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No Reserve: 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible

There is something undeniably attractive about a project car that runs well and is roadworthy. It allows a new owner to indulge immediately in the classic motoring experience while planning their restoration strategies. That is the opportunity offered by this 1966 Mustang Convertible. It is ready to hit the road, with the seller including the parts required to return its interior to its former glory. If that doesn’t already tempt you, their decision to offer it with No Reserve could be the tipping point. The Mustang is listed here on eBay in Simi Valley, California. The bidding has raced to $12,600 off the back of some strong action.

The seller indicates this Mustang has spent its life between Arizona and its current location. That helps explain why its original Arcadian Blue looks slightly baked and why it is also rust-free. That is half the battle with First Generation Mustangs, but it is a war the winning bidder won’t need to wage with this classic. The panels have a few minor marks but nothing demanding major work. The White soft-top fits tightly, and its condition is acceptable for a driver-grade build. The trim and glass look surprisingly good for a classic of this vintage, while the factory chrome wheels are wrapped in new Uniroyal Tiger Paw tires.

Considering this Mustang’s overall condition, determining its strongest attribute is challenging. However, its mechanical configuration doesn’t hurt its cause. The engine bay houses its original A-Code 289ci V8, sending 225hp to the road via a four-speed manual transmission. It should allow this pony to gallop through the ¼-mile in 15.8 seconds on its way to 123mph. There were faster versions of the Mustang in 1966, but this one should satisfy most owners. The seller recently replaced the fuel tank, rebuilt the original carburetor, and bolted on the new tires. They say the car runs and drives perfectly, ready for some sunny day fun with a new owner behind the wheel.

Some may consider this Mustang’s pony interior a low point courtesy of the shredded seatcovers, faded carpet, and warped dash pad. However, they should push those thoughts aside because the seller includes shiny new replacements for those items in the sale. All the buyer needs to do is fit them to lift the interior presentation significantly. That doesn’t mean it will be perfect because their shopping list will include new door trims, kick panels, and a few other minor items. However, the parts shouldn’t prove expensive, and installing them should give the winning bidder a sense of satisfaction. I can’t spot any aftermarket additions, with the factory AM radio occupying its rightful place in the dash.

There’s a lot to like about this 1966 Mustang Convertible, from its lack of rust to its mechanical configuration. It represents a straightforward restoration project for the right person, reflected in the twenty-two bids submitted to this point. The new interior trim items would make life behind the wheel extremely comfortable, giving the winning bidder time to plan their strategies to return it to its former glory. They could leave the exterior untouched to preserve its survivor status, but would you do that?


  1. Claudio

    Ohhh man , leave as is and use and enjoy it cause the nice you make it the less you use and enjoy it

    Like 4
  2. Midway

    I would upgrade the interior and engine bay and drive it.

    Like 7
  3. Glen

    I would just drive it for a while. My Brother had a 67 just like it but automatic. Fun car.

    Like 2

    lo venden?

    Like 3
  5. Davey Boy

    Heck no. Just give it a decent paint job you don’t have to go all out. Just make it look nice presentable and drive it that thing would be a blast and it would be a nice car doesn’t have to be a show car it can be a daily driver and still have good paint. Too bad it’s out of my reach

    Like 2

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