NICE BLACK ON BLACK COUPE, GREAT RUNNING 289 W/ AUTO TRANS, A/C, VERY SOLID
Mustangs, both then and now, have always been appealing to the masses. Great looks, V8 power, and quite modification-friendly, cars like this 1966 Mustang coupe are the best kind of affordable fun. This car also offers a few tasteful upgrades that enhance the experience without altering its basic personality.
If you're seeing a few Shelby design cues on this neat little black coupe, it's purely intentional. While Shelby never built a production coupe, it's possible that it might have looked very much like this. The fiberglass hood offers a subtle hood scoop, but the remainder of the bodywork is as built, with clean lines and very good prep work that lives up to the demands set by the black paint. Good gaps, sharp details like the C-scoop, and the crisp crease along the tops of the fenders are all well-defined and quite straight, all of it makes this car look great running down the road. The paint is shiny and basic black looks great on the semi-formal coupe body style, and you'll probably find that this car will win more than its fair share of admirers at shows and even gas stations. You'll note there's also a Shelby-style grille up front that eliminates the pony "corral" and instead substitutes a smaller Mustang logo, but the rest of the car is almost completely devoid of markings, giving it a very clean overall look. Chrome bumpers are in very good condition and add just the right amount of sparkle to the monochromatic Mustang.
The black Pony interior is quite stock, and there's really no reason to try to improve upon it. Fresh seat covers, reproduction door panels, and new carpets give it a factory appearance, and with a few bright chrome bits and some warm woodgraining, it's an awesome place to spend some time. There's virtually zero wear on any of the soft parts and most of the switchgear is new, so it looks remarkably crisp inside. A woodgrained steering wheel and 5-gauge instrument panel works with the T-handle shifter and center console to emphasize the car's sporty nature, and the A/C system holds new style refrigerant yet still has a correct look but upgraded hardware behind it. The radio is an aftermarket piece that was cleverly designed to look like it was born there and works with your iPod to provide the perfect soundtrack when you're cruising and feeds a pair of speakers in the kick panels. The trunk is also correctly finished with a reproduction mat and a full-sized spare with jack.
Mustangs with 289 cubic inch V8s like this one are always a blast to drive. Smooth, torquey, and happy to rev, the tidy-looking V8 has a very OEM look with GT-grade chrome valve covers and an open-element air cleaner, as well as correct details like the hose clamps and distributor. The A/C compressor was recently rebuilt and just needs a charge to be fully functional and with the fiberglass hood, lighter Shelby-spec hood springs were used. The transmission is a C4 3-speed automatic feeding an 8-inch rear and it sounds awesome ripping through the gears thanks to a set of glasspack-style mufflers. The floors lookare original to the car, which is always good news, and the unrestored chassis shows that the years have been kind to this particular Mustang. Magnum 500 wheels are a popular look that always works on an early Mustang and they wear 215/70/14 Firestone radials.
Classic Mustangs offer a lot of fun for not a lot of cash, and this one does everything well. Call today!
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 289 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Body Or Basic Color
- Body Style
- 47,223 (Unknown)
- Interior Or Basic Color
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console