1967 Ford Mustang GTA is a Mean, Green Machine

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We hate to see this gleaming Mustang GTA go, but love to watch it leave.

We love the manual transmission here at Mustang Forums. No paddle-shift setup or dual-clutch box can match the sense of connection and engagement the row-your-own gearbox provides. However, that doesn’t mean we hate cars with automatics in them. There’s no getting around the fact that autos are found in so many badass performance cars, such as the gorgeous 1967 Ford Mustang GTA shown in this video from Youtuber sublimeracer.

The 2018 Mustang GT is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or an advanced 10-speed automatic that makes the blue oval beast an absolute pavement scorcher at the drag strip. The slushbox has been an option on the GT for so long that we take it for granted. Back in the ’60s, things were different. The auto wasn’t the fixture it is today. In fact, Ford made the car you see here for only one model year. The Mustang GTA was a V8-powered 1967 special that featured the GT equipment package and a three-speed automatic.

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The gentleman in this video managed to get his hands on one of the rare Mustangs. He’s apparently taken amazing care of it. Its rich green paint gleams. The lettering on its BFGoodrich tires is nice and bright; the tires themselves have plenty of meat left on them, just begging to be smoked.

mustangforums.com 1967 Ford Mustang GTA

All of the brightwork absolutely shines. Best of all, the V8 under the hood is loud and hearty. The driver uses its cubes to power away from what appears to be a vintage car show (and no, he doesn’t crash into anything). It just goes to show that auto cars can be cool. In fact, they’ve had the potential to be awesome for the past 51 years, at least.

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Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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