1966 Ford Mustang Convertible
Advertisements became popular reminders of the Mustang's youthful
spirit, such as one featuring two mature adults sitting in a new
Mustang with the words, "Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime
to waste it on children.". It was the car to have it you were
seeking the fountain of youth. The 1966 Ford Mustang was the car to
have if you were looking to win over your neighbor or hit the road
for fun and adventure. It was also a must-have for enthusiastic
drivers and car enthusiasts who simply liked to drive.
For consignment, a 1966 Ford Mustang convertible purchased by our
consignor in 2003 as a present for his wife's 45th birthday. This
car has a mere 29,503 miles on the odometer and this count is
backed up by the title, was formerly restored in the 80's and used
as a daily driver in the 90's and even has its original build
sheet. Now fully restored with factory creature comforts such as
Ford power steering, a power brake booster, some GT dress ups, and
spinner hubcaps, it is all looking just fine with this consignment,
a very stellar example of what the allure of owning a Mustang was
The prancing horse works its way across the front egg crate grille
and is flanked by chrome spears and GT equipment foglights, which
presents nearly perfect. On either corner upfront, a single
headlight is recessed into the finned panels directly next to the
grille and the body matching headlight bezel. Just below a simple
chromed shiny bumper is attached, and below this is another body
matching panel with round signal lights and a license plate holder.
Meanwhile FORD badging races across the hood which goes rearward
all the while being flanked by the front quarters with their
badging just behind the wheel well. For the well minded gapped
doors, the beginnings of the hockey stick cove which ends in an
angled contour on the front of the rear quarter, and now you can
see why it is called the hockey stock cove! For this consignment,
Wimbledon White in very good condition, but showing color
mismatching, covers the steel panels which are rust free. On top is
a nice white vinyl top, and surrounding windows sport nice
trimmings. The top has light soiling and a slit in the rear center
above the fogged plastic rear window. Our consignor notes that a
new replacement plastic rear window is included with the purchase.
For the back, the iconic dual trios of outward V shaped tail lights
with nice bezels between each V, a centrally located GT badged gas
cap, and dual trumpet exhaust tips poking from the rear valance.
Mustang wheels with those spinner hub caps along with a black
rocker stripe off the bottom of this breath of spring air car.
Looking inside the black color luxury vinyl is in full bloom here,
with said material on the door panels, seats, and headliner. All
surfaces present well with some possibly being original to the car.
Seats have tuck and roll inserts along with the Pony Package
upholstery, (Luxury Interior Package), and smooth surrounding
bolsters. Upfront an original dash is seen in black and in true
Mustang form, rounded gauges with shiny chrome bezels and wood
applique backdrop, which are in panels created by the dual curved
padded black dash top. In the center is a radio and the temp
sliders. Black carpet floods the floors and has the simple T style
shift lever in the middle of the hump within the long and racing
ribbed aluminum console that raises up to meet the dash. A shout
out to the trunk, where we can see some nice plaid vinyl covering
the interior of the trunk floor, complete with spare tire and jack
setup. All fairly clean and presenting much like the original for
the overall interior.
The original 289ci V8 takes root under the hood and is in a nice
engine bay which presents clean with supple wires and hoses with no
cracks. This mill was rebuilt during the restoration and has been
bored .030 over and has a 4bbl carburetor on top for a bit more
performance. On back is a resealed in 2022 C4 Cruise-O-Matic
automatic transmission and power is put to the ground thru a Ford
8" 2.80 geared conventional rear axle.
Fully restored with new shock towers, front frame rails and repairs
to the rear frame rails as well as flooring repair has left this
undercarriage rust free and structurally sound underneath. Power
steering is noted and power hydraulic drum brakes all around.
Independent front coil spring suspension is on and in back the leaf
spring setup is bolted to solid steel framing. Underneath door
panels at the bottoms some rust drippings but no invasive rust seen
here. We note a new in 2022 fuel tank within this black undercoated
My mother had one of these in this but a different color, so I
remember driving with her in it. I've never driven one, so I jumped
at the chance mostly due to the style and the memories. This car
started easily, and with a short warmup to get her going smoothly,
it was off to the test track. Here it had nice acceleration, snappy
steering, and good braking. All was well with functions too with
only the heater blower not being functional.
A good example of this popular car, with nice paint, chrome and
some extras. It runs like a champ, has a fairly known history, has
tons of receipts and photos of the restoration, and has been
restored to be enjoyed and driven. The color combo is good, and the
black interior is very nicely preserved. Simple but elegant, this
car definitely will grow on you.
T-Metuchen, NJ Assy Plant
C-289ci V8 2bbl
236707-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 76B-Mustang Convertible, Luxury Interior
COLOR R-Ivy Green
TRIM 66-Black Luxury Interior
DATE 04D-April 4th Build
AXLE 6-Ford 8" 2.80 Conventional
TRANS 6-C4 Automatic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.