Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
Well, the 67's didn't weigh too much more than the 66's, as long as you kept the heavy options like auto trans and A/C out of the picture. After all, same underguts for the frame, floors,etc.
AFA the 6 cylinders go, Ford was marketing the car as a "car to be designed by you", and that philosophy required quite a latitude of options - including economy options for those so minded.
So, some people wanted a zoomy looking economy car. For the stodgy Aunt Maude and Uncle Charlie types, the choice was probably either a 6 cylinder FB or some nondescript 6 cylinder AMC Rambler or whatever. I'd take the sharp looking FB if the choice was mine, and apparently some others back then chose similarly.
[/SIGPIC]67 Fastback GT -- original colour (Frost Turquoise), orig engine. Pic is of me and the Mustang taken in summer of '67, with original F70-14 Wide Ovals. Same car is now restored to "as new" but 3 speed tranny swapped out for 4 gear, with tach dash, original Equalock rear, Opentracker UCA, LCA, roller perches and idler arm, with roller bearing pedal cluster, Cibie headlights, 4100 carb (old 4300 put in storage probably forever)