1967 Ford Mustang GT Automatic
Who'd believe you could stuff the 390 engine into the Mustang and make it handle?
You'd think that dropping an anchor like the 390 engine into the Mustang would overload the front end and make it handle like a real dog, wouldn't you? The puristi will glance at the specs and hoot derisively at the 60.3/39.7 per cent weight distribution and tell you the rig will never fly, right? In truth, even we expected the Mustang 390 GT to plow like an Ohio farmer. It doesn't. The car we tested had over 400 lbs. more weight on the front wheels than the last Mustang we tested -- a 271-hp 289. There have been no basic changes in the Falcon-inherited suspension, yet the Mustang 390 GT has balance and handling ... read more