Let's face it, with so many over-the-top cars out there, there's
definitely something to be said for subtlety. This 1966 Ford
Mustang coupe is an ideal example of doing more with less, and it
doesn't need flashy paint or oversized tires to make its statement.
Instead, it's a carefully crafted machine that lets the little
things do the talking, and once you get a look, I guarantee you'll
The early Mustang is one of the most recognizable cars ever built,
so the subtle and elegant look this one carries shouldn't bother
anyone. Refinished in a color that's pretty close to Vintage
Burgundy (the original color was code 8 Springtime Yellow), and it
looks awesome. Forget fake Shelby stripes, this one makes a
statement with straight bodywork, crisp sheetmetal bends, and
excellent prep so that you're drawn in to have a closer look. While
you're there, you'll discover cool details like the simple, smooth
grille with running horse emblem and "cat's eye" headlights that
are like flamethrowers at night. Panel fit is very good, and you
can tell someone invested a good amount of time getting everything
right before any of that gorgeous burgundy urethane was sprayed.
Things like the chrome bumpers, stainless window surrounds, and
taillights are all stock Mustang items, because good taste never
goes out of style, and the black vinyl top is in excellent
condition, adding distinction to this affordable little coupe.
The black Pony bucket seat interior is like the body, almost
entirely stock, but with a few smart upgrades that enhance the
driving experience. The original buckets have been reupholstered in
correct black vinyl seat covers with door panels to match, and
there are new carpets on the floor. Original gauges are all fully
functional, while the radio is a relatively rare and unusual
AM/8-track unit that's a fun feature for you friends. A center
console houses the T-shaped shifter for the C4 3-speed automatic,
and while the internal parts are new, the A/C system's look is pure
mid-60s Ford. The woodgrained steering wheel is perhaps a little
fatter than the original and there are pony-logo floor mats to keep
it in top shape. In back, the trunk is finished with an OEM style
plaid mat and full-sized spare with matching cover.
Small block Mustangs are a threat on the street thanks to their
excellent power-to-weight ratio and rugged hardware. This Mustang's
289 has been fully rebuilt and augmented with things like an
Edelbrock intake and Holley carburetor, and it drives smoothly so
you know there are no finicky parts inside. The engine looks fairly
stock on the outside with Ford Blue engine enamel and plain stamped
steel valve covers, which is always nice to see on a non-GT car.
Chrome shock tower braces and a Monte Carlo bar add stiffness that
you can actually feel from behind the wheel. Underneath, it offers
power steering (believe me, you'll be glad you have it!) and the
glasspack-style exhaust sounds absolutely awesome. Those handsome
Magnum 500s are a cool upgrade that still offers a vintage look and
wear 215/70/14 Yokohama whitewall radials.
Walk softly and carry a big stick has always been a favorite
car-building philosophy, and this pretty burgundy Mustang coupe is
an outstanding example. Call today!