1966 Ford Mustang

Highlights

  • Upgraded from an inline-six to a 289 cu in (4.7-litre) V8
  • Highly original and well-preserved interior
  • Gearbox overhaul carried out two years ago
  • Resprayed in ‘Dark Pewter’ to a very good standard

The Appeal

Marketed to affluent American teenagers, the Mustang was a masterstroke for the Ford Motor Company, throwing of the brand’s hitherto dowdy image and spawning a model which would go on to be their most well-known of all time. While the Mustang has undergone numerous revisions and is now an electric SUV, collectors lust after the ‘60s models more than any others.
We particularly like this 1966 ‘Notchback’ which began life as a straight-six variant but now harbours a 289 cu in (4.7-litre) V8 under the “hood”. Unlike all those classic Mustangs now adorned with metal flake paintwork, wide racing stripes and oversized chrome wheels, this example flies under the radar in its seductively tasteful hue of ‘Dark Pewter’, while also flaunting period-correct features like BF Goodrich tyres and a commendably original interior. 
The vendor reports that it runs and drives very well, proving immensely usable on today’s roads, even at motorway speeds. For those seeking a classic Mustang to drive as Ford originally intended, this refreshingly unpretentious example is mightily appealing.

The History and Paperwork

  • UK-registered since March 2015
  • Three former UK-based registered keepers
  • The vendor acquired the car in June 2020
  • V5C present
  • Several substantial invoices for parts and servicing
  • Began life as a straight-six-engined Mustang
  • We’re informed that there are approximately 39,000 miles on the V8 currently fitted
  • Left-hand drive
  • Subject to a great deal of work since arriving in the UK

The Condition

  • Resprayed ‘Dark Pewter’ in around 2019
  • There are very few notable blemishes evident to the paintwork
  • The body looks to be very straight and free from any signs of serious corrosion
  • All presents underneath, with a light smattering of surface rust to the running gear
  • The chromework and wheels would perhaps benefit from some refurbishment, but we like the patina and find it to be very presentable
  • Slightly damaged front numberplate
  • The internal heater is likely to require replacing at some point
  • The interior remains highly original and free from excessive wear
  • Beautiful period-correct wood-rimmed sports steering wheel fitted
  • Auxiliary oil pressure gauge discreetly fitted under the dashboard
  • Period-correct radio still in situ

The Mechanics 

  • 289 cu in (4.7-litre) Ford V8 fitted
  • All presents well under the bonnet
  • Automatic gearbox (overhauled around two years ago)
  • New starter/ignition system installed in 2021
  • The vendor informs us that it fires on all eight cylinders and runs well
  • Ample performance available, performing well on modern roads and on the motorway
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Auction Details
  • Year 1966
  • Make Ford
  • Model Mustang
  • Colour Bronze
  • Mileage 39,076 Miles
  • Engine size 4700
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Richmond
  • County Surrey
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
9 Bids from 5 bidders
  • james.s•••• £15,000 12/07/24
  • Raiden6•••• £12,000 12/07/24
  • james.s•••• £10,000 12/07/24
  • ruby.wa•••• £8,500 12/07/24
  • james.s•••• £8,000 11/07/24
  • coupeaf•••• £7,000 11/07/24
  • MrBAH1 £5,500 11/07/24
  • james.s•••• £5,200 10/07/24
  • Raiden6•••• £5,000 10/07/24

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