When you want to talk about pony car royalty, an A-code 1966 Ford Mustang GT Fastback with four-on-the-floor is a truly noble machine. So when you can find one with all the right investments – from the slick red paint to the A/C interior – then you know this is a fleeting opportunity at an in-demand icon.
Crisp lines, great detailing, and sporty sheet metal make this one timeless. The factory-correct Candyapple Red is always a great choice on a Mustang for highlighting the fastback's dramatic long hood/short deck design. Plus, these always had the best profiles with the race-ready rear slats. Workmanship during the restoration on this one was excellent, and the sheet metal crisply presents the iconic lines. That's why this one is an award-winner. It's a true GT, and so it has all the best features, including fog lights, triple rocker stripe, correct badging, and trumpeted exhaust coming through the rear valance. Even the styled steel wheels seem to be extra bright just to symbolize that this fastback is worth the extra attention.
The black exterior stripes also preview the interior color, and let's face it, the factory-correct black is exactly how a GT should look. Ford's Comfort-Weave inserts give the buckets a sporty look, while remaining comfortable enough for long-distance cruising. In fact, the whole interior has a terrific period-correct look with the right premium upgrades. For example, the factory AM radio is still cranking out tunes. Below that is the correct-style air conditioning unit (but it's now blowing clod with modern R134a.) And the best treats are reserved for the driver. You get the grippy three-spoke sports steering wheel with pony logo center cap. Beyond that, everyone got the upgraded gauge package in '66, but not many also had the Rally Pac that added a handy tach and clock on the steering column.
The engine bay looks great with a tidy gloss black presentation that allows the bold blue block, matching valve covers, and bright air topper to really pop. More than just look good, this A-code Mustang is powered by a stout 289 cubic-inch V8 correctly topped with a four-barrel carburetor. This was rebuilt during restoration, and so It fires up nicely, idles smoothly, and makes a terrific sound out of the dual exhaust. This one was built to really let you sense the road, and so you might feel a bit like driving a Shelby Mustang as you take full control of the power with the recently serviced four-speed manual transmission. Plus, the front disc brakes and modern BF Goodrich T/As keep control well in your hands.
There has been all the right investment to makes sure this feels solid and looks great. The sale even comes complete with owner's manual, build receipts, service manuals, and maintenance records. A powerful turn-key true GT like this will always be in short supply and high demand, so you better hurry if you want to make it yours. Call now!