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Big Block Drop Top: 1967 Mustang Convertible

1967 Mustang Convertible 390

When it comes to muscle cars, I love the ones with weird option combinations! This ’67 Mustang Convertible has to be one of the more unusual configurations I’ve seen in a while. It’s a 4V 390 car, which is an engine usually found in GT models, but this is actually a base model convertible. It also has a 4 speed and a bench seat, making it a rather unassuming sleeper! To prove it left the factory this way, the seller has acquired a Deluxe Marti Report and everything checks out! You can find this very dusty Acapolco Blue convertible here on eBay in Santa Teresa, New Mexico with a BIN of $19,750.

1967 Mustang Convertible

This car has spent quite a few years stashed away in this storage container, since the 1980s. It is going to need a complete restoration to be safe to drive. For a car that’s spent its life in West Texas, there sure is a lot of rust, but this isn’t the first storage container find we’ve seen with rust problems. Perhaps these containers seal up to well, trapping moisture? While the rust is an issue, this car still is worth saving simply because of it’s story!

1967 Mustang S Code 390

Supposedly, this car’s VIN was messed up at the factory, it should have been stamped as an S code but instead was stamped as a C code car. The S code would indicate that the car left the factory with the 325 horsepower 390 4V out of the Thunderbird. Finding an S code convertible is rather difficult, but to find one that wasn’t also optioned as a GT is nearly unheard of! Ad in the VIN screw up and you have a rather incredible find.

1967 Mustang Convertible Interior

The interior looks complete, but in rough shape. You don’t often see Mustangs with bench seats, but I like the way it looks in this one. It reminds me of the Plymouth Road Runner, a stripper with no extra frills or options! Being a Mustang, parts shouldn’t be too hard to find!

1967 Mustang Convertible Project

While the VIN mess up is fascinating, I’m not sure it adds much value to me. Now the big block engine in a base model car on the other had does! If you ask me, this would be the ultimate Mustang sleeper, as it would be lighter than a fully loaded GT convertible while still having all the power. So does the VIN mistake add any value to you or is this just a fun story to share at car shows and events?


  1. Avatar photo JW

    I don’t care how rare this car is you will be in over your head before completed, I knew I seen this car recently then I spotted the Mustang Monthly pic and yes it was in the rare finds column. Too rich for my blood and it would be too time consuming so I might not live to finish it.

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  2. Avatar photo James

    This one brings back fond memories as I owned a new 1968 base convertible with 390 and C-6 automatic. It was so nondescript that the only revealing mark on the car was the front fender Mustang emblem that had a red “390” instead of the blue 289/302. What a sleeper when I purchased, but as I grew with the car and had to replace rear tires at 2000 miles; they grew from the stock F70’s to H70’s, and finally J70-14 Mickey Thompsons, obviously using chrome reverse wheels and air shocks just to clear the body, with the tires deflated to 6psi for traction.. Back in the age of 396 Chevelles, Novas, 383 Cudas, and such, my little pony held its own in the stop light drags as well as the old “kickdown” runs from 35 to 100… Thanks for the memory “jog”!

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  3. Avatar photo Jason

    “Supposedly, this car’s VIN was messed up at the factory”


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  4. Avatar photo TBall

    Nice ‘find’, thanks for sharing. While a base big block convert with a bench would be great to have (to add to the ’68 Fastback already in the stable) this one – for where it came from, for “being in storage since the ’80’s is extremely rough. With the unrealistic BIN, you’d have $40k in it and still not have it ready to cruise – I’m thinking there are other, more return on investment capable projects out there.

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  5. Avatar photo Sukey

    Forget the vin bs
    Let someone else restore it
    Buy it at some auction 5 years from now for 1/2 of what it cost to restore
    Drive away happy😜

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  6. Avatar photo Mark S

    As the saying goes a fool and his money are soon parted, so the next owner is if he/ she pays this greedy price.

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  7. Avatar photo MikeW

    it does seem like a lot of money for a project as big as this. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/classicmustang/info

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  8. Avatar photo piper62j

    This seller has inhaled something other than pure air.. The car is way overpriced for what you get.. Even though the market is hot for these, you have to be careful of a smoke screen sale..

    My opinion is the car might be worth 3 – 4k in it’s present condition.. Will take another 19 – 20k to finish it.. Then you have something..

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  9. Avatar photo Larry Landes

    Strange there is no mention of the factory tach, only the clock.

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  10. Avatar photo Tom Stewart

    BIN is nonsense. Sure they reproduce nearly every nut, bolt and screw on a Mustang (even full cars), but it’s still going to set you back thousands just have get it in running (but not driving) condition.

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  11. Avatar photo Michael

    For THAT kind of $, you can keep it!
    That’s Original Shelby BIN $!

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