This 1966 Ford Mustang has a ton of originality with just the right
cool upgrades that make it even nicer to show off. And it's all
wrapped in both a vivid and correct color combo. So if you're
looking for a V8 icon that also likes to stand out, dig into the
details on this coupe.
You can easily love the distinction of this handsome
factory-correct U-code Tahoe Turquoise. It was not one of the main
colors when new, and many have been switched over to more basic
paints like red. So this hue is a true find. It's this Mustang's
original color, and there was a refresh later in life to ensure it
continues to have a good gloss in the sunshine. But even with all
this distinction to make it valuable, the car also gets the
fundamentals right. Gaps and alignment are good; the glass is clean
and clear; and the bright trim everywhere from the badging to the
wraparound bumpers has a proper nostalgic shine. And since Ford
offered Magnum 500 wheels on later Mustangs, the addition here is
just a subtle hint at upgraded power within.
Just like the exterior, the interior did not bow to pressure for a
more standard color over the decades. This makes the
factory-correct two-tone aqua a unique feature that will draw
attention at the car shows. The highly original interior presents
especially nice today with the complementing dual colors on the
seats and door panels. The whole presentation looks to be quite
stock and also well-preserved, so you can show off the distinctive
color with pride. There's even everything from the trunk mat to the
AM radio that there for display to really drive home that vintage
feeling we love in a first-gen Mustang.
The moment you open the hood, the tidy setup really lets the
exterior color-matched block, accessories, and valve covers
immediately draw your attention with their custom appearance. But
while this looks like a full upgrade, there is also a cool secret.
The 289 cubic-inch V8's dates line up to a late 1965 casting, which
puts in in-line with being the correct engine for the car. More
than just history, this is terrific powerhouse for driving. The V8
has been upgraded with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and an
Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum intake. It fires up eagerly like a
well-maintained car, and it makes a sweet tune out of the dual
exhaust. There are some nice driving features like a three-speed
automatic transmission and the grip of wide modern radial tires.
And the way the color-matched brake drums peek out from the wheels
is another sign of a thoughtful total presentation.
Cool color and a cool history come together on one of America's
most beloved coupes. So if you want an icon with distinction, call