The Mustang is a name that echoes power and class among all car enthusiasts, even today the name still presents great prestige and dominance.
The Mustang was no small chore for Ford; the head engineer, Donald N. Frey, was tasked with the supervision of the development of the vehicle from start to finish, spanning over 18 months from 1962 to 1964.
A record time for car development for Ford. The goals were simple for the mustang concept; it must seat 4 people, it must weigh less than 2,500lbs, it must be no more than 5m in length, sell for less than $2,500 and have multiple power and luxury options.
This particular Mustang spent its entire life from 1966 to 2018 in the dry state of California - a very desirable state to come from as the chassis benefits greatly with very little signs of any corrosion thanks to the dry weather.
Throughout the vehicle's life there appears to be absolutely no expense spared when it comes to upkeep and maintenance, once owned by a Ford mechanic in the states it’s easy to see why. During its time in the states it was subject to a professional paint job at some point, which today looks absolutely beautiful - even if there are some small blemishes, but with a car that’s almost 56 years old we wouldn’t expect pristine perfection - although this isn’t too far off it.
Imported to Scotland in 2018 and registered, the car passed its first MOT flawlessly with no advisories or warnings, during its time in Scotland it has been kept in dry storage with nominal mileage since landing - so you can be assured that it has never been subjected to the gloomy Glasgow weather!
As with all imported vehicles, paperwork is rather thin on the ground with this Coupe. Americans don’t tend to keep track of paperwork or invoices etc, so this vehicle's history becomes somewhat difficult to track before it was imported into the UK.
The car does have a V5C registered in the current owners name ready for transfer proving it is fully registered in the UK ready to go!
Flawlessly original - stepping inside this beautiful ‘66 coupe will absolutely time-warp you back to the 60’s convince you you’ve just stepped foot into a time machine. There is a lot to take in on the interior and the attention to detail used is spectacular - here’s a list of some recent additions to the vehicles interior:
- New rubber weather sealing - New front seats - Rebuilt rear seats - New original radio - New instrument bezel - New dash pad - New door sills - New chrome kick plates - New chrome seat mountings - Carpets remade and refitted - New headlining
The new seats are plush and the leather is in wonderful condition - it truly does look like it’s just been driven out of the dealership. The welcoming cockpit features a beautiful 3-spoke deep-dish steering wheel which reminds you that you’ve just stepped into a muscle car hero, featuring chrome spokes and a delightful Mustang horn badge.
All of the controls on the dash are glistening in chrome, adding to the time-warp sensation this car gives off, this is also massively assisted by the addition of a new original radio that has been installed to the vehicle. These units are made to look absolutely period correct but give off the performance of a modern day unit - these cost £1,000’s, but with a car as lavish as this, it’s absolutely worth the expense.
Both front door cards are in exceptional condition, as are the handles and the window cranks - all of which are functional, and glistening in chrome as they should be. The chrome kick plates do have some scratching but this is to be expected from simple use as getting in and out of the vehicle and can be polished back quite easily.
It is quite difficult to pick flaws with the interior of this car, it screams original, and the great attention to detail used when rebuilding it absolutely shines through this, even the small details like the dials and the radio speak volumes (pun intended) when it comes to showcasing the vehicles originality. We really wouldn’t have done it any other way.
Finished in rare Springtime Yellow paint, this vehicle turns head wherever it goes. It’s a colour that does not come up very often.. Truly has to be seen to be appreciated and it just echoes the class the car already gives off along with the 1960’s vibes which confidently radiate from the car. Honestly - this colour suits this coupe down to an absolute T.
One of the first things we noticed while overlooking the vehicle is how precise the panel gaps are, all of them are to a factory standard which leads to the doors, bonnet and boot lid all opening and closing beautifully with no need for excessive force. This kind of body panel alignment is exceptionally difficult to find on any classic vehicle and speaks volumes for the quality of car which is presented.
Throughout the vehicle you’ll notice just how clean the shell is, showing almost no signs of corrosion throughout thanks to the coupe spending the majority of its lifetime over in California and being exceptionally well taken care of. This is the kind of shell that is worth spending money on - and the previous owner did just that with an excess of £25,000 spent to get the car in the condition it is in today.
There are of course small blemishes, one can be noticed on the roof on the passenger side where you can see white showing through the coat of yellow paint and there is also a small stone chip on the passenger side door.
The Mustang sits on a beautiful set of REV RV78610A wheels, which look a lot like the iconic Torq Thrust alloys that every muscle car lover recognises instantly. The wheels themselves are beautifully kept with no signs of any damage or kerb rash apparent, the chrome still glistens brightly in the sun and the painted portion appears perfectly intact. A great classic wheel style manufactured by today's modern manufacturing methods.
A wealth of time and money have been spent ensuring the mechanics of this vehicle are better than they were back in the 60’s. The addition of a recently rebuilt 302 V8 engine now propels this lightweight muscle car, which is certainly enough to get the hairs on the back of your neck standing to attention.
The roar and grumble given off by the 302 is something to behold, what a gorgeous noise that any car fanatic will appreciate. The rebuild of the 302 engine included all new; pistons, rings, bearings, gaskets, valve seats redone, hoses, belts, large radiator etc. We’re told only a small sum of around 900 miles have been done since the engine overhaul. A new starter motor, new battery and cables and a new set of tyres were also fitted to the vehicle.
The chassis has also had a good amount of attention, including brand new suspension, new ball joints and wheel bearings, new shock absorbers and more. This car really is ready to hop in and drive - something that the car deserves given how little mileage it has done since it landed in the UK in 2018.
Hop in, crank over that huge 302 V8, and let it roar through the smooth and luxurious 4-speed automatic gearbox. You’ll be turning heads absolutely everywhere you go.
It’s safe to say, everyone is a sucker for a classic Mustang. And this beautiful coupe is no exception - a rare paint job and an extensive list of new parts showcases the love and care given throughout the years.
Vehicles such as this are becoming more and more desirable, a staple of history and a car lover's dream. This certainly isn’t something you want to miss out on - we’ll be jealous of whoever gets their hands on this!
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