1967 Ford Mustang Convertible
Drop-Top First Gen
1967 Ford Mustang Convertible
- 289 V8 with Automatic Transmission
- Lime Gold over Ivy Gold
- Restored in upstate New York
- Rebuilt Engine in 2006
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“… the American dream in beautifully honed metal.” OPUMO European design website
The OPUMO website writers commented: “The Pony car, as it became known in automotive slang, is the stuff of motoring legend. Though the Mustang's engineering was based on familiar Ford components, the rakish styling spoke of a car of leisure and long-distance sports motoring. For Ford, it was an instant hit, a long way from its staid mass market offerings. There's something carefree about the very idea of a Mustang, like the wild horses that gave the car its name.” They went on to give “usage instructions,” too: "Drop the top. Grip that evocative wood-rimmed steering wheel. Ease down the accelerator. Now relish the deep thrum of the V8 as you pull away. A lime green Ford Mustang Convertible is an impeccable piece of 1960s Americana, perfect in every detail.”
Offered here is just such an American icon, a lime green over ivy green (with black fabric top) 1967 Ford Mustang convertible. While every Mustang fan has their favorite model years, a good number—perhaps influenced by the '68 car's starring role in the Steve McQueen movie, “Bullitt”—would vote the similar-appearing '67-'68 Mustangs their “best-ever” Pony cars. Versus the earlier cars, the 1967 model was slightly longer, wider, and generally a bit more stylish and refined across the board. All that is evident in this example which was restored in upstate New York, and had its 289 cubic-inch V8 engine rebuilt in 2006.
The graceful exterior lines of the car—from the long hood to the short rear deck--are beautifully showcased by the lime green paint. This color is much-loved in the classic-Mustang world, and as presented here, the paint work was professionally performed. The gloss is uniform and the shine deep; there are no apparent flaws in the finish. Chrome—from the running-horse front grille emblem, to the windshield surround trim, lower body-side trim, door handles, rear-deck and taillight trim—all remains in excellent condition. “F-o-r-d” and “M-u-s-t-a-n-g” chrome letters (front and rear respectively) are properly located and pristine; the circular Mustang emblem is present on the rear. Both the ivy green fabric boot and the black fabric convertible top are properly fitted and free of marks from wear or misuse. The factory styled steel wheels (with Mustang-logo centercaps) are in excellent condition as well, and wear raised-white-letter Firestone Indy 500 tires for a period-correct look.
The car's interior ivy green color is the perfect gentle contrast to the exterior paint. As rendered on the seat upholstery, dash, and door trim, it's actually a combination of both dark and light versions of the color. The door and dash trim in particular nicely showcase the two colors. The dashboard features two large gauges for the speedometer and engine monitoring, with three smaller in supporting roles, behind the door-rim steering wheel with Mustang logo center. Slide-lever controls for heat and ventilation and a center-mounted “Mustang” identified reproduction radio complete the dash. The automatic-transmission t-bar shifter is mounted directly on the floor. Cabin floors are covered in tan, square-weave carpeting. The car's tidy trunk compartment houses the spare tire; floors are covered with the correct-design vinyl mat.
Under the hood, beneath the shock-tower reinforcements, the V8 engine rests under its large, blue, factory air cleaner. Its original sticker proclaims: “289 Cubic Inches,” the legendary Ford small block. The engine bay is clean, orderly, and complete, even including the Ford-branded windshield-washer fluid bag. Viewed from below, the car's chassis is free of any sign of damage from too-aggressive driving styles. The full-length dual-exhaust system is properly mounted and ends with chrome extension tips. The body trim tag is in place; the original door tag is unattached but included in the sale.
The condition of this beautiful ivy green '67 Mustang Convertible is shown from every angle—including from underneath—in the more than 165 high-definition photographs available at the GarageKeptMotors site. Of course, we also welcome and expect in-person visits to our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom to see the car up close, and sample its drop-top charms. Since our showroom is not open to the public, we ask that you call or email us in advance to arrange an appointment so that we can devote our full attention to you. In the same spirit, feel free to contact us directly with any questions.
Some cars not only transport us from place to place, but can almost teleport us back to our youth. Mustangs have that power. It's hard to know for sure, but there's probably a good chance this beautiful ivy green '67 convertible is right now reaching out across the internet to someone overcome with longing for just that.