1966 Ford Mustang Convertible

JME’s Notes for resisting:

  • shoot video of walk-around w/ commentary, showing all features and blemishes on the car
  • do a super detail on the car, including polish
  • get better glamour shots
  • reinstall the Rally Pac
  • get the radio to work
  • get a lot of close-up shots of the engine bay and underside of the car
  • get underside shots while up on a lift (Casey’s?)
  • update the flyer

This classic 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible is powered by a 289ci V8 paired with a four-speed Ford Toploader manual transmission, finished in Vintage Burgundy with a black convertible top and Pony Interior. Equipment includes Magnum 500-style wheels, front disc brakes, a Hurst shifter, and more. A mid-1980’s restoration included stripping the car to bare metal and repairing or replacing rusted metal, rebuilding the engine and transmission, and new paint. More recently, the leaky factory power steering was replaced with a Borgeson power steering unit and all of the steering linkage has been replaced as well. This Mustang convertible is offered with photos from the mid-1980’s restoration and a clean Colorado title.

The restoration work included replacement of the fenders, quarter panels, and floor pan before a repaint in Vintage Burgundy. The black convertible fabric top is is shown being raised in this video, while close-up photos of the finish and trim can be viewed in the gallery below. Minor chips and rust (road rash) are noted along the bottoms of both doors.

Magnum 500-style 14″ wheels with black recesses wear BFGoodrich Radial T/A white-letter tires. Front disc brakes and a dual-reservoir Wilwood master cylinder have been installed along with a Borgeson power steering box.

The Pony Interior is trimmed in black vinyl with matching carpet and rubber floor mats. Appointments include a wood-rimmed steering wheel, crank windows, lap belts, a Hurst shifter, and a push-button AM/FM radio.

Instrumentation includes a 140-mph speedometer, Rally Pac tachometer and clock, as well as gauges for fuel level, coolant temperature, oil pressure, and amperage. The five-digit odometer shows just under 28k miles, with total mileage unknown.

The 289ci V8 has been fitted with a 4 barrel Edelbrock carburetor and electronic ignition, and sends power to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission.

Changes of the differential fluid and transmission fluid have reportedly been carried out since 2018. Additional underside images can be viewed in the gallery.

Decoding the driver’s door tag yields the following information:

  • Engine: 289ci V8
  • Plant: Dearborn
  • Body: Convertible, Luxury interior
  • Color: Vintage Burgundy
  • Trim: Black Luxury
  • Date: March 2, 1966
  • DSO: Twin Cities
  • Axle: 2.8:1
  • Transmission: Four-speed manual

A binder containing photos of the 198os refurbishment work is included in the sale. A walk-around video is provided below.