FUEL-INJECTED 5.0, SUBFRAME CONNECTORS, POWER TOP, R134 A/C, NICE RESTO-MOD!
Resto-mods are about combining today's technology with yesterday's look, and no car is quite so adept at seamlessly blending the two than a vintage Mustang. Take this 1966 convertible, for example, which looks like a very nicely restored stocker on the outside, but packs a fuel-injected 5.0 under the hood. For a timeless look with the feel of a much more modern pony, this Mustang is hard to beat!
A very recent build, this Mustang is the car we've all wished we could own. Bright red paint on a vintage Mustang convertible conjures images of a winding road along the coast, and this convertible's driving dynamics don't disappoint. The two-stage urethane paint was laid down on top of some very clean bodywork, and you can see the crisply detailed sheetmetal has had some time invested in it. No stripes or even extraneous badges, this is just a very clean, straight ragtop with a lot of charm and no distractions. Open the doors and they feel solid, the hood sits flush, and the shine is deep enough that you'll find yourself turning to look at the car every time you park it and walk away. The clean grille and crystal-clear headlights are very subtle modifications and it'll take a sharp eye to spot the twin chrome tailpipes under the rear valence, the only details that mark this as a modified Mustang. Well, there's the engine note, but we'll get to that in a moment.
The black interior is also freshly restored, with correct standard seat covers on the low-back bucket seats. New carpets and door panels enhance the polished look, and it retains the spirit of the original in every way. The steering wheel is a fat 3-poke piece that looks right for 1966 and comes with a correct horn button, and 1966's standard 5-gauge instrument panel is especially well-suited to the Auto Meter gauge upgrade. A proper under-dash A/C system works well thanks to modern components up front, and the automatic shifter with a T-handle is what you would have received in 1966. There's also more clever parts-bin engineering with the AM/FM/cassette stereo, which is an OEM Ford piece from the early '90s, possibly even from the same Mustang as the engine. There's a new black power convertible top with matching boot and a nicely finished trunk with a new mat.
Without 289 badges on the fenders, this Mustang is still easy to identify, thanks to the all-too-familiar sound of a 5.0 liter V8. The small block slides right into the old Mustang engine bay almost without modification, and the long-runner intake fits so well you'd think it was born there. The stock 5.0 is a strong runner and every bit a match for a 289, so beyond the MSD ignition and custom exhaust system, it's pretty stock. It starts right up, idles smoothly, and has the throttle response and Ayou'd expect from EFI, and it actually pulls down decent fuel economy, too (as long as you keep your foot out of it). The automatic transmission snaps through the gears and powers the original rear end. The undercarriage is exceptionally clean, offering rebuilt suspension and brakes, a custom two-into-one-into-two exhaust system and subframe connectors to keep it straight. And, of course, those Magnum 500 wheels always look right, with these wearing 205/60/15 BFG radials.
With nearly $40,000 invested in the build, this is a winning combination of old and new that will delight you every time you take it out for a spin. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Cassette Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Convertible Top
- Build Receipts
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