1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop
What happened in 1966: Major News Stories include Miranda Rights / Miranda warning becomes law, the world's first vertical Jump Jet, the Harrier, is introduced, English Channel Hovercraft service begins, China's Cultural Revolution Begins, Subway Strike in New York brings the City to a stop, Miniskirts are in fashion, Charles Whitman kills 14 and injures 31 on a killing spree at the University Of Texas, US has nearly 500,000 troops in Vietnam, Aberfan disaster in South Wales, Vietnam War international days of protest. These were tumultuous times in the US, but all was prosperous, leaving the public with money to spend.
For consignment, a 1966 Mustang, commissioned to be built by a gentleman in New Jersey and then used in parades under his ownership. Draped in Pepper Gray Metallic, ahh the shades of the modern Eleanor, and a clean black interior. A well optioned car with power front disc brakes, power steering, and some hop up work performed under the hood. All of this without losing the great looks from way back in the second year of the first-generation Mustang... but now only better!
A respray of Pepper Gray Metallic covers the steel panels on this car, and paint is in overall good condition but does have some faults. There are a few areas of light spray application, particularly at the wheel wells, some inclusions, and evidence of body filler. The chrome and brite work on this car is in very good condition and remains nice and shiny. Dual black stripes race upward from the front valance, over the GT350 style hood, and cover the roof before dropping down to finish off after the trunk lid and rear valance. The iconic running horse is corraled within the horizontally barred grille and the 3 bar tail lights are present and accounted for out back. GT350 stripes in black grace the lower rockers and are highlighted above by the well known Mustang cove. 14-inch American Racing Torque Thrust wheels are on all 4 corners with polished lips and blacked out centers. These blingy wheels are wrapped in deeply treaded 215/70R14 blackwall radials. Trumpet chromed tubes top off the exhaust piping which peeks out of the lower rear panel through chrome bezeled holes.
An interior restoration included a new headliner which is now perfect and sports a light texture pattern in black. New black carpeting is put in throughout, and the rear bench in smooth and tuck and roll black vinyl is a perfect match to the black vinyl front buckets. Up front the dash remains original with a black camera case oval housing the round gauges which are lined up perfectly, and have beautiful near immaculate shiny bezels. New door panels are also in black vinyl and sport pristine handles and cranks but show some wear and fade to red on the armrests. A radio delete panel has been installed into dash central, but for your auditory pleasure a modern digital AM/FM radio hangs below the dash. The steering wheel fronting the dash has a thick black rim and 3 drilled spokes for the right ""look"". The factory steering column is on, and now has a SunPro tachometer strapped to the left side. On the hump is a shiny T handle automatic shift lever. Just an overall near showroom correct and beautiful presentation.
Under the hood, in the nicely restored engine bay, is the correct 289ci V8 finished in Ford blue with just the right amount of patina on it. Black crinkle finish ribbed Cobra valve covers are on and a shiny Ford Motorsport air filter housing in chrome covers the 4-barrel carburetor below. An Edelbrock intake is bolted to the top of the mill and on the back of this mill, is a C4 3-speed automatic transmission. Turning the tires in the way back a Ford 8-inch 2.80 geared rear axle.
Former, (emphasis on FORMER), rust was remediated and now all below displays in satin black with the only surface rust to note being on a few untreated components. Power front disc brakes work with power rear drums for the Whoah factor and keeping this pony sure footed is an independent coil spring suspension up front and leaf springs in the rear. Dual exhaust is on and like new with Turbo mufflers creating the perfect V8 harmony out the trumpet style tail pipes.
With an example of this quality we were looking closely for any faults and on the mechanical end the car fired right up and on the test track performed great. Smooth acceleration and shifting, very good braking, and looking good with all functions working during the drive.
Although not totally original, it is a car that can show up to a contest and take prizes with one hand tied behind its back. Miles deep Pepper Gray paint, smooth and clean panels and experts all working in their areas of expertise, we give you this beautiful example of the 1966 Mustang.
R-San Jose, CA Assy Plant
07-Mustang 2 Door Hardtop
C-289ci 2bbl V8
126894-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 65A-Mustang Hardtop, Standard Buckets
COLOR Z-Sauterne Gold
TRIM DS-Parchment Vinyl, Ivy Gold Trim
DATE 01L-November 1st 1965
AXLE 6-Ford 8"" 2.80 Conventional
TRANS 1-3 Speed Manual
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