VERY NICE 2+2 W/ ONLY 3 OWNERS, CORRECT VINTAGE BURGUNDY PAINT, A/C, PS, PB, A++
Early Mustang fastbacks like this 1966 2+2 remain a bit of an anomaly, often pulling larger prices than their drop-top siblings. Is it the fantastic look? The practicality? The relative rarity? Whatever the reason, there are a lot of things to like about this Vintage Burgundy fastback.
This isn't a car for the purist, but you can find plenty of restored Mustangs any day of the week. What this car offers instead is a classic high-performance look that doesn't go too far and instead offers the traditional look that people have admired from day one. Code X Vintage Burgundy paint is sophisticated and attractive and it is indeed this car's original color. Finish quality is decent all around, making this a car you'll look forward to driving and won't mind pulling into a favorite cruise night or car show, where it's going to attract a lot of attention. Unlike many of its siblings, this Mustang is refreshingly free of stripes and other decals and despite being a real A-code fastback, it hasn't been faked up like a GT. Instead, the clean shape speaks for itself: bright chrome bumpers, a few well-placed emblems, and correct polished trim all give it a detailed look that is extremely attractive.
The attractive interior was restored a few years ago and now has that appealing lived-in look that all Mustangs should have. It was originally all black, but during the freshening, it received burgundy seat covers to match the bodywork, and we like the look. In fact, it appears that almost everything, including the door panels, and carpets were all replaced and still show well, with heavy-duty floor mats to keep things tidy. Only the dash pad is showing its age, but fortunately, a brand new one is included with the car so that's easy to remedy. The gauges are original with a correct replacement woodgrained trim panel that was standard equipment on non-Pony interior cars. That's an original AM/FM radio still in the dash, so you know the guy doing the work had his priorities straight, and it remains functional. It also has A/C installed under the dash in the usual fashion and working with R12 refrigerant, so it's quite effective. We also love the practicality of the fastback, with a fold-down rear seat that expands trunk space exponentially. And speaking of the trunk it's probably one area where you can add value to an already pretty nice car.
No early Mustang feels right with anything but a 289 under the hood, and this Mustang carries a correct A-code V8. Quick to rev yet surprisingly torquey, it makes this fastback feel quick without working too hard. It's pretty original under the hood, but you can see factory-applied Ford Blue engine paint and a lot of new hardware that make it a joy to drive. An open-element air cleaner is a familiar performance touch, but otherwise it appears quite stock. It would surely benefit from a deep cleaning and detail, but none of the dirt gets in the way of how it works, because it's strong, smooth, and very torquey. The 4-speed manual transmission shifts well and makes the car feel quite quick around town and according to the door tag, it's got 3.00 gears out back, so highway cruising is a pleasure. 14-inch steel wheels and spinner hubcaps are factory-correct and wear recent whitewall radials for a traditional look.
Fastback Mustangs never stick around for very long, and if you want an affordable one that you can drive and show, this is a very good choice. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Numbers Matching
- Air Conditioning
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Exterior Color
- Vintage Burgundy Metallic
- Interior Color
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