An established modern classic beyond reproach, the Ford Mustang Convertible is as emblematic of the time and spirit of its production as it is of the modern Mustang enthusiast. After just a quick drive around the block, the “thumbs up” and horn honks start to rack up and it becomes obvious that there may be no other car that has such multi-generational recognition as a first-generation Mustang.
Built on April 8th of 1966, this 1966 Ford Mustang convertible is finished in quintessential Candy Apple Red over a Red Crinkle Vinyl interior. The car was built in San Jose, delivered in Seattle, and then spent the majority of its life in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Unlike many of the Mustangs on the market, this car lived a rust-free life in very dry weather.
During the Mustang’s stay in Arizona, it was restored under the watchful eye of a Mustang Club of America member. When we say “restoration,” we don’t mean just a paint job and a new interior. This Mustang was painstakingly stripped down to a bare metal shell. The car was a wonderful example to start with as it had been out West its entire life and the integrity of the body still shows today. It would be hard to find a car with straighter sides and panels that fit this well on the market today. The car is just “right on.”
During the restoration, the Mustang received a complete rebuild of the engine, transmission, and rear end to factory spec. The car runs as smooth as butter and is a breeze for anyone to drive. Assisting the experience is a completely restored brake and suspension system. The car has a wonderful ride and is the perfect cruiser.
Besides an immaculate exterior appearance, the Mustang has a like-new interior featuring all-new soft parts, reconditioned gauges, rebelted (original) seat buckles, new wiring, and modern radio. Step into the interior, and it feels that maybe you should have done so without your shoes on. The undercarriage and engine detailing are spot on. The undercarriage has been finished in the correct red oxide primer. The engine compartment exhibits the correct finish throughout, complete with the correct hoses, clamps, and decals.
Post restoration, the car spent 7 years in California and was completely serviced in 2021 before the owners drove Route 66 from California to St. Louis, MO.
Recent work within the last two years includes:
Front disc brake conversion, new rear wheel cylinders, radiator re-core, coolant flush new alternator, oil change, thermostat