• Stock:

    394-DFW

  • Engine Size:

    302 V8

  • Transmission Type:

    4 Speed Manual

  • Body Color:

    Chestnut Brown Metallic

  • Interior Color:

    Saddle

  • Miles:

    11,407 (Unknown)

  • Location:

    Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas

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MEDIUM CHESNUT SHOW-QUALITY RESTO, 302 CI, 4-SPEED TOP-LOADER, FRONT DISC, A/C

This 1966 Mustang coupe is one of those cars that proves that less is often more. Gorgeous and beautifully appointed throughout, it shows you that you don't need stripes and bright colors to have a car that will stop people in their tracks when they see it. It's also quite fast, so you don't need to rely entirely on its good looks to attract attention.

The color is from the GM palette and is called Medium Chestnut, and if you hadn't seen it on this car, you probably wouldn't pick it. But now that you've seen the warm metallic glow and how right it looks on the crisp Mustang sheetmetal, you're probably as surprised as we are by how much you like it. It's elegant and understated, just enough to offset the Shelby-style modifications made to the other parts of the car. Note the hood scoop, the hood pins, and the blacked-out Shelby grille, all designed to give this car a performance vibe without being too blatant about it. Workmanship is exceptionally good and you can tell that someone built this car for himself and took his time doing it, because the gaps are even, the paint has that look that only a well-prepped surface can deliver, and the shine means that a lot of time went into the final cut and buff. There's also plenty of chrome that sparkles against the Chestnut paint, again like an upscale machine you'd find in a high-end new car dealership. The builder totally nailed it with this one.

Inside, the remarkable combination of beauty and original features continues. The Parchment and Palomino pony interior works just as well as the paint on the outside, delivering a wonderful contrast to the usual monochromatic Mustang interior. It's all new and quite nicely done, with smart upgrades that make it a pleasure to drive. A GT350 wood-rimmed steering wheel, accessory gauges, and a Hurst shifter suggest that it's built for combat, but there's also a well-disguised under-dash A/C unit and an AM/FM stereo with a CD changer in the trunk. Carroll Shelby decals cover the glove box lid, and we think if he saw the build on this car himself his first thought would probably be, 'Now why didn't I think of that?' The trunk is finished to stock specs with one of the neatest-fitting trunk mats we've ever seen, plus that aforementioned CD changer.

That well-dressed small block is a 302 bored .040 oversize and fitted with gear like an Edelbrock cam, intake, and carburetor, Pete Jackson gear drive (sounds awesome!), and an electronic ignition. A Cobra dress-up kit makes it look like one of Shelby's finest, and every single component was restored or replaced during the build, giving it a like-new look. It starts easily with a snarky bark from the Scott Drake headers and Flowmaster 44s, and with a Toploader 4-speed, you can bang gears all you like without fear of hurting it. The suspension is fortified with new trailing arms, fresh bushings, big sway bars, plus massive 4-piston calipers on the front discs. It crouches on a set of Magnum 500 look-a-likes and fat BFG radials all around.

A gorgeous, first-class build that has resulted in a car that's more than the sum of its parts. If you're bored with Shelby clones and pretty but stock Mustangs, perhaps this one will light your fires. Call today!

Features

AM/FM Radio, Air Conditioning, CD Changer, Defrost, Front Disc Brakes, Heat, Build Receipts , Seatbelts-Front, Vinyl Interior

Documentation

Restoration Photos

Drivetrain

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
302 V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
Toploader

Body

Body Or Basic Color
Chestnut Brown Metallic
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat

Basic

Year
1966
Make
Ford
Model
Mustang
Miles
11,407 (Unknown)

Interior

Interior Or Basic Color
Saddle
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
No

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