Ford has just added its fourth licensed body shell to its collection of classics, as the 1967 Mustang convertible joins the line up which includes the 1965 convertible, the 1967 fastback, and the 1969 fastback.
Currently available for order, restorers can purchase the shell at a starting price of $15,995.
Ford-licensed restoration parts only receive their titles by matching or improving upon the original in quality, finish and fit. This model is stronger then the original and has the ability to accommodate big-block Ford engines.
The ’67 convertible is manufactured by Dynacorn International, and features virgin steel, modern assembly techniques and reinforcements on known weak spots.
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“These days, the chances are fairly slim of finding a restorable, rust-free ’67 Mustang that has never been wrecked,” said Dennis Mondrach, Ford Restoration Parts licensing manager. “As the value of classic Mustangs has increased over the years, garages, barns and scrapyards have been picked clean. Some minor panel adjustment and alignment still has to be done, but the body comes rustproofed and primed and is otherwise ready for painting and assembly.”
When the 1967 Mustang was released, it set a record for its time with over 1 million units sold, and was redesigned after 18 months. The 1967 boasted a longer hood and wider body then the prior model, and was powered by any one of 6 engines that put out all the way up to a very impressive 390hp, which came with the Shelby GT500, sparking the wild popularity of the big-block.
The design included new taillights, grille and a turn signal styling option, along with an upgraded interior.
Just about all of the parts a restorer would want can be purchased Ford-licensed, providing a ton of options for a rebuild. “The ’67 convertible body is supported by thousands of high-quality Ford-licensed restoration parts,” Mondrach said. “So, though it may be possible to build a 1967 Mustang using almost all new parts, we think most customers who buy the ’67 convertible shell will use it for high-performance applications, resto-mod projects or for show cars.”
By: Alexandra Koken