1966 MUSTANG HIGH COUNTRY SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE 26,500 MILES ONLY 35 MADE 3 KNOWN

Price: US $13,200.00 Item location: Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • SubModel: HIGH COUNTRY SPECIAL ("HCS")
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Convertible
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 26,850
  • VIN: 6RO8C232616
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 289 C
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1966 Ford Mustang HIGH COUNTRY SPECIAL ("HCS")

Hello,Wehaveanopportunity to present.We arein the Chicagoland area andhave owned a very rare Mustang for 14 years now and the time has come to let it move on to the proper owner. It is a 1966 High Country Special convertible in Timberline Green. It's a 289 C code with 3 speed manual, ual exhaust and 3.00 rear end and white top. There were 333 1966 High Country Specials built in total including coupes, onvertibles and fastbacks and were only sold in Colorado, yoming and parts of Nebraska. There were only 33-35 "HCS" convertibles built depending on the source and this is the one that has been used as a reference piece throughout the internet for 20+ years.It was originally ordered and purchased by Justyn Rosen of Rosen - Novack Ford in Denver.His dealership ordered 50 of the 333 made and 49 of them were sold to the publicbut this one was retained by Mr. Rosen andspent many yearsin hisdealership as adisplay item. it eventuallypassed to his daughter Sharon Rosen, hen to her son Shawn Mandel of Rosen Properties property management. Wethen made payment to a Robert Schmelzer whowas an attorney with rifle real estate located at an address owned by the Rosen family for decades. The car currently has under 27,000 miles on it. In 1986 it had 16,533 miles. On 5/28/96 it had 20,546 miles. on 12/01/01 it had 25,480. We are uncertain what to do with it currently but feel the time has come for the right person to continue this cars legacy. This was the only 1966 "HCS" convertible known for many years. In the past decade 2 others have surfaced I know of. A Columbine Blue onethat has been restored with some additional items added like styled steel wheels and a four speed manual. An additional one turned up by accident as a buyer of an old Mustangcouldn't figure out whythe 1966 convertible he bought had the paint code section left blank on his tag. What he did not know at the time was that was one of the biggest clues to look for as the "HCS" cars were all painted in one of three unique colors (Columbine Blue, imberline Green and Aspen Gold) Ford had never used before and have neverplanned to useagain so they intentionally left the paint code blank on the tags. The data tags also had to have a destination code of 51 and all High Country cars in 1966 were stamped with a 15G date or July 15th as all of the cars were built consecutively. They all came with special metal badges that the dealers were free to mount where they wanted to so placement is not exact. Only one set of badges were made for each car built so no replacements were available or made. At one point years ago an attempt to recreate the badges was made to clone thisultra rare special edition car but the forger overlooked a valuable piece of information. The original badges were made with the horse in opposite directions so it faced forwards on both sides of the car but the fake ones were all the same making the horse face backwards on one side of the car.Upon extensive researching of the cars it was referenced more than once that the cars had very few options. Ford was not certain the specialty car would sell so they kept the options simple and pretty standard for this run of cars so if a highly optioned one shows up assume it is incorrect. They were also issued with white wall tires instead of the redlines issued to other Mustangs. Enough info, long story short, his car comes out about twice a year for a church or Dairy Queen run but is now due a better home as Dad (Charles) is getting too old to drive it. It is a 289C code with 3 speed manual with manual steering and brakes. The top is in very good condition but is manually operated as well. The car was repainted once in 1995 with enamel paint. It still looks very presentable for a drive but certainly not to show standards. The car is pretty well rust free with the exception of some light bare metal surface rust underneath and a spot right in front of the drivers door (see pic) that looks and feelsmore like a screw up during painting than a rust bubble. Floor panels are solid and need no repair. The car starts and runs amazingly well, o damage to the interior, ll lights and functions work correctly except the passenger rear window stop fell off so the window does not come up. It's pretty easy to pull the rear seat and interior quarter panel to get to it but Dad drives it very rarely and only with the top down so it has not been an issue. It did have a full tune up with belts less than 1000 miles ago but it was over 10 years ago. Battery is less than a year old. As a member of the Michiana Mustang Club the car was at several events. It is a great day when at a Mustang event and even the judges are unfamiliar with the car. In 14 years we have never run into anyone including event judges who have ever seen a 1966 "HCS" convertible. Couple that with a color you will never see again and you will always be attraction wherever you are. I do have or can get more pictures if needed. Please feel free to contact me with any thoughts, uestions, oncerns, deas, nteresting trades etc.... as we are at a loss if it should be left as is, ully restored, assed down to the grandkids or I, he son who bought it let it sit in my garage for 20 more years but I have 2 other convertibles I drive and really don't need a third just sitting in the garage. This car deserves the correct home. If you would like to come see this car contact me and we can arrange a viewing. Brad 574-903-6337. or haus313@comcast.net.

On Jul-07-15 at 20:54:46 PDT, eller added the following information:

I forgot to mention there is an infinity CD stereo in the glove box to not harm the dash or original radio. There is an amp, ub and CD changer in the trunk but the changer does not seem to work butwereally don'tdrive the car enough to deal with it as the CD player itself does work and with the old man's rule of only Elvis can be played in the car would mean 12 Elvis discs instead of one so no attempt to fix the changer will be made by me.

We also have some of the enamel paint left from when the car was painted for possible touch ups. It has been in a can for 20 years so not sure if paint would last that long or not.

This car also has not seen water in at least 15 years. It was dusted off and wiped down a little for the pictures but it has not beenwashed, axed,polished or detailed in many years. The car cover will come with it also. I have a feeling I am going to remember many more things as I go.

On Jul-07-15 at 21:35:14 PDT, eller added the following information:


Hello, hank you allfor your comments and interest in our car.There have been 4 requestsfor a price in the first hour so I will add this to the add. I honestly don't know how to answer that question this early on nor would it likely be a wise decision on our part to do so. We have had many offers over the years but never really gave them much thought as the car was very much not for sale and no amount of money for one car was going to change our lives in any way. The decision to sell comes reluctantly knowing this rare a car deserves more than a life under a cover. We will entertain any offers or interesting trades on some type of cool, ess rare and more useable convertibles. I have had many rare muscle cars along the way and to me it is not always the biggest dollar that gets the car. Sometimes the right owner is more important for certain cars in my mind.