One Prior Owner: 1966 Ford Mustang Drop-Top Project

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Imagine working as a salesperson at a Ford dealer in 1964-66. That’s when they sold nearly 1.3 million copies of the new “pony car,” the Mustang. You probably worked long hours and got writer’s cramp taking all the orders (and the sales commissions weren’t bad either). This convertible was built during the Mustang’s second full year in production, which would be a record sales year that has never been bested. It has the luxury or “pony” interior, which only went into one of every six assembled (17%). The car runs, but has plenty of rust, having been recently purchased from its original owner.

First-generation Mustangs aren’t rare, but ones with a fancy interior are a little harder to find. 12,500 were built in 1966 compared to the overall 607,500 production of coupes, fastbacks, and convertibles. This car wears Ivy Green Poly paint, which may be the original finish. The seller readily admits this is a rusty find, and the driver’s side rear quarter panel may be an indicator of how much work is needed (it’s too far gone not to be replaced).

This Ford is decoded as having a 289 cubic inch V8 with a 2-barrel carburetor. And the car has a manual transmission, but we’re not told if it is a three or four-speed. Despite its appearance and likely dormancy for some time, we’re told the Mustang runs and drives but must be considered a project rather than a driver. It comes with some original paperwork and an email stream provided by the original owner as to what was done with the car over time.

At 67,000 miles, the engine and transmission are as from the factory. The ignition is finicky but the Mustang does start. This is the second time the machine has been listed here on eBay as the first auction resulted in a no-show winning bidder. Located in West Hollywood, California, this vintage ‘Stang can be yours for $13,500 OBO.

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  1. numskalMember

    Maybe the eBay listing is in California but the plates and title say Ohio which probably explains the rust

    Like 3
  2. stillrunners stillrunnersMember

    And the second time here……keep pushing it…..

    Like 1

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