FORD MUSTANG GT S-CODE
After producing and selling over one million Mustangs since its introduction in 1964, Ford gave the model a refresh heading into 1967. The car was slightly longer and wider, and stylistic changes included concaved taillights, side scoops and chrome trim. New engine options were also introduced, and for the first time a big-block option was offered. The high-performance version of the 289 was dropped in favor of a larger 390 sourced from the Thunderbird and rated at 335 horsepower. Various changes were made to the interior and trim levels, but the ever-popular GT equipment group remained, which included grille-mounted fog lamps, power front disc brakes, handling package, dual exhaust and rocker panel stripes.
This 1967 Mustang has spent most of its life tucked away in a garage in Florida, where it has been preserved in original condition. Equipped from the factory as a GT with the 390 S-code engine and 4-speed transmission, this Mustang retains all of its original drivetrain and components. The body is 100% original metal and still sports the original Lime Gold paint sprayed on it from the factory. The Ivy Gold interior is completely original as well, from the carpet to the headliner, and is optioned with an electric clock and AM radio. It was sold new at JD Ball Ford in Miami, FL, where the first owner of the car was a high-level corporate executive that needed to be in contact with his company at all times. To facilitate this, a CB radio was installed, and though the radio is no longer in the car, the antenna remains. It was sold to the second owner several years later, but after constantly worry over dings, dents or something worse ruining a perfect car, he parked it in the garage. It would remain there until mid-2018, when it was discovered by Jeff Catlin of the Barrett-Jackson Showroom. Upon obtaining the car, Catlin had it sent to Jason Billups of Billups Restorations in Oklahoma to get it roadworthy again, with instructions to preserve the originality. The braking and fuel systems were overhauled using NOS and reconditioned original parts. All the fluids, belts and hoses were changed as well to allow the car to be drivable. The tires were also replaced with reproduction bias-ply tires that are correct for what would have originally come on the car. With a mere 45,785 miles on the odometer, it is documented by the original Window Sticker, Build Sheet and owner’s manual.
Most barn find cars were parked because something went wrong, but this 1967 Mustang GT S-code is the exception to the rule: it was parked for being too nice. As a low-mile, never-restored, completely original car, this '67 Mustang GT drives just like it when it was new.