Pretty Pony! 1966 Mustang GT Car Port Find

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Yes, you’re right, this car looks a little nice for a carport find. As it turns out, the seller of this car has been following it ever since he was a child, always seeing the car in the same car port. A friend from his hometown ended up purchasing the car from the original owner’s daughter and has now passed it to the current seller, who has performed what I would call a high-end sympathetic refurbishment, leaving the car as original as possible. The pretty pony is now located in Richmond, Virginia and is for sale here on craigslist for $27,500.

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This picture presumably shows the car at pickup, with everyone smiling. It looks like these tires hadn’t been driven on much, with the blue protective coating still in place. As the car was originally green, we can’t call it a survivor, and the current owner has decided to add the original-type striping over the black re-paint. Considering the shine that has been brought back to the paint, even with some minor imperfections that are detailed in the outstanding craigslist ad (this should be a template for craigslisters!) I would keep the black intact.

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Being a fastback, this is the view that really sells the car to me, and the black and red just add to the presence. According to some value guides, this car is smack-dab in the middle of the valuation range for a ’66 Mustang GT fastback. No, it may not be a bargain, but all of the heavy lifting has been done, and knowing the entire history of the car is valuable to me. I would attempt to establish contact with the daughter of the original owner just to keep the connection current.

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Surprisingly, this isn’t the original 289 underhood, but rather a ’68 289. The seller has an engine available for additional cost that by date code could be original for the car, but I honestly see the car as a really, really nice driver–I’d leave it alone. Yes, the Cobra valve covers aren’t original either; they were installed by the original owner, who was a Shelby enthusiast as evidenced by the club plaques applied to the sun visors.

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The interior looks as nice as the rest of the car. The floors were replaced during the “refurbishment”, as were the seat covers and part of the carpet. All the work looks like it has been done to a very high standard, and I can’t tell that the floors have been replaced from the underbody pictures. I realize this car will never be a concours show-winner, but it sure is ready to drive, and after reading the ad thoroughly, I think it justifies what I originally thought was a high asking price. So tell us–would you like this car as a weekend and sunny-day driver?

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Comments

  1. randy

    I sure wish I’d jumped on the one fastback I could have gotten cheap in about 1984.

  2. Leo

    Good presentation but i think the seller is trying for a home run and its only a second base hit. Mustang prices are in the slump but rising. 8 years ago this sell would have been easy but that isnt today. 5 more years and this will be a deal! Bottom line is that it WILL need the rust cured and paint. At that point you lost the current premium paid

  3. Chebby

    Wow, this is a nice car. Love the ‘competition brakes’ sticker.

    Weren’t those “High Performance” 289 fender badges indicators of the 271 hp K engine?

    • pat k

      listing says it’s an “A” code car. Badges and air cleaner stickers are common dress up items.
      very nice clone though…..

  4. Ian C.

    This is probably the only car I will ever Like those rims on…

  5. Steve

    The personal “when I was a kid” stories in an ad like this always raise a red flag for me – they are unverifiable and IMO 99% are made up by a flipper looking to humanize the sale. Nice car though.

  6. Jim Marshall

    I purchased a 66 Stang new with the 289 but only kept the car 4 or 5 months. It had cold weather starting issues the dealer couldn’t fix so I bailed. I had a 68 Galaxie with a 302 the first year for that engine and it couldn’t hold a candle to the 67 Galaxie 289 I traded the Stang in on. This car looks very nice and should warrant a in person look to a serious purchaser.

  7. Keith

    I see a Hi-Po 289 emblem, (271HP, solid lifters, centrifugal advance dual point distributor), although the current engine is the standard model

  8. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    With Leo and Chebby…..a restored at some point car….with do-dad’s added to maybe fool someone one into maybe thinking it’s a 350H car….sold my 2+2 after building it back after the second time it was stolen….when they were hot and easy steal…..

  9. Woodie Man

    Apparently there is a limit to the neighborhood nostalgia the seller and his pal the previous seller felt. Sell it!

  10. MikeW

    A nice and desirable Mustang, it would make a nice driver, but that’s a lot of money for a car still needing restored. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/classicmustang/info

    • Rocco

      What needs restored on this car?

  11. MikeW

    Just about everything.

  12. Tundra/BMW Guy

    I will say that I am not a Mustang fan, except for the Mach1’s. I will also say that skeptics and naysayers aside, story true or not, really has nothing to do with CAR! I personally guess I am gullible and believe the history. I also respect the attention to detail that he put into “freshening up” this car! It’s above my standards and that is saying a lot!! The car would be a head turning driver if I were to, which I am not, purchase it!! The ad is written phenomenally!!!! The only thing that leaves me with a sour taste is the obvious buy to flip obviousness. If that was his goal, then all the background is really a negative because it takes the “personal” connection’s meaning and throws it in the trash! Just my 1¢ worth.

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