1966 Ford Mustang V8 289 Convertible New Engine Trans Paint Interior Tires

Price: - Item location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • SubModel: No Reserve! 100+ Photos, Like 1965 1967 1968 1969
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 185
  • VIN: 6F08C313191
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 289 CID 4 Barrel V8 Engine
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1966 Ford Mustang No Reserve! 100+ Photos, Like 1965 1967 1968 1969

1966 Mustang

Restored 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible

Show Car

7 Day No Reserve Auction

This year is 1966 Mustang's 50th Birthday Bid Now!

This 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible show car is in excellent working condition. This car has been totally redone, all the body panels and sheet metal are in good shape. Most of the sheet metal has been replaced with brand new metal. All the glass including the side windows and windshield are OEM Ford Carlite glass. The car has been sanded down to bare metal before being repainted in Torch Red in 2012. The ground up restoration was completed in 2016. The car has less than 200 miles on the restoration (less than 200 miles on drivetrain and tires).


  • Ford C-Code 289 Challenger V8 2V (200 HP) rebuilt with many new aftermarket performance parts (Now has an Edelbrock 4V Carburetor and 4V Intake Manifold)
  • Ford C4 Cruise-O-Matic rebuilt with shift kit
  • Factory Pony Luxury Interior
  • Power Disc Brakes
  • Power Convertible Top
  • Center Console
  • Original AM Radio
  • Heater

All the instrument gauges and exterior lights work.

Please call me at (323) 943-8099 if you have any questions.


This Show Car was finished in April 2016 and it has won a Trophy at the Mustang Owner's Club of California (MOCC) Car Show on May 1, 2016. MOCC is the oldest Ford Mustang club in California (established in 1978).

VIN Tag Data

VIN: 6F08C313191

Body: 76B (Luxury Pony Interior Convertible)
Color: 8
Trim: 66
Date: 12D
DSO: 41
Trans: 1
Axle: 6

The car has been repainted using DuPont two stage base/clear paint in 2012 and the interior was completely redone with new upholstery, dashboard, door panels, new carpet and weatherstripping. All the window mechanisms were lubed before the new door panels were installed. As such, they roll up and down nicely.

The following parts and work have been done to the car during our ownership. Please see photos below.

  • New Battery
  • New windshield
  • Powder coated, dash, seat frames and convertible top frame
  • New fenders, door shells, hood, cowl, floor pan, trunk floor, frame rails and wheel wells.
  • New "Sta Fast" Black fabric cloth convertible top (not vinyl for better results)
  • Four New Hankook 195 75 R14 White sidewall tires (less than 200 miles)
  • New Edelbrock 1406 600 CFM Electric Choke Carburetor and Performer 4V Intake Manifold
  • New Upper control arms, lower control arms, 1 inch sway bar, front and rear springs
  • New Horn and Turn Signal switch
  • New shorty ceramic coated Hooker headers
  • New Dual Exhaust Flow Master Delta Flow 50 Series Mufflers work great
  • Rebuilt Engine
  • New Hitachi Hi Torque Starter
  • New brake lines all around
  • New Northern Aluminum radiator made in USA with electric fan
  • New Export Brace and adjustable Monte Carlo Bar
  • New water pump
  • New fuel pump
  • New chrome alternator
  • New grille and new bumpers
  • New MSD spark plug cables and MSD blaster 2 Ignition Coil
  • New MSD Distributor and 6AL Ignition Box
  • New Bosch Halogen H4 Headlights
  • New Fiamm high and low tone horns
  • New Taillight lenses, bezels and LED Taillights
  • New brake pads all around
  • New KYB Heavy Duty Shocks all around
  • New K&N reusable Air filter
  • New Carpet
  • New seat upholstery
  • New door panels
  • New trunk mat
  • Real Wood Deluxe Steering Wheel
  • New weatherstripping all around
  • New Gas Cap
  • New Speedometer cable
  • New dash speaker
  • New mirrors
  • New emblems all around
  • New windshield wiper arms and blades
  • New power convertible top hydraulic lines
  • New Fuel tank and fuel sending unit
  • All the fluids have been replaced during the restoration

I have the receipts for most of the above items and the work done on the vehicle

The rebuilt engine and original transmission run good. This car has been well taken care off and is always garaged. Own a piece of American History Today.

Be the New Proud Owner! Good Luck bidding!

Please understand that this vehicle is 50 years old. It has been restored but that does not mean it is a perfect trailer queen concourse car. This car is sold "as-is". Pre-purchase Inspections are welcome and encouraged.

Terms and Conditions

This auction is set as a7Day auction With No Reserve, so please only serious bidding. The vehicle will be sold to the highest bidder - Auction will run its full length. If you have any other questions, feel free to email me or call (323) 943-8099. I check my inbox for questions throughout the day. Clean California Title in hand.

Note: License plates in photos are for display purposes only and are not included

Full payment must be sent within 7 business days. Payment methods accepted are either a bank wire, certified cashier's check or cash in person. No bank loans or credit cards accepted. Paypal can be used as a deposit. A nonrefundable deposit is due within 48 hours of auction end.
International Bidders: I am willing to sell Worldwide & familiar with the process. I understand it can take time & patience to finish a transaction. I am willing to help in any way to make it an easy sale & have all the information needed on hand. I can help out with any shipping needs. I'm located in Los Angeles, not too far away from many of the huge transport companies including Stanton, Wilmington, Carson, Gardenia & Compton. I can have it stored as long as it is paid for in full. Please ask any questions prior to bidding.

Contact Steve @ CFR for domestic/import shipping +1 (323) 645-4242 or visit CFR Rinkens online. I can have it dropped off at their terminal to save you money.

Contact Cindy Stock @ Dan Transport for domestic shipping quotes Phone: 209-888-5147

Contact HTX International in Paramount, CA for internationalshipping quotes Phone: +1 (562) 630-9200
U.S Shipping: I can help out with any shipping needs if requested. I can store it as well as long as it is paid for in full. I recommend Bernie @ Dependable Auto Shippers. I can have it taken there to save you money on your end. Bernie at DAS can be reached at (310) 525 - 2259. Soon as you paid for the car, I can drop it off within a day or two.

Brief History

Not much changed for Mustang in 1966. The grille design changed a bit--the 1966 models had the running pony inside the corral free-floating on horizontal grille bars. The side trim was slightly revised and a restyled gas cap completed the exterior changes. On the interior, the instrument panel was redesigned with five round gauges, replacing the panel borrowed from the Ford Falcon for previous model years. Ford broke the 1,000,000 Mustang mark in 1966--18 months after its introduction. To celebrate, Ford released the Sprint 200 Mustang. They were mechanically identical to other six-cylinder Mustangs, but had a chrome air cleaner and a special engine decal which read "Mustang powered Sprint 200."

The rear seat returned and more colors were offered on 1966 Shelby Mustangs, making them more consumer-friendly. The vents behind the windows were replaced with quarter windows on 1966 Shelbys to allow for more visibility. The fuel door wore a Cobra logo rather than the pony & tribar from '65. The first roughly 300 1966 Shelby G.T. 350s didn't get the "G.T. 350" decklid badge, but the rest did.

Hertz corporation ordered 1,001 of the G.T. 350s to offer as rentals. The side stripes read "G.T. 350H", but the cars became know as "Rent-a-Racers." Some cunning Mustang owners would rent the Shelbys, swap the motor with the motor in their Mustangs, and return them to Hertz. At $17 per day and 17 cents per mile, it was a good bargain for a Shelby engine. It was "uncool" to own a former rental car, so many of the cars were debadged after they were decommissioned. Thanks to the Shelby American Automobile Association, however, many of these cars have been found. More than 800 were made in black, and the other 200 or so were divided between red, green, blue, and white. Only the black models and a few white ones had stripes on the hood, but many owners added them to the other cars during restoration.

Only six Shelby G.T. 350 Convertibles were produced in 1966, all different colors, making them the rarest of Mustang convertibles. Shelby also produced 11 supercharged 1966 G.T.350S

In 1966 there were 333 High Country Specials produced. Only 35 of the 333 were convertibles. The High Country Special was a promotion that Ford ran from 1966-68. The Mustangs came in three special colors: Timberline Green, Columbine Blue, and Aspen Gold. All came with special emblems that dealers were free to mount where they wanted. They were only sold in Colorado, Wyoming, and parts of Nebraska. For more information on High Country Specials visit CaliforniaSpecial.com.

Clean California Title in hand
Restoration receipts, Trophy and Keys included
May 1, 2016 MOCC Car Show
May 7, 2016 Rancho Palos Verdes Car Show

Restoration Photos

Car was acquired in June 2007. The car looked fine but actually needed everything redone. This project was expected to take 2-3 years to finish but it ended up taking almost 9 years.

New Floor Pan
Cowl Replacement
Steering Column removed, sand blasted and powder coated
Dash was disassembled and sand blasted to bare metal then powder coated
Inner Fender VIN Stamping
New Frame Rails
New Inner Fenders
New Trunk Floor
Primered Front End
Newly Painted Front End
New Floor Pan and Firewall Installed
New fenders, New hood and New door shells installed
Newly painted cowl
Newly rebuilt 289 V8 engine
New Edelbrock Carburetor, Performer 4V Intake Manifold and other parts
New Aluminum Oil Pan
Newly rebuilt C4 Automatic Transmission
All seat frames were sand blasted and powder coated black
New Convetible top hydraulic lines
New upper control arms, lower control arms, shocks and springs. New disc brakes.
Wheel alignment done on April 28, 2016 at Firestone
Present Photos taken at different times of the day
New black "Sta fast" cloth convertible top with folding glass window installed in March 2016
New Hankook white wall tires with less than 200 miles
Top Down
Dash and real wood steering wheel
New Export Brace, Monte Carlo Bar and front end parts including upper control arms, lower control arms, shocks and springs.
New Northern Aluminum Radiator and electric fan.
Trunk has new trunk mat
New Fuel Tank, Rear shocks and springs
VIN fender stamping
Door Data Tag
Own a piece of American History!

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (323) 943-8099. Please note this car is also for sale locally. I reserve the right to end the auction early.