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The 1967 Mustang Fastback – An American Classic

When the 1967 Mustang Fastback first arrived on the “muscle car” scene, it was a result of a completely redesigned classic, different in many ways. While it contained the same 108-inch wheelbase, it was longer and wider than the previous models of Ford Mustang. The grille looked meaner and the full fastback body styling made it look futuristic, for its time. With the introduction of the 1967 Mustang Fastback, other car companies followed suit and the Cougar, Camaro, and Firebird had a similar appearance, just not quite as distinct.

There were many features that could be chosen and the variety of engine sizes gave you a choice in power. In 1967, there were options that might have been considered luxurious at the time, but they are more commonplace in cars, today. The tilt-away steering wheel, built-in heater, and air conditioner, along with the SelectShift automatic transmission that could function as a manual transmission, were just a few popular choices. Custom exterior trim, fingertip speed control and the front power disc brakes were other additions. Many of the car collectors today will find a variety of these options, which might not have been available as standard equipment on the original 1967 Mustang Fastback.

When you are looking for a favorite classic vehicle to be restored, you can find a wide variety of parts and accessories, for all makes and models of the Ford Mustang. Since it is so popular for the hobby car restorer, it is a model that seems to maintain its original appeal. Of course, there are many people that love the look of the newest model of Ford Mustang, but the variety of body styles available in the older models are more than partly responsible for the “retro-futuristic” styling of the new models.

You do not need to be a racing enthusiast to realize how racy and jazzy the 1967 Mustang Fastback is. Not only does the original body style lend to this reputation, but also the reproduction bodies that are sold allow you to build your own vintage classic, from scratch. In fact, the first reproduction bodies produced by Dynacorn were the 1967 Mustang Fastback, with 1968 bodies coming right behind.

You can turn your chassis into a classic and the bodies feature provisions for dual faux scoops, just like the originals. There are many racecar builders and car restorers or modifiers that were excited about the prospect of this racy model being one of the first body shells they can get their hands on. Of course, there are many that believe nothing beats the original, however.

If you have dreamed of owning a 1967 Mustang Fastback, it is possible that building your own car could be an option for some people. There are body kits that can be purchased to make your hobby car look like many classic models, but it seems that this is a popular model that has real staying power, whether it is a restored original, or a kit car. When you are searching for a popular classic, this is the “pony car” you might want to consider.

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