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Ford Mustang 289 V8 1966

General description : CLEAN LITTLE PONY, 289 V8, AUTO, DUAL EXHAUST, PRICED TO MOVE STARTER CLASSIC!!

Let's face it, with so many over-the-top cars out there, there's definitely something to be said for subtlety. This 1966 Ford Mustang coupe is an ideal example of doing more with less, and it doesn't need flashy paint or oversized tires to make its statement. Instead, it's a carefully crafted machine that lets the little things do the talking, and once you get a look, I guarantee you'll be impressed.
The early Mustang is one of the most recognizable cars ever built, so the subtle and elegant look this one carries shouldn't bother anyone. Refinished in a color that's pretty close to Candyapple Red, which is this car's original color, and it looks awesome. Forget fake Shelby stripes, this one makes a statement with straight bodywork, crisp sheetmetal bends, and nice finish work so that you're drawn in to have a closer look. It's got some age and mileage on it today, but there's a lot to love about a Mustang that's been driven and everybody will smile when they see this handsome pony car. Things like the chrome bumpers, stainless window surrounds, and taillights are all stock Mustang items, because good taste never goes out of style, and while the VIN says this is a T-code 6-cylinde car, those '289' emblems on the front fenders aren't just there for show. To be honest, it's kind of refreshing to see a Mustang dressed pretty much as it might have been in, say, 1969 when it was still being used as a regular car, not a collector's item.
The red bucket seat interior is like the body, almost entirely stock, but with a few smart upgrades that enhance the driving experience. The original buckets have been reupholstered in correct textured red vinyl seat covers with door panels to match, and there are new carpets on the floor. Original gauges are all fully functional, while the radio is a familiar AM unit, but somewhere along the line, someone has thoughtfully added an FM unit under the dash, so you're not stuck with whatever passes for entertainment on AM these days. There is no center console, but the T-shaped shifter for the C4 3-speed automatic looks right sticking out of the neatly upholstered transmission tunnel, just as it would have decades ago. The steering wheel is perhaps a little fatter than the original and there are carpeted floor mats to keep it in top shape. In back, the trunk is finished with an OEM style plaid mat that gives it a correct look.
Small block Mustangs are a threat on the street thanks to their excellent power-to-weight ratio and rugged hardware, and it's no surprise that someone upgraded from the original inline-six. This 289 has been augmented with things like an Edelbrock carburetor and GM HEI ignition system, and it drives smoothly so you know there are no finicky parts inside. Dress-up includes a set of finned valve covers and a custom air cleaner, as well as Ford Blue engine enamel that is a nod to tradition. It's not detailed for show, but it runs great and a few weekends of work under the hood could really make a difference on this entry-level cruiser. Underneath, you'll find extremely clean floors, a recent dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers, and new shocks all around, so it's ready to enjoy immediately. Stock steel wheels with Mustang hubcaps and 195/75/14 whitewall radials complete the authentic, original look.
Walk softly and carry a big stick has always been a favorite car-building philosophy, and this pretty red Mustang coupe is an affordable way to get into the hobby with a blue-chip collectable. Call today!

Features : Defrost, AM/FM Radio, Heat, Vinyl Interior, Seatbelts

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Car type : Car Make : Ford Model : Mustang Model Version : 289 V8 Engine size : 0.0 Model Year : 1966 Sub type : Coupé Location : Atlanta

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About Ford
Ford, founded in 1902, has arguably changed the history of automotive world more than any other car manufacturer by introducing the first people's car Model T in 1908. They had produced more than 15 million cars by the end of the production in 1927, by which T had become obsolete.

Ford launched the first low priced V8 engine powered car in 1932. 1932 V8 was an instant hit with superior handling and performance to many far more expansive cars of the day. No wonder 32 V8 Ford has become such a favourite among hot rodders around the world with 32 Deuce coupe as their icon.

During the war Ford completely shut down civilian vehicle production to dedicate all its resources to the Allied war efforts (1942-45) They used to build B-24 bombers, aircraft engines, jeeps, M-4 tanks, military trucks and Bren-gun carriers and more than 30,000 super-charged Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engines for Mosquito and Lancaster bombers as well as P-51 Mustang fighters. After the war Ford cars in the USA got bigger and flashier along with their competitors. In the 60's Ford was back in the forefront again when introducing their commercial hit Mustang in 1964. Mustang was so popular the competition had to follow Ford's example and the ponycar phenomenon took over the US. Over the years the ponies grew some muscles until the oil crisis kill finally killed them off.

In the sixties Ford rushed into international motor sports scene with a fury. After unsuccessful Ferrari takeover, when Enzo Ferrari had cut the deal off with Henry Ford II making the latter absolutely boil with fury, Ford turned to Lola in UK to produce a Ferrari beating long distance racer after. The collaboration between Ford and Lola created the mighty Ford GT40 that absolutely beat Ferrari in Le Mans 24 numerous times.

In Europe, Ford introduced some of the most epic race and rally cars of the 60's based on humble family sedans; Cortina GT, Lotus Cortina, Escort Twin Cam, and Escort 1600RS with the iconic Cosworth BDA engines.

Today classic Fords are extremely popular with enthusiasts and a great selection of classic Fords can be found for sale at www.ClassicDigest.com