1967 Ski Country Special

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1967 Ski Country Special

67scsHot off the heels of the 1966 High Country Special, the Denver Sales District was eager to release another classic Mustang limited edition just for the Colorado market. Unlike the HCS package, which was only offered on the Mustang, the Ski Country Special could be had on the Galaxie, Fairlane, Ford Country Sedan and Mustang coupe and fastback (no convertibles). The Ski Country Special package consisted of special paint, a fender emblem and a few other items catering to the snowy high country. Paint colors were unique to this package and named after local ski resorts; Vail Blue, Winter Park Turquoise, Aspen Red, Breckenridge Yellow and Loveland Green.

The Ski Country Special Registry is run by Bob Teets who has about a dozen cars registered. Bob and Kevin Marti have confirmed total production of 198 cars, with the majority being coupes and very few fastbacks.

Here's a quote from a newspaper ad run in the 1967 Rocky Mountain News,

"Now! Specially equipped Ski Country Fords - Five Ski Country Specials now at your Ford Dealer's. Galaxie, Mustang and Fairlane hardtops, Mustang Fastback and Ford Country Sedan. Five special colors. Specially equipped with ski racks, snow tires, equa-lock rear axle, coffee bar and medallions."

Identification: Basically the key elements of this special package are the paint color and fender badges. Of course with a 40+ year old car it's very likely it's been repainted, which in one step probably eliminated the tell-tale original special color paint and the emblems. Like many special edition Mustangs there was nothing special about the VIN that proves it's heritage. They came down the assembly line just like every other Mustang. The final touches were either added just off the assembly line or by the dealer upon delivery.

Luckily the special paint does leave a trail. The DSO (see the door data plate) on Ski Country Specials will be a 6 digit number instead of the normal 2 digits. The first 2 digits will be "51" designating the Denver sales district. The next 4 digits are the key and indicate it was a special order, in this case special paint. Both the 1967 Ski Country Specials and 1666-1967 High Country Specials will have this unique 6 digit DSO.

Following are the Dupont Paint numbers that correspond to the original 5 special colors:

Aspen Red = 2721H 93-83001H
Loveland Green = 4209 181-95020
Vail Blue = 4690L 181-97344
Brekenridge Yellow = 4711L 93-97845H
Winter Park Turquoise = 4495L 93-96938

===== UPDATE August 2010 ====

Rowland Smith was kind enough to send in these great photos of his 1967 Ski Country Special (see red car with black stripes above). If anyone else has photos they'd like to share please email me: webmaster@allstangs.com

Here's the description from Rowland:

The stripes were added by someone on mine.  As far as I can tell, everything else is original except the carb which is a '72. This thing is in such immaculate shape and I have the original invoice, warranty cards, registrations, ski flag, emblem, ski racks and even some notebook pages where the salesman was taking notes and adding up the accessory package. Mustang Monthly will be doing a feature on it next year after the restore and clean-up.

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  1. Comment by Rowland Smith — @ 10:13 pm

    Do you have any info on other Ski Country Special locations as of now? Is there a contact at Ford that could help with further historical information?

    thanks

  2. Comment by admin — @ 9:43 am

    These cars are very rare today. With most being repainted it’s hard to say how many are still driving around as normal Mustangs waiting to be discovered.

    There is a Registry for the Ski Country Special that Bob Teets runs. (He also runs the High Country Special Registry for 66-68 cars) Last I heard he didn’t have many cars registered. I’ll bug him and see if I can get updated info to post.

  3. Comment by admin — @ 5:07 pm

    I just heard back from Bob. He has about 12-15 cars currently in the Ski Country Special Registry. They just don’t surface often. He also gave me a total production number of 198 which has been confirmed by Kevin Marti using Ford records. Of that 198 most are coupes. The fastbacks are extremely rare.

    I’ve updated the blog text above to reflect this new info.

    Thanks for your questions!

  4. Comment by Rowland Smith — @ 9:31 pm

    I just purchased a ski country special from California. It is now back in the Denver area and looks mostly original and unrestored. It has been repainted but looks like Aspen Red.

  5. Comment by admin — @ 7:55 pm

    Rowland, I’d love to see it and feature it here on the site. If you can email me some photos and a quick history: webmaster@allstangs.com

    Thanks!

  6. Comment by Jason — @ 11:59 am

    I recently discovered I have an Aspen Red SCS and I’ve had the car for close to 15 years.

  7. Comment by Jeff Giacomino — @ 3:10 pm

    I have a 1967 Mustang fastback Ski Country Special,the color is Winter Park Turqoise. I also have the original Rotunda Ski Rack. I bought the car in 1994 I did not know that it was a SCS.

    Jeff G
    Brighton Co.

  8. Comment by Scott Nagle — @ 5:49 pm

    I have recently purchased a 1967 mustang fastback ski country special in Vail Blue i believe i am looking for information and pictures of these cars it has the emblem but over the years the ski rack is no longer with the car.

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  10. Comment by Rowland Smith — @ 8:26 am

    Jeff G, would love to come to Brighton and see your SCS. That’s what I have. I am beginning a full restoration next week and will start taking it all apart :( Would love to see another one to compare notes before starting. email me at lrsmith62@gmail.com

    Rowland

  11. Comment by Scott Nagle — @ 1:29 pm

    I posted a in 2010 that I also own a 67 Mustang Fastback SCS I am looking for any info, and I would love to see Jeff G’s car and Rowland Smiths car, I am also going to start a Resto hopefully soon, my email is hotrodchef@comcast.net
    Thanks and cant wait to hear from you. Scott

  12. Comment by Scott Cass — @ 5:45 pm

    We have a 67 SCS. Where all SCS also GT’s? My grandfather puchased the car in Denver in around 1980, and gave it to myself and brother when we were 16. Our emblem was stolen back in the early 90’s. Does anyone have any idea how it can be replicated? I plan on starting a rotisserie restoration this year. I’d like to register it, however I haven’t been able to find the registry mentioned above by Bob Teets. Any help/info would be great.
    Scott
    Midlothian, TX

  13. Comment by Jeff — @ 2:28 pm

    Scott, I also have a SCS Mustang. I have made a dozen SCS badges, from a orginal example. You can contact me at jeff@pcsplungerlift.com.

    Thanks

    Jeff Giacomino

  14. Comment by Mike — @ 7:51 am

    Hi all. Am in the process of buying a ’67 Ski Country Special. The seller didn’t know it was one till I ordered the Marti Report and it said it on there. Vail blue, coupe, GT S code 4spd. Currently doesn’t seem to have any of the Ski Country pieces left on it tho. Has a 289 in it now but am getting a 390 with it. Are there any other GT optioned S codes Ski Country models we know of?

    Mike

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