213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
The great thing about early Mustangs is that almost no two are alike, even from the factory. They're also extremely easy to modify with great results, and it's almost impossible to build an ugly one. This great-looking 1966 Ford Mustang coupe is a low-key driver with an awesome color combination and a few upgrades from the Mustang parts bin that turn it into a great cruiser that sounds positively predatory.
The light blue paint is a classic and elegant look that seems close to Silver Blue. Regardless, it fits the coupe body style extremely well. No, it's not the usual plain-Jane Wimbledon White, but that doesn't mean it doesn't look awesome. The bodywork is nicely done, and there have been no questionable modifications to the body, so it looks like a Mustang is supposed to look without someone's add-ons. The paint is older and shows a few small issues that might be able to be buffed out, but if it were ours to keep, we'd just leave it alone and have fun. Bright details are crisp, including the 289 badges on the front fenders, which don't quite tell the full story, plus the beautiful chrome bumpers and original-style grille. It's subtle, but the finished product is handsome and very appealing and certainly delivers on the Mustang's reputation for fun.
If the interior looks a little unusual, that's because this pony sports an unusual two-tone interior. The blue-on-blue combination works quite well in this application, lending a bit of formality to the coupe body style and working well with the light blue paint on the outside. This might be the original seat covers, and if that's the case they're in fantastic condition. The matching door panels look great, and the dark blue carpets are newer. Original gauges in a GT-spec dashboard look great through the spokes of that thick three-spoke steering wheel that looks like it was borrowed from a Shelby. The T-handled shifter for the C4 3-speed automatic transmission is within easy reach and there's an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the center of the dash. The trunk is correctly detailed with a plaid mat and a matching spare tire cover.
The engine is a 1979-vintage 302 cubic inch V8, topped by a 4-barrel carburetor and dressed to look like the original 289 (although this is actually a T-code car). The engine bay is very nicely finished, with Ford Blue paint on the engine, chrome dress-up kit, and factory-style hardware. It fires quickly, idles well, and has a great small-block eagerness that the big block cars always lacked. A giant radiator keeps it cool and power steering is a nice addition to any early Mustang. Underneath, it's quite clean and there are signs of proper maintenance, with effective brakes and a suspension that rides firmly but doesn't beat you up, and with tallish gears in back, it's effortless on the highway. It also features a new exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers and recent shocks at the corners. For a period performance look, it wears a set of styled steel wheels and newer 205/70/14 BFGoodrich T/A radials that really fill the wheel wells.
There are still some very nice Mustangs out there for not a lot of money, and this is a unique, classic Mustang that you can drive regularly. For the money, it doesn't get much better than that. Call us today!
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