1967 ford mustang fastback

1967 Mustang Fastback Barn Find! Back On The Road After 20 Years! CA, USA

by Peter Barnes

1967 was an important milestone in the history of the Ford Mustang as it marked the birth of the faster, more powerful Mustang. 1967 Mustang Fastback Barn Find! Stored Away For 20 Years, This Family Treasure Is Getting Back On The Road! This 1967 Mustang Was Passed Down From Father To Son, And After Decades In Storage It’s Getting A Mechanical Rebuild

All across the country these cool muscle and pony cars are stuffed away in garages, storage units, and even barns. Barn finds… yeah everyone loves them, and when they turn out to be something cool like this 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, well, it’s even better. The reasons for them being tucked away vary, but when they once again see the light of day, the feeling is always the same.

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1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Facts:

  • 71,042 Mustang Fastbacks were produced in 1967
  • They were longer, wider, and heavier than the previous Mustangs
  • A new 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback started at $2,692
  • The 289ci two-barrel V-8 put out 200 hp while the four-barrel put out 225 hp
  • Moving from the 289 V-8 to the 320hp 390 V-8 cost $263.71
  • The GT packages added just $205 to the price while the Competition package added $30.64!
  • The 271hp Challenger 289 option was only available with the GT package and cost a whopping, in those days, $433.55!
  • Options such as a remote control outside mirror ($9.58) and tinted windows ($30.25) were available
  • This one was bought new from El Monte Ford in 1967

Story of This 1967 Mustang Fastback; Goes From Father To Son

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Back in 1967 Jimmie Monroe wanted something cool, so he went down to El Monte Ford and bought what was then a shiny new fastback Mustang. Over the years he did all the hot rod things to the Ford Mustang that were popular in the ’70s, including the retrolicious graphics.

As his son, Matt, the barn find Mustang’s current owner, told us: “Dad was an art teacher and designed the stripes himself and had them painted on. He loved driving the Mustang all over town, and about 30 years ago he gave it to me for safe keeping.”

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For the next 10 years or so, Matt drove the Mustang quite a bit and made a few changes, before the demands of life ate up so much time that the Mustang ended up stored away in the garage. “Often, when the garage door was open or it was in the driveway, people would stop and ask if it was for sale,” Matt recalled, “but I always turned them down.

One guy I call Mustang Tom has asked me regularly, often more than a few times a month, to sell him the car. He was so persistent that I promised to give him first dibs if I ever decide to sell, not that I will ever sell Dad’s Mustang.”

1967 Mustang Fastback Swing With Some Good And Bad Luck

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One time when it was sitting in the driveway overnight, kids tried to steal the Magnum wheels only to be foiled by the wheel locks. “It was weird,” Matt said. “They removed every lug nut except the four locks! All the lug nuts were scattered everywhere, but I guess they couldn’t figure out the locks, so I didn’t lose the wheels.”

As for the white paint, no need to go into details, but an upset family member chucked a can of paint in the garage, and it exploded all over the place. Yeah, I’m sure we all have these crazy family stories to tell. Other than these few dramatic moments, the Ford has just sat patiently while Matt tried to get the time to work on it.

Stolen Off The Street By The Local Sheriff’s Department!

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You might notice the impound lettering on the windshield from 2008 and wonder how that happened to a car that hasn’t been on the road in decades. Well, Matt had moved the unregistered Mustang onto the street in front of his house to clean out the garage.

It was only out there a couple of hours before the local sheriff’s department had it towed to impound! At first Matt thought it was stolen, but eventually he figured out that the police took it. After paying California the back registration, even though it wasn’t driven, he was able to get it back, safe and sound, into the garage.

Barn Find 1967 Mustang Fastback Getting Back On The Road!

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Matt finally has the time and money to get his dad’s Mustang back on the road, so he pulled it out of the garage and had it towed over to Don Lee Auto in Rancho Cucamonga for a complete mechanical rebuild.

Tim Lee, the shop’s owner, pulled the 289 V-8 and is doing a complete rebuild and stroking the small-block out to 347 inches, so it should make considerably more than the 225 hp it left the factory with. The C4 transmission is also getting rebuilt, as are the suspension and the rest of the mechanical bits. Front disc brakes are being added, and all of this is being done so Matt can once again drive the Mustang.

As for the paint, Matt told us that once the car is running, he wants to redo the chrome and have the car repainted. And yes, he will be keeping the stripes that his dad designed decades ago. We will revisit this ride again once it’s done!

The Birth and Sales of the 1967 Mustang Fastback

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1967 Ford was already an established brand, but their Fastback and GT500 models not only cemented their prominence in the marketplace but ensured that the Mustang name would always be remembered.

1967 was an important milestone in the history of the Ford Mustang as it marked the birth of the faster, more powerful Mustang. The Mustang of that year became a classic that could never be surpassed in the minds of its fans and is still some of the most collectible models today.

In 1967, the threat of the new Chevrolet Camaro prompted Ford to undertake the first major redesign of the Mustang. Ford’s desire to create a more aggressive-looking and powerful model led to the birth of the iconic 1967 Mustang Fastback.

Between the iconic 1967-1968 car is one of the most popular classic cars nowadays because of its features and still genuine 1968 Camaro parts are available in the market for its famousness.

Ford produced 71,042 Mustang Fastbacks in 1967, including the Fastback Standard and Fastback Luxury, with the standard Fastback retailing for $2,692. Ford also produced 3,225 Mustang Shelbys that same year, with the Shelby GT350 retailing for $3,995 and the most famous GT500 retailing for $4,195.

1967 Mustang Fastback Engines and Looks

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The 1967 Mustang Fastback was available with five different engines that year, from the smallest 120HP 200 cu in L6 engine (3.3L) to the largest 320HP 390 cu in V8 engine (6.4L). This newer and better 390 cu in V8 engine was seen as a new breakthrough in Ford Mustang history that would make the Mustang faster and more powerful. 

But because of the engine’s massive size, it was initially viewed with suspicion as a poor performer. But this proved to be a wrong assumption. Despite the engine’s handling problems, it was still not behind the competition in terms of speed. This 390 V8 engine was also standard in the GT500 that same year.

The 1967 Mustang model was the first major redesign of the original model. One of the most obvious changes in terms of appearance was the larger, more aggressive rear end of the 1967 Mustang Fastback. This model garnered some attention with its aggressive look, giving the perfect expression of American muscle car power!

The interior carried over the luxury trim from 1965 to 1966 with many new luxury interior components. On top of that Ford allowed buyers to create custom cars from the factory to fit their needs.

1967 Mustang Fastback Performance and Driving

With 427lb-ft (579 N⋅m) of torque, that was a lot of power for the time, especially for the average consumer. You can expect the tires to rub like crazy on the ground until the rubber burns up. The three-speed automatic transmission had a torque converter. Also, the ’67 Fastback was one of the first to use a dual hydraulic system and the front suspension was redesigned to provide a smoother ride.

Suffice it to say, the power of this machine is daunting. It produces a maximum of 320 horsepower at 4800 RPM; so much so that there are people willing to try their hand at racing in it every day. In addition to these great features, the 1967 Mustang model still has good handling and balance.

Is the 1967 Mustang Fastback Still Worth Buying Today?

Although car manufacturing technology had advanced significantly by the late 1960s, such a muscle car was still advanced for its time. ’67 Fastback had the look of a classic muscle car, with a sleek sloping body and imposing aggressive front styling. 

hood scoops, racing stripes, and a roaring V8 further promoted the muscle car standard, making the ’67 Fastback became an iconic car of its era. It also represented a glorious past for American performance cars and provided a benchmark for subsequent cars seeking to enter the muscle car category.

The 1967 Mustang Fastback is well worth buying and collecting, especially the 390 cubic inch V8 (S Code) models, but unfortunately, these Mustangs are still highly sought after in today’s market. Several Fastback standard versions can be found listed for sale in good working condition on trusted used car sites, starting at around $70,000. And Fastback S codes start at around $100,000.

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