‘Unsung hero’ 1967 Ford Mustang GT 390 S-Code convertible

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The Mustang is a rare performance model in an even rarer color combo

While Ford Mustangs are among the most popular and affordable collector cars, not all Mustangs are created equal, ranging from the most basic 6-cylinder runabouts to sporty GTs, and such specialties as the Boss and Shelby models.  Values vary accordingly.

The Pick of the Day is a rare example of a top-echelon Ford-factory model, a 1967 Mustang GT 390 S-code convertible, fewer than 1,000 built that year with the powerful S-Code 390cid V8 and 4-speed manual transmission. 

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The convertible is said to be restored to original

The Mustang GT 390 S-code is described as an “unsung hero” of collector cars in a Hagerty article, produced between 1967 and 1969 by the factory “with little fanfare,” despite its booming V8 that generated 325-horsepower and 427-pound-feet of torque.  

This piece of Mustang history has been totally restored to spec, sparkling in its original finish of Clearwater Aqua paint over an aqua luxury interior, according to the St. Ann, Michigan dealer advertising the convertible on ClassicCars.com.  Just 163 of the pony cars were produced in 1967 with this color combo, the dealer notes, “making this Mustang an incredibly rare and desirable model today in a seldom-seen color combination.”

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The upgrade aqua interior matches the exterior paint

“This incredibly restored example was sold new by Cirimele Ford in Oakland, California, and was previously featured in Mustang Monthly magazine,” the dealer says in the ad.  “Fitted with several rare and desirable options, including SelectAir Air-Conditioning, Deluxe Steering Wheel with Tilt-Away feature and more, the Mustang GT is accompanied by its owner’s manual, Deluxe Marti Report and the issue of Mustang Monthly that features the car.”

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The model’s relatively obscurity has made it a real value among performance Mustangs, with the asking price on this S-Code pegged at $89,900, a substantial amount but well below the prices realized on the more familiar versions of Bosses and Shelbys and such. 

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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The convertible top looks tight and well fitted
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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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    • I bought I returned a 69 SCJ new when I returned from the Nam in 1969. had to have some service done and the dealer gave me a loaner to drive for a few days. It was a 390 GTA Mustang which I thought would be nothing after driving my new SCJ 428 4 speed around for a few days. HAHA !! That 390 auto trans was wicked fast and a BLAST

  1. The article said the asking price was $89,900. I suspect it would be much higher if it was a fastback.
    Still it’s a bad azzed ride. The 390 Mustangs were a powerful runner, great motor.

  2. Would be nice to see one of these restored accurately. This is the second ’67 GT/GTA 390 convertible I’ve see with AC added and Emissions removed. Restore them the way they were built.

  3. I own a candy apple red factory order 67 convertible GTA S code restored. Would like to know the rarity of this car.

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