Ford's successful pony car continued in 1967 with all-new sheet metal, a larger grille opening, and deeper side scallops.

The Mustang line-up included the notchback, 2+2 fastback, and convertible, with the fastback's roof now extending all the way down to the trunk lid's edge. New three-slit taillights were set into each side of the back panel.

The Mustang's front suspension featured independent control-arms with coil springs and an anti-roll bar. In back, semi-elliptical leaf springs held up the solid rear axle. The frame and wheelbase remained the same at 108 inches, but total length grew from 181 inches to 183.6 inches.

Inside, the "twin cove" instrument panel received a thicker crash pad and larger gauges. New safety regulations, mandated by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, brought about four-way emergency flashers, softer interior knobs, and an energy-absorbing steering column and wheel. A dual-circuit hydraulic brake system was also added.

Engine Choices
For 1967, the Mustang's base engine was a 200 cubic-inch straight-six producing 120 horsepower. V8 choices included a 200-, 225- or 271-horsepower 289, and for the first time, Ford's potent big-block was available.

K-Code 289 Mustang
Chrome valve covers set off the motor visually, with "289 High Performance" lettering atop the chrome air cleaner. Performance upgrades included 10.5:1 compression, smaller combustion chamber heads, and solid-lifter camshaft. Other high-performance equipment included a 595-cfm carburetor with a manual choke, dual-point distributor and low-restriction exhaust manifolds.

Special badging adorned both front fenders, reading "High Performance 289". All K-Code Mustangs came with a larger 9-inch rear-axle, versus the standard 8-inch axle. Dual-exhaust pipes exited below the rear fender through the rear valance panel.

The GT or GTA package was required to add the K code package to a Mustang. The letter "K" represents the engine code found on the VIN number of these special cars, and was offered on Mustangs from 1965, 1966, and 1967.

390 Mustang Big-Block
Widening the front suspension 2-1/2" from last year's model allowed room for Ford's FE block to be fitted into the Mustang. Topped with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, the 390 cubic-inch V8 produced 320 horsepower.

Base transmission for the Mustang was a manual floor-shifted three-speed. A three-speed automatic or four-speed manual were optional. The four-speed transmission could be ordered with the V-8s, but not with the six. With the 390 big-block, only the three-speed automatic or four-speed manual could be ordered.

 

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