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1966 Ford Mustang GT Coupe (California-built FACTORY GT)

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe

Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
SubModel: GT
Type: Coupe
Trim: Coupe
Year: 1966
Mileage: 99,999
VIN: 6R07Axxxxxx
Color: Ivy Green Metallic
Engine: 289 ci A-code V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Description for Ford Mustang 1966

Original California car: Genuine, factory original 1966 Mustang GT A-code 289ci V8- 225hp coupe with the original door tag!
No Marti reports are available from Kevin Marti for Mustangs prior to 1967, so I have broken down the VIN and trim tag for your review. This is what the car started out in life as backed by the original Ford data door tag that has never been removed.:
Year: 6 - 1966
Plant: R - San Jose, California
Body Series: 07 - Coupe
Engine: A - 289 4v V8
Unit: 153384
Body: 65A - Coupe, standard interior, bucket seats
Color: R - Ivy Green Metallic
Trim: 26 - Black Crinkle Vinyl and Black Rosette Vinyl, Standard Interior
Date: 13A - January 13, 1966
D.S.O. 72 - San Jose, CA
Axle: 1 - 3.00:1, Conventional
Trans: 6 - C4 Automatic
According to In Search of Mustangs (the definitive registry of vintage Mustangs), of the approximately 65,000
surviving Mustangs listed in the registry, this car is one of just 1081 surviving 289 A-code coupes that are recorded in the registry.
Based on consensus estimates of 15% GT production, this car is one of just 162 surviving
factory-produced 1966 GT coupes.
It comes finished in code correct fresh Ivy Green Metallic paint job by California West Coast Paint and Body Shop in Los Angeles, CA in December 2016.
Further evidence to that, great pains were taken to bring this car back to its original state with the help of Paul Crosswhite, the Mustang M.D in Castaic, CA (some know him as the Mustang Ranch... Our source of ORIGINAL parts for this restoration).
This restoration is centered around a like-new drive train:
1. Professionally-rebuilt date-correct 289 V8 and C4 automatic transmission by Automobile Racing Sports Cars, Ohio.
2. Engine fully disassembled and magna fluxed
3. New bearings
4. New pistons, cylinders honed .020 over
5. New camshaft
6. New water pump, fuel pump, and timing chain.
7. Cylinder heads reconditioned
8. Hardened valve seats (for use with modern fuels)
9. Valve job
10. Reconditioned original rocker arms and springs, exhaust manifolds, and starter
This specimen is a TRUE factory GT, as evidenced by:
1. Factory fog lights that also control rear tail lights
2. Oversized master brake cylinder
3. Front disc brakes with Kelsey Hayes 4-piston calipers
4. Original Kelsey Hayes proportioning valve
5. A-code engine
6. Tight-ratio 16:1 power steering box
7. Oversized 13/16" front sway bar
8. Reinforcement plates for exhaust hangers under rear seat
9. Rear brake hose hanger in correct location on undercarriage
10. Dual exhaust with chrome trumpet tips
11. Reinforcement bars inside rear frame rails for exhaust pipe hangers
12. 5-gauge instrument bezel
13. Constant-power relay for fog lights mounted on brake pedal support brace
14. GT emblems on front fenders in place of running horses
15. Pin stripes running the length of the car, with "M U S T A N G" pin letters
16. GT logo gas cap
17. Rocker panel and quarter panel moldings not present
18. Special rear valence for exhaust tip exit
The engine compartment was stripped to bare metal and given it a fresh coat of paint. Likewise for a number of other parts under the hood - brackets, braces, the original steering box, ETC.
ENGINE and DRIVETRAIN:
Freshly rebuilt 289 4v V8 225HP A-code engine with less than 1000 miles.
Edlebrock carb with electric choke.
Freshly rebuilt C4 Automatic transmission, also with less than 1000 miles on it.
New reproduction correct suspension and springs from CJ
Original, restored Power Steering Pump and Control valve from Chockostang in Illinois.
New Power steering slave cylinder and hoses
New Speedo Cable
New Transmission cooling lines
Original driveshaft stripped to bare metal and given a fresh coat of black paint.
The original Master brake cylinder was restored and used with new brake lines.
New rear brake cylinders.
The original Steering box was restored
The original brake proportioning valve was reconditioned
Original windshield wiper pump is present as well as the original wiper fluid bag.
Pertronix electronic ignition, FlameThrower coil, new plugs and cables.
New battery and tray.
New solenoid.
New voltage regulator.
New engine compartment wiring harness
EXTERIOR
Freshly painted original Ivy Green Metallic color
New reproduction styled steel wheels from Kentucky Mustangs
Original, restored front grill
Original, working fog lights with patina and Fomoco logo gon the backing
New correct reproduction front valance turn signals
New, correct reproduction front bumper.
Original 289 emblem badges
Reproduction, correct GT badges
Original MUSTANG and FORD lettering was used
Correct GT stripe decals professionally installed in the proper location
New correct reproduction rear bumper
Original tail light bezel and lens
Original door handles - slight pitting, but far superior to reproductions
Working lock cylinders with one key for both doors, one original pony key for the trunk, and one key for the iginition.
New correct reproduction side mirror
Original antenna.
New reverse lights from CJ
New reproduction GT gas cap
Most sheet metal panels and other components show date-correct stampings for build date of January 13, 1966
INTERIOR
Original, working instrument bezel and gauges
Original and restored Center Console - for automatic transmission without AC.
Original and restored steering wheel
Original steering wheel horn ring
Original switches/bezels - fog lights, headlights, cigar lighter, heater controls, ignition bezel
Original glove box door
New glove box interior - box, cables
New, reproduction dash pad
Original dash pad vent
Dash was stripped to bare metal and repainted black
Steering column stripped to bare metal and repainted
Interior quarter panels stripped to bare metal and painted
New retro-style radio with AM/FM and connectors for external audio source
New in-dash dual-voice speaker
New carpet
New front bucket seats upholstery and foam
Original rear upholstery retained and in great shape (the new rear available upholstery if requested)
New reproduction seat belts
Original window handles and door handles
Original, restored heater box and motor - new plenum and cables.
New door panels
New tinted front windshield and seal
Original tinted glass all around
New reproduction sill plates
NOS (New Original Stock) emergency flasher