I bought this Mustang about 5 years ago (before my son drove). The car had been restored in Florida and I have since brought it to similar specs of a GT. This is a GT Clone, and (from what I know) the big differences between a Fastback and a GT Fastback is the 4 barrel carburetor, front disc brakes and the fuel lines were routed different on the GT. I believe the GT also had the dual exhaust upgraded too.
I have spent close to $100,000 on this car to get it to look and drive BETTER than it did in 1966. That said, I realize I will never get that money back since it is a GT Clone.
About the car:
It has a Rebuilt 289 Engine, 4 barrel carb (Quick Fuel 580) with 1,900 miles on the engine. The transmission too has been rebuilt with 1,900 miles on it. The transmission shifts perfectly. There are absolutely no issues with the way this car looks, drives or performs. This is a very fast car and with a 17 year old boy in the house I don't feel it's such a great idea having him drive it. That, and he will be leaving for college in August and this car is his college fund.
The car has a new power steering unit as well as pump. No leaks. The radiator is new as well and it is aluminum. The car never overheats (like most classic cars). The front end is all brand new. The front Disc Brakes new, Exhaust is new, the Tires and Rims, new, Magna Flow Dual Exhaust is new. Rear End, new, Leaf Springs new, Coil Springs new. Drive Shaft is new.
There is NO Rust on this car. I have even included pictures of the painted wheel wells (where most mustangs would begin to rot) in the trunk.
The interior is new. It's the upgraded Pony Interior. I LOVE the white on Red with the black carpet. This is a combination not seen often on this year mustang. The dash is an electronic style dash, in that it it looks analog however the needles are accurate on the speedometer. I never liked the way the needle would jump while driving under 30 mph. This is a BEAUTIFUL dash and the speedometer (Classic Instruments Electronic Fuel Gauge) is spot on accurate.
If you are interested and if you'd like to schedule a test drive, or FaceTime me to get a first hand look at the car, the way it starts right up and drives.
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