For Sale: 1966 Ford Mustang in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

Early Mustangs like this stunning 1966 Ford Mustang GT Fastback remain red-hot on a market that seem to have no ceiling, frequently (if not exclusively) pulling larger prices than their drop-top siblings. Is it the fantastic look? The practicality? The relative rarity? Whatever the reason, there are a lot of things to like about cars like this awesome Sapphire Blue fastback. Featuring a comprehensive restoration completed in 2011 and approximately 2500 miles ago, it's a true GT packed with an exhilarating 289/4-speed heart, a gorgeous blue paint job, and simply stunning two-tone Pony interior. Real-deal fastback GTs don't come up for sale that often, and quite frankly we're surprised they don't consistently pull six-figures yet. So, if you want to get on the hype train, you better board soon...

This isn't a car for the purist looking for a tampered down, survivor-type Pony to drive his blue-haired mother to churn in. I mean, I guess you could do exactly that, but the fellow parishioners better get used to a V8 rumble overshadowing the ringing of the church bells. What this car offers instead is high-performance that's a blast to handle, along with a traditional look that people have admired from day one. The special-order Sapphire Blue paint is sophisticated and attractive and gives the GT an intense look that suits its personality just fine. Finish quality is excellent all around, making this a top driver-quality car you'll look forward to driving and won't mind pulling into a favorite cruise night or car show. There's no definitive way to say whether it's a real GT in these years, but it's certainly got all the right indicators (original floor pans structured for dual exhaust is a big indicator), from the fog lamps up front, to the correct badges and white rocker stripes on the sides, to the suspension/braking/handling package underneath, to the twin trumpets that exit through the rear valence, it totally nails the GT look, and provides enough preponderance of evidence to suggest as strongly as possible, that this is indeed the real-deal. Bright chrome bumpers, those all-important '289' badges, and correct polished trim all give it a detailed look that is extremely attractive.

The attractive two-tone, blue-and-white Pony interior was also fully restored using "as-manufactured" materials and looks spectacular. The seat covers, door panels, and carpets were all replaced and show very well, and with so few miles logged on the build it still smells new inside. The wood-rimmed Shelby-style steering wheel is new and complements the white cue ball knob on the Hurst shifter, which, you'll note, shows four gears and practically taunts the driver to cycle them through as fast as possible. The gauges are quite possibly original (and further evidence of a real GT) and in good order, with an original-style Rally-Pac on the steering column. That's an original AM radio still in the dash, so you know the guy doing the work had his priorities straight: horsepower first, although A/C is also offered under the dash, but requires servicing to get back online. We also love the practicality of the fastback, with a fold-down rear seat that expands trunk space exponentially. And speaking of the trunk it's nicely finished with a correct plaid mat and a full-sized spare.

No early Mustang feels right with anything but a small block under the hood, and this one is packing a strong-running 289 V8, exactly what an A-code Mustang calls for. Quick to rev yet surprisingly torquey, it makes this fastback feel very fast without working too hard. Ford Blue engine paint, Ford Racing chrome valve covers, and fresh plug wires make for an attractive engine bay that still captures the look of the 1960s, albeit with a little added flair. An oval open-element air cleaner is not factory correct but nevertheless looks great as the topping on the cake, and a powder-coated strut bar joins the inner fenders together and stiffens the body - an aftermarket addition you'll be thanking after you attack the first hard corner. The engine is enhanced with help from a Demon 750CFM 4-barrel carburetor and a polished aluminum intake, and sparks to life easily thanks to steel-braided fuel lines, an upgraded ignition, and modern alternator. Gears selection is easy in the 4-speed manual and feeds a set of 3.00 gears on a Ford 9-inch rear end, meaning that long-distance cruises on the highway are certainly welcomed. A custom Flowmaster dual exhaust system sounds spectacular with that familiar, vintage 5.0 performance sound, and it was routed correctly through the trumpet exits in the rear valance. Styled alloy wheels with blue center caps are fitted with staggered 205/60/15 front and 235/60/15 rear BFGoodrich white-letter radials that really nail the performance look.

Fastback Mustangs never stick around for very long, let alone GTs, and if you want one of the best we've seen that you can still drive and show, this is an excellent choice. But don't blink, because we have a feeling that this baby is heading straight to six-figure territory soon. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Ford Mustang
  • Listing ID: CC-1618312
  • Price: $74,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang
  • Exterior Color:Sapphire Blue
  • Interior Color:Blue/White
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:59715
  • Stock Number:5685-DFW
  • VIN:6R09A132361
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Dallas / Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Drive
Ft Worth, TX 76137

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