CANDYAPPLE RED C-CODE, 289/200 HP, C-4 AUTO, PWR STEERING, PWR CONVERTIBLE TOP!!
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 Candyapple Red 1966 Mustang convertible, for instance. It features V8 power, a gorgeous Pony 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 this year, 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 bright red Mustang convertible, the entire world is your friend. Finish quality is decent, nice enough to attend shows but not so flawless that you'll constantly be worrying about people standing too close. The red is exactly right, not too orange like Poppy Red and not too dark like Rangoon Red, but just right, giving this Mustang a bright personality. Panel fit is good all around and unlike many of this car's sibling, this one hasn't been subjected to questionable modifications and tacky stripes. Nice chrome bumpers, polished stainless rocker moldings, and proper emblems round out the list of details that make this car stand out.
The red Pony interior is a big plus, offering an unusual yet striking combination 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. Red carpets are tough to protect, so there's some very minor fading, but that's easy to overlook when the instrument panel looks this good. Woodgrained inserts match the steering wheel and if the gauges are original, they're exceptionally well-preserved. The door panels are brand new and there's an updated AM/FM stereo radio in the dash, right above the chrome T-handle shifter for the 3-speed automatic underneath. A white convertible top powers itself up and down easily and stows under a matching red boot. The trunk is also nicely detailed with a correct mat and a full-sized spare tire, 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. Nicely finished with Ford Blue engine enamel and a chrome dress-up kit, 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 dual exhaust system is a welcome upgrade. The suspension sits right (no rear end sag!) and between the C4 3-speed automatic transmission and 3.00 gears out back, it's a superlative cruiser that's happy in traffic or on the highway. Tidy floors, a recent gas tank, and newer shocks also contribute to its easy-driving demeanor. Classic styled steel wheels are always the right choice on a '66, and they carry 205/75/14 whitewall radials all around.
This is the new going price for straight, clean, V8 Mustang convertibles. 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
- Power Convertible Top
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Vinyl Interior
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