1967-1968 Mus­tang Spot­ter’s Guide

How you can tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween a 1967 and 1968 Mus­tang

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How can you tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween a 1967 and 1968 Mus­tang?

For its first ma­jor restyling in 1967, Ford wasn’t about to de­part from the long­hood, short-rear-deck theme that was so pop­u­lar; so, they played up this theme for hard­top, con­vert­ible, and fast­back body styles with a larger grille open­ing, twin in­let sidescoops, a con­cave tail­light panel, and many more fea­tures.

The ’68 was a ’67 with slight changes, so the two model years look very sim­i­lar. A num­ber of no­table dif­fer­ences sep­a­rate the two model years, such as the sim­u­lated sidescoops on the rear quar­ters just be­hind each door. Large grille bars to ei­ther side of the cen­ter-mounted “horse and cor­ral” or­na­ment re­turned for ’67, and then dis­ap­peared again in ’68, even on the GT. We’ve out­lined key changes be­low to form a spot­ter’s guide for the 1967-1968 model years.

1967 GTs came with GT side stripes along the lower body be­tween the wheel­wells. The logo in­side of 1967 GT stripes in­cor­po­rated “GT” let­ters on each front quar­ter. The let­ters were “GTA” for a 1967 Mus­tang with au­to­matic trans­mis­sion.

The 1967 GT in­cor­po­rated foglamps into the large grille bars. All 1967s had “FORD” let­ters on the lead­ing edge of the hood, which Ford elim­i­nated in 1968.

Stan­dard 1967 Mus­tangs came stock with large grille bars on ei­ther side of the cen­ter-mounted run­ning horse or­na­ment.

1967 tail­lights fea­ture chrome bezels.

For 1968, the grille con­tained bright trim around the in­side edge. The mesh grille is slightly con­cave for 1968.

For 1968, a GT em­blem was again on the fender, but looked like this—a rec­tan­gu­lar black badge with a bright edge and bright GT ini­tials.

Both 1967 and 1968 Mus­tang GTs came with a pop-open–style gas cap as­sem­bly. The ’67 GT let­ter­ing is black, and the ’68, seen here, is red.

Whether stan­dard or GT, as seen here, the rec­tan­gu­lar mesh grille on 1967 mod­els came with a large, cen­ter-mounted run­ning horse or­na­ment.

Both the 1967 and 1968 GT have dual ex­hausts with chrome “quad out­lets.”

The run­ning horse or­na­ment was no­tice­ably smaller for 1968.

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