

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  7. steve

    The GT package also included cut outs in the rear valance for the dual exhaust tips. This car is missing that correct valance.

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  8. stillrunners stillrunnersMember

    Rare that it still retained that 1967 only 390 air cleaner…..

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