Parked In 1977: 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback

This 1966 Mustang Fastback last saw the road way back in 1977. It has only recently been pulled out of storage, and the owner is looking for someone to buy it and return it to its former glory. It has the potential to become a really nice car once again, and all it will take is a buyer who is dedicated to this task. The Mustang is located in Stantonville, Tennessee, and listed for sale here on eBay. The reserve on the Mustang hasn’t been met at the current bid of $8,100.

Finished in Raven Black, the Mustang appears to be a relatively solid car. It has the usual rust in the floors, but while the photos aren’t definitive, it looks like the frame rails and torque boxes are okay. The body panels themselves look like they might be quite good, with no signs of any major rust issues in the lower extremities such as the rockers or lower quarter panels. All of the external trim and chrome is present, although a fair amount of it will need restoration to a greater or lesser extent. The majority of the glass also appears to be in good condition, although the windshield does sport a substantial crack, and will need to be replaced.

Originally, the Mustang’s engine bay was home to a 289ci A-Code V8, producing 225hp. It isn’t clear where that engine has gone, but what is there now is a 289 2V, which would produce 200hp. The transmission is a 4-speed manual unit, which corresponds with the Data Plate. It isn’t clear what condition the drive-train is in, but there is guaranteed to be some work to do if the car has been sitting for 42-years. If a full restoration is on the cards, any work required could easily be undertaken while the engine is out to repaint the engine bay.

The Red interior trim is complete, but it is looking pretty sad. Thankfully, it hasn’t been cut to fit any aftermarket components, but the next owner will be facing a lot of work to whip this one back into shape. On the positive side, the radio is still present in the dash, and the rear seat and rear trim look like they would respond to a good clean. From here things head downhill at a rapid rate, with the front seats needing new cushions and covers, the door trims appear to need fresh upholstery, the floors (when the Mustang has them again) will require new carpets, while there is a piece broken out of the floor console. Yes, the credit card is likely to get a workout, but the end result should be well worth the effort.

There is definitely plenty of potential contained within this Mustang Fastback, and while it will require some time and money to unlock that potential, the end result should be a pretty desirable American classic. We’ve seen Mustangs in worse condition revived, so it will be interesting to see if one of our readers is willing to take on this one.


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  1. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    She will be nice. Not seeing the Buford Pusser connection making any mark. 42 years later and the owner has done nothing? That tells me something. ‘If a full restoration is on the cards, any work required could easily be undertaken while the engine is out to repaint the engine bay.’ Not seeing through your rose colored glasses this time Adam. Glad the radio is still present. At about 10 Grand now, just do not see it.

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  2. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Aren’t those some 80’s wheels on er’ ?

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  3. matthew B steele

    Always was a Chevy guy for the most part growing up but there are a few fords that really reach up and grab you by the booboo..the 1st gen fastback stang is one beautiful car.

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  4. Tom Member

    How does an interior look like this IF only on the road for 11 years?

    Floors are completely rotted out. That typically does not happen in all 4 foot wells if there were a leaky windshield or 1 window left down a bit. Paint is baked off the roof.

    “pulled out of storage” didn’t say indoor storage but implied it. I am thinking more like “pulled out of a field or from behind something – that was outdoors”.

    Sorry love these cars but the restoration will be 2 to 3 times the value of what this car can be purchase for TODAY, done, ready to go to the cruise night. Not “born” with significance to restore it. GT, Big Block, something.

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  5. TimM

    Lots of potential here with the 4 speed there and a small block!! Would make a really nice ride with out doing a total restoration on it!! Get her running and drive it while fixing her up!!

  6. MorganW Morgan Winter Member

    Seller says the car comes with a ’69 289…didn’t 289 production end in ’68?

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  7. whmracer99

    Anyone else look at this and wonder how many critter families have been living in it? Would make sense why the pans are rotted (critter urine is very corrosive) and the front seats look like they’ve been eaten. I also wonder if a hand-written bill-of-sale from 7 years ago is going to do you any good or are you going to be stuck with an expensive paperweight.

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  8. Oldsjunkie

    Don’t you just love these people who want to see someone restore their car to it’s former glory but still feel the need to price it beyond reality. No consideration for what a complete restoration would cost plus shipping costs for non local buyers to get it to their home. SMH. Nice ‘stang, but wouldn’t pay over 3K for it!

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