Ford Mustang grew a size for the 1967 model year. Also the car
became more powerful with a 390 cid (6.4 litre) big-block option,
which boasted some 320 hp, considerably more than the racy Shelby
GT-350 had to offer. The power-output of the 1967 GT-350 even was
reduced from 306 to 290 hp to comply to noise restriction
1967 Shelby Mustangs distinguished themselves from their more plain
Ford cousins with elaborate use of fiberglass. A larger fiberglass
nose was fitted, together with fiberglass hood, fenders and trunk
lid. The hood featured an intimidating dual air intake scoop and the
cut-off rear end showed an angular spoiler which blended into the
rear fenders. The plastic rear roof windows gave way to impressive
air-extraction scoops. A protruding lower front spoiler was a
The interior also looked the part. It was racy with shiny metal panels, a large variety of dials and clocks and of course bucket seats. To top it off a large black-finish roll bar with built-in inertia-reel seatbelts was fitted.
Remarkably the 1967 Shelby
Mustangs were down-priced from the 1966 models. Where the 1966
GT-350 needed US$ 4,600 to change owner, the 1967 GT-350 only took
US$ 3,995 to buy (still 35% more than a standard Mustang). The new
GT-500 was priced at US$ 4,195. For high-performance cars they were
you see the 428 cid V8 engine with the "Le Mans" cylinder heads and
the (1968) "Cobra Jet" air intake of the GT-500 shown on this page.
Really a piece of no-nonsense engineering: there's no substitute for
cubic inches (and oversized fittings) as they say in America. It's
all accessible and relatively easy to maintain for a thoroughbred
The 1967 Shelby Mustangs can be regarded as the last true Shelbys and are the most interesting of all in my opinion. I love these cars, even without starting the engine you'll feel great in it. Still, production was relatively limited with 1,175 GT-350s and 2,050 GT-500s. Apparently there were a few (less than 50) GT500s produced with the 427 cid Medium Riser engine, which had starred before in the AC Shelby Cobra 427 Mk III.