1967 Ford Mustang GTA
Two years after Ford's prized pony car creation captured the interest of the American car buying public, its manufacturer skillfully added some room to its engine compartment in order to accommodate a bona fide big block and expand its already sizable legion of devotees. The result was an undisputed hit, as this 1967 Ford Mustang GTA ably illustrates. It's logged an unusually low 78,000 miles and this numbers-matching beauty will pull into its next owner's garage carrying not only build receipts as backup for the work that's gone into bringing it to top form, but also a Marti report to testify as to its authenticity. The Silver Frost exterior shade is the color it began life with. You don't see many on the road still decked out this way, so it's nice to see the color so well-represented. A repaint performed a while back really freshened things up and time has been kind to this classic - it's obviously been very well sheltered from the elements. The body is topped by a black vinyl top that's in equally impressive condition. There are no glaring blemishes to detract from its impact and its body panel alignment is very much on point. From front to back, the collection of chrome on this Mustang is in very clean shape - the bumpers both fore and aft really look great, as does the signature running corralled pony situated on the front grille. Tinted fog lights up front add a special touch. The black vinyl interior retains a factory look, as well as an ultra-clean condition that indicates not many people have passed in and out of the doors. The covers of the front bucket and rear bench seat don't show any visible wear and have a nice fresh glow on their surfaces as they sit over black carpeting that looks to have recently been replaced. An aftermarket extension sits over the center console, offering welcome cupholders and some storage space. Air conditioning was far from a given back in the '60s, but it's on board here, and while it will likely need a simple freon charge to perform at its best, it's blowing plenty strong. The brushed aluminum panel on the instrument cluster adds a deluxe look and surrounds an assortment of gauges that are all crystal clear and functioning just as intended. Just above, the dash pad is free of any cracking - a welcome sight in UV sensitive black upholstery. The trunk area is just as clean as you would expect, based on the rest of the car, with a full-size spare resting on its vinyl lined floor. The original 390 cubic inch V8 rests inside a very clean engine bay. It already offered plenty of torque to knock you back in your seat when it first left the factory, and a recent rebuilding has brought it back to top form. During the process, a 4-barrel Holley carb and a mild performance cam were added to the mix to up its power output even further while providing a very appealing lope at idle. Wearing a properly badged chrome air cleaner and a pair of chrome valve covers that are complemented nicely by a chrome brace spanning the shock towers, the engine starts promptly, runs very strong while sending a great-sounding note through its Flowmaster exhaust and teams with an also original 3-speed automatic C6 transmission. Power steering and power brakes that feature discs up front make this classic easy to navigate and bring to a stop on its stock 15" wheels outfitted with BF Goodrich T/A radials. The first generation Mustang was one of the most popular cars ever introduced and you won't likely find a more sterling representative than this 1967 Ford Mustang GTA. Call today!