Classic Car Overview
Lets face it, with so many over-the-top cars out there, theres definitely something to be said for affordable fun. This 1966 Ford Mustang coupe is an ideal example of doing more with less, and it doesnt need flashy paint or oversized tires to make its statement. Instead, its an inexpensive way to own an icon with a V8 engine, and its every bit as much fun as you think. The early Mustang is one of the most recognizable cars ever built, so the subtle look this one carries shouldnt bother anyone. Refinished in a color thats a little more to the blue side of Silver Blue, it looks pretty darned good. Forget fake Shelby stripes, this one makes a statement with factory-style bodywork, crisp sheetmetal bends, and decent finish work so that youre drawn in to have a closer look. Its got some age and mileage on it today so its definitely not perfect, but theres a lot to love about a Mustang thats been driven and enjoyed. Things like the chrome bumpers, stainless window surrounds, and taillights are all stock Mustang items, because good taste never goes out of style, and while the VIN says this is a T-code 6-cylinde car, it would have been OK for them to install 289 emblems on the front fenders (even though they didnt). To be honest, its kind of refreshing to see a Mustang looking pretty much as it might have in, say, 1969 when it was still being used as a regular car, not a collectors item. The two-tone blue 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 textured vinyl seat covers with door panels to match, and there are good carpets on the floor. Original gauges are in decent condition and show a full view of the engine, while the radio is a familiar AM unit, although its probably due for an upgrade. There is no center console, but the T-shaped shifter for the C4 3-speed automatic looks right sticking out of the neatly upholstered transmission tunnel, just as it would have decades ago. In back, the trunk is finished with an OEM style plaid mat that gives it a clean and correct look. Small block Mustangs are a threat on the street thanks to their excellent power-to-weight ratio and rugged hardware, and its no surprise that someone upgraded from the original inline-six. This 289 has been augmented with things like an Edelbrock carburetor, aluminum intake manifold, and an electronic ignition system, so it drives quite well. Dress-up includes a set of black Ford Racing valve covers and a chrome air cleaner, as well as a set of blue ignition wires. Its not detailed for show, but it runs great and you can see that they spend good money making this one run right. Underneath, youll find clean floors, long-tube headers with a fresh Flowmaster dual exhaust system, and front power disc brakes with a new dual master cylinder, so its ready to enjoy immediately. Vintage aluminum mag wheels have a cool hot rod look thats perfect for a car like this, and theyre fitted with 215/70/14 BFGoodrich T/A radials. Walk softly and carry a big stick has always been a favorite car-building philosophy, and this pretty blue Mustang coupe is an affordable way to get into the hobby with a popular vintage collectable. Call today!