REALLY FUN DROP TOP MUSTANG! 289 V8, AUTO, POWER STEERING, RUNS OUT REALLY WELL
Remember when you could buy a ragtop Mustang for not a lot of money? Well, those days are rapidly coming to an end, so if you're in the market for Ford's perennial favorite, now is probably the time to buy. Take this handsome Wimbledon White 1966 Mustang convertible, for instance. It features V8 power, an unusual bench seat interior, and proper sorting that makes it a delight to drive.
If there's a more famous car, I can't imagine what it is. With Mustang celebrating its 50th anniversary recently, popularity is at an all-time high. Given the clean looks on this convertible, that shouldn't be a surprise and when you're driving a vintage Mustang convertible, the entire world is your friend. There's a chance that the code M Wimbledon White paint is original, and even if it's not, it's got some age on it so that you'll never worry about people standing too close. The creamy white paint is exactly right, not too bright like a refrigerator, but just right, giving this Mustang a cheerful personality. Panel fit is good all around and unlike many of this car's siblings, this one hasn't been subjected to questionable modifications and tacky stripes over the years. Nice chrome bumpers, stainless rocker moldings, and proper emblems round out the list of details that make this car look and feel authentic.
The unusual Parchment interior is a big plus, offering an unusual bench seat that works rather well now that you've seen it. The seats are supportive and comfortable for long hauls and remain in good condition despite being open to the elements much of the time, and the fold-down armrest is something that the bucket seat cars sorely miss. Black carpets are a nice contrast and they're surely replacement pieces simply because they're in such good shape. "Camera case" black inserts came with the standard interior, but I think I prefer them to the woodgraining. There's an updated JVC AM/FM/CD stereo radio below the dash, right above the chrome T-handle shifter for the 3-speed automatic underneath, and it powers a set of modern speakers in custom kick panels ahead of the doors. A white convertible top powers itself up and down easily and stows under a matching Parchment boot. The trunk is also nicely detailed with a correct mat and a full-sized spare tire with cover, just in case.
Hard to go wrong with 289 cubic inches of small block V8 under the hood. This is a C-code, meaning it has a 2-barrel carburetor and 200 horsepower, which is plenty in the lightweight Mustang. It looks pretty original with Ford Blue engine enamel and that big air cleaner, so it has a familiar look that has delighted fans for two generations. From experience, I'll tell you that you'll be delighted that this one has factory power steering and with a bubbly, friendly idle and a great V8 bellow at speed, the Flowmaster dual exhaust system is a welcome upgrade. The suspension sits right (no rear end sag!) and between the C4 3-speed automatic transmission and 2.80 gears out back, it's a superlative cruiser that's happy in traffic or on the highway. Tidy floors suggest that this car has always lived someplace warm and won't give a new owner any headaches later. Classic styled steel wheels are always the right choice on a '66, and they carry 205/70/14 whitewall radials.
This is the new going price for straight, clean, V8 Mustang convertibles, even those needing a little TLC. The old days aren't coming back in terms of pricing, but you can certainly relive them with wonderful cars like this. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Power Convertible Top
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Owner's Manual
- Exterior Color
- Wimbledon White
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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