Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda?
OK, we've all heard about 427-powered Mustangs. People everywhere have been saying that they swear they've seen one of these elusive big-block-powered Mustangs throughout the years. While we can finally verify that there were never any factory-built 427 Mustangs, thanks to Kevin Marti of Marti Auto Works and his diligent research archives from Ford, there's always the possibility that someone or some company, to be more precise, did in fact build a 427-powered Mustang. During a recent foray into our library for archival material on another story, Editor Ford stumbled across this ad in the June '67 issue of Super Stock and Drag Illustrated. The ad from Robie Ford's Robie Power Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts, states you can have your Mustang built with a custom-built 427 ci and add "quads, headers, gears, a Hurst, and more" in street or strip versions. In talking with transplanted Bostonians, we've been told the Robie Ford building is still at 370 Columbia Road but now might be a Lincoln-Mercury dealer. Anyone in the area care to elaborate or send us a picture?