Jim Smart
April 1, 2000
Contributers: Jeff Ford Photos By: Mustang Monthly Archives
The Deluxe interior option was available on both the '65 and '66 GT.

All the options that could be had on the regular-production Mustang were available on the GT. Color choices also were limited only by the buyer's budget and whim. The only limiting factor for GT buyers was the stripe package, which was available in black, white, blue, and red.

'67 GT Package
Body: Side tape stripe, special GT badging (GTA on automatics) on the fenders, chrome quad exhaust tips on 4V cars, foglights mounted in the grille, and special pop-open GT gas cap.

Interior: Standard interior, Deluxe interior (optional).

Engine: 289 2V (standard), 289 4V, 289 4V High Performance, 390 4V.

Transmission: three-speed (standard), four-speed (standard on the Hi-Po) or C4 automatic (small-block), C6 automatic (big-block).

The GT interior could be as plain as any standard model or as nice as this Deluxe model with the Deluxe wheel.

Chassis: Special handling package (heavy-duty springs and shocks, 71/48-inch sway bar up front, power front disc brakes, and 16:1 steering gear) and standard wheel covers.

Rear Gear: 3.00, 3.25, 3.50. Note that all engines were backed with an 8-inch differential accept for the 289 Hi-Po and 390 4V, which carried the 9-inch.

Quick Facts: Many folks assume that GT means 4V, but this is not true. For the first time, the GT was available with a 2V carbureted 289 in 1967.

With the advent of the 390, the sales of the 289 High Performance fell off sharply. In total production, there were 489 289 Hi-Pos built, compared to 29,457 390 GTs and GTAs.

The GT continued to share the options list for the standard Mustang. Reflective tape stripes were made available for the first time in 1967. Available colors were red, white, and blue. The other standard colors remained from the previous year.

The 289 Hi-Po was seeing its last days in 1967. The 302 would be replacing it for 1968.

'68 GT PackageBody: Side tape stripe (commonly referred to as a "C" stripe), special GT badging on the fenders, chrome quad exhaust tips on 4V cars, foglights mounted in the grille, and special pop-open GT gas cap.

Interior: Standard interior, Deluxe interior (optional).

Engine: 302 2V (standard), 302 4V, 390 2V, 390 4V, and 428 Cobra Jet (April 1, 1968). Chrome engine components on the 390 and 428 were valve covers, air cleaner lid, dipstick handle, and master cylinder cover.

Transmission: three-speed (standard), four-speed (standard on the 428 Cobra Jet) or C4 automatic (small-block), C6 automatic (big-block).

Chassis: Special handling package (heavy-duty springs and shocks, 71/48-inch sway bar up front, and 16:1 steering gear) and 12-slot Styled Steel wheels. The 390 4V and 428 Cobra Jet required front disc brakes as a mandatory option.

Rear Gear: 3.00, 3.25, 3.50. Note that all engines were backed with an 8-inch differential except for the 390 4V and 428, which carried the 9-inch. Available in conventional and limited-slip.

Quick Facts: Just as in 1967, the GT was available with a 2V carb on the 302. The 289, however, was not an option.

When you ordered the 428 CJ you got ram air-a first in the regular-production Mustang.

Gone were the disc brakes but, hey, you got spiffy wheels in place of them as standard items.

Fastback styling lost nothing in the transition from 1966 to 1967.

Standard stripe colors remained from the previous year but Ford added gold. The reflective group was back for 1968 and included the stripes and wheels that reflected as well. This was probably not a real popular option with the street racers or moonshine runners.

'69 GT Package
Body: Side tape stripe (once again on the rocker like the original), special GT badging on the standard Styled Steel wheels, chrome quad exhaust tips on 4V cars, foglights mounted in the grille, and special pop-open GT gas cap.

Interior: Standard interior, Deluxe interior (optional).

Engine: 351 2V (standard), 351 4V, 390 4V, and 428 Cobra Jet. Chrome engine components on the 390 and 428 were valve covers, air cleaner lid, and dipstick handle. Midyear 428s received finned aluminum valve covers.

Transmission: Three-speed (standard), four-speed (small-block or big-block) or C4 automatic (small-block), C6 automatic (big-block).