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GARY BLONDER’S CAR STORIES

1967 Ford Mustang

When people hear “big-block Ford,” they usually think “428 Cobra Jet.” This, after all, is the big-thumping 4-barrelled piston chucker, which at 5400 PRM is throwing pistons around at speeds that would make f1 engineers go pale, whose piston walls were so thin that coughing loudly in the room they were being honed in during manufacture would render the whole block unusable, whose nodular cast-iron craftshaft seems like a piece better fitted in a diesel than a performance engine… but I am not looking at a Cobrajet car today. No, what sits caught in the early-morning sunlight is something much rarer: a 1967 390 FE Mustang Deluxe.

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