1967 Ford Mustang GT Converitble - In Search Of Mustangs
Mustang Extremes-1967-First In a Series From the Marti Auto Works Database
We owe a great debt of thanks to Kevin Marti of Marti Auto Works for making his extensive Ford Motor Company production database available to us for this column each month. Kevin has worn his fingers to the bone digging up exciting information to share with our readers. This month, we're launching a series that will appear over the next six issues looking at Mustang extremes-the plain truth about each model year from 1967-'73. This month, we're going to look at 1967.
Ever wonder who sold the most '67 Mustangs? Ralph Williams Ford in Encino, Califonia (Southern California) sold 2,821 '67 Mustangs. Today, this dealership is Vista Ford along Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. Believe it or not, there were Ford dealers in 1967 that didn't sell any Mustangs. Some 1,050 Ford dealers in the U.S. and Canada never sold one '67 Mustang.
If you believe Candyapple Red or Wimbledon White were the most sold colors for 1967, you're not even close. Would you believe Lime Gold was the most sold '67 color? It's probably the most changed color today. And there were a lot of them to change-73,760 of them were produced. Least sold color? You'd probably be right here. Dusk Rose, not actually available until April of 1967.
Most common V-8 engine and transmission combo? The 289-2V with C4 Cruise-O-Matic. Least common (and you're going to love this one) was the 200ci six with the Falcon's 2.77 three-speed crunch box. Although the experts will tell you the 2.77 three-speed manual transmission wasn't available in the Mustang after 1966, eight '67 Mustangs were fitted with them at the very beginning of the model year. All eight units were exported.
Earliest sale date for a '67 Mustang? September 15, 1966. But did you know the '67 models weren't to go on sale until September 30, 1966? Some 80 '67 Mustangs were sold before the September 30th embargo date. Naughty-naughty! Latest sale date for a new '67 Mustang? Hope you're sitting down, because it brings new meaning to a car lot pig-June 15, 1969.
How about the most common option? If you guessed the humble A.M. radio, you're right. Some 393,790 '67 Mustangs were equipped with the crackly, buzzy A.M. box. The least common option would be easy to guess as well-speed control. Only 55 of them were produced. Of those 55 units, 54 of them were introductory show units, leaving only one for you to find out there. Kevin Marti tells us this option was dropped at the beginning of the model year
Least expensive '67 Mustang produced was the base model with 200ci six, three-speed manual transmission, and no options-not even an A.M. radio. Just 1,856 of them were produced. Sticker was $2,461.46. The most expensive '67 Mustang produced (excluding Shelby GT350 and GT500) was a Candyapple Red '67 Mustang GT convertible with 390-4V High Performance V-8 and virtually every option you can imagine. This particular unit had a DSO code of 89-Transportation Services. It was leased by a Ford employee in Dearborn and ultimately sold through a Ford dealer in Indianapolis. Sticker price was $4,905.32-nearly double the cheapest '67 sold.
Do you have a '67 Mustang that fits the description of any of these extremes? If so, we'd like to hear from you. If you'd like to know more about Kevin Marti's vast Ford database and how you can receive original factory information on your '67-'73 Mustang, please contact Kevin at Marti Auto Works, Dept. MM, 12007 W. Peoria, El Mirage, AZ 85335, 623/935-2558.