Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
This 1966 Ford Mustang has a ton of originality with just the right cool upgrades that make it even nicer to show off. And it's all wrapped in both a vivid and correct color combo. So if you're looking for a V8 icon that also likes to stand out, dig into the details on this coupe.
You can easily love the distinction of this handsome factory-correct U-code Tahoe Turquoise. It was not one of the main colors when new, and many have been switched over to more basic paints like red. So this hue is a true find. It's this Mustang's original color, and there was a refresh later in life to ensure it continues to have a good gloss in the sunshine. But even with all this distinction to make it valuable, the car also gets the fundamentals right. Gaps and alignment are good; the glass is clean and clear; and the bright trim everywhere from the badging to the wraparound bumpers has a proper nostalgic shine. And since Ford offered Magnum 500 wheels on later Mustangs, the addition here is just a subtle hint at upgraded power within.
Just like the exterior, the interior did not bow to pressure for a more standard color over the decades. This makes the factory-correct two-tone aqua a unique feature that will draw attention at the car shows. The highly original interior presents especially nice today with the complementing dual colors on the seats and door panels. The whole presentation looks to be quite stock and also well-preserved, so you can show off the distinctive color with pride. There's even everything from the trunk mat to the AM radio that there for display to really drive home that vintage feeling we love in a first-gen Mustang.
The moment you open the hood, the tidy setup really lets the exterior color-matched block, accessories, and valve covers immediately draw your attention with their custom appearance. But while this looks like a full upgrade, there is also a cool secret. The 289 cubic-inch V8's dates line up to a late 1965 casting, which puts in in-line with being the correct engine for the car. More than just history, this is terrific powerhouse for driving. The V8 has been upgraded with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor and an Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum intake. It fires up eagerly like a well-maintained car, and it makes a sweet tune out of the dual exhaust. There are some nice driving features like a three-speed automatic transmission and the grip of wide modern radial tires. And the way the color-matched brake drums peek out from the wheels is another sign of a thoughtful total presentation.
Cool color and a cool history come together on one of America's most beloved coupes. So if you want an icon with distinction, call today!
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