Classic Car Overview
In the muscle car world, Pony Mustangs are still incredible fun, further punctuated by the dependable power of the Ford small block V8. This 1966 Ford Mustang coupe checks all the boxes, offering a sweet-running 289, an all-new suspension, some choice options, and a glossy silver paint job that might not keep you out of trouble. It may not be show car, but this recently restored beauty (only 236 miles since the build!) is exactly the right car for someone who loves to drive their vintage hardware. Silver Frost was a very popular finish on the Mustang palette in 1966, a dynamic color with a timeless look that we absolutely love. The car was completely disassembled, media blasted, and then sprayed with epoxy primer, and then the final basecoat/clearcoat layers were laid down on this coupes mostly renewed sheetmetal. With so many of these Pony cars being bright red or plain old white, suddenly the shiny silver coupe starts to look pretty appealing. The finish is recent but was never meant to be a showpiece, but thats beside the point because driving is what this car is all about. Youll also note that they used modern materials for the repaint, so it should look solid for a long time with just a modicum of care, and it shines up quite nicely. The exterior trim was also completely replaced during the restoration, and both bumpers, the stainless window surrounds, and the pony grille are all in great condition, with the horizontal billet lines in the grille giving this Mustang a slightly more aggressive look. And its kind of nice to see a base V8 Mustang that hasnt been given the Shelby treatment or even GT fog lamps, relying instead on its time-honored, classic good looks to do most of the talking. Inside is a black vinyl interior that shows extremely well with well-defined seat covers that are better than most of the reproductions on the market. The detailing proves that even the basic Mustangs were stylish transportation you could be proud of, and any V8-powered pony car is guaranteed fun on the road. Theres a custom GT-spec gauge bezel full of MP Products gauges that keep an eye on the powerful small block under the hood, and we love the beautiful 3-spoke steering wheel and the thick armrest that folds down on the factory front bench seat, all of which really make it a pleasure to be behind the wheel. A retro-style AM/FM radio was installed and fits perfectly into the stock position, and theres an under-dash A/C unit thats plumped for R134a refrigerant, although it looks like the system needs to be serviced if you want cold air. Fresh door panels at the flanks are perfect bookends for the blacked-out interior, the carpets below are plush and were laid down tightly over sound-deadening materials, and the taut headliner above gives the vehicle a very completed look and feel. Out back, the trunk is finished with a reproduction mat and has plenty of room to accommodate most travel plans. Experts will check the VIN and confirm that this is an original T-code car that was born with an Inline 6 motor, but that simply wasnt enough power for the former owners. They opted instead for a recently built 289 V8 engine that was further upgraded with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, an Edelbrock intake manifold, and fresh wiring and plumbing throughout. It makes great noises and its bubbly, bouncy idle unwinds into a wonderful tenor wail as speed increases, mostly thanks to a recent dual exhaust system. Theres plenty of eye candy under the hood, including finned blue valve covers and a matching air cleaner, and most of the plumbing has been neatly tucked out of sight. Underneath, a bunch of work was completed and there are fresh components throughout, including an all-new front and rear suspension, a freshly built C4 automatic transmission, and an 8-inch rear end with highway-friendly gears inside that make for ideal dance partners. The replaced floors are shockingly clean, so you know this car has never spent a day anyplace dirty since the car was restored, which is what you want in your next Mustang. Power steering and front disc brakes improve the ride experience greatly, and the 15-inch alloy wheels look racy and carry beefy blackwall radials with plenty of tread left. This is a great-running Mustang coupe with a lot of recent work and a strong drivetrain, essentially reset to the beginning with only 236 miles on the restoration. Dialed-in, clean V8 Mustangs are getting harder and harder to find, hesitate and you might miss your chance to own a beauty like this. Call today!