Indy Car: 1966 Ford Mustang

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Indianapolis, IN is the home of this project 1966 Ford Mustang found here on craigslist. Cash is the only option here and they’re asking $5,400 or best offer for this project. The seller says that this car “runs and drives, solid car, floors are good, no holes, some rust on the outside, overall in great shape!” That sounds good to me. I love the wheel covers, I would personally keep those but I like things original or restored to original spec. 

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This is a pretty solid looking car for one that is in an area that gets snow, and most likely uses salt on the roads in the winter. Parts will be almost impossible to find for this car and.. er.. no, you can probably buy every nut and bolt that you’ll need to restore this car back to like new again from any number of aftermarket Mustang vendors. This Mustang has 118,000 miles on it so it’ll need a good massage for sure, as will you once you’re done working on it.

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This car has new carpets and the seller also mentions that the “seats are in great shape, new transmission lines, freshly rebuilt carburetor, new fuel tank and fuel pump, fresh tune-up with new spark plugs. New brakes and brake pistons. Body is in good shape, just needs some bodywork and paint.” There are no engine photos, unfortunately, but it has the famous 289 V8 and, this:

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Yes, it’s an automatic car. Not that it’s the end of the world, but a manual may be more desirable to the masses. This looks like a good project car, one with a few new mechanical and functional parts so you can concentrate on getting the body in shape. Or, just make sure things work fine and drive it as is. Are you a notchback or a fastback Mustang fan; or, both?

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Comments

  1. Roseland Pete

    I thought parts were easy to find for these cars.

    • Charles

      Parts are very easy to find for these Mustangs. I know, I own a 1966 Mustang “K-Code” Coupe. There are a multitude of companies that sell anything you want or need for a Mustang. Just Google Ford Mustang parts…….

  2. Barney

    Those are the correct 66 standard hub caps. As for parts, one could just about build a Mustang that never was with the amount of parts available. As a matter of fact, a totally new repro 66 convertible body is available as well as one for a 67 fastback

    • Roseland Pete

      That’s what I thought regarding parts.

  3. Charles

    I like that big glob of body filler behind the left rear wheel…

    Mustang’s are cool! We have some family who live in Indy. In addition to the race the city has some well rusted cars. I would not buy a plane ticket until the seller posted some detailed close-ups of the undercarriage.

  4. TBall

    Once again, thanks for the share Scotty G. Looks like a nice 20 foot car – however I’ve be very leery of putting down that much dinaros for a ’66 auto coupe from the rust belt without close inspection.

  5. motoring mo

    How many Smurf hides were needed to make that interior?

  6. piper62j

    I believe that 99% of the parts needed can be found.. Several suppliers are out there, but you still need to shop around. I buy a lot of Mustang parts between NPD, Ohio Mustang and Mustangs Unlimited.

    This find is not all that bad.. There may be more bondo under the paint than can be seen. I just had a car inspected and the inspection was unscrupulously poor.. I ended up buying a car that I would not have purchased had I inspected it myself.. Be sure to use a reputable inspection company AND inspector.. I got my money back, but had already commited to purchasing the car.. Never again….

    This is a nice find and when puffed up, will have pretty good market value.. Not exceptional, but good..

    Great find.. Nice car..

  7. Keith

    Please note if the Mustangs are 289’s or 289 Hi-PO (KCode) cars

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