From 1967 until 1973, the Mustang got bigger but not necessarily more powerful. The revised Mustang retained the original body structure but styling was refreshed, giving the Mustang a more massive look overall. Front and rear end styling was more pronounced, and the “twin cove” instrument panel offered a thicker crash pad, and larger gauges. Hardtop, fastback and convertible body styles continued as before. Federal safety features were standard that year, including an energy-absorbing steering column and wheel, 4-way emergency flashers, and softer interior knobs. For 1968 models, the 1967 body style continued, but with revised side scoops, steering wheel, and gas caps. Side marker lights were also added that year, and cars built after January 1, 1968 included shoulder belts for both front seats. The 1968 models also introduced a new V8 engine, the 302. This small-block engine was designed for Federal emissions standards that were to take effect, and ended up being used in a large number of other Ford vehicles for many decades – including most styles of Mustang until 1995.
This hot rod version is reminiscent of the Custom Sliver with Black stripes 1967 Mustang Fastback as Eleanor in the Gone in Sixty Seconds 2000 film with Memphis Raines, played by actor Nicolas Cage as her leading man. Eleanor as the 1967 Custom Mustang Fastback became a super star and popular culture status over night. She’s here getting a few upgrades under the hood!!