RARE T5, FASTBACK, 289 V8, AUTO, GT REAR VALENCE, VERY NICE IN & OUT, COLLECTOR
This is the clean pony car with an extra story to tell. People love to see and talk about the 1966 Ford Mustang T5, not only because it has a cool fastback style, but also because it's a genuine export Mustang that never really was called a Mustang.
Yes, those T5 badges on the car are correct. This is one of the Mustangs that was originally exported to Germany, but a copyright issue meant that it could not carry the "Mustang" name. That created an interesting subcategory of this classic that came with special badges that still featured the wild horse, but the model was now called "T5". There's an online T5 directory that will tell you the whole story, and it's also where you can see this car listed. Beyond the interesting backstory, this coupe is a true eye-catcher. A car like this doesn't need the actual pony car name when all the great chrome, and styled steel wheels are just as iconic. This classic wears its factory-correct shade of Silver Blue that provides a nice distinction from the darker colors usually seen on these fastbacks. There are even nice hints of GT styling in this one, like the rear lower valence with exhaust exiting out the sheetmetal.
The condition of the Parchment and blue interior is a clear sign of a good restoration and care. Not only do the carpets, door panels, and dash look pristine, but also there's nothing more desirable than the running horses embossed on the "Pony" package bucket seats. The unique story of the T5 continues inside where Mustang fans will notice the name is once again absent in places like the center cap for the three-spoke steering wheel. These cars were a luxury in Germany, so it's no surprise to see upgrades such as the center console with automatic transmission. The whole interior has a feeling of pristine originality, right down to the heat/defrost controls. Still, this one has been upgraded in a few areas. The original km/h speedometer was changed to mp/h after this car came back to America. One change you'll certainly enjoy is a more modern AM/FM radio, but it still can't compete with the exceptionally sweet rumble from the dual exhaust.
With such an original car, there's nothing better to see under the hood than a correct 289 cubic-inch V8. It's had a bit of performance upgrading, but more importantly, it hasn't lost its period-correct pieces - including the important export brace. The engine bay is clean right down to the original-style coolant bag, and shows signs of superior maintenance that will make you confident to take this one out on any day. Of course the Ford C4 three-speed automatic transmission is another great feature that gives this classic daily-driver practicality.
This is a pony car that sticks out in the already desirable fastback herd. It's a cool coupe to drive, but you'll first have to fight off the crowds who want to know this T5's story. Call today!!
- Vinyl Interior
- AM/FM Radio
- Exterior Color
- Bright Blue Metallic
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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