There isn’t anything more notorious than a vintage Mustang. From computer games to films, vintage Mustangs have involved mainstream media just as our fantasies since we were youngsters. The 1967 Ford Fastback is perhaps the most famous colts to date and still remaining parts a profoundly collectable vehicle.
The ’67 Fastback was a stage up from the a few models, offering smart lively looks with encouraging execution. While not the most remarkable by the present principles, Ford offering motors going from the 120HP six-chamber to the 320HP V8, the ’67 Fastback gave strong execution at a reasonable cost some time ago, and still stay notorious in the present exemplary muscle vehicle scene.
Portage was at that point a set up brand by 1967 however their Fastback cemented their noticeable quality in the market as well as guaranteed that the Mustang name would be recollected until the end of time.
In 1967 the danger of the new Chevrolet Camaro lead Ford to make the principal new huge update for the Mustang. The craving for a more forceful looking and all the more impressive vehicle fuelled the entire cycle. Configuration highlights went inseparably with execution progressions to make the notorious ’67 Fastback.
There were 71,042 Fastbacks fabricated in 1967, including both the Fastback Standard and Fastback Luxury models, with an extra 3,225 Mustang Shelbys made, most strikingly the GT500. The Shelby Mustangs additionally imparted the Fastback skeleton to the standard models, yet very little else, as each was intended for ideal execution. There were 5 distinct motors accessible for Mustangs that year going from the littlest 120HP 200 cubic inch V6 (U Code) to the greatest, 320HP 390 cubic inch V8 (S Code) motor that came standard in the GT500.
Regarding style, perhaps the most unmistakable changes was the bulkier, more forceful backside of the ’67 Fastback. The back was encircled by chrome, including the boot line, instead of simply the lower end of the vehicle likewise with the ’66 Mustang. Furthermore, the side scoops of the ’66 was comprised of three chrome clears, which was supplanted by a twin air scoop completed in the shade of the vehicle. Besides, there are likewise contrasts in the front grille and the gas cap at the back.
The greatest expansion in 1967 was the expansion of the 6.3L enormous square V8 motor made now accessible, which consequently accompanied execution suspension and drive line. This motor came in the Shelby GT500 and was additionally altered by Shelby to make 320HP. Notwithstanding, this has been questioned as certain proprietors guarantee to have arrived at figures near 400HP on current dynos with their exemplary GT500s.
First and foremost, the extensiveness of options available from factory allowed buyers to create a custom car suited to them from factory. To compliment each of the five engines choices there were multiple transmission options and rear-axle options available. An optional GT pack also provided a sporty aestheticism and performance features such as stiffer suspension, wider tires and quad exhausts. Internally, various surfaces could be furnished more elegantly with an optional upgrade option, as well as a new air conditioning system. Ford emphasised and encouraged consumers to make use of the extensiveness of features, the original ford brochure describing the ’67 Mustang as:
“the car designed to be designed by you”
Admittedly, technology has advanced significantly since the late 60’s, but these features still represent a vintage car, advanced for its time. The classic muscle car look is typified by the ’67 FastBack, sleek sloping body juxtaposed with an aggressive and imposing front end. Hood scoops, racing stripes and a roaring V8 further promote the muscle car standard, making the ’67 Fastback an ideal car of an iconic era. The culmination of these features creates an attention grabbing vintage car, that simultaneously represents the glorious past of American automotive performance and provides a benchmark for consequent cars seeking to enter the muscle car category.
The standard Fastback retailed for $2,692 in 1967, which is approximately $21,317 if inflation is taken into account. Likewise the Shelby GT350 retailed for $3,995 and the GT500 for $4,195, approximately $31,635 and $33,219 respectively, in terms of today’s purchasing power. Relatively cheap in all regards, these cars represented excellent value for money, outselling their competition of the time according to Schnack.com.
However, this level of affordability is not present in today’s market as these Mustangs remain highly sought after. ClassicCars.com has several standard Fastbacks listed for sale, in good working condition, starting from about $69K. There are a couple of cheaper ones requiring varying degrees of restoration. Jumping up to the Shelbys, availability declines leading prices to soar, with genuine Shelbys starting just under 180K. Additionally, there are Shelby replicas and other Fastback builds starting at around 75K and reaching over $300K.
Sources: Ford, ClassicCars.com, Schnack.com and CJPonyParts