In the Garage 30 Years: 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible

The Mustang would get its first restyle in 1967 after selling more 1.1 million copies in its first two years. The car would also get its first competition that year in the form of the Camaro and Firebird from GM and the Cougar in-house through Mercury. Sales would still top the charts for the pony car genre, including this convertible in Brooklyn, New York. Stored 30 years, its available here on eBay where no one has cast the first bid at $15,000.

Ford’s new wonder car was still hot in 1967, with 472,000 were built to make their way to Ford’s showrooms. Convertibles would continue to be a minority at less than 39,000 copies for the year or eight percent. The drop-top listed for $2,898 new before options were added or $23,000 in 2021 greenbacks. The seller’s convertible has been in the garage for 30 years and last ran five years ago. So, it will need some coaxing to get it going again.

The white paint looks to have accumulated some surface rust over the years and the driver’s wheel well is a bit suspect, but overall, it looks solid. The black interior looks especially nice and probably just needs a good cleaning. The battery is dead, so the seller can’t affirm that the top lowers and raises properly but a new Diehard should allow an interested party to check that out and the rest of the electronics on the car.

Ford’s venerable 289 V8 is under the hood and would be its last year before the 302 took over as the entry level eight-cylinder. We’re not sure which variation this one is, but likely the 2-barrel that would have an output of 220 hp. And it’s paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission. After sitting since 1990, there’s bound to be stuff that doesn’t work as it should now, so anything made of rubber is suspect after all these years. And no mention is made whether the gas in the tank has been there since it last ran in 2016.

Perhaps this will be an easy car to get back on the road, or maybe there will be some gremlins found to once it’s brought home. As any would-be eBay buyer should, ask all questions you can before you commit yourself to a bid.

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  1. Steve Clinton

    Worth gambling $15,000.00 on? Not for me, thanks!

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  2. JCA

    Nice. Like the interior. Could be wrong but I think the 289 with a 2 barrel was more like 200 HP…

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    • julius

      you are correct, the “A” code was 220

      • Blair

        A code is 225hp whereas a C code is 200hp.

  3. Michael Nicolia

    Interesting, lots of 67 parts, 68 seats? and no rear quarter “fake air vents”… did they replace the rear quarters?

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    • Howard Kerr

      For what the seller thinks this is worth, there are not enough pictures to make bids higher than $15,000 anything but a gamble.

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    • Howard Kerr

      I could be wrong/just seeing things, but when you expand the picture of the side of the car it looks like you can see a faint outline of where the vents behind the door have been removed and the area filled in.

      My older sister had a 67 Mustang coupe, but I can’t say for sure if the vents/gills on the side were sunk into holes in the bodywork or just somehow attached without the need for holes.
      BTW, aside from the seats with headrest, the console might be ” non-original ” for this particular car. I am no expert, and don’t have my Mustang restoration books at hand, but I think that the console with its metal finish would have been part of a package that included metal accents on the doors and instrument panel.

    • JT

      The rear quarters are from a 68. The starting wheel is a 67. My guess is its a 68. Easier to change steering wheel than it is to do quarter panels

      • Tim

        If the rear quarters are from a ‘68 then they filled the holes from the side marker lights because that was the fastest way to tell a ‘67 (no front and rear side markers) from a ‘68 (first year for them)!

  4. Scott

    Everybody’s trying to make a quick buck now. Why not get it running, and roadworthy, would be worth more wouldn’t you think? I see this all the time.

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  5. 66FB

    1967 wasn’t the last year for the 289, the 2 barrel 289 C code was still the entry level V8 in 1968. The 289 4 barrel solid lifter K code was last available in the Mustang in 1967, in ’68 the 302 4 barrel
    J code was the hot small block V8, replacing the K code engine option.

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  6. Bunky

    A nice cruiser- once you deal with all of the gremlins that have taken up residence in the last 30+ years. $15k is too much for a low spec car that’s a pig in a poke. Fortunately I’m far, far away, so there’s no temptation to bid.
    I see you guys have honed in the figures on engine specs and availability, so my work is done.

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  7. Mark Member

    For a 100 buck battery, the seller has jeopardized the price of this Mustang. I really don’t understand that.

  8. Mustang Jason

    Looks like early aftermarket quarter panels which were the only non-Ford ones available 30 years ago. That means usually a rusty car that was welded back together. 1969 front seats and rear seat matching upholstery. The console is 1967 with the brushed aluminum inserts. Too much without a look at the underside and being located in the salt belt.

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