SLICK-BUILT PONY, BUILT 302 V8, ALUMINUM HEADS, TREMEC 5-SPEED, 4-DISCS, DUALS!
You know when you fall in love and start making all kinds of unreasonable and illogical decisions? That clearly happened with the guy who built this incredible 1966 Ford Mustang. With a burly 302, a high-impact color combination, and upgraded chassis, it's nasty, it's fast, and it's quite nicely finished.
That vivid yellow paint wasn't on the 1966 Ford color chart, but nobody's going to argue that it doesn't look awesome on the first-generation pony car's sheetmetal. There's surely a big pile of cash tied up in making it look this good, and since they started with an ultra-clean southern car, there's no question that it's right. The paint is two-stage urethane that practically glows in the dark, but no liberties were taken with the shape save for the hood scoop, so it's still instantly recognizable as a Mustang. You could really take it up a notch with a professional wet sand and buff, which would really bring out the shine, but then again, you might be afraid to drive it if you make it too nice. There's a neat tribal-looking pinstripe (if you can call it that) running down the sides, which highlights the kick-up just behind the doors, a feature you don't usually notice on a Mustang. With a correct grille, shiny chrome bumpers, and just a bit of stainless trim, the car is definitely ready for primetime.
Despite full resto-mod makeover on the hardware, the black interior retains a lot of the original style but offers modern comfort and convenience. The original bucket seats were retained, and are split by a custom center console that houses the Hurst shifter for the 5-speed manual transmission as well as a couple of useful cup holders. New black carpets, original style door panels, and a factory dash pad keep it in touch with its past, but a Sunpro tach on the steering column and that small-diameter wood steering wheel let you know this isn't a stock Mustang. A JVC AM/FM/CD stereo will rattle your fillings, but not before the engine causes your heart to flutter. The trunk is perhaps the most stock part of the car, with a correct mat and full-sized spare with cover, plus the accessory tool bag to match. Nice!
This car started out as an A-code 289 with a 4-barrel, so it was already potent before any of the work started, but both that 289 and the slushbox transmission were yanked in favor of a built 302 cubic inch V8 and the aforementioned Tremec 5-speed. There's still a 4-barrel carburetor on top, this one from Holley, and it uses a Summit Racing aluminum intake and Edelbrock aluminum heads to make some extra horsepower. Accel ignition components light it up, and before it all went back together, they took some time to really detail the engine bay, which looks awesome with satin black inner fenders and those finned valve covers. Custom long-tube headers dump into a Flowmaster dual exhaust system that has that familiar Mustang growl and 4-wheel disc brakes haul it down from speed, a nice find in a car of this vintage and at this price. Classic Torque Thrust wheels wear aggress 245/45/17 performance radials and tuck neatly under the fenders for the perfect stance.
Aggressive in every way that matters and detailed with restoration photos, this is a very affordable high-performance Mustang that gets everything right. For all the details, please give us a call today!
- CD Player
- Vinyl Interior
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- AM/FM Radio
- Restoration Photos
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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