For Sale: 1966 Ford Mustang in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

The Mustang remains one of the most popular cars of all time, but that also means that finding one that hasn't been modified or customized is getting harder every day. So, imagine our surprise when this incredibly clean Light Beige coupe showed up looking quite stock and still sporting a 200 cubic inch inline-six under the hood. It's not a rare car, but it's definitely rare to see a car like this restored back-to-stock (even more so with an automatic transmission), and that makes it something pretty special these days.

Code H Light Beige looks great on any Mustang, even the coupes, and it seems to fit the energetic little pony just fine. Not at all flashy, but not sublime either, but rather a somewhat uncommon shade that serves the original 1966 livery just fine. We're glad that the owner decided to keep it in an all-factory look because this Mustang will stand out among all its modified and over-wrought siblings that never seem to get it right. This particular Mustang is not about flashy performance, but rather fun, economical transportation with a big dose of style to go with it. The PPG finish is very good for a car at this price level, showing incredibly solid bodywork, good gaps, and a great shine to the top driver-quality finish that could easily be taken up a notch or two with a professional buff job. Any flaws are merely minor imperfections, most of which cannot be spotted from just a couple feet away from the car, and the black decals added to the lower body and tail panel were wonderful choices that give this Pony a slightly custom look that we really love. All-in-all, this Mustang presents incredibly well. Other than the black stripes, this honest Mustang coupe that's pretty much the way most folks ordered them back in the day, with the chrome quarter 'gills' and the racing-style gas cap out back adding a very sporty touch. It has a '60s sensibility that you'll find quite appealing, and with all the bright chrome accents in the grille and around the windows, it looks like a much more expensive car. Bright chrome on the bumpers, stainless trim with a soft shine, and crystal-clear red taillights look crisp and clean against the beige paint, finishing off the look perfectly.

The two-tone Pony vinyl interior is basically what this car was originally delivered with (technically it was Code D9 Parchment w/Palomino, although this looks a bit darker and closer to Ivy Gold), and the luxurious color combination is ideal for the Light Beige bodywork. The deluxe Pony seat covers are in excellent shape both fore and aft, with matching door panels at the flanks, and the gold carpet that lines the floors tightly seals the cabin from the elements. A drop-dead gorgeous wood-rimmed 3-spoke steering wheel anchors the cabin, and matches the wood trim surrounding the original gauges (all 1966 Mustangs got the killer '65 GT gauge cluster), all of which give it a pleasing and inviting look inside. The dash pad matches the Ivy Gold in the seats, while the metal part of the dash was painted Light Beige to match the exterior, and there's a bit more wood applique on the glove box door that really warms things up inside. The original AM radio was swapped in favor of a retro-style AM/FM unit that works great, but that's about all the amenities you'll get in a vintage Pony like this. A chrome shifter manages the automatic transmission below, which means this is an easy cruiser and an upgrade over the 3-speed manuals we typically see mated to 6-cylinder Mustangs. Out back the rear seat looks untouched, and with room for a few overnight bags, the trunk is neatly finished with a correct plaid mat and stock spare tire.

The 200 cubic inch inline-six under the hood shouldn't be dismissed, because it's a peppy, torquey, and smooth powerplant that works quite well in the lightweight Mustang coupe. Never intended to be a racer, this engine is more comfortable cruising around town where the 3-speed automatic transmission seems to always be in the right gear. The Ford Blue engine is correct, as is the factory air cleaner and valve cover, and although it's not dressed for show underneath everything looks just like it's supposed to. There are signs of recent drivetrain maintenance and other miscellaneous work done so it runs right, with enough power to keep up on modern roads and highways alike. The car is very solid underneath with more signs of maintenance and proper care throughout the years, including a newer single exhaust system with a proper transverse muffler and a set of newer shocks out back. Stock steel wheels with factory hubcaps complete the Mustang look and carry 195/75/14 whitewall radials for just the right look.

If you care about quality more than just raw power, this Mustang coupe deserves careful consideration. Even with six cylinders, Mustangs remain first-rate fun. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Ford Mustang
  • Listing ID: CC-1571010
  • Price: $23,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang
  • Exterior Color:Light Beige
  • Interior Color:Palomino
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:45917
  • Stock Number:5360-DFW
  • VIN:6R07T229798

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Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
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Ft Worth, TX 76137
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