Down On The Mile High Street: 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
down on the mile high street 1967 ford mustang fastback

While I prefer daily-driven survivors for this series, it’s impossible to resist photographing a flawless 1960s machine making a rare street appearance in my neighborhood. This 289/4-speed ’67 fastback spends most of its life garaged, but the weather in Denver this week has been so nice that the car’s owner must have felt compelled to give it some fresh air.

I’ve never been much of a Mustang fan (I prefer the Fairlane-based Fords and Mercuries of the era), but I still think this is the best-looking Mustang Ford ever made. It’s great to see one with the factory wheels and no slapper bars on the leaf springs.

Since I’ve gone ahead and built a stereo digital camera to shoot 3D stuff for Cars In Depth, I figured I’d shoot the Mustang with my new twin-camera rig. The red paint on this car really messes with the view using red/cyan anaglyph glasses, so here’s the black-and-white version. More stereo shots in the gallery below.

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  • Moparman426W Moparman426W on Mar 04, 2011

    William, I am a lifelong resident of Akron, and we never had a drag strip. There is no reunion here because there is no drag strip here, and there never was. Goezinger, Salem is dragway 42.

    • William442 William442 on Mar 04, 2011

      Please go to and others. They even discuss the curve at the end. West Salem is Dragway 42. Salem, Quaker City, is in eastern Ohio. Or just google Akron Dragstrip.

  • Moparman426W Moparman426W on Mar 04, 2011

    Yes I know all about Dragway 42, I hunt in Salem. It is all farm land, the drag strip is the only thing they have there. No drag strip here in Akron though.

  • ToolGuy Here is an interesting graphic, if you're into that sort of thing.
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  • Namesakeone Actually, per the IIHS ratings, "Acceptable" is second best, not second worst. The ratings are "Good," "Acceptable," "Marginal" and "Poor."
  • Inside Looking Out "And safety was enhanced generally via new reversing lamps and turn signals fitted as standard equipment."Did not get it, turn signals were optional in 1954?
  • Lorenzo As long as Grenadier is just a name, and it doesn't actually grenade like Chrysler UltraDrive transmissions. Still, how big is the market for grossly overpriced vehicles? A name like INEOS doesn't have the snobbobile cachet yet. The bulk of the auto market is people who need a reliable, economical car to get to work, and they're not going to pay these prices.