1968 Ford Mustang, Ford, USA

2009: Brave + Bold. America’s Next Iconic Vehicle.

Full Size Vehicle on Display at Michelin Challenge Design™


Ford celebrated the Mustang’s third birthday in 1967 by offering the first new sheet metal since the car made its debut in April of 1964.  Three body styles were offered – hardtop, convertible and a fastback 2+2 – along with a choice of five engines, three transmissions and 30 other options in keeping with enthusiasts’ demands for more customization.  While the overall appearance remained unmistakably Mustang with the same 108-inch wheelbase of its predecessor, the ’67 was longer and wider (the tread increased approximately two inches), and the 2+2 fastback had a longer roofline which gave the car a broader, more solid stance.

The Mustang GTA was limited to 1967 and available in all three body styles.  It featured a new, more aggressive front grille appearance with both vertical and horizontal bars and a larger opening.  The rear taillight panel was concave and the non-functional side scoops were redesigned as two smaller scoops with inlets and painted body color.

Of all engines offered on the Mustang that year, a new 320-hp, 390 cubic-inch big block powerplant delivered a major boost to the car’s street cred in production trim.  GTA owners could opt for the new 390 featuring dual exhaust or select a 289 V-8 – both were mated to automatic transmission, consistent with the car’s GT “A” designation.