Very Sharp & Clean Drop Top! 289 V8, 4 Spd Manual, Frt Disc Brakes, Orig Colors!
Price: - Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- SubModel: Convertible
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 20868
- VIN: 6T08C152390
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 289 V8
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Options: --
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1966 Ford Mustang ConvertibleEarly Mustangs are the universal collector car, beloved by all and a lot of fun to own and drive. And despite their huge popularity, cars like this 1966 Ford Mustang convertible remain surprisingly affordable. With 289 V8 power, a quick-shifting 4-speed manual, a fantastic color combination, and rare original documentation, this is pretty green droptop is the one you've always wanted to own.
This handsome ragtop was repainted in the not too distant past using the original code R Ivy Green Metallic color, which you unfortunately don't see too often these days. You've seen a lot of tired old Mustangs running around, and this most certainly is NOT one of them, with incredibly solid sheetmetal and straight bodywork throughout. Thanks to a life down South, body gaps are very good, the surface finish of the paint has great depth and beautiful shiny gloss, and it feels far more substantial than you'd expect from a 50-year-old ragtop. And since so many Mustangs are repainted bright red, this one stands out, so if you want to get noticed, this is a great way to do it. Who says only the British get to wear Racing Green? Also, unlike most Mustangs, this one remains true to its original specs, including the '289' badges on the front fenders, which it comes by honestly (note the 'C' as the fifth digit in the VIN). The chrome bumpers are in excellent shape, probably new when the car was repainted, and the rest of the bright work and trim is in great shape too, providing great contrast to the otherwise dark green paint.
Black is also this car's original interior color, and it wears standard ribbed vinyl upholstery that was likely replaced when the car was restored, plus carpets with correct pile, stock door panels, and a crack-free, smooth dash pad. Handsome "camera case" black textures on the instrument panel work well with the black interior, and the mostly monochromatic interior decor with chrome accents actually makes for a very upscale look. All 1966 Mustangs got the 1965 GT's 5-gauge instrument panel, ahead of the driver is a sporty wood-rimmed steering wheel, and the center console houses the best part of the interior - the 8-ball topped chrome shifter for the 4-speed manual transmission below. There's even an original AM radio still in the dash, although it will need to be replaced or augmented with a glove box unit if you want tunes, and Mustangs were the first domestic production car with standard seat belts, which this one has front and rear. A contrasting power black convertible is included, but on a Mustang ragtop, you're rarely going to see it if you're doing things right. Out, back, the trunk is nicely finished with a reproduction plaid mat on the spare tire and durable carpet on the flooring that looks very tidy.
There's a correct C-code 289 cubic inch V8 under the hood and it's in great shape, sitting inside a very tidy and polished engine bay that's' ready to be shown off. It's not exactly a screamer, but it does have good pop and purrs at idle but with authoritative torque out on the road that makes the Mustang fun to drive. In fact, the seller of this beautiful droptop lives about 45 minutes away from our showroom, and has made the roundtrip visit a couple times to us with no problems ever encountered. The underhood look is fantastic, with Ford Blue on the engine itself, highlighted by a set of polished valve covers and matching air cleaner, while most of the other parts are satin black, as they should be. Bright red plug wires provide nice contrast, and stock cast iron exhaust manifolds feed a throaty dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers. The smooth 4-speed manual transmission has quick, crisp shifts and adds a sporty demeanor to the car, and there are easy-cruising gears out back, so it feels relaxed no matter what it's doing. Other goodies include a Holley 4-barrel carb, Edelbrock intake manifold, and fresh shocks underneath, and handsome Mustang steel wheels are wrapped with 205/70/14 BFGoodrich T/A white-letter radials.
This is the Mustang you've always wanted, great colors, V8 power, and a super-fun 4-speed, all priced right and ready to go. Don't wait, call now!