Welcome to MustangGTA.com a website about my 1967 mustang GTA.
My name is Brad and I'm in Alberta, Canada. I've owned this mustang
for almost 25 years.
The GTA designation was only used by Ford in 1967 and never again before or after on any mustang. One year only (1967) for mustangs
They used it on mustangs and fairlanes with GTA fairlanes produced first in 1966. GTA stands for GT Automatic.
The GT option consisted of foglights in the grille, gt gas cap,
dual exhausts with cutouts in the rear valance, chromed quad exhaust
outlets, stiffer supsension, power disc brakes and GT or GTA badging
and stripes. (I used to hate when people would put on gt badges and fog
lights and think they had a GT) Obviously more to a GT or GTA than that.
I also dislike that GM used the GTA designation on there firebird trans
ams. Renault also used it. Ferrari also uses it, which is ok ;)
Also GTA doesn't just stand for grand theft auto kids or greater toronto area.
My mustang was special ordered with a variety of options and accessories. Many of them brand new for 1967. The 67 mustang body was changed for this
year and was made wider and longer, also deeper grille, concave tailights,deeper sculpting along the side with 4 grille vents behind the doors. The body was changed to allow Ford to install the first big block motor in a mustang. The 390 FE.
My car has the 390 High Performance engine stock
with 320 horse power. Stock chrome valve covers,
air cleaner, radiator cap and oil dipstick. This engine
also came stock with dual exhaust and a holley 600
cfm 4 barrel carb.
Other options and accessories on my car include:
GTA (new for 67...they still did GT but only on 4 speed cars now)
Styled Steel Wheels 14 by 6 inch with blue center caps (new for 67)
Exterior Decor Group with in hood turn signals,chrome
wheel well trim, chrome trim along trunk and rear. (new for 67)
Interior decor group was known before as the pony
interior, also known as deluxe interior. Includes aluminum trim along the dash, door panels, molded
armrests, lighted grilles below the door panels, padded
back seat area with chrome accents, molded plastic
seat back and sides, rectangular accents in the middle
of the seats, vinyl shifter handle.
AM/8 Track with door speakers (new for 67)
Woodgrain 3 spoke steering wheel-Actually not true wood but a plastic wheel made to resemble wood.
Remote Trunk Release-lever by the drivers seat to pop
open the trunk.
Lighted glovebox and lock
Lower console with convenience control panel lights (new for 67)
Upper Console (new for 67)
Convenience Control Panel consisting of 4 "idiot"
lights for door ajar, seatbelts, parking brake on and
low fuel (new for 67)
In dash air conditioning (new for 67)
Tilt-away steering wheel- this is the greatest option
Ford ever came up with in my opinion. Wheel is 9
position tilt and tilts away or swings away when the
door is opened and vehicle shut off. Very rare to see
in mustangs as was a popular option in thunderbirds.
Was a $60.00 option in 1967. (new for 67)
Remote drivers mirror
Passanger side mirror
Power Disc Brakes
Rocker Panel Moldings
Door Edge Guards
My car was originally ordered for the DSO of Alberta and was sold new at
Ellard Motors, Leduc, Alberta.
I have the original owners manual and also a Marti report stating the options
and original factory order of the 390, GTA, tilt-away, air cond, styled steel
It was originally springtime yellow, a lighter colored yellow and I purchased the car in 1982 and it was in primer then. Like everyone else I always wanted a
red mustang and ended up painting it a dark burgundy (autumn maple metallic
-a cadillac color) with black stripes. I repainted it a few years back the same
autumn maple metallic but with a gold pearl and added gold hood stripes and
gold GT stripes along the bottom. Black stripes have been re-added just before winter storage in 2008.