C-CODE PONY, RECENT RE-SPRAY, HOT 289 V8, 4BBL, LONGTUBE HEADERS, DRIVE ANYWHERE
If you're looking for your first collector car, affordable sunny weather transportation, or just have a soft spot for vintage ponies, this 1966 Ford Mustang coupe is a great choice. It's not a show car, it's not a pedigreed car that you should buy as an investment, it's just a neat little coupe with V8 power and the same charm that's infused into every early Mustang ever built, and that's very much a good thing.
About six months ago, this Mustang got a fresh coat of Springtime Yellow paint, which we feel is an excellent choice on a low-key Mustang. No stripes are necessary and it instead offers a classic early Mustang look that was much more like what you'd see on the streets in 1966. They did a good job with a good shine and minimal orange peel in the modern urethane finish, which is easier said than done, and aside from a few small blemishes, it really looks good. Not perfect, mind you, but good enough to get thumbs-up gestures in traffic but not so nice that a full parking lot scares you into going home. Panel fit is actually quite good, particularly the trunk and the bumpers, which hug the body tightly, and thanks to the Mustang's huge popularity, much of the trim is brand new so it looks very good. It's actually kind of refreshing to see an early Mustang that isn't trying to be anything other than what it is: fun V8-powered transportation.
The Mustang's interior is always a friendly, welcoming place, and this one is no different. It's got the patina of a set of comfortable old jeans and that's perfectly OK with us. It's possible that most of the interior is original, particularly the carpets which are showing some age, but there's nothing that needs immediate attention and you shouldn't hesitate to get in and have fun right off the bat. The five-dial gauge panel became standard in 1966 and holds a pretty complete set of gauges in a black "camera case" finished panel and the steering wheel really does look sporty. A newer AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit fits neatly in the original radio's location and powers a pair of modern speakers on the rear package shelf, so you don't have to sacrifice entertainment in your new daily-driver vintage Mustang. The trunk shows off just how thorough the paint job was and sports a brand new gas tank, which is also the floor of the trunk.
This is a real-deal C-code Mustang, which means a 289 cubic inch V8 under the hood. As a result, this Mustang is plenty peppy around town and has a great V8 sound from the twin tailpipes out back, both critical elements to Mustang ownership. The engine sports a few performance upgrades, including a 4-barrel carburetor, long-tube headers, and an open-element air cleaner, plus a set of finned valve covers to make it look racy. The C4 3-speed automatic transmission is a willing partner for the V8 and never leaves you hanging for a downshift and the 8-inch rear end has highway gears in it so cruising around town or across the country is pretty drama-free. The largely original and remarkably tidy undercarriage is a great foundation for any Mustang and classic standard hubcaps and 195/75/14 whitewall radials give it a proper 1960s sensibility.
This is just a nice little Mustang that's going to be affordable to own and operate and will always bring a smile to your face when you're behind the wheel. And really, is there more to ask from an old car? Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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