K-Code Fastback: 1966 Mustang GT

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This 1966 Ford Mustang GT is suffering from a slight identity crisis, but the car underneath that dust left the factory in a fairly appealing configuration: it’s a GT trim K-code car, though sadly a 302 now lives under the hood in place of the high-performance 289. The good news is the seller says it retains its correct 4-speed manual transmission, but you’ll still have to remove the fakey-do Shelby GT350 add-ons. Find the Mustang here on kijiji in Ontario for $23,000 CAN.

Looking slightly better with the dust washed off, the seller says a previous owner added the stripes and GT 350 badging in an attempt to create a tribute car to the real thing. Despite being a copy, the seller claims there are real-deal Shelby parts on the Mustang: Has original Shelby hood on car with Shelby side scoops and rear plexiglass rear windows on each quarter panel along with Shelby grill, 3″ seat belts and a few other Shelby items.”

So, a previous owner really did want to fool some of his friends into thinking he found a real Shelby in the garage. The Pony interior features a folding rear seat, and the seller says the floors are solid until you get to the last foot of the rear frame rails, where it starts to get soft. The fenders and rear quarters are said to have some rust issues as well. It’s great to see the manual transmission here, as that’s the preferred configuration for a car like this.

This could be a smart buy for someone, but I’d encourage you to tell me if I’m wrong: in my opinion, you could buy the car and promptly sell off the genuine Shelby bits to get some of your money back (and remember, the dollar compares favorably against Canadian currency at the moment) and still be left with a desirable Mustang worth restoring. You may have to live with the plexiglass rear windows, but those are at least a good conversation piece.

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  1. Bakyrdhero

    I’m not a fan of forcing a car to be something it’s not..

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  2. Jaydawg7 Jaydawg7

    Nothing wrong with dressing up your car. When you try to pass it off as something else, thats when I have a problem.

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  3. Patrick S Newport PagnellMember

    I like the Shelby add ons I would just lose the GT350 stripes and paint it Sapphire Blue.Appears to be a real Shelby steering wheel. Worth some coin in itself.

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  4. Paul

    I always liked these cars and love that color….wish I could buy the all.
    I can’t afford a real one, I don’t like fakes..although I would still want this car.

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  5. TortMember

    A cousin that stayed at my parents home while going to college had a 65 or 66 Mustang fastback 289 ,4 speed same color as this one but fortunately without the stripes. Only change he made was American Racing Torque Thrust wheels and larger tires. That was a long time ago and when I see an early Mustang Fastback today I think of his.

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  6. Gaspumpchas

    Fastbacks seem to be in demand these days. Not many pics for a rustang, if he says the rear frame rails are soft expect the worst.especially being a car from the great white north, eh. I think its a cool car and i’d leave the Shelby hardware on but leave the stripes off. Not sure what the us/ Canada exchange would make it, maybe 18k us?? Good luck to the new owner. take off. Hoser…



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  7. stillrunners

    Neat- o

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  8. Burger

    Mom bought this exact car, minus the Shelby stuff, from the parents of a kid that came back from Vietnam in a box. Basically a new car. I loved that car and remember getting hauled all over town in it as Mom ran errands and such. Then the worst thing ever happened …. Dad traded it in on a new Pinto wagon ! That was the SECOND worst car deal he ever did. The worst was trading a nice, original 1931 Auburn speedster for a 1931 Model A coupe. Just thinking about it fills me with the urge to defecate.

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    • Jaydawg7 Jaydawg7

      I would have disowned him.

      Like 1

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