1967 Mustang K-code Fastback:
– REAL DEAL factory K-CODE Fastback … the unicorn of all Mustangs!
– Factory Dark Moss Green
– 4-speed manual transmission
– Show quality restoration
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1967 Mustang K-code Fastback
The Unicorn of Mustangs
Of the millions of Mustang enthusiast world wide, very few have ever actually seen a 1967 non-Shelby HiPo in person.
While the K-code HiPo was the platform used by Carroll Shelby for his 1967 Shelby GT350 conversions, it is much rarer in the “factory Ford” non-Shelby configuration you see here.
Simply put it is the rarest of the rare K-codes. While 1965 and 1966 saw a total of 12,742 “K-codes” produced, 1967 represented the last year for the vaulted HiPo with a mere 489 built in a combination of coupes, convertibles & fastbacks. Almost impossible to find, the 1967 is the Unicorn of Mustangs.
HOW RARE is this one ?
In 1967 Ford built 472,209 Mustangs. Of that staggering amount, only 319 were non-Shelby K-code fastbacks like this one, and only 205 of those were “4-speed” cars and ONLY TWO of those had Competition Suspension and got painted Dark Moss Green.
It is further documented to be one-of-one when the heavy duty battery option is factored in.
Special ordered to be Race Ready
Another super rare and expensive option on this car is the COMPETITION SUSPENSION. It was more expensive than the Hi-Po option and more expensive than the GT option. Only 195 non-Shelby Mustangs that came factory equipped with this rarest of all 1967 performance options.
Basically it’s a race ready suspension that included 170mph rated tires mounted on 15 inch steel wheels with Galaxy like hubcaps, heavier duty springs, adjustable shocks and a larger front sway bar (not to be confused with the much more common option called “heavy duty suspension” that came with 14 inch wheels).
Competition Suspension really stiffens up the ride and when coupled with the high winding 289 Hi-Po and top loader 4-speed you had what was FORD’s formula for an off-the-shelf factory built racecar.
Pure “eye candy”
This is truly a visually stunning American treasure.
A concurs level restoration was done on this car resulting in a show quality finish top to bottom. The paint, interior, engine bay and undercarriage are all stunning. The restoration cost alone at this level could easily run between $70,000 to $100,000 depending on the condition of the car you start with and could take anywhere from a year to two years to complete.
Originality & Condition
Documented through Kevin Marty as a real deal 1967 HiPo K-code, “The Marty Report” defines the exact build ingredients that went into this car when built on 3-30-67 before being shipped to Handley Ford in Washington DC.
The major mechanical components appear to be correct including the engine block which is believed to be original to the car but the block does not have a vin stamped where some of these would – not all of them do. This is the same situation with the 1967 Shelby GT 350’s which NOT ALL of them had the engine block stamped with a vin # per the Shelby Registrar . Generally vin stamped engines were far more consistent with the 1965 and 1966 K-code cars.
Has “Day Two” Shelby performance updates
While the correct HiPo Autolite 4100 (600 CFM) carburetor comes with the car, currently installed is the type of carburetor AND intake used by Carroll Shelby on his 1967 GT350 conversions. The better performing LeMans style 715 CFM Holley carburetor (List 3259-1) had a superior float bowl design to the HiPo carb. Shelby deemed the HiPo carb as unacceptable for road racing where gas level in the carb was critical in maintaining acceleration through the turns so he replaced them with Lemans style carbs. With these “day two” Shelby type performance updates added to the existing factory racing DNA of this HiPo, it would have been a fierce competitor indeed.
Driving Performance / see VIDEO (COMING SOON)
This is a truly legendary engine that even after 52 years of advancement it still provides a thrill that I can only describe as pure vintage mechanical bliss. Unlike the high tech harnessed power of todays’ performance cars this thing has a very raw almost primitive visceral experience that really draws you in.
From the second the solid lifter HiPo engine ignites you car tell this thing wants to run. There is an unmistakable sound from a properly built Hi-Po engine and the “exhaust note” at idle, or under load is pure motor head music.
No bad habits
For all its racing pedigree it has a surprising LACK of bad habits. It starts easily, idles beautifully, does not run hot and does not object to pump gas. Fortunately this K was ordered with the 3:50 rear gear, which makes it more driver friendly than the more aggressive gearing options. I found the shifts to be nice and tight the clutch performed flawlessly and the brakes stopped with confidence.
Please take time to watch the TEST DRIVE VIDEO. (COMING SOON)
In the world of 52 year old Mustang bodies, this is a FREAK !
From the best I can tell, it appears to have its factory original metal including its original floors and original rear quarter panels with the only exception I found being the lowest part of the left rear quarter and the area next to the battery – common issues even in the best of Mustangs. The front end and the rear end show NO evidence of ever having been hit. All the correct factory wields remain in-tact from the radiator core support to the trunk rear panel – finding that in ANY 1967 Mustang is rare, finding it in a race configuration Hi-Po has to be ultra rare.
The interior is code correct black standard interior. It is in show quality condition from the headliner to the carpet. The deluxe brushed aluminum interior accents were added for that extra sizzle unique to this year. The original Camera case dash components are boxed up and come with the car.
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