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Default 1967 mustang california special?

Did ford make a 1967 mustang cs. Ive found one for sale and was under the impression that its a very rare car. The only info i can find is on the 1968 cs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.:?:
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Welcome aboard... The folks in here will know the answer.
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It's probably a clone.
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The California Specail was not offered until MID YEAR 1968! I agree this is probably a clone so do not pay a price for a real CS. If this is a nice car,buy it for a 1967 mustang and not a CS. The 1968 GT was used for the base for the CS. It should have the long sequintial tail lights like the shelbys and side scoops plus all equiptment offered on the Gt model: dual exhaust,fog lamps in grill,interior upgrades,chrome driver side mirror. Take a close look at the tail lights and see if the openings were cut in or if the taillight housing was molded from one piece of sheet metal. Good luck and ask many questions.
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Yeah its a fake if the price is low and the car is nice its still worth buying.
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thanks! its prob not a real cs its a project car and the body is straight it has the 67 tail lights and no spoiler also has a 289 motor i couldnt find the vin plate on the dash and the tags on the door are gone as well. they say the have them but....
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i also have a 2004 mustang w a 3.9 v6 and 5speed can i put a 4.6 in w out having to change transmissions? didnt no if it would bolt up or not.
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No it won't work the mod motor uses a different bell housing bolt pattern check out the rest of the forum.
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In '67 they didn't make a California Special, they were called High Country Specials. Although they the the same details/features. They featured Shelby tail lights the were NOT sequential, pop-off fuel caps, fog lights, etc. The High Country special also had the sheild insignia on the side. They were available with any engine or Mustang option.

With this one not even having a spoiler and proper tail lights, you are correct to smell something fishy.

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I wouldn't touch the car without the vin plate on the dash.
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Ford didn't use a dash plate VIN until 1968. No 1965, 1966, 1967 mustangs have dash VINS's.
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.....They featured Shelby tail lights the were NOT sequential, pop-off fuel caps, fog lights, etc. The High Country special also had the sheild insignia on the side. They were available with any engine or Mustang option.

With this one not even having a spoiler and proper tail lights, you are correct to smell something fishy.....
As posted above, there were no '67 California Specials, but there were High Country Specials and Ski Country Specials available via the Colorado DSO. '67 High Country Special's came with standard Mustang tailights, and not the '65 T-Bird or '67 Shelby versions. There was no rear spoiler either. They were mainly just Special Paint and Special Badged cars. All three bodystyles were available. They only came in three colors - Timberline Green, Columbine Blue and Aspen gold.

gdrown, if you want the car, get a Marti Report on it. This will tell you if it's a real HCS or not. There were only about 400 HCS's sold.
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'67 High Country Special's came with standard Mustang tailights, and not the '65 T-Bird or '67 Shelby versions. There was no rear spoiler either. They were mainly just Special Paint and Special Badged cars. All three bodystyles were available. They only came in three colors - Timberline Green, Columbine Blue and Aspen gold.
67 ragtop is right. Mixed up my facts.

It STILL no a CS like they claim is the point.

Look for the color and the sheild on the side. But first...look at the vin it seems to be missing. You possibly have a High Country candidate.
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Look for the VIN under the hood on the drivers side inner fender. There wasn't a dash-mounted VIN tag on '67's.
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Default California Special does exist....

My younger brother bought a 1968 CS from a friend of a family member back in 1986 and he and our dad restored it just short of the paint job... BEAUTIFUL car, even in red primer, lol. It's the tail lights that make it unique, but over-all the lines seem bolder, more beefy than other models - at least in my opinion. It did not have a tail fin, which I was told was not original equipment. They put a 350 in it and though I was never allowed to drive it - I have a penchant for speed - I was a passenger on many occasions and that car has stayed with me all these years...

They are very rare indeed... :yelpleased:

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