Promising Project: 1967 Ford Mustang GT Fastback

It isn’t clear how long this 1967 Mustang GT has been sitting in its current location, but the general lack of dust suggests that it may not have been that long. The owner states that this is a genuine GT, and is not a clone. It has the makings of a pretty good project car, so if it appeals to you, it is located in New Lebanon, Ohio, and is listed for sale here on eBay. The BIN price for the Mustang has been set at $20,000, although if you are interested, the option is available to make an offer.

Acapulco Blue is definitely one of my favorite Mustang colors, and this must have been an attractive car in its heyday. The paint is looking old and flaky, and I get the impression that the car may have been the subject of a repaint at some point in its life. The owner doesn’t make any references to rust issues, but there are a few that are visible to the naked eye. This includes some in the tops of the quarter panels, the trunk lid, the lower rear window, and I think that there is some in the bottom of the passenger door. The rockers and lower quarters look to be good, but we can’t see areas like the floors and the torque boxes, so we are in the dark there.

The interior will need some work, but it really isn’t that bad. The dash and pad, door trims, and seats all look to be quite good. The headliner appears to need replacing, as will the carpet, while some of the other plastic trim items are looking a bit knocked around. Once restored, it would be a very pleasant place to sit and clock up the miles.

The owner believes that the A-Code 289ci V8 and automatic transmission are both original to the car, while the car is also fitted with power steering and power front disc brakes. The good news here is that the engine runs, but the owner says that the car isn’t a driving proposition, as the brakes don’t work. Once again considering rust issues, there are some obvious areas of surface corrosion, but I don’t see any real signs of rust around the shock towers or under the battery tray. Having said that, the photos are a bit inconclusive, so a personal inspection would definitely be advisable.

If this Mustang GT is as solid as the photos would seem to suggest, then it would make a pretty decent base for a project. If it was completely restored to original, then it would also be a very attractive car. Do we have any Barn Finds readers who would be willing to take it on?

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Comments

  1. Rodtealater

    Nice project and doesn’t look to be a Rustang to boot😎

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  2. TimM

    Damn I love these cars!! It’s kind of a tie for me between the 67-68 Mustang and the 65-67 GTO for the best looking car from the sixties!!! I have a 65 Mustang but I like the 67’s better!! Still hunting for that 65-67 GTO though!!

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    • Angrymike

      I have always loved the Mustang myself, but I’d have to say you should add the 68-70 Mopar B body on to that. I think they are the most iconic body style of the 60’s !

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  3. Ken Carney

    Might do it for my niece if the price were
    right. The 289 in the car tells me that she
    couldn’t get into too much trouble with it,
    but it’s the rust that scares me. The brakes, not so much. I know several young mechanics who’d be up to the job.
    Right now, it’s nothing more than a good
    20-footer and not much else.

  4. Troy s

    Good looking car, if it was an automatic wouldn’t it be called a GTA? Or do I have the wrong year, possibly the wrong car?
    289 2V doesn’t do anything for me, especially in such a sporty looking machine, but that could be remedied.
    Best looking car from the sixties for me is a dead tie between the ’66 Fairlane GT and the ’69 Chevelle SS 396…talk about being caught in a rivalry!

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    • 86_Vette_Convertible

      I’m no Mustang authority, but the A was added onto the Fairlane when it was a 390 with an automatic, did that apply to the Mustangs also?

      • bog

        86 – I had a new ’67 Fairlane GTA, and should have bought the Mustang 390 GT instead. The dealership had both. Dang. Anyway, the Fairlane GT/GTAs ALL had the hi-performance 390 and other “go-fast’ and handling goodies. Strangely, (to me) this was not true of the Mustang. Although they had a package that was essentially the same as my car, other V8s could be purchased with the GT. I’ve even seen 289 cars with 390 GT badges. Sad…..

  5. Brad

    A code is the 4v ….. is that the wrong steering wheel?

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    • DaveK

      You’re right. It’s a ’65 or ’66 steering wheel. The ’67 steering wheel had that gigantic, ugly pad in the middle.

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      • Jmark81

        It also has wheels from a ‘68 I believe.

    • Jack Quantrill

      Don’t the new Mustangs resemble the ‘67-‘68’s? Good design.

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      • David Ulrey

        The 2005 to 2010 (I believe) bear a striking resemblance to the 67 and 68 Mustangs. My opinion anyway.

  6. Edward Munday

    Had one identical to it back in 1973. Mine was aft with a 390 engine, positive traction rear, 3 speed in the floor. It also had the fold down rear seat so when looking in the rear you never knew it had a rear seat. It would leave dual black marks as far as you wanted to leave them.

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  7. Steve

    In high school, I had a ’68 vert in this color, with a baby blue top and interior. So much fun to cruise in. The 289 was enough. I would have gotten into mucho trouble with the 390.

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  8. Jimmy

    289 2V / auto trans is the basic model, needs paint and maybe bodywork ( no under carriage pictures )and brake work, not sure of drivetrain condition so IMHO a 12K car.

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