Mustang GT Convertible
- Engine Size
- 289 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Manual
1966 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
Advertisements became popular reminders of the Mustang's youthful spirit, such as one featuring two mature adults sitting in a new Mustang with the words, “Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.” It was the car to have if you were seeking the fountain of youth. The 1966 Ford Mustang was the car to have if you were looking to win over your neighbor or hit the road for fun and adventure. It was also a must-have for enthusiastic drivers and car enthusiasts who simply liked to drive.
Engine Code A: 289 cubic inch V-8 engine 225hp w/10.0:1 compression and a four-barrel carburetor, sums it up, although to top it off, or should I say top it down with a convertible! This pony optioned, and beautiful example of a 1966 Mustang saw the model hit 1 million units since inception in 1965. This particular car was one of 12,000 produced, and even less with the options it contains.
Sauterne Gold Poly with white convertible top, all in very good restored condition adorn the exterior of this vehicle. GT, 289 and a prancing horse on the grill badging are in good condition. The fog light option has been installed, GT emblazoned gas cap, as well as megaphone chrome tips on the exhaust pipes have been installed. Very little fault can be found with the exterior condition overall except for the paint which has some dull spots.
Sauterne Gold and Ivory inserts make up the bevel stamped “pony option” on the 2 front bucket seats, as well as the bench seat in the rear. No cracks or rips, and seating presents beautifully. Rich unstained, unfaded gold carpeting floods the floor. Side door panels mimic the seating in color and pattern, and all cranks and door actuating handles are working and clean. Instrument cluster is embedded in a cream dashboard topped with green slightly padded vinyl. A 3-spoke wood steering wheel with rally-pac gauges is seen on the steering column. The original floor shifter sits between the driver and passenger. A matching gold boot with all the snaps intact covers the convertible top when passengers are enjoying the wind in their hair.
A GT 289ci V8, topped by a 4-barrel carburetor is attached to a 3-speed manual transmission. Engine compartment is very clean and noted is the Mustang badged chromed air cleaner cover, denoting the engine size and recommended octane of gas. Front suspension is an A arm setup, and semi elliptic springs smooth the ride on the rear. Disc brakes in the front, drum brakes in the rear, dual exhaust, and 14x6 Magnum tires with stock Mustang hubcaps and dish rims all around complete this 1966 GT package.
This true Mustang GT Convertible is a beauty. All working condition, ready to drive off and enjoy the “youth is a wonderful thing” mantra. Obviously, this car had a great life, and has plenty of it left. Oh, and leave the kids behind!