1967 Ford Mustang Convertible 3.3L Inline Six from North America


"A metal metaphor for America"


I would like to start out with the story of the purchase of my car. In 1967, my father was 16 years old, and he wanted a nice, new car. He had looked around for 3 or 4 months and found this 67 convertible. The man who bought this car from Ford flew to Ohio, then drove the car to California, where it has remained for nearly 40 years.

The original 200ci 6 was rebuilt 3 or 4 times with around 400,000 miles when it finally cracked and needed replacing.

Recently the carburetor idle jet needed replacing and it turned out needing to rebuild the entire carb $300.

4 4x4.5 rims cost $80 each, and tires came to a total of around $840.

Drives like a truck with the 3-speed.

6 cylinder parts can be difficult to find.

Fuel economy isn't wonderful, maybe around 25 city 20 highway (3-speed geared for city driving)

General Comments:

I love this car, even though it drives like a truck, isn't fast, doesn't get all that good fuel economy, and is difficult to find parts for.

My convertible has a 200ci 6 cylinder under the hood and isn't what I would call quick. 0-60 takes around 11 seconds and top speed is around 100mph, that is assuming you are brave enough to take it up that high. You may say to yourself, "Well, I'll buy one, then beef it up." Good Luck! There is an Australian intake that will add 3 Weber side draft carbs. That intake is around $800, and you should have a 250ci head and bigger headers. All in all, a 5 lug/V8 swap would be cheaper/more practical.

I researched swapping in a 5 lug front disk conversion. That will total around $2500-3500 (including rims and tires). That's not including the engine/labor.

I just turned 17 years old and decided to restore the interior. Originally, the dash was made of brushed aluminum. My father always had the top down when he had the car, and eventually it discolored and he sprayed it flat black. I bought just about every part in the interior (except the seat covers/foam, and carpet). Including 4 Diamond speakers, the total was around $2500, which is a lot. Mind you, this is not including labor, My brother and I installed everything ourselves.

The Mustang was "a metal metaphor for America". It will always be one of the coolest American Muscle cars and will always look good, which is one of its best features.

On the whole, these cars aren't the cheapest, fastest, or nicest cars in the world, but they have plenty of character and if you care about your Mustang, it will show. You will likely fall in love with your mustang, especially if you buy a project and build it yourself. This is probably one of the cheapest muscle cars to run/own (with the 6).

I recommend buying a Mustang if you are looking for a nice clean get around car, not a commuter. I also recommend you try a car out before buying it, Mustangs are not easy cars to live with, especially every day, make sure you are committed to driving and enjoying the car, not just using it to get from a to b.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2006

1967 Ford Mustang Coupe 289ci (4.7 litre) from UK and Ireland


A must have modern classic


Snapped strut rod - had to get a new part made as apparently they "Don't break". Wasn't expensive, but took 3 weeks.

Original carpets are worn, but still in good condition for age.

4 drum brakes won't stop you very quickly!!

General Comments:

This car is fantastic. The '67 really took the mustang to iconic status, the lines are more aggressive than the 65 and 66 models however everything els is much the same.

The 289ci engine (4.7 litres) is nice and torquey and gets you off the line quickly and will sit at 90 on the motorway at about 2500 to 3000 revs.

The C4 automatic gearbox is still solid and doesn't clunk.

The mechanics on these cars are pretty much bullet-proof, at 100000 miles the engine has only just bedded in and there are no major leaks or faults. The gearbox is sweet and the rear axle is solid.

These cars are incredibly easy to work on because they are mechanically simple and there is so much space under the bonnet.

The steering is very light and the handling is much better than expected however combined with rear wheel drive and old brakes it does require that you change your driving style accordingly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2004

24th Mar 2005, 17:58

I also have a 1967 mustang that I am going to fix up for a project. it's only got a 200 cid straight six. but I agree with you when you said these were bulletproof. and you have good taste because it's a ford!

13th Oct 2006, 12:22

You Both have good taste picking this car. I recently got one from a rich kid at school. He gave me the 67 mustang for free and it runs. Needs paint and intereior work, but other wise the engine rocks, at 145 000 Kms its killer, Ford all the way!

1967 Ford Mustang Coupe 200 sport sprint from North America


Great car for my senior year


About once a year I had to take the head off and replace a couple of push rods and lifters - somehow they were bent. Other than that, just normal maintenance.

General Comments:

Loved the car - it looked good and ran well. The main problem was that somebody had taken out the rust over the rear quarters and filled them with bondo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2001

1967 Ford Mustang Convertible 289 cu in. from Mexico


Well, it is an old classic car, but still powerful.

It is a little uncomfortable, you know is a two door car.

The convertible gaskets and the suspension fail a little.

Most of these models get rusted, depends on the care you take of the car.

If you have one Rust is the #1 enemy.

General Comments:

Excellent car, very handsome guy and powerful too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 1999