SPECTACULAR K CODE FASTBACK, ORIGINAL CANDYAPPLE CAR, VERY HIGH QUALITY RESTO
Yes, it's a real K-code. That is your first question, right? This 1966 Ford Mustang 2+2 is definitely the real deal and is the beneficiary of a recent, high-quality restoration that faithfully restored it to pretty much as-new condition. There's not much that is a better than a K-code fastback from the early Pony cars.
With a car like this, you simply don't cut corners and you don't try to put your own personal touches on the restoration. As a result, it was restored with an eye towards authenticity, with some rather big checks being written to ensure that it was as nice as possible. The bright Candyapple Red paint is this car's original color (is there any color that looks better on a fastback?) and the final finish today is show-quality in every way. Gaps are excellent and they worked hard to make it as close to perfect as they could manage. It's not a GT and wasn't dressed up like one during the restoration, but it does have that all-important '289 High Performance' badge on the front fenders, and that's really all you need to see when looking this car over at a glance. Up close, the detailing is exquisite and it appears that nothing was overlooked, from the shiny chrome bumpers to the insanely complex quarter panel vents.
All 1966 Mustangs got the former GT instrument panel, so this K-code fastback has the right look inside. You can see that the original buyer was serious about his performance, as there are no extras here, just a 4-speed in between the seats. It's all beautifully restored, of course, and things like the steering wheel and door panels are crisply detailed and in new condition. All the gauges were rebuilt and look fantastic, and it shows just 60 miles since the full restoration was completed. The original AM radio is still in the center of the dash, although it has been cleverly upgraded to AM/FM/MP3 specifications, which is a very nice feature if you like to drive. The upholstery is beautifully installed and the fold-down rear set fits extremely well. The trunk is detailed for show and includes a proper plaid mat and full-sized spare with its own matching cover.
The motor is date-coded to within six weeks of the cars build date, which is about as good as it gets on a correct replacement HIPO block. It also has date-code-correct heads, intake manifold, and water pump and wears Ford Blue with chrome valve covers and air cleaner for a trophy-winning look. Inside, it's been upgraded with forged aluminum pistons, but everything else is stock to give it that wonderful mechanical lifter soundtrack. A Pertronix ignition system invisibly improves starting and throttle response and all the factory markings were reproduced. The 4-speed shifts beautifully, clutch take-up is smooth, and with 3.50 gears in back, it's plenty punchy around town but still cruises reasonably at highway speeds. It's extremely well detailed underneath, with a reproduction exhaust system, front disc brakes, and a 9-inch rear end with a proper red oxide center section. 14-inch styled steel wheels are always the right choice and carry slightly staggered 205/70/14 front and 215/70/14 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials.
This is a very exciting car in every way that matters. It's correct, documented, and backed up with restoration receipts and photos, making it one of the very best K-code fastbacks we've ever seen. Call today!
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