1966 Ford Mustang
289 V-8 Convertible Project
Up for sale is an original 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible.
Good restorable Mustang Convertibles are very hard to find.
This Mustang can be restored into an awesome Classic.
If you have ever wanted a 66 Mustang Convertible project that was affordable, this is the car. The interior and engine also look to be in good shape. Original 289 V-8 car, with a stick shift, and 5 lug suspension both front and rear. We would recommend rebuilding the original engine that comes with the car, but you could also consider replacing it with a rebuilt 289, 302, or even a 351 engine, and either a C-4 automatic or a T-5 manual transmission if you want to be able to spin the tires easily. Call us if you need a different engine and/or a transmission. All of the engine/transmission options are available separately at very reasonable prices.
The car came as an original Silver Blue convertible, with Blue interior, but once you do the restoration, it can be repainted to any color of your choice. The original top was Black, but it will need some restoration to have it functioning properly again. It comes equipped with its original manual transmission, so the clutch pedal is already in place if you decide to upgrade to a T-5 or better.
This convertible was beautiful - see pictures of how it could look when fully restored.
It brought buyers into the showrooms by the thousands and Ford’s strategy worked—selling more Mustangs than ever before.
When fully restored, this car will easily sell for $40,000 or more.
This car has a good exterior body shell, no accidents, and most all the panels are very straight and the quarters are in decent condition. If you have body repair skills, this is a great project.
The frame of this Convertible is in fair condition and straight, but it will need new floor pans, rocker channels, torque boxes, and frame rail extensions. The front frame rails look to be in good condition, which makes it a relatively easy car to restore. Dynacorn now makes a jig welded bottom half for any Mustang convertible which makes restoring convertibles much easier than it used to be. The convertible top will need to be replaced, and the vinyl window should be changed.
If you have questions about how to restore this car, please contact us at MustangBeginnings and we will help all we can to make sure you have a successful restoration.
Overall this Mustang is a great candidate for restoration.
The interior should be brought back to excellence. The interior will need work, but it is really the easiest part of the restoration. The good news is that you can see what is needed. You aren’t accepting someone else’s mistakes or bad repairs.
All the wiring, instrument panel, seats, etc. will come with the car but will need to be restored.
The car comes with all of its seats, both front and back. The door panels and dash pad are included, but you probably want new ones anyway.
Engine bay is in great condition with the original 8 cylinder engine and transmission. The battery tray will need a little work but not much. A 289, 302, or 351 engine will drop in easily. We can supply any combination or engine/transmission desired. Please contact us separately for pricing. Both engine and transmission will need to be rebuilt, but you would probably want to do that anyway.
The mustang has front and rear drum brakes. They are intact and complete. If you would rather have front disk brakes, they are easy to add
The convertible will come with good door glass and side window glass.
The Mustang comes with its original engine, transmission, seats, and most all of its parts. This car is very complete. However, a proper restoration involves lots of new parts, chrome, etc. I have a couple of contacts for all the other NOS stuff you may need
The car is definitely a project but we can help where you need our help. We can sell you any of the items you may need, like new seat covers, new carpet Etc. Please ask any questions, we know someone will receive a great project and ultimately a great Classic Mustang.
The Mustang will come with a Bill of Sale, and Vin Verification from the State of California DMV. We have checked and the vehicle is no longer on the California DMV system, so all you will need is the Bill of Sale and the Vin Verification. We will supply you with the documents you will need to get the car licensed in your state.
At MustangBeginnings we are here to help you make your restoration a success.
THERE ARE NO SURPRISES HERE, I ENCOURAGE ALL INTERESTED BUYERS TO COME SEE THE CAR FIRST IF POSSIBLE OR SEND SOMEONE HERE TO INSPECT IT. WE HAVE COMPLETED OTHER 66 MUSTANGS AND KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO COMPLETE THIS CAR. THIS IS A GOOD CAR TO START WITH. PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS A 66 MUSTANG THAT NEEDS TO BE REBUILT INTO SOMETHING SPECIAL.
AGAIN, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ALL INTERESTED BUYERS TO CHECK THE CAR OUT IF POSSIBLE THAT WAY THERE ARE NO MISUNDERSTANDING, MISTAKES, MISCOMMUNICATION, ETC.
THE CAR MIGHT NEED THINGS WE DID NOT LIST BUT THE MAJOR ONES HAVE BEEN LISTED. WE PUT THE WORD “PROJECT” IN THE DESCRIPTION TO COVER ANYTHING WE MIGHT HAVE NOT SEEN.