What To Do with This 1967 Mustang Coupe?

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Everyone’s got a 1966 Mustang, it seems. That’s what makes this tip a winner—it’s for a tidy 1967, something a little bit different. It’s a coupe with a C-code (289-CID) V8, so there’s decent motivation to get the wheels moving. And it’s an attractive color, though the paint is largely at an end-of-use point. You can see for yourself here on ebay, where the bidding is a slender $7500 with a couple of days to go in the auction. Should you win, you’ll be responsible to get to Fallon, Nevada to load up your new baby.

The Mustang could do no wrong when it came out in April of 1964. People snapped them up so fast Ford had to commission new factory space to even come close to meeting demand. The second year, even more went out the door. What to do for an encore? The designers at Ford must have had at least some trepidation about the second version of the ponycar. They made some changes anyway, bulking up the body slightly and turning the tail lights concave from convex. Add a different look to the faux brake scoops and you couldn’t mistake the ’67 for its earlier brothers. But nor could you take this car for anything but a Mustang.

On the plus side, the unit in question is rust-free top and bottom. It was repainted once, a strike against its originality, but that was 45 years ago, so time for a refresh seems ripe. The interior was also redone, in green of all things, so you’re going to have to pull the trigger that the last family owner didn’t, and make outside match inside, or vice versa. Whatever you decide, you’ll have a nice driver on your hands when you’re done, and an easy car to pilot with power steering and brakes (power front disks, no less).

This is claimed as a one-family-owner vehicle, but there’s no mention of its history. However, there is an image of a bunch of paperwork. I’d sure love to go through that and see what it revealed. One possible worry  is the VIN plate tacked on with a screw, illegal in some states. There is an image of a stamped VIN, but it doesn’t do anything to clarify the information on the tag. To the good, the Mustang is said to run and drive very well, but the miles are listed as 999,999—in other words, no claims are being made as to mileage. The fact that a bunch of stuff, including the radio, hood-mounted turn signals, and horn still work suggests careful ownership. The more I look at this, and especially at the current price, the more I think that if I bought it, I’d just drive it as is. Under ten grand, if that’s where it ends, is cheap money these days for a driver. What would you do if you made this car yours?

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  1. Moparman MoparmanMember

    Since I don’t care for wheel covers, I’d add Magnums; but it is curious to have blue seat belts w/ green seat covers. I’d live w/ them, and drive it as is until time came for repaint, and then I’d decide which way to go. Nice starter car, GLWTA!! :-)

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  2. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TNMember

    A good example of the ‘normal’ Mustang of its day. In my small town, there weren’t Mustang muscle cars; the blue-collar demographic bought basic 289 (or straight six) automatic low-option coupes. At least the interior is more of a gray-green, it doesn’t look bad. Your local Mustang club would welcome you. Like Moparman says, a good starter car.

    Thanks Brian K.

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  3. Karo

    Just a nice San Jose-built, Los Angeles (DSO 71)-delivered ’67. Power steering/automatic make driving this a breeze, although the manual drum brakes might stand some upgrading (it was manual or power drums or power front discs in ’67, unlike the year before when the optional discs were not power-assisted). It appears to have had some engine changes; it would have had an air pump from the factory being California-delivered. Lots of these wound up in the garbage can so it’s probably not a big deal. Color B is Frost Turquoise.

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  4. Karo

    On second glace I do see power discs there. They work pretty well but the pedal can be VERY touchy until you get used to it. I had a ’67 Cougar with this setup.

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  5. J A Rightmer

    I had a 66 in the same color. It had a dark blue interior. Glad the owner didn’t got through with painting green to match the interior. If I would buy it I would take it in for a repaint and a refresh on the interior. Maybe take it Counts Customs since it close to Vegas

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    • Nevada1/2rack NevadahalfrackMember

      “ Maybe take it Counts Customs since it close to Vegas”…

      You’re not the first to think that Fallon, Reno or Lake Tahoe are “close to Vegas”- a Reno Uber driver got a call from a family wanting to “pop over to ‘Vegas” and were shocked to find it would cost them $621 ONE WAY for a 6 hr 386 mile ride, about the equivalent to going from Boston to Baltimore (but a lot more open highway)!
      He suggested perhaps considering the 1 hour flight instead..
      86% of Nevada is Federal land with many miles of straight empty road in between.

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  6. Troy

    To answer your question about what to do with it I say just drive it and enjoy it, I would have to do something to slow down the rust that is showing up on the underneath but for me it would be my nice weather cruiser for a few years than pass it on to someone who wanted to restore it

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  7. Mark Z

    Had a new 67 GTA coupe with a 390 in high school, most were fastbacks, love that car, sold it and got a 428CJ Mach 1, but always remember that coupe, Acapulco Blue/ black interior, ditched the hubcaps for a set of American Torque Thrust wheels

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  8. Darrell R LOTT

    Looking for opinions on the true value of a 66 mustang coupe , the car is pretty much all original , I am the second owner , car has 43??? Orignal miles , verified by Va . State inspection stickers , a lot of work rubber bushings , carb. Rebuilt minor rust , been repaired ,
    .. 289 , motor and automatic transmission original to car as far a I been know hah been repainted .

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