Stored 40 Years: 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback

If you worked on the Ford assembly in the mid-1960s, you didn’t get much rest. And probably had more overtime than you wanted. From mid-1964 through the end of the 1966 model year, Ford built an unbelievable 1.3 million Mustangs. And that was before they figured out how to stuff a big-block V8 under the hood. Though sporty in appearance, this ’66 fastback was an economy model with its 200 cubic inch inline-6 and automatic transmission. Off the road since 1982, this low mileage example could be restored or just fixed up enough to run around in. Either way, it’s in San Antonio, Texas, and available here on eBay where the counter is up to $13,600 so far.

While overall Mustang demand continued to climb in 1966 vs. 1965, fastback production dropped by half (71,000 to 35,000). Which is a shame because the fastback was the cool way to go. I had a ’66 Mustang equipped with the same drivetrain, and it was a fun set of wheels. Though it wouldn’t spin the rear tires, it always got 20+ mpg back when people weren’t too worried about the price of gasoline. This one has 59,000 miles on the odometer and since the car has been stored for 40 years, which may be actual.

Time and Mother Nature have been kept somewhat at bay over the years. The seller believes the white paint may be original (but it’s flaking in the trunk and red is showing), which is accompanied by some crusty floorboards  Oddly, there is some corrosion in the cowl, but that doesn’t seem to have filtered inward. The last driver must have had some issues with parking as more than one corner of the Mustang has a little dent. The interior looks its age while the original headliner is still there with no sagging,

This Ford may have factory air conditioning as the standard under-dash blower was common in the pre-1969 Mustangs as well as Falcons of the same era. 1964 to 66 Mustangs with six-cylinder engines had 4-lug wheel set-ups and this car has them along with new tires. But in case you have a V8 transplant in mind, the seller will throw in a 5-leg set of wheels and tires for the buyer’s use. Would you just fix and drive this pony car or go whole-hog with a restoration, even though there’s no 289 under the hood?

Comments

  1. CCFisher

    I don’t know about the white paint, but the red inside the trunk is not original. The trunk floor is the top of the gas tank, and the galvanized gas tank was not painted at the factory.

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  2. dannys shelbys

    ITs worth $20,000 its a fastback Dannys Mustangs

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