Candy Apple Red
1966 Ford Mustang Convertible The Mustang name, of course, was born with this car, allegedly because aviation enthusiast and Ford Executive Stylist John Najjar Ferzely felt the car resembled a P-51 Mustang airplane. An alternate name-origin story suggests that designer Philip Clark came up with it in reference to the wild horses he saw on a cross-country trip. The horse angle, as opposed to the plane angle, is the one that stuck in the end. For consignment, the result of a 35 year ownership span during which time it underwent a complete restoration 30 years ago. This 54,813 title verified mile car maintains its shine and has had some recent work completed just to update, as the car spent 25 years in storage after the restoration. This drop top pony has been garage kept during our consignor\'s ownership tenure and was recently treated to a new fuel tank as well as a front end alignment in May of 2023. Exterior The car is all original steel and interior, but does have a newer radio. Candy Apple Red adorns the straight steel all rust free and it is showing with just a few drip areas in the paint and some minor dings however they are very slight in nature. There are a few areas of body filler to be noted, with a small crack in the application that was put on the hood. The car was primed and block sanded twice then finished with a near perfect coat of the Candy Apple Red. All is also well with the trimmings as in badges, bumpers, grille, window surrounds, rockers, and light bezels. The white power canvas convertible top is on and very clean and tear free with a clear rear plastic window and shows nicely very nicely. The sides have the iconic hockey stick cove, and the door gaps are well minded. Bringing up the rear are the triple V tail lights, an inset shiny bumper, and larger round bezels in chrome for the backup lights on the roll pan. Sporty 14 inch standard steel wheels with sporty Mustang covers are wrapped by thin white sidewall rubber in 195/75R14 size from the 14th week of 2022. Giddyup! Interior As we slide past near perfect black vinyl door panels with some tuck and roll and chromed thin trimmings and actuators and cranks, the front passenger interior presents with low back buckets in black vinyl with a rear bench seat with tuck and roll inserts and smooth bolsters. For the fronts, a nice shiny trim pierce is on each back edge of the backs of the buckets. The center hump is slightly faded black carpeting and this is where the slim T-handle shift lever is located. The carpeting for the floppers is less faded, but is not a deep black, however it remains nice and clean. Up front ,the dash was stripped and sanded then repainted black with a new dash pad installed. A nice long oval black textured panel is housing the lineup of round gauges have beautiful near immaculate shiny bezels and chromed plastic framing encircling the oval. A digital AM/FM Mustang radio which fits nicely into the original radio space is in the center of the dual eyebrow cowls seen on either side. The steering wheel fronting the dash has drilled chromed ribs, and has a black plastic rim edging. A beautiful passenger space nicely preserved, looking a lot like its 1966. A shout out to the trunk, which is also very clean and has a nice vinyl plaid lining, like new spare, and jack. Woah! Drivetrain Within a full on restoration of the entire bay, we have a beautiful blue painted valve cover and block 200ci I-6 cylinder mill. It is topped with a 1-barrel carburetor, and there is a 3-speed automatic C4 transmission on the back. The rear is a Ford 7.25 inch 2.83 gear ratio version. Ride \'em cowboy... Undercarriage The entire floor pan is steel and shows no rust, just a bit of patina and road dirt. There are independent coil springs upfront, and leaf springs on the back for the sure footed suspension. Manual drum braking is on all 4 corners and a stock exhaust is snaking its way rearward preparing for the sing
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