This 1966 Ford Mustang is proof that you don't need to spend a big
pile of money to get a great looking and driving early pony car.
With a four-barrel 289 and the perfect shade of red, this is a fun
cruiser that will serve you well for years to come. This A-code car
is also believed to be a true GT, so the long-term value retention
is definitely there on this one!
Candy Apple Red Mustangs always instantly attract an audience, and this one does it one better with a hints of sporty and premium attitude all rolled into one classic coupe. You see this mix best on the white triple stripe on the rocker panels that sit between the 14-inch genuine wire wheels. But we all know there are some GT-specific elements you need to get right, and this one has the fog lights in the grille and dual trumpet exhaust pipes coming through the rear valence. Overall fit and finish is very good, making it the kind of car you want to drive around and show off. Chrome is bright, the stainless has been polished, and all the little trim pieces are in place, right down to the proper GT badges on the fenders and gas cap.
The factory-correct interior combo of parchment and burgundy showcases more of this Mustang's premium attitude. The coupe was given a mid-life restoration, and there is evidence that it has been given the respect a classic like this deserves. Everything from the bucket seats, to the door panels, to the carpeting carries the kind of quality that tells you this has always been under good care. The five-dial gauge panel became standard in 1966, and it offers a sportier appearance while holding a complete set of gauges. The knob-style AM/FM/cassette stereo fits nicely into the original radio's placement, and it provides a nice complement to the chrome trim around the gauges, heat/defrost switches, and the three-spoke steering wheel. This is a total package that not only has a great vintage look and feel, but it's also comfortable enough for the daily commute.
Under the hood are more signs of great care. This 289 cubic-inch V8 looks nice with the Ford blue air cleaner and valve covers. But beyond just the attention-grabbing components that impress at car shows, this motor has real performance substance. This is originally an A-code car, and so it should be no surprise that there is a four-barrel carburetor on this V8. It exhales with a commanding presence through a newer dual exhaust. The three-speed automatic transmission is a stout unit that keeps everything comfortable. Plus, the Uniroyal Tiger Paw tires and front disc brakes give you the kind of grip that's welcome in all situations.
Complete with restoration recipes, maintenance records, and the owner's manual, this is a fleeting opportunity to get your hands on a red GT at fraction of the cost of a fastback. And at such a great price, you know you better call today or may regret it tomorrow!