CORRECT COLOR COMBO, CORRECT UNDERDASH A/C, 4-WHEEL POWER DISC BRAKES, NICE!
Everyone loves an early Ford Mustang, but when you can find one like this in its rare factory-correct colors, this V8 pony car is a true standout at quite a nice price.
You can easily love the distinction of this handsome factory-correct U-code Tahoe Turquoise Metallic. It was not one of the main colors when new, and many have been switched over to more basic paints like red, so this hue is a true find. It's the Mustang's original color, but the modern application adds an extra luster that the factory never could in '66. Plus, the black vinyl roof gives the coupe a distinctively premium touch. But even with all this distinction to make it valuable, the car also gets the fundamentals right. Gaps and alignment are up to factory standards, and while it never carried a lot of ornamentation, many regard the simplified 1966 models as the cleanest of the early Mustangs. Chrome is good, including the new-for-1966 grille that featured horizontal bars in place of 1965's honeycomb pattern, and the pony's "corral" floats instead of being suspended on four bars.
Just like the exterior, the interior did not bow to pressure for a more standard color over the decades. This makes the factory-correct two-tone aqua a unique feature that will draw attention at the car shows. The highly original interior presents especially nice today with the complementing dual colors on the bucket seats, door panels, and carpeting. There's even a matching center console. This was added for extra comfort, and has the welcomed addition of cup holders, but it can be removed with no lasting marks for those who like to be completely original. You get the factory three-spoke steering wheel. Beyond that is the five-dial gauge panel became standard in 1966, which offers a sportier look and holds a complete set of gauges. Even the original AM radio is still in place! But for those who want more modern tunes an AM/FM/CD player is mounted in the glovebox. Even the air conditioning has a vintage appearance but has been converted to a more modern R-134a for easy servicing.
Ford's reliable and perky 289 cubic-inch V8 moves the lightweight Mustang enthusiastically through any traffic. The engine bay is tidy but not over-detailed, so you shouldn't be afraid to put this one on the road. However, it does look nice and original with its Ford blue paint on the block and the correct air cleaner that includes the 289 decal. These engines are extremely reliable, parts are readily available, and performance is very good, making it a joy to drive. Adding to this go-anywhere feeling in this classic is the three-speed automatic transmission and front disc brakes. Also, the iconic Mag wheels might look period-correct, but they are holding modern BF Goodrich gForce Sport tires for maximum comfort and grip.
Great factory colors, great features, and a great price – this is how to drive an iconic classic that still has plenty of distinction. Call today!!!
- AM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Brakes
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Exterior Color
- Tahoe Turquoise
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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