Just Needs Finishing: 1966 Ford Mustang GT Fastback 2+2

The current owner of this 1966 Mustang GT Fastback 2+2 bought the car off the original owner. It had already been placed into primer when he bought it, and he has now decided to move the car on to someone who has the time to complete the restoration. It looks to be a solid and complete car that is located in Monroe Center, Illinois. The Mustang is listed for sale here on eBay, and with bidding now sitting at $25,000 the reserve has been met.

Under that coat of primer are two things. The first is that it hides the Mustangs original Silver Blue Poly paint. The second thing that it hides is a Mustang that looks to be fairly solid. The usual rust traps of lower quarters, rockers, lower fenders, trunk floor, and shock towers all look to be perfect. There are no photos of the underside of the car, so we can’t be 100% sure about the state of the floors and torque boxes, but so far, it all looks quite promising. As an added bonus, the car also comes with a pretty significant collection of NOS parts that are still in their original boxes. This even includes a brand new set of fog lights, although the originals look pretty good to me.

The overall condition of the interior is also quite good, and original. The steering wheel has a pretty sizeable crack in it, but the rest of the trim looks like it would pass muster. The fold-down rear seat is said to work perfectly, and the latches are said to be in good working order. Replace the wheel, and the interior should look really good.

This is a full numbers-matching Mustang. Under the hood is the original A-Code 289ci V8 engine, backed by an automatic transmission. Hiding behind the front wheels are an original set of disc brakes, complete with the proper calipers. It’s pretty obvious that the engine has received a “rattle-can rebuild” at some point because there is some overspray visible in a few spots. Even allowing for this, the owner says that the 289 does run extremely well. The car even comes with the original warranty plate and manual.

For the person who is on the hunt for a relatively straightforward Mustang restoration project, this one looks to be a pretty reasonable option. I’d personally love to get a look under the car because it does seem to hold a lot of promise. We’ve seen a few pretty decent Mustang project cars come across the desks here at Barn Finds in recent times, and this looks like it is another good one.


  1. bobhess bobhess Member

    Certainly a better piece than the California car.

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  2. TimM

    Looks good coming from snow country!!!

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  3. skibum2

    Nope, Last one I bought was $800.00, true it was a while ago, but no way will I pay this.. enjoy… I do hope the cars survive the extremely high prices and will be reasonable in the future so the little guy can enjoy..

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    • Fossil

      Amen to that sentiment Skibum2.
      I guess the benefit that we who sit in awe of the high prices being asked is that we can dream without any of the restoration expenses and surprises that come without looking deeply before we leap!
      I bought a 1977 C3 Corvette as my first restoration project and every turn I take I find something else that either needs replacing or fixing.
      Will it ever end – I hope so!

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  4. Thumper

    Still waiting for an affordable 57 Corvette fuelie……

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  5. rustylink

    $25 large and climbing on a project needing some pieces? I love the originality of this car – and I guess that’s the entry price to build an all original fastback. If the bidding gets any higher I would say i have seen nice restored drivers go for $40K

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