Lime Gold: 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible – Sold!
Riding the wave of the most successful car launch in automotive history, Ford had to walk a fine line and not upset the apple cart when they updated the styling and features of the Mustang for the 1967 model year. This recently restored 1967 390-powered Lime Gold over green vinyl convertible originally spotted in May 2020 on Craigslist in Kintersville, Pennsylvania demonstrates just how successful Ford was in launching an updated example. The current caretaker’s asking price of $34,999 falls right between the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool’s #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $45,300 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $32,400.
For the first significant update of the Mustang, both designers and engineers needed to make room up front to facilitate the installation of a big-block V8 engine. So, in addition to increasing the engine compartment size, designers also managed to increase interior and cargo space. Exterior trim changes included concave taillights, side scoops behind the doors, square rear-view mirrors. Once top-of-the-line, the high-performance 289 cubic inch small block V8 option became second fiddle behind the newer 335 horsepower 390 cubic inch, four-barrel-topped, “FE” engine also found in Ford’s Thunderbird, which was equipped with a four-barrel carburetor.
Designers also revised the optional interior, moving away from the “Pony Interior” in favor of a new deluxe interior package, which included special color options, brushed aluminum or woodgrain dash trim, seat buttons, and special door panels. While engineers developed a new glass rear window for the convertible, the two-piece split design tends to be troublesome in practice if the owner is not careful when lowering the top.
With its recent restoration, warrantied big block power, nicely optioned Deluxe interior, and detailed undercarriage, we can’t find anything to fault with this example. Although we’d like to see pictures of the engine compartment and trunk, the pictures that are provided confirm this is a like-new Mustang that will get you compliments everywhere you drive it this summer. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 1967 with 79,602 original documented miles.
Interior and exterior restoration completed in October 2018.
For details of work, go to: johnsautorestoration.com – (listed under Automotive Restorations).
351W with 100,000 3-year transferable warranty.
C4 transmission rebuilt at 76,127 miles.
3.00 limited slip rear rebuilt at 76,200 miles.
New Borgenson 14:1 power steering.
New 4 piston front power disc brakes.
New power top. Original build sheet. Over $40,000 in invoices in last 4 years.
Lime Gold color.
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