This is one of the more seldom-seen Mustangs we have had come through our doors, with its Copper Metallic exterior and Emberglo interior.
Made at Ford's Dearborn, Michigan factory (VIN code F) on May 17, 1966, and originally delivered to the Omaha, Nebraska (DSO code 54) service area. Dressed in Copper Metallic, the paint and trim are in overall very good shape but there are a few blemishes visible at close range. The chrome bumpers look good and fit tightly to the body and the engine .....
bay is very tidy. In the trunk is a Rockville subwoofer.
This pony rolls on white stripe, all-season radials, size 205/75R14, at every corner. Each one is mounted to a factory alloy wheel. The wheels and tires are all in very good order.
Powering this Mustang is a 289 CID V-8 engine with a two-barrel carburetor (code C) and breathing via dual exhausts. Backing this motor is a C-4 three-speed automatic transmission (code 6) with 2.80:1 gearing (code 6).
Inside, is a two-tone Emberglo Pony interior (code TR). The front buckets and rear bench seats look great, as does the corresponding carpet. The three-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel looks great. The two-tone Emberglo treatment continues on the inner door panels and dashboard, complete with wooden appliqués for added warmth. A floor-mounted shifter and an AM/FM stereo complete the interior.
The 1966 Mustang debuted with moderate trim changes including a new grille, side ornamentation, wheel covers, and gas cap. Ford's new C4 “Cruise-O-Matic” three-speed automatic transmission became available. A large number of new paint and interior color options, an AM/eight-track sound system, and one of the first AM/FM mono automobile radios were also offered. It also removed the Falcon instrument cluster; the previously optional features, including the round gauges and padded sun visors, became standard equipment. The Mustang would be the best-selling convertible in 1966, with 72,119 sold, beating the number two Impala by almost 2:1.
The 1965 and 1966 Mustangs are differentiated by variations in the exterior, despite the similar design. These variations include the emblem on the quarter-panels behind the doors. From August 1964 production, the emblem was a single vertical piece of chrome, while for 1966 models the emblem was smaller in height and had three horizontal bars extending from the design, resembling an “E.” The front intake grilles and ornaments were also different. The 1965 front grille used a “honeycomb” pattern, while the 1966 version was a “slotted” style. While both model years used the “Horse and Corral” emblem on the grille, the 1965s had four bars extending from each side of the corral, while these bars were removed for the 1966s.
Convertible competition to this Mustang in 1966 included Chevrolet's Corvair, Dodge's Dart, Ford's own Falcon Futura and Plymouth's Valiant convertible.
This droptop would look great in a collection, with other Mustangs or without. Like what you see? Drop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to see it in person.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 7,589 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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