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I have a '67 GT Coupe (390, 4-speed, 25,000 miles) that is nearly all original. I am slowly exchanging some of the smaller items that have been improperly installed over the years to what I understand was on the car as it was first sold (hoses, hose clamps, etc.). I am now looking at the wheels which I have been told were original by two gentlemen who owned the car before me for more than 20 years. The only other owner was an engineer at Ford in Dearborn who bought the car in Nov. 1966. My question is whether the wheel, wheel cap, and color (argent) are correct for the Nov. 1966 build date. I have been told that the original owner had some "pull" at Ford and may have requested something a bit different than what would normally be expected to roll off the production line. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Larry
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You need to order a Marti Report for your car. It will tell you how it came from the Factory.
While the Wide Oval F70-14 Tires you show were standard on GT's, the wheels were not. The GT 's came with 14", 6" wide steel wheels. The Styled Steel Wheels you picture were Optional. If they were ordered as an Option on GT's, even though the Styled Steel Wheels were only 5-1/2" wide, the F70-14 Wide Oval Tires were installed on them.
Hope this helps.

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Thank you for your response, Bob. And thank you for the pricing sheets. It's amazing to see how (relatively) little the car with the options cost when new. I'll order the Marti Report today.
 

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I should have also mentioned that the Blue Center Cap on the Styled Steel Wheels would be correct for the 1967 Styled Steel Wheels. Also, the Wide Ovals were White Sidewall, not Raised White Letter.
All Fastbacks came with the Standard 1967 Full Wheel Covers. For Coupes and Convertibles, unless Full Wheel Covers were ordered as an Option, they would have come with the "dog dish" style wheel cover, and the wheels painted the same color as the car. When any of the Full Wheel Covers available as an Option, the steel wheels were painted Black.

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I should have also mentioned that the Blue Center Cap on the Styled Steel Wheels would be correct for the 1967 Styled Steel Wheels. Also, the Wide Ovals were White Sidewall, not Raised White Letter.
All Fastbacks came with the Standard 1967 Full Wheel Covers. For Coupes and Convertibles, unless Full Wheel Covers were ordered as an Option, they would have come with the "dog dish" style wheel cover, and the wheels painted the same color as the car. When any of the Full Wheel Covers available as an Option, the steel wheels were painted Black.

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Thanks again, Bob. You are a wealth of knowledge. I have now obtained and reviewed both the Marti Report and the actual window sticker that was on the car when originally sold. The car was produced with the standard steel wheels and the wheel covers were purchased as on option. After taking possession the original owner did purchase the Styled Steel wheels and the blue center caps which appeared in the photo.

Interestingly, I was able to match the cost sheets that you provided with each of the standard and optional items on the window sticker with the exception of one item at the very top of the window sticker which was unreadable. The cost extension for that item was $105.63. I see no matching figure on the cost sheets. Do you have any idea (or guess) as to what that cost item might have been?

Again, thanks for your assistance.
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Larry : Yes, I believe that I can answer your question. You noted that you verified all of the items except the $105.63, I assume (?) that the additional cost for the 390 of $158.08 you also verified. Note that this sections on Engines has the note "Extra charge over 200 hp V8". What Ford doesn't directly show is what is the cost of the 200 hp V8 over the "Base" 6 Cylinder V8.(the 6 Cylinder was the "standard" engine for all Mustangs, and advertised prices were based on this. However, if you go to the next section down in the Price Book where it says "Add Freight", you will see two columns of numbers, The second column has a line after it where the freight would be written in (as it depended on where the Factory was shipping the car), and the number to the left of the blank is actually under the "200HP 289 V8" heading.Thus the extra cost for the 200 hp, 289 V8 is the difference between the numbers on the right and those on the left ; $105.63. I believe that many people see the words "Add Freight" and mistakenly take the printed numbers in the column on the right as including freight, and not the cost including the 289. This is one of Ford's "hidden", or not so obvious, costs. I have 3 different Salesman's Price Books (October and November of 1966, and May of 1967, and all are laid out the same.
I have also attached a copy of a portion of a friend of mine's window sticker that shows how the $105.63 was listed.

Hope this answers your question.

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Bob: Thanks once more. Yes, I did verify the additional cost of the 390 engine at $158.08. I am quite certain that I could have searched and searched for an answer and would never have arrived at a proper one. Now, on a copy of the window sticker, I will be able to add the missing information.
 
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