Looking for a great drop-top cruiser to enjoy this summer? Consider this beautifully done 1967 Mustang convertibleclassic good looks, a top that goes down, and a ton of thoughtful functional upgrades. The refinish work on the body is first-rate, and the modifications are exceptionally well done, leaving you with a car that accelerates, handles, and stops like a modern car, but carries all the style of a 1967 Mustang convertible.
Build photos show that this was already a very clean Mustang convertible when the work started, and the body and tub have been professionally restored to better-than-new condition. Excellent panel alignment shows you that someone cared about making this one right before the bright red paint was applied. And wow, is it brightyou will not be able to sneak around unnoticed in this car. The two stage Carrera Red urethane glows in the sunlight, and its a perfect, vivid rednot orange, not maroon, but that perfect red that epitomizes summer fun. The clean, chiseled shape remains 100% stock, with no questionable modifications like you see on a lot of less fortunate Mustangs out there.
All the original trim was retained as well, from the chrome bumpers, to the cool sequential taillights out back. The only notable exterior modification is also one that is easily reversed if youre into 100% stock appearances, and thats the billet grille insert up front. The 67s didnt use side marker lights, so the cars profile is clean, and this one also carries optional hood-mounted turn signal indicators, which are a really cool option. The stainless has all been restored to new condition, including the windshield surround and rocker panel moldings. Correct Mustang emblems and badges have been installed wherever it was proper to do so, and the car now sports dual chrome sport mirrorsif youve ever driven an older car without a passenger-side mirror, you know how strange it feels. Glass is excellent, including the unique 2-piece folding rear window. And one really trick feature youll appreciate are the new HID headlights, which light up the road in front of you like a stadium.
Under the hood, however, this car tells a very different story. From the firewall forward, this car has been completely rebuilt and re-engineered to be a modern performance piece. The engine is a built 392 cubic inch Windsor from Ford Racing. The 351W is a tidy fit in the 67s engine bay, and the extra cubic inches from the stroker assembly means that this car can really move. How does 430 horsepower and 450 pounds of torque sound? It features a new "Sportsman" block with 2-bolt mains and race-proven GT-40 aluminum cylinder heads, which flow significantly better than production 5.8L types. These heads come with a GT-40 valvetrain kit that includes retainers, keepers, seals, and premium swirl-polished stainless steel valves with undercut stems. The cam is a Ford Racing high performance hydraulic roller-lifter unit that provides excellent midrange torque and significant power increases above 4,000 rpm. These Ford Racing 392 cubic inch 430 HP GT-40 stroker crate engines are custom-built with the same quality controls as new production engines, and include additional performance goodies such as roller rockers and billet aluminum distributors. Instead of a garden-variety carburetor, however, a FAST fuel injection system has been used for incredible performance under all conditions, fast starting, and easy tunability. A massive Be Cool aluminum radiator keeps it cool, while billet accessories, pulleys, and polished strut tower bracing dresses everything up. Youve probably also noticed the billet Wilwood master cylinder, but well talk more about the brakes in a moment.
A built AOD 4-speed automatic from Summit Racing lives behind the potent small-block, and delivers crisp shifts when youre running hard, but smooth, gentle ones when youre cruising. Its more than up to the power output of the stroker motor, and that could be the theme of this whole carit has been hugely over-engineered to be reliable no matter how hard you run it. Out back, theres a fabricated 9-inch housing with 3.55 gears inside. The front suspension features Air Ride Shockwave air springs, a new rack-and-pinion steering system, adjustable sway bars, and fabricated tubular upper and lower control arms from Total Control. Out back, its a Chassis Works 4-bar rear suspension with coil-overs for maximum adjustability. The chassis is solidified by a set of subframe connectors that work in concert with the shock tower braces to make a noticeable difference in the cars overall solidity. A true dual exhaust system features ceramic coated Hooker long-tube headers, 2.5-inch pipes and Flowmaster mufflers for that traditional Mustang bark. A custom fuel cell stores the fuel, while an Aeromotive pump and fuel system feed the engine. Brakes are powerful Wilwood discs with vented and cross-drilled rotors at all four corners. Polished 17-inch Budnik billet aluminum wheels carry 245/40/17 front and 275/40 ZR 17 rear Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.The interior is a very successful mixture of old and new, and the transition is so seamlessly done, that youll be hard-pressed to find the line between the two. Obviously the two front buckets are modern pieces that are every bit as comfortable as they look and definitely hold you in place during aggressive driving. Theyve been upholstered to match the stock rear bench. A custom center console has been created to house the B&M shifter for the AOD, but it could almost pass for OEM if you dont have another 67 to use as comparison. The original dashboard is full of AutoMeter Pro-Comp Ultralight gauges in the original pods. The entire passenger compartment was lined with Dyna-Mat to reduce heat and sound, which enhances the performance of the powerful stereo system that includes an Alpine head unit with iPod interface, a Kenwood amp, and J&L Audio speakers with an Infiniti 10-inch subwoofer mounted in the trunk. Classic Auto Air supplied the A/C system that blows ice cold, and that beautifully polished tilt steering column is by Flaming River. The trunk has been fitted with an Optima gel cell battery, and is professionally finished and neat-looking with panels hiding all the stereo equipment and wiring.
Cars like this really need comprehensive documentation to make new owners feel confident, and this one has you covered. There are dozens of photographs of the entire transformation, as well as a 3-inch stack of receipts for every single component that went into the build, as well as for the craftsmen who did much of the work. Manuals for all the new pieces are included as well, ranging from the stereo head unit to the fuel injection system. If its on the car, its in the book.I honestly dont think theres a better way to enjoy a warm, summer day than behind the wheel of a bright red Mustang convertible. With a thumping stroker motor under the hood, an upgraded suspension, and an interior full of modern conveniences, this is a car that is daily-driver reliable, but carries itself with infinitely more style than a new car. The work has been professionally done, and much of it has been so over-engineered that you wont have to worry about hurting it. Fast, refined, reliable, and with a top that foldswhat could be better? Put this Mustang in your garage before the warm weather breaks and be ready for that first perfect Mustang Saturday. Call now!