SINISTER BLACK PAINT, LOTS OF CORRECT GT EQUIPMENT, A CODE 289 RAGTOP
This 1966 Ford Mustang convertible is the car you've been looking for. Solid, clean, with a smooth A-code 289 under the hood and a timeless color combination, it's exactly the car everyone thinks of when they imagine an early Mustang. Nicely finished, but not so nice that it costs as much as a year at Harvard, it's the ideal toy car for those warm summer days when you want to take the long way home from work.
Raven Black was one of the most popular colors in 1966, and it's easy to see why. It's bold, sophisticated, and classic, the perfect choice for a Mustang convertible. This one also benefits from clean, straight sheetmetal and zero paint issues. The finish is shiny, and the entire package fits together well, so the doors open and close easily and the hood lines up as it should. Both front and rear bumpers have been restored, and the stainless trim has been buffed and show shows a fantastic shine against the black paint. The car has enjoyed a subtle clean-up, because while it's an original A-code car, the '289' emblems have been removed and the trim inserts in the quarter panels are gone. GT bits like the fog lamps and rear valence with exhaust tips poking through give it a slightly more aggressive look without spoiling the effect of the clean, black paint. You want to get noticed, this Mustang is a great way to do it.
The red bucket seat interior is beautifully done, giving you a good idea of how clean this car is. Almost everything inside has been restored, such as the seat covers, door panels, and carpets, and the bright red upholstery contrasts brilliantly with the black paint. We love the two-tone effect on the dash and door panels, which prevents it from being red overload, and the aftermarket steering wheel has a fat rim that's easy to grab. The gauges are all original, with everything fully functional and still highly legible and there's a newer AM/FM stereo head with auxiliary input unit in the dash. That's a 3-speed manual transmission with a Hurst cue ball shifter, making this car entertaining to drive and adding to its performance credentials. Overhead, there's a brand new black power top with clear rear window and it stows under a black boot, so the clean lines of the convertible aren't interrupted.
This is a real A-code Mustang, so it carries a correct 289 cubic inch V8. Rated at 225 horsepower in the standard Mustang, this one sports a few upgrades to make it a bit more potent, including a big Holley 4-barrel carburetor, a mild camshaft that idles great, and a set of long-tube headers to help build torque. It's a reliable, fun powerplant that moves the little Mustang eagerly with great V8 sounds. The engine bay is nicely detailed with Ford Blue paint, some great-looking finned valve covers, and a correct open-element air cleaner up top. It's also got power steering, which is always welcome on a V8 Mustang, as well as front disc brakes, another part of the GT equipment group that made its way onto this pony. Underneath, the chassis is extremely clean and tidy, offering a fresh Flowmaster exhaust system and an 8-inch rear with 3.00 gears inside. The big 17-inch Torque Thrusts are definitely flashy, and those wide 225/45/17 front and 245/45/17 rear performance radials give it vastly improved handling.
Admit it, when you close your eyes and dream of your ideal Mustang, this is what you see. Give us a call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Power Convertible Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- iPod Compatible
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Raven Black
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