1967 FORD MUSTANG GT 390 CONVERTIBLE
Chassis No. 7R03S118207
Candy apple red with parchment interior
Engine: 90 degree V8, pushrod operated overhead valves, 390ci giving 335bhp at 4,800rpm; Gearbox: 4-speed manual; Suspension: coil sprung independent front by dual unequal length A-arms, semi-elliptic leaf sprung solid rear axle; Brakes: power-assisted, disc-front, drum rear. Left hand drive.
Introduced in the spring of 1964 as an early 1965 model, Ford's Mustang created the pony car category. Its popularity was so overwhelming that after only 2 years of production a new body was introduced in 1967 giving Ford greater flexibility in equipment, particularly powertrains, with which to counter increasing competition from Chrysler's established Dodge Charger, Plymouth Barracuda, GM's new for '67 Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. While the first generation Mustangs were derived from the Falcon and were limited by their layout only to Ford's remarkable 260-289 ci. small block V8 engines, the 1967 Mustang would accept larger powerplants derived from the Thunderbird Special engines, known for their great low-end torque. The combination of the big block 390 V8 and 4-speed produced 0-60mph times in the low seven seconds, very competitive performance for a comfortable and well-equipped street car. A long option list, typical of Detroit in the 1960's, allowed Mustang owners to tailor their car to individual taste and pocketbook.
The Mustang GT package on the Convertible offered is top-of-the-line for 1967 including grille-mounted foglights, power front disc brakes, dual exhausts with chrome quad tips, larger tires, GT pop-open gas cap and a handling package with stiffer suspension and a larger front anti-roll bar.
This GT390 was fully restored around six years ago by a Mustang enthusiast in Georgia-the restoration seems very authentic. When Mike Malamut acquired the car he was not entirely happy with its performance. During 1995 over $5,000 was spent rebuilding the motor (with the correct block, new crankshaft and rods) and transmission. The air conditioning system was also overhauled. The combination of air conditioning with the convertible body, GT package and 4-speed 390 V8 big block is (among the myriad option combinations produced for the Mustang in 1967) very rare and represents a satisfying combination of style, comfort and performance much appreciated in today's market.