Features of the Mustang Limited Edition 400Released in 1967 and exclusive to the Chicagoland area, the Mustang Limited Edition 400 featured a number of unique enhancements, including a special deep metallic gold paint, louvered hoods, metal trim on the wheel and deck lid lips, and deluxe wheel covers. The Limited Edition 400 Mustang also featured special badging exclusive to the model, including fender emblems and a dash plate personalized with the owner’s name.
The personalized dash plate, a dealer-installed option, is an interesting relic from the car culture of the late ‘60s. Several of the regional special editions — including the Blazer Limited Edition, which was available from dealerships in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio — featured a similar option.
About Mustang Special EditionsIn 1967, Ford produced no less than 11 special-edition Mustangs aimed at various regional markets throughout the country. Often these upgrades were merely cosmetic — in some cases, no more than special badging. It wasn’t until 1968, with the release of the legendary California Special Edition, that these regional programs produced a real classic. There is no official record of how many Limited Edition 400 Mustangs were sold in 1967, although occasionally one will pop up on the collector’s circuit.
Because the Limited Edition 400 offers little that can’t be found on any other contemporary Mustang, the cars today are generally not worth any more or less than a model without the badging. They are, however, an interesting relic of a bygone part of pony car culture and a unique look into how Ford used region-specific marketing to expand their customer base.