K-Code ‘Stang: 1966 Ford Mustang GT

This 1966 Mustang GT has had some repair work performed on it in the past, and the owner is candid enough to point this out to any potential buyers. On the face of it in the photos, the car looks to be quite solid, but there’s nothing quite like a personal inspection to confirm the condition of the car. The Mustang is located in Jay, Florida, and is listed for sale here on eBay in a No Reserve auction.

The body of the Mustang looks quite reasonable, although the seller does state that there have been some repairs to the rear panels, and some to the lower front. It looks like some of the front repairs are visible in one photo, but there is no obvious visible rust on the outside of the car. This shot of the floor looks relatively clean, although there is some surface corrosion in evidence. It looks like the pinion seal on the rear end has leaked, and this has allowed oil to spray up onto the floor above the rear end. There has also been a repair to the floor pan at some point, but things do look fairly encouraging.

The interior of the Mustang presents quite well, although there are a couple of minor things to address. The first is the fact that the car has been fitted with an aftermarket CD player. Thankfully no-one has cut into the doors or door trims to fit speakers, but they have done so in the rear parcel tray. This is a California car, so the sun has taken a toll on the upholstery, although that toll is quite light. The top of the rear seat has been damaged by the UV rays, but the rest of the interior trim has survived quite well. There is a cover on the dash, so we can’t see the state of the dash pad.

The Mustang was originally a K-Code car, but unfortunately, the original engine has been replaced at some point. The engine is still a 289ci V8, and the owner says that it is a strong runner. The car is also fitted with an automatic transmission. The engine bay looks quite clean for a car of this age, and there doesn’t appear as though there are many major deviations from original.

This 1966 Mustang seems to show a lot of promise. It is quite a clean car, and there doesn’t appear to be any major issues with rust. As I previously said, there is no substitute for a personal inspection. This is especially true with first generation Mustangs, as they can be so prone to rust problems. The fact that this car has spent virtually its entire life in California is a reassuring factor, as cars from that area tend to be more solid. The owner has set the opening bid for the Mustang at $15,00 in a No Reserve auction, but at the time of writing there have been no bids. However, there are 19 people who are watching the auction, and with the steadily increasing values that cars like this are continuing to experience, I wouldn’t be surprised if the bidding starts fairly soon.

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Comments

  1. OhU8one2

    I was hooked until I read that “K” code engine was gone, replaced by a regular 289. Then I noticed Pony Interior but NO center floor console? Seems odd. Front grille corral appears bent up. Just another old Mustang driver with not much thrill left to it. I’m out.

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  2. Vance Jochim

    The starting bid of $15k is optimistic for a sedan with no K engine. Maybe a person who works at rebuilding K cars might move on it, but a sedan?

  3. R.J. Knight

    I did the same thing with my K code convertible. Changed engines. But the rest is still the same. But actually folks I don’t care. I bought it when it was just a year old from a corporation in L.A. back in the late 60s. Sitting in my barn undercover for the last 30 years. The LORD has blessed me with all my needs so I’ll probably will it to be given away.

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    • grant

      I’d give it a loving home, RJ.

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  4. txchief

    News flash! 289s were never that powerful….

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    • Gary D

      News flash! Tell that to my insurance company.

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  5. RobsGT

    I’m curious to know what that engine is given the thick harmonic balancer. I must have missed the part in the ad that it is “still a 289ci V8”.

  6. doug tate

    that is 15,000 US! .. there is one up here in Canada for 11k Canadian – that is almost free for our US friends.. lol

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  7. Troy s

    Reminds me of my ride in high school. 289’s could be pumped up with lots of work but stock, no not really. Mine had a two barrel which I eventually swapped out, black jack headers and Thrush mufflers, worked C4 tranny. Quick around town, that was about it. Back seat room left something to be desired, nobody liked getting stuck back there.

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  8. Jimmy

    Sold !!!

  9. Steve

    K code cars did not have automatic transmissions

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