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), original 289 A code engine. Pic is of me and the Mustang taken in May of '67, with original F70-14 Wide Ovals. Same car is now restored to "as new" but 3 speed tranny swapped out for 4 speed back in the mid '80's, with tach dash, original Equalock rear, Koni's, Opentracker UCA, LCA, roller perches and idler arm, roller bearing pedal cluster, Cibie headlights, 4100 carb (old 4300 put in storage probably forever)