GREAT RUNNING AND DRIVING '66 COUPE! 289 V8, AUTO TRANS, STRAIGHT W/ NICE PAINT!
The great thing about early Mustangs is that almost no two are alike, even from the factory. They're also extremely easy to modify with great results, and it's almost impossible to build an ugly one. This great-looking 1966 Ford Mustang coupe offers an awesome color combination and a few upgrades that turn it into a great cruiser that will be welcome just about anywhere.
The gorgeous code Z Sauterne Gold paint is this car's original color, which is probably why it looks so right on the stylish coupe body. No, it's not original (not even close) but that doesn't mean it doesn't look awesome now that it's rendered in modern finishes. It was finished a while ago, and thanks to careful maintenance and quality work, it still looks quite good today and the guy who did the work should be extremely proud of himself. There have been no questionable modifications to the body, no goofy hood scoops grafted on, no silly wings, just well-executed details and a nice finish that makes this Mustang stand out in a crowd. Details are crisp, including the 289 badges on the front fenders, quarter panel trim moldings, and the bright strip along the rocker that ties it all together. While not exactly subtle with those big wheels, the finished product is handsome and restrained in a very positive way.
The lovely Parchment and Ivy Gold buckets make for a very classic and elegant combination, taking the Mustang away from simple all-American muscle and adding a bit of continental flair. Tan seats with dark carpets are actually this car's original setup, and when it was restored, everything was faithfully put back to factory-correct condition. The 5-gauge instrument panel became standard equipment in 1966, and while the gauges themselves are probably original, they still work properly and look decent. The fat steering wheel feels great in your hands and I bet you didn't know that the Mustang was the first car to offer seat belts as standard equipment. Beyond the steering wheel wrap, the only other non-stock addition is an AM/FM/cassette stereo in the original radio's location, and no dashboard panels were harmed in the installation. There's also a correct mat and spare tire cover in the trunk, making it look quite complete and ready to enjoy.
The engine is a C-code 289 cubic inch V8 that's been freshened and tweaked a bit. Wearing Ford Blue paint, finned valve covers, and a 4-barrel carburetor, it looks great and runs superbly, just as you'd hoped. The rest of the engine bay is just as well finished, with satin black on the inner fenders and firewall and a correct radiator up front. Start it up and it fires quickly, idles well, and has a great small-block eagerness that the big block cars always lacked. Underneath, it's original but quite tidy, with a nice-sounding dual exhaust system, some new front end components, and clean floors with no surprises. A C4 3-speed automatic handles the gears, driving the original 8-inch rear end which carries tall 2.80 gears that make this a great highway cruiser. Those big 17-inch Ridler wheels recall period Torque Thrusts and wear staggered 215/45/17 front and 245/45/17 rear performance radials.
There are still some very nice Mustangs out there for not a lot of money. This one packs a throaty V8 that moves with real authority, a beautiful interior, and an eye-catching paint job that will look great in your driveway. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Vinyl Interior
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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