SLICK LITTLE PONY, C-CODE 289 V8, C4, 2.80 GEARS, RECENT RESTO, GREAT DRIVER!!
With all the resto-mods and custom cars running around, sometimes it's refreshing to see a clean, honest, almost completely stock early Mustang. This lovely 1966 coupe features the world's most popular color combination, a sweet-running 289, and an extra-large dose of charm that makes it a perennial favorite.
You simply can't go wrong with a bright red Mustang, and while this one was originally Wimbledon White, the recent repaint in Candyapple Red sure looks great. On the hardtop body style, it's sophisticated, more of a gentleman's express than street brawler, which was surely Ford's intention. Bodywork is quite good, with straight panels and good alignment throughout, staying true to the Mustang's roots as an affordable, fun car. The finish is modern urethane, so the shine is deeper than anything science could dream up in the '60s and it'll look great for years to come if you take care of it. It's also nicely detailed just as it would have been in 1966, with bright chrome bumpers, cool inserts in the quarter panel vents, and those iconic 289 badges on the front fenders. No modifications, no stripes, no spoilers, just an honest, clean little Mustang that looks like a million bucks. Compared to a lot of today's over-styled cars, this one looks really slick.
The interior is the same deal: clean and restored in original Code 26 Black with Black trim. Fresh seat covers with Ford's trademark "comfort-weave" inserts give the buckets a racy look, while remaining comfortable enough for long-distance cruising. Correct carpets have been fitted, and I've always personally been a fan of the console-free look which seems to emphasize the Mustang's simplicity, although the original shifter has been replaced with a B&M unit for error-free shifting. There might be a little fading on the carpets, but that's a minor point and the interior is excellent in every way, showing very little wear and offering all the charm that made Mustangs famous. All the gauges are fully functional, and they've been joined by an aftermarket tach tucked into the corner between the dash and the A-pillar. This car also includes such niceties as fully functional A/C and an AM/FM/cassette stereo, so it's easy to imagine this as your next road trip vehicle. The trunk is also neatly finished with a reproduction mat and full-sized spare tire, so you can travel with confidence.
A Mustang with a V8 is always a joy, and the C-code 289 under the hood of this pony runs beautifully and has been recently detailed. Dressed in Ford Blue with a chrome air cleaner and finned valve covers, it looks awesome and starts immediately with a turn of the key. The A/C installation is very interesting and might have been done in-period by an aftermarket company, but I think I like how they've hidden the compressor down low a lot better than the factory setup. The satin black inner panels are obviously super clean and rust-free, and much of the wiring is new. This car also features power steering, making it a pleasure to drive around town, and the Flowmaster exhaust system is the perfect accompanying soundtrack: mellow without being too loud. A C4 3-speed automatic backs up the engine with crisp shifts and quick reflexes, feeding an 8-inch rear end with 2.80 gears inside. The only major upgrade from stock are those incredible chrome Torque Thrust style wheels, which carry 245/45/17 Falken performance radials.
Good, clean, honest Mustangs like this are getting increasingly hard to find, and this one has all the features you'd want, plus a V8 engine, all at a very attractive price. Call today!
- Engine Size
- 289 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 6,216 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console