NEW A/C SYSTEM, CORRECT COLOR COMBO, VERY NICE ALL AROUND, 289CI V8, FRONT DISCS
The first generation Ford Mustangs have held onto their popularity even better than even Betty White. People were attracted to them for their style, size, performance and price, and those same qualities still attract car enthusiasts today. It is quickly apparent that this 1966 Mustang coupe has remained on the A-list for decades with no signs of slowing down.
The code K Nightmist Blue exterior finish provides a deep shine and gives our Ford an elegant, timeless look that will always be in demand. It can be difficult to maintain a dark color for sure but when it is applied professionally and maintained properly, what you see here is the reward. The Ford's sheet metal lines up correctly and there are no indicators of past issues, and with the work being finished within the last few years, everything still looks crisp and fresh. We always like to see Mustangs in their natural state, so the lack of stripes, scoops, spoilers, or other add-ons is a relief, but when the original design is this good, why would you want to mess with it? And while we love the Nightmist Blue paint, the white vinyl top adds an awesome bit of contrast that makes this pony stand out in a crowd.
Open the driver's door and you're greeted with a new two-tone Pony Interior, expertly installed. The carpeting, headliner, seating and door panels are all in excellent condition and the light blue and white combination is the perfect complement for the bodywork. This Mustang is nicely outfitted with a center console, under-dash A/C unit, and an unusual AM/8-track radio, suggesting it wasn't purchased for performance reasons alone. A wood-rimmed steering wheel works well with the matching dash appliques and center console, adding a sporty look that's perfect for the Mustang's personality. The five-hole gauge panel was standard equipment in 1966 and we're guessing that the gauges inside are original, but they're in good condition overall and work just fine. Thanks to R134a refrigerant, the A/C is fully functional and reasonably effective and the trunk is correctly outfitted with a reproduction mat and spare tire with cover.
The strong-running 289 cubic inch V8 is a C-code 2-barrel unit that's smooth and torquey, the ideal partner for the automatic transmission. There is no such thing as matching numbers in 1966 Mustangs, but it is correct right down to the air cleaner and valve covers. Obviously the A/C system is new, but beyond that it's pretty much the way Ford made it. It's not showy, but the Ford Blue engine enamel is the right color and there are no obvious signs of trauma in this car's past. A C4 three-speed automatic transmission shifts without complaint and is backed by an 8-inch full of highway-friendly 2.80 gears. The undercarriage is finished in correct red oxide primer, as original, and a new dual exhaust system gives it a nice V8 sound that never gets annoying. Wearing 195/75/14 whitewall radials were installed on a set of pretty styled steel wheels and are a good match that gives this pony a crisp look with an OEM vibe.
As the supply of clean, well-finished Mustangs shrinks, cars like this will become ideal places to park some money for a few years, and there's simply nothing more fun than a vintage pony with a few tricks up its sleeve. Call today!
- 8 Track
- Air Conditioning
- AM Radio
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
- Owner's Manual
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- Body Style
- Interior Color
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- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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