No Nights: 1967 Ford Mustang A-Code/4-Speed Fastback – SOLD!

by | Jan 2023 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Free For All Friday

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February 17, 2023, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

February 2, 2023 Update – The seller lowered their price from the original ask of $75,000 to $68,000.

Let’s face it: some enthusiasts take things a bit too far when trying to preserve a car they purchased new.  The second owner of this 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, last listed in January 2023 on Craigslist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, reports their Mustang has only 29,945 miles since new and makes the dubious claim the car has never spent an overnight outdoors.

Despite behaviors that should present a survivor-quality car, this Mustang received a respray in 1996 that appears to be holding up very well.  In addition to the beautiful Burnt Amber hue, this 1967 Mustang fastback features the desirable “A-Code” engine, which was Ford-speak for a four-barrel-topped 289 cubic inch small block V8.  Even better, this car’s 289 came mated to a floor-shifted four-speed manual.

Last offered for $68,000 (the original ask was $75,000), Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is slightly above the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for first-generation Mustang Fastbacks produced between 1967 and 1968.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the fastback featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 Very Good” estimate of $40,400 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $62,500 before adding a 30% premium for the documented A-Code 289/4-speed manual powertrain.

For the first significant Mustang update, 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, and 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.

The Osborn Tramain® YouTube Channel features this 1967 Ford Mustang Full Line commercial:

Clean.  That’s the first adjective that comes to mind when first seeing this Burnt Amber 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback for sale.  With only 30,000 original miles, the undercarriage of this car looks unused, and the repaint in the car’s original hue is stunning.  The added stripes following the repaint might disappoint some purists, but the good news is that they could be removed should the next owner elect to do so. With an A-Code 4 barrel-topped 289 cubic inch V8 and 4-speed, we also like the upgrade to front disc brakes.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1967 Ford Mustang fastback
Driven 29,945 miles

 

This is a beautiful fastback. Not restored so much as maintained right. I am the second owner and have only had it for a few years.
Under 30k original miles.
Painted in 1996, as well as a motor rebuild. Front disc brakes in 2022. See the pictures for other maintenance and upgrades.
Featured in Mustang magazine in 1996.
Paint is burnt amber. 68 stripe added when painted in 96.

Hard to find one quite like this. It has never spent a night outdoors.

See the pictures for a Marti report and some other info.

Email me your phone number, and I will call you. Serious only, please.”

Show or go: What would you do with this restored 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback for sale?  Please comment below and let us know!

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