Rare Factory Air Conditioning
289 CID Windsor Challenger V8 engine
Original HolmanMoody heads and valve covers
C4 CruiseOMatic threespeed automatic transmission
Candy Apple Red exterior (code T) and white accent stripe with black interior
Pony interior option with RallyPack gauges and rarely seen airconditioning
Aftermarket Nardi wood steering wheel, factory fog lights and power steering
One of 35,698 Mustang Fastbacks made in 1966
Many Ford ponycars have come through the MotoeXotica Classic Car corral but few are as nice as this one. We are pleased to offer this restored 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback with factory AC. Built on September 21, 1966 at Fords San Jose, California factory, and originally delivered to the Los Angeles, California region, this Ccode pony is ready to impress. For 1966, the Mustang was the thirdbest selling nameplate in America, quite a feat for a car only in its third model year.
Finished in Candy Apple Red (code T), the cars paint and trim are in decidedly very good overall condition. There are a couple of minor blemishes visible upon close inspection, one on the drivers side rear fender top and another near the peak of the right front fender. This ponys windows are clear and intact while its lights are in very good order and hazefree.
The car rolls on Goodyear Eagle ST white letter tires, size 205/70R14, and surrounding factory Pony wheels. The tires and wheels are in very good condition, no obvious pitting or scuffing. All of the cars body panels are straight and solid, including the chrome bumpers. The trunk is in good order and comes with a fullsize spare tire, with front disc brakes with rear drums. The engine bay is very tidy and the battery appears new.
Under the hood is a 289 CID Windsor Challenger V8 engine with rarely seen HolmanMoody heads and valve covers, mated to Fords C4 CruiseOMatic threespeed automatic transmission (code 6) and a 2.80:1 (code 6) rear end. The 289Windsor engine was introduced in April 1963. Bore was expanded to 4.00inches, becoming the standard bore for most Windsor engines, while stroke remained at 2.87 inches. For 1965, the compression ratio of the base 289 was raised to 9.3:1. Engine specifications went unchanged for 1966. Driver convenience features included power steering, factory fog lights and airconditioning, which only came on 9.5 percent of 66 Mustangs, or fewer than 58,000 of 607,568 units sold.
Inside, the cars black front bucket and rear bench seats are in very good condition, as is the matching carpet and headliner. The black, padded instrument panel is in great shape has woodgrain appliqus and aftermarket period correct Smith Warner gauges for engine temperature, oil pressure and oil temperature mounted beneath on the passengers side, however the fuel gauge is inoperable. As part of the RallyPack instrumentation, straddling the steering column are a Ford tachometer and clock. Facing the driver is an excellent example of an expensive aftermarket Nardi threespoke wooden steering wheel, more often found on Italian exotics. The inner door panels are black to mirror the rest of the interior and are in very good order, as are the mirror glass, center console and shifter, with its wooden handle to echo the Nardi wheel. Back seat passengers can open the SilentFlo ventilation panels in the Bpillars for better interior air flow. Rounding out the interior is a Retro Sound AM/FM stereo.
The 1966 Mustang debuted with moderate trim changes including a new grille, side ornamentation, wheel covers and gas cap. Ford's new C4 "CruiseOMatic" threespeed auto transmission became available. A large number of new paint and interior color options, anAM/eighttracksound system, and one of the first AM/FMmonoautomobile radios, were also offered. It also removed the Falcon instrument cluster; the previously optional features, including the round gauges and padded sun visors, became standard equipment.
The 1965 and 1966 Mustangs are differentiated by variations in the exterior, despite similar design. These variations include the emblem on the quarterpanels behind the doors. From August 1964 production, the emblem was a single vertical piece of chrome, while for 1966 models the emblem was smaller in height and had three horizontal bars extending from the design, resembling an "E". The front intake grilles and ornaments were also different. The 1965 front grille used a "honeycomb" pattern, while the 1966 version was a "slotted" style. While both model years used the "Horse and Corral" emblem on the grille, the 1965 had four bars extending from each side of the corral, while on the 1966, these bars were removed.
Competition to this Ford in 1966 included Chevrolets Corvair, Dodges Dart, Fords own Falcon and Plymouths Barracuda.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 17,177 miles not believed to be actual. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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Exterior: Candy Apple Red
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