35k Genuine Miles: 1966 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

While it might not be completely original, this 1966 Mustang GT Convertible is a low-mileage example that is in very nice condition. It is being sold as part of an estate and would appear to be a car that is ready to be driven and enjoyed immediately. The Mustang is located in Sylvania, Ohio, and is listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding has already reached $14,766, and with the reserve now met, someone is about to become the proud owner of a very nice classic.

The first thing to note is the fact that the Mustang has undergone a color change in the past because it originally rolled off the production line finished in Sauterne Gold, but now sports a coat of Wimbledon White. The seller believes that this color change was completed to a high standard because there are no signs of the original color anywhere on the car. It also features a fairly new black power top, which appears to be in really nice condition. The seller does say that the paint is beginning to show its age, but it still seems to present fairly well. There is no mention of any rust issues with the car, and there are certainly none visible in the usual prone areas such as the rockers, lower quarter panels, or the shock towers.

When the external color change was undertaken, the interior also received an upgrade. Originally trimmed in Ivy Gold and White, the Mustang now sports a Red Pony interior. This includes a full-length console, and the condition looks to be really nice. There is some wear, slight staining, and some fading of the carpet on the driver’s side, but that’s about all that I can really find to criticize inside the car. Otherwise, it looks unmolested and really tidy.

One minor mystery with the Mustang is whether it is a numbers-matching car. The VIN indicates that the car rolled off the line with an A-Code 289ci V8 engine, and while there is still a 289 there, I can’t be 100% sure that it’s original. However, with a mere 34,940 documented original miles on the odometer, it would be pretty reasonable to expect that it is. The 225hp from that engine is sent to the rear via a 3-speed automatic transmission, while the Mustang also sports power steering and front disc brakes. There has been some recent mechanical work performed on the car to ensure both reliability and safety. As well as being fitted with a new gas tank, pump, and sender unit, the front discs, calipers, and pads have also been replaced. Add to this new rear shoes, wheel cylinders, a new master cylinder, and a new battery. The Mustang is said to now run and drive really nicely, with no smoke, rattles, or odd noises.

The seller of this Mustang has been queried by a number of people about whether or not the car is a true GT, and he takes some great pains to confirm this. It isn’t an original survivor, but it is still a very nice looking car that is ready to be driven and enjoyed. It would attract plenty of attention wherever it went, and this would be for all the right reasons. Do we have any readers who would be willing to bid on this classic?


  1. CCFisher

    The only Mustang engine of this era to have a VIN stamping was the 289 K-code Hi-Po engine. For all other engines, “numbers-matching” means the engine’s components have date stamps that are prior to, but no more than a few months prior to, the build date on the door tag. Appropriate dates do not necessarily indicate an original drivetrain, merely that the drivetrain is potentially the original.

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  2. DRV

    This is tempting. The color changes are well done except for the different whites. By the looks of the drivers rear wheel lip and quarter I’d have to do a personal inspect along with the miles documents.

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  3. TimM

    The car looks good in white with the red interior!! The top looks good too!! The back window isn’t milky white like so many others I’ve seen!! Small block with an automatic will make it super easy for any driver!!

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  4. Bob McK Member

    I love everything except the automatic transmission. Someone is going to be happy.

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  5. Rjonec

    I would have to see impeccable documentation before I would consider this a low mileage original. Excluding the paint and interior change.

  6. jimmy the orphan

    Nice move with the white and red. I hate gold on any car really. I’m not a mustang guy but a automatic in any sporty car like this let alone a real sports car is just plain bad news. JIMMY

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