REBUILT 289 CID V8, 4-SPEED, NEW DUAL EXHAUST, AM/FM, RUNS GREAT, DRIVER QUALITY
Who would have believed that an early Mustang could look this intense? With a sinister dark blue paint job and those blackwall tires, this pony just looks like it's spoiling for a fight, and thanks to a potent 289 under the hood and a 4-speed gearbox, it can certainly deliver on the threats its looks are making.
Perhaps a shade or two darker than the original Nightmist Blue, this handsome coupe nevertheless looks fantastic. Super straight sheetmetal is the reason why, especially with the dark paint to magnify any flaw, and it is indeed this car's original color. It also shines up quite well and doesn't have any of the stripes or decals that plague some of its siblings, so the look is both subtle and arresting when you see it in person. Good gaps, original trim pieces, and just enough chrome to make it stand out, this Mustang rejects the friendly attitude that most of these cars portray and looks altogether more potent in every way. The bumpers are shiny and nicely presented, and the tough items like the deck lid and rear valence actually fit quite well, so you know they were sweating the details when this one went back together.
The two-tone blue interior is a bit more lighthearted than the exterior, and wears correct comfort-weave seat covers and fresh blue carpets to compliment the Nightmist Blue. All 1966 Mustangs received the 5-gauge instrument panel that was previously part of the GT package, and it's kind of refreshing to see that this one hasn't been cluttered up with auxiliary gauges or a column-mounted tach. There is, however, a Hurst shifter for the 4-speed and it includes a cue ball knob, you know, just for tradition's sake. An AM/FM/cassette stereo in the center of the dash provides the opportunity for somewhat modern entertainment, and new blue pony floor mats protect the fresh carpets. Even the door panels appear to be recent and it appears to still be carrying its original headliner, which is in excellent shape. The trunk is finished with a correct plaid mat and it's kind of surprising how big the trunk of a Mustang coupe actually is. I mean, this car is perfect for a road trip with a couple of friends.
Bright and clean, the engine bay looks freshly detailed and the 289 in the center of everything was overhauled in 2012. Wearing fresh Ford Blue paint, it looks fantastic in the satin black engine bay, and a few well-chosen chrome bits add some eye candy without distracting from its OEM look. A new dual exhaust system gives it just the right cackle and while you're underneath, also be sure to note all the fresh polyurethane bushings in the suspension, which really sharpens things up. The floors are solid and this Mustang wears weld-in subframe connectors, which explain the solid feeling from behind the wheel. And a good part of that brutal look comes from the styled steel wheels without trim rings and a set of 195/75/14 blackwall tires (spare wheels and trim rings are included with the car, by the way).
A wonderfully finished and very solid Mustang coupe that can definitely hold its own on the streets. If you like the look, you're going to love the ride. Call today!
AM/FM Radio, Cassette Player, Defrost, Heat, Seatbelts, Seatbelts-Front, Seatbelts-Rear, Vinyl Interior
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 289 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 72,017 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
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