1967-1968 Mustang Spotter’s Guide
How you can tell the difference between a 1967 and 1968 Mustang
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.